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Weekend Events — Friday, Jan. 11 – Sunday, Jan. 13

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday. WEEKEND STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT Join a Town Lake staff member...

LISTEN: Raymond Orta wants his face on the La Joya water tower

La Joya native and comedian Raymond Orta stood at the end of a pier casting his fishing rod into the edge of small lake....

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...

New Era Ranchera: With release of ‘La Tequilera Vol. 1,’ RGV singer Gonzalez on...

Beatriz Gonzalez coins her style New Era Ranchera.The artist recently released “La Tequilera Vol. 1,” a mariachi EP with Silent Giant Entertainment.“Mariachi is where...

Regional Ramblings: February Tejano, conjunto events in the RGV

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZA round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto and cultural events for the month of February:>> South Texas conjunto legend...

‘Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child’ author receives accolades

Emma González spent her childhood as a member of a migrant family, and from that came the story “Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant...

Puddle of Mudd to headline 11-band rock show Sunday in Hidalgo

BY J. EDWARD MORENOPuddle of Mudd, an alternative rock band best known for their 2001 songs “Blurry” and “She Hates Me,” are playing a...

Comedian to dedicate show to Mother’s Day show to mom, Valley

Comedian Mario Salazar is celebrating Mother’s Day performing material dedicated to his mom and growing up in the Rio Grande Valley. His Saturday show,...

Rio Grande Valley actress stars in Lifetime Movie Network film Sunday

Economedes High School graduate Angelica Briones didn’t always enjoy auditioning.“I’ve learned to love the audition process. I didn’t always like it (because) I used...