FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, June 29 – Saturday, June 30

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.ALL WEEKENDRED, WHITE & BLUE FESTIVALWHEN: Jun 30 -...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Dec. 15 – Sunday, Dec. 17

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYLAS POSADAS: ROAD TO CHRISTMASSt....

TOP SHELF: Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ explores core self

BY DAVID BOWLESIn 1987, author Toni Morrison published “Beloved,” a powerful tour-de-force that snagged her the Pulitzer Prize and that opened the door for...

Judy Collins says social activism remains part of her performance

BY FRED RAMOS{{tncms-inline alignment="center" content="<p><em>“This land was made by dreamers</em></p> <p><em>And children of those dreamers</em></p> <p><em>We came here for democracy and hope</em></p> <p><em>Now all...

Weekend Events: Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14

The following are events going on in the Rio Grande Valley this weekend. WEEKEND  ‘THE IMPOSTER’ When Cesar Rubio, a failed history professor, uses his knowledge to...

Your Photos: Halloween 2019

It seems the ghosts and ghouls came out to play, this year! Want to see your photos added here? Send them via email to awratten@themonitor.com.

REVIEW: Natalia LaFourcade delivers joyful performance, important news to Valley fans

With a sweet serenade that she composed for a friend as they parted ways, Natalia Lafourcade said goodbye to the more than 2,200 attendees...

Edinburg to mark Juneteenth with memorial, food and festival

BY HENRY MILLERThe Restlawn Cemetery is filled with stories that have never been told, of many people who wanted nothing more than freedom and...

Rio Grande Valley nature sites host outdoor challenges for families

While visiting the Laguna Atascosa National Refuge in Cameron County last year, Stella Mull and her family were made aware of the Rio Grande...

Edinburg and Donna students write letters to Santa

"People think Christmas is mostly about gifts and mostly getting things but if you think about it some kids don’t even have Christmas. Because those kids don’t even have a family and to me that’s sad. I wish every person who lives on this world can have a family."