Garden View: Fall Garden Festival and plant sale

BY BARBARA STORZThe Hidalgo County Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are holding a Fall Garden Festival and Plant Sale with free...

Garden View: Creating a serene garden space

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Do you yearn for a place to read, watch wildlife or just relax? A serene garden can serve as...

Advice: The art of living a good life

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESLiving your best life is about prioritizing what is important to you without letting the nonsense that keeps you up at...

Advice: Detours are the best part of life

My favorite thing about taking a road trip is the unexpected detours. I love stopping in a quaint little town to spend the afternoon...

UTRGV notes growth in its number of dual enrollment high school students

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Dual Enrollment Program is reporting a bump in the number of students earning college credit. Statistics show that...

Slow cookin’ with Pete: Pizza dip for your Super Bowl party

I recently discovered the world of slow cooking. While I’ve always known slow cookers existed, I just never paid much attention to them. Slow cookers...

Exhibit reflects artist’s journey from representational into abstract genre

BY NANCY MOYERSerena Pandos takes us on a giant leap from her previous work in Russian iconography to American abstraction. It turns out to...

Exhibit presents explorations of philosophies that build self, social awareness

BY NANCY MOYER“Re/Search” is a three-person show featuring works by San Antonio artists David Alcantar, Benjamin McVey and Jason Willome and is on display...

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...

Nurse opens health-conscious nopalito food truck in McAllen

The McAllen Food Truck Park is home to numerous vendors specializing in diverse dishes — Venezuelan cuisine, ramen, traditional tacos and more. But one...