Weekend Events — Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday. WEEKEND PATRONAFEST 2019 The festival will feature live music by Los...

RGV locations growing, pumpkin patches prove popular as autumn attractions

Attached to the only building here at Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch is an area to lounge with shade from the heat. This was the idea for little Matty, who was accompanied by his parents, Jessica Jones and Ozzy Garcia, in looking for a little fun at the pumpkin patch on Monday. Matty and Ozzy wore matching red and black plaid shirts while Jessica made sure her son stayed hydrated. And although it’s Jessica and Ozzy’s second year at Maddie’s, their young boy has the parents beat by already attending three times. “It’s usually really packed. It’s just that we came during the week so it could be (less people),” Ozzy said. Ozzy has the right idea about Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch. The attraction has become such a big hit for owner Rick Vega that he invested in two more locations throughout the Valley: one in Weslaco and the other in Mission. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Festiva Events — Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP?Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYSUNSET YOGAYoga has immense benefits...

Regional Ramblings: March cultural events in the RGV

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThis week, I’ll present a round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto, and cultural events for the month of March.>>...

Sin Bandera’s Noel Schajris talks tour, Mexico earthquake

Noel Schajris of the group Sin Bandera is in the midst of the duo’s Una Última Vez tour which brings them back to the...

Share your letters to Santa with The Monitor

We want to read all those cute letters to Santa. The letters may be used in print.

Weekend Events — Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5

WEEKEND ‘A DREAM PLAY’ STC Theatre presents its final production of the season. In August Strindberg’s “A Dream Play,” the author has sought to reproduce the...

The Best of Times: Rock group STYX returns to RGV

Even after releasing 16 studio albums since 1972, James Young “JY,” vocalist and lead guitarist of American rock band STYX, is still astounded by...

Valley native to debut short film at Cine El Rey

McALLEN — Valley native Carlos Moreno Jr. remembers realizing he wanted to be more than just an actor.The PSJA High School graduate was running...

TOP SHELF: Book makes it enjoyable to be lost in translation

BY DAVID BOWLESI have spent most of the summer translating work from English into Spanish and Nahuatl (a reverse of the normal direction of...