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...

Garden View: The importance of pruning trees

ASHLEY GREGORY | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Maintaining our urban forest is of upmost importance as our area continues to rapidly transition from farm land...

Texas Citrus Fiesta marks 82nd year

FRED RAMOS | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Final preparations are underway for one of the Rio Grande Valley’s largest annual community festivals on Saturday. Workers...

Weekend Events — Friday, Jan. 25 – Sunday, Jan. 27

WEEKEND ‘BAREFOOT IN THE PARK’ One of Neil Simon’s most popular romantic comedies, Barefoot in the Park is about the joys of moving in together, newly-wedded...

Más vida: Local bridal-wear designer jumps into the world of ready-to-wear designs

Más vida The Monitor's vida section brings you local news on food, education, art, people and outdoors. Sometimes there is more to the story. JAN. 27,...

Hang out in The Yard: New 17th Street bar is all outdoors

Looking for a low-key hangout on 17th Street in downtown McAllen? The new bar, The Yard on Dallas Ave. (more on the name later),...