ADVICE: Make sure your children live in the real world

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESWe are living in times when parents have to be diligent about what their children are doing on social media.No one...

GARDEN VIEW: Summer squash — delicious and healthy

BY BARBARA STORZSummer squash are highly nutritious, tasty and very low in calories. Squash are native to the Americas and come in a wide...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Blue collar country from red state men

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEBRAD PAISLEY — LOVE AND WAR (ARISTA NASHVILLE)Of course he’s a cornball. That’s not the issue. It’s a matter of his...

SURFACE TREATMENT: West Texas inspirations dominate this exhibit of welded metal

BY NANCY MOYERJoe Barrington’s sculpture is informed by his West Texas heritage. His grandfather brought the first arc welder to the Throckmorton area, and...

Rio Grande Valley nature sites host outdoor challenges for families

While visiting the Laguna Atascosa National Refuge in Cameron County last year, Stella Mull and her family were made aware of the Rio Grande...

Rio Grande Valley actress stars in Lifetime Movie Network film Sunday

Economedes High School graduate Angelica Briones didn’t always enjoy auditioning.“I’ve learned to love the audition process. I didn’t always like it (because) I used...

TOP SHELF: ‘Invisible Man’ and the vital reality of the self

BY DAVID BOWLESIn 1945, author Ralph Ellison, disillusioned by the leadership of the American Communist Party and of the African-American community in general, began...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Four musical gems on YouTube

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThis last week of May, we are going to take a look at four gems you can find on YouTube.>> Paul Simon...

MOVIE REVIEW: Mistakes, oversights and visceral carnage in new ‘Alien’ film

BY BROOKE CORSO“Alien: Covenant,” formerly “Alien: Paradise Lost,” is awash in religious images and text and symphonies of creation and debasement and destruction. It...

Steps you can take if suffering from Postpartum Depression

BY LESLEY FRENCH and SONJA GAINESFor many, having a baby is a happy and life-changing occasion. But about 10 to 15 percent of women...