Column: Early detection of prostate cancer can save lives

BY LORENA SAENZ GONZALEZAs the busy fall season revs up, don’t let your health take a backseat. Make a note on your calendar that...

‘ Le Miz’ and more: Popular musical to highlight McAllen Performing Arts Center’s second...

McALLEN — The popular Broadway show “Les Miserables” will be coming to the Performing Arts Center as the second season of shows were announced...

Collection discovers meanings inspired by South Texas raspa stands

BY NANCY MOYEROne of the most prolific artists in South Texas, Paul Valadez, treats us to yet another inspired solo exhibition. His insights into...

Priceless moments with my grandsons

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMy son and his wife left on a much-needed vacation, leaving our grandsons with us for a week.I love having the...

COACH’S CORNER: Building efficiency and good form

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOThis past week, many things changed in your marathon plan: first we introduced what some call speed work or intervals, which are...

Seven questions with Keith Davis

Keith Davis, 51, is a former NFL player for the New York Giants and was a collegiate athlete for the University of Southern California...

GARDEN VIEW: Drought — An ongoing challenge for our gardens

BY BARBARA STORZTropical conditions have not been favorable for delivering measurable amounts of rain to South Texas gardens this summer.The lack of moisture presents...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Cartoon characters, literal and almost literal

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEVARIOUS ARTISTS — THE BOB’S BURGERS MUSIC ALBUM (SUB POP)One of the year’s most unlikely success stories isn’t unlikely at all....

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...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Freddie Gomez concert a loving tribute to conjunto

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThe 7th annual Freddie Gomez Memorial Conjunto Concert took place this past Saturday night in Brownsville, and it was a loving tribute...