Finding hope: Harlingen couple promotes lupus awareness

HARLINGEN — It was a step forward. That’s all it took for Jay Garcia to decide to retire from a top management position in a...

Surface Treatment: Twelve STC showcase their own pieces at faculty exhibition

Annually, the STC Art Faculty Exhibition showcases work produced by full-time and adjunct faculty, but this year’s exhibition is much earlier than its usual...

Advice: Yelling is not good for children

Most parents that yell at their children were also raised this way, and they don’t realize that yelling is verbal abuse and can have...

Garden View: Common pests found in the home landscape

Let’s talk a little about some of the most common pests that we see in our home landscapes. I’m going to limit our focus...

And it was all yellow: Yellow bells of Esperanza are popular nectar source

The air will soon be aflutter with masses of colorful butterflies searching for colorful flowers and rich nectar sources. One popular Valley shrub coming into...

Surface Treatment: Stitching emotions, exhibit showcases over 20 works on turmoil and tranquility

“Turmoil and Tranquility,” currently on display at IMAS, considers the calm before the storm and the inner peace that follows catharsis. Works in this show individually embody...

Advice: Don’t complain your life away

There is nothing worse than a person who spends there time complaining about their life. It’s exhausting to be around a fault-finder who grumbles about...

Garden View: Chives: Easy to grow and healthy, too

Chives are a perennial member of the Onion family and are native to North America and Eurasia. Onion chives, which have tubular leaves similar...

‘She adds life’: PSJA Pathways grad garners praise in new position at elementary school

Animating the motions of coach Veronica Muñiz, Carolina Vallejo makes “hamburger hands” demonstrating a visual cue to about 20 children inside the Berta Palacios Elementary School gym Thursday morning. Following the instructions, the children gripped and lifted the red, green and yellow parachute as they circled around the object, continuing the game. Vallejo has Down syndrome and graduated in May from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district’s Pathways Toward Independence program, or PTI, which provides vocational training and independent living skills for special needs students. She also currently works at the district as an alumna and staff member. The PTI program also offers employability skills and certificates through South Texas College, according to PSJA’s website. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Advice: Clear your mind and disconnect

Mental clutter is one of the worst things you can do for your health. It drains you more than any physical activity. The more you...