Surface Treatment: STC artists offer new directions, continuation of familiar styles

NANCY MOYER | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR This year’s South Texas College“Art Faculty Exhibition” showcases 20 artists, all of whom demonstrate distinct and personal...

Super healthy vegetables for Sunday’s big game

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Fresh vegetable trays are a great way to ensure healthy snacks and a way to keep our health...

Wildlife Photography Exhibition to be held at Estero Llano Grande in Mercedes

When it comes to wildlife, few places in the United States can compare to South Texas, and especially the lower Rio Grande Valley. Many of...

Weekend Events — Friday, Feb. 1 – Sunday, Feb. 3

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday. WEEKEND CIRCUS SAURUS Carson & Barnes Circus presents its prehistoric show...

An e-book you can work out to

A few months ago David Norec read his book on the importance of exercise and eating healthy to students at Perez Elementary in Mission,...

Easy three-ingredient dip for Sunday’s big game

If you are invited to a Super Bowl party on Sunday but don’t want to show up empty-handed, this easy slow cooker beer cheese...

8 book recommendations for the young reader in your life

MARGIE LONGORIA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR “Secrets of Casa Rosada by Alex Temblador Books that explore our culture are few and far between, so when...

Surface Treatment: Exhibit in Mission pays homage to watercolor

NANCY MOYER | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR This exhibition offers a wonderful traditional watercolor art experience. The “2019 Hidalgo Watercolor Society Exhibition” at the Kika...

Local wedding dress designer Manuel Tiscareño showing his first ready-to-wear collection at New York...

When he was studying art history in school, bridal-wear designer Manuel Tiscareño, 29, never thought he would be creating gowns for brides. He actually...

Colors for a thrush

The Clay-colored thrush is not a brightly colored bird. That isn’t to say it’s unattractive, just subtle; a closer look reveals varying shades of...