Third annual film festival spotlights feature film project, hurricane Harvey relief fund

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORThe South Texas International Film Festival kicks off its third year with specialty film premieres, a film pitch competition and hands-on...

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...

Sci-fi film gets Edinburg premiere

The sci-fi action thriller “Xenophobia” will get its Texas debut Sunday at AMC Edinburg 18. “Xenophobia” was directed, written and produced by Steven J. Escobar,...

Garden tips as the temperatures begin to rise

BY JOHN BRUSHWe are about to begin our “warm season” in the Rio Grande Valley. Plants may begin to grow as early as February,...

Protecting your grass from disease

Last Friday officially marked the first day of winter, but in deep South Texas the grass is still green and growing. Locally, we rarely...

Texas pocket gopher — prevalent but rarely seen

Texas pocket gophers are prevalent in sandy soils of South Texas. The critters rarely surface, which is why they aren’t often seen, but their...

Advice: The best way to enjoy family during the holidays

The holidays are fun but can be stressful when you have a group of people with different personalities. The best way to get through family...

Tony-Award Winning “In the Heights” featured Latino roles, themes, music and dance experience

Brian Warren, an assistant professor of theater at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, said the school’s theater department works to bring a...

Former TFA teacher stands for equitable education for Latino students

Teach for America is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To this...

Female artists offer memorable experience at South Texas College exhibit

BY NANCY MOYERLocal women who have assumed leadership roles are being recognized in a unique exhibition of artworks on display at the South Texas...