Succulents are popular, for good reason

BY ANITA WESTERVELTSucculents are fun, nearly care free and reproduce relatively easily on their own. They can make excellent ground covers and are just...

Garden View: Rapping at the Growing Growers Farmer’s Market

BY BARBARA STORZThe Growing Growers Farmer’s Market today is hosting two book authors who are going to perform their children’s books through rapping, rather...

Garden View: Manage weeds early for a better gardening experience

Starting a new garden bed? Before buying plants, before tilling the soil, begin with weed management. Weeds can be any unwanted plant, including Bermuda...

Advice: You are your child’s life coach

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESChildren react differently to discipline. Some get it right away; they listen and respond when you talk to them. Others are...

STC Student of the Week: Ira Flores

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORAbout Ira: Ira Flores believes a positive mindset sets a strong example for her family and herself. It has helped...

Former engineer walks away from career to sell coffee

When Michelle Quiroz walked away from a 12-year career in engineering to pursue her passion of coffee, it wasn’t without apprehension.Some questioned her resignation...

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...

Surface Treatment: Exhibit reflects interest in documenting RGV’s natural resources

NANCY MOYER | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s new exhibition, “Nature in the Valley,” is sponsored by the School...

How to control, prevent diabetes during pregnancy

BY DR. HAZEM KANAAN and DIANA F. RAMIREZTeenage obesity and diabetes are becoming an epidemic, especially among Hispanics. During the days of famine and...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Feb. 23 – Sunday, Feb. 25

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP?Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYSTC PRESENTS ‘THE ILLUSION’The play...