Wrestler to the rescue: Pharr native saves co-worker’s life at Iowa big box store

Pharr native Diego Aguilera has always had a passion for wrestling, but he never thought he would use his skills to save a life. Aguilera,...

Oil paintings of horizon present serenity in artist’s view of South Texas coast

BY NANCY MOYERCarol Plumb returns to McAllen with a series of oil paintings that reflect the spiritual sense of calm found around the coastal...

PAWS pets of the week

BY Special to The MonitorBENNY: Yo! I am Benny, a domestic shorthair blend about 3 months old. I was taken to Palm Valley Animal...

Advice: Celebrating 40 years of business, lifetime of friendships

Last week we celebrated our 40th anniversary at McAllen Sports. I was 20 and my husband 27 when we opened our sports apparel business...

Mental health and treatment in the Rio Grande Valley

BY ALFONSO MERCADOAccording to most recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illness affects tens of millions of people in the...

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,...

TOP SHELF: ‘Invisible Man’ and the vital reality of the self

BY DAVID BOWLESIn 1945, author Ralph Ellison, disillusioned by the leadership of the American Communist Party and of the African-American community in general, began...

Advice: To live in America is a privilege

As a Cuban-American, I have always been grateful to this country for the opportunities it has given my family. When we immigrated to the United...

Fresh Vegetables: Add color for your health

BY BARBARA STORZAdding fresh vegetables to our diet is important in preventing diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Research shows the more...

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...