COACH’S CORNER: Practice makes perfect

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOWe train to race!From the day we commit to run a marathon until the day of the race, or any big project...

Edinburg runner spurs annual breast cancer awareness run

BY AMANDA A. TAYLOREight years ago JoAnne Perez Peña embarked on a cancer awareness walk to help bring support to her sister, Sandie Perez....

SOUND ‘ROUND: Hard working, hard drinking Americans

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEHARD WORKING AMERICANS — WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER (MELVIN/THIRTY TIGERS)If Todd Snider’s brilliant solo career is to be put on...

2017 PalmFest to feature Costumbre, Sister Hazel

A classic car show, rodeo marketplace, ecology education and much more will be on display at McAllen’s international folklife celebration this weekend.The 12th annual...

New YouTube videos of conjunto artists

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZ

FILM REVIEW: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ retains original scope, delves into new frontiers

BY BROOKE CORSOAs I watched Denis Villeneuve’s entrancingly spiritual meta-noir “Blade Runner 2049,” I struggled to figure out its conceptual style: Was it a...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Oct. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 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.FRIDAYPARANORMAL HUNTINGThe Brownsville Historical...

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ contestant Trinity Taylor looks to make a splash on South Padre...

Trinity Taylor is a little bit of a showoff.When this drag superstar performs, she will flaunt her drool-worthy body, pageantry skills and perfect tuck...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Female collaborative effort mixes memory and culture

BY NANCY MOYER“Materials and Perspective: Valley Cultura” is a collective of three Rio Grande Valley based artists, Corinne Whittemore, Aleida Garcia Wedgworth and Sara...

Raising a family the best and most hectic years of your life

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESHaving our grandsons stay with us for a week reminded me of how hectic life is when you are raising your...