Coach’s Corner: Don’t let vacation hamper your training

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOSo what happens when you have to go out of town, for business, weddings, stuffing your face full of turkey or a...

Sound the trumpets for Alamo Vine

BY ANITA WESTERVELTIf you pass by irrigation ditches in your travels around the lower Rio Grande Valley, you’re probably familiar with seeing a wash...

Advice: Give him the credit he deserves

It always amazes me when women who have loving and hardworking husbands choose to focus on the insignificant things they do wrong. No one is...

Edinburg runner doesn’t let age get in the way of her goals

Donna Pazdera, 56, has been running for the past seven years. She was introduced to the sport by a friend in her late 40s...

‘CATS’ at McPAC this weekend

PJ DiGaetano remembers trying to copy the choreography of “CATS” in his room when he was younger. Now 21, he is a performer for...

Plant for pollinators: Landscaping can help provide nesting sites

National Pollinator Week was designated in 2007 by the U.S. Senate in Resolution 580 to recognize the critical role that pollinators play in the...

PART 22: Let’s Write a Story!

PART 22: “THE MYSTERY CONTINUES” | BY DORA GONZALEZ Mary could hear a soft, yet constant, beeping echo in her ears. Beep, beep, beep. She tried to open her eyes and grab a sense of the sound, but her lids felt heavy. She tried again, moving her hand up to her face to press her fingers against her temple. The sound seemed to get louder yet quieter at the same time, each fluctuation bringing a sharp pain to the side of her head where her fingers touched. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Big and little yellow butterflies fill the sky

BY ANITA WESTERVELTSunshine, warm days and butterflies. What more could one ask of a perfect late fall day in the Rio Grande Valley?The ever-faithful...

Boo at the Zoo underway

The 30th annual Boo at the Zoo is creeping around the corner. This year’s spooktacular extravaganza is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday,...

Not your store-bought holiday decorations

BY ANITA WESTERVELTTasajillo (Opuntia leptocaulis) is a pencil-thin, slender, jointed cactus with long, golden, obvious spines and hundreds of tiny ones barely visible to...