Garden View: Vegetable varieties for spring

We still have two more months before its officially spring, but no one told the plants because they have been blooming like they’ve never...

Beatles tribute band look forward to seventh show in RGV

The Liverpool Legends will embark on a magical mystery tour to the Rio Grande Valley for shows in Rancho Viejo and Edinburg this weekend. The Beatles tribute band has garnered worldwide popularity for their mastery of the Fab Four’s extended catalog of songs and onstage personas.  Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Framing fear

San Antonio artist Jason Willome is back in the Rio Grande Valley, bringing his anxieties and fears with him. His exhibition of paintings, “Nostalgia for...

Garden View: Array of ways to make heart-healthy eating choices

February is National Heart Health month, and filling our plates with naturally, colorful vegetables is important for heart health. Having an array of colorful...

Super Sunday: Local hangouts to host watch parties for the big game

McALLEN — Super Bowl LIV is set for this Sunday, and there are plenty of places around the Upper Valley offering opportunities to see...

Viva Life Christian Book Store to host ‘Heart Healer’ author

Viva Life Christian Book Store will host book signing with Cyndy Bartelli, author of the non-fiction book “The Heart Healer,” now released in Spanish...

Garden View: How to keep a healthy lawn

Take-All Root Rot (TARR) is a fungal pathogen that is very common in our area and was particularly active this past year. While I...

Celebration of Citrus: Parade of Oranges, Fiesta on Saturday

The 83rd Texas Citrus Fiesta is shaping up to be out of this world. The annual event, which is taking on the theme of “Space Odyssey Adventure” is set to kick off on Saturday with the Fun Fair, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m at the Leo Peña Placita Park in Mission. “We have live music entertainment, we have vendors, food vendors, craft vendors, information booths and so forth,” said Lisa Rivera, the executive director for Texas Citrus Fiesta. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Festival for healthier living set for Sunday

In an effort to encourage healthier lifestyles in the Rio Grande Valley, AIM Media Texas, which owns The Monitor, will be hosting Por Vida Health & Food Fest. Featuring more than 40 vendors offering a variety of health-related services — food sampling, local gym information and health screenings — the free event is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Pharr Events Center, at 3000 N. Cage Blvd. in Pharr. DHR Health is the presenting sponsor of the event, and will have a variety of specialist on site throughout the day. Attendees will have the opportunity to have a variety of screenings done, including vision and cholesterol. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Surface Treatment: ‘Chillingly expressive’

When looking at watercolors, there is a tendency to focus on the watercolorist’s drawing skills and control of the medium, and perhaps compare those...