FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYARTWALK AT THE INCUBATORVisit...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 10

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYCOSMIC COMMUNITY FESTThe weekend...

Experiences as a student led to Teach For America member’s career path

Amanda Peña teaches ninth grade English Language Arts at PSJA Southwest Early College High School. She is a 2017 Teach For America corps member. What...

Surface Treatment: Honoring family and land

SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR “Dreamscapes” commemorates the art of the late E.E. Nichols family. This fascinating tribute to E.E. Nichols, former professor emeritus of art from...

Home for the holidays

BY ANITA WESTERVELT TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST They’re tiny, they’re quick, they’re wily. They’re warblers — certainly the thrill of spring and fall migration — and lucky...

Garden View: Growing vegetable transplants

BY BARBARA STORZStarting seeds indoors in a sunny location or in a protected area on the patio is a good way to get the...

The question of rare birds

BY JOHN BRUSHOne of the most exciting things as a bird watcher is the rare bird. Depending on the location, time of year and...

Garden View: Getting your potted poinsettia to bloom again

BY LORI MURRAY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR What can you do with your poinsettias when the holidays are over? Fortunately, those of us who live in the...

Garden View: Gifts from the farmer, rancher and baker

Is there a gardener, birder or butterfly lover on your holiday list? Head to the farmer's market for their gift.

Roma students share their letters to Saint Nick

Roma Independent School District partnered with The Monitor's Festiva magazine to present Letters to Santa. The letters have been reprinted as they were received. Third-graders...