EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: Donna ISD implements parent academy, graduates first cohort

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORDonna ISD became the first in the Rio Grande Valley to implement its own facilitators to run the Parent Academy...

Inaugural Mix Summer Jam to feature Migos, Yandel

Hip-hop trio Migos and reggaeton artist Yandel will headline Mix Summer Jam State on July 18 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo.Migos got a...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Colorful paintings, monochromatic drawings search for enlightenment

BY NANCY MOYERWalk into Manuel Zamudio’s world.Currently on display at Space16th in McAllen, oil paintings reflect the boldly chromatic Pop style that we associate...

McAllen Nature Center, Yoga a perfect pairing

The Adventures of Team Peter Parker — Yoga under the oaksI opened my eyes while I lay under an oak tree to see the...

GARDEN VIEW: Hypertufa planter workshop

BY BARBARA STORZThe Master Gardeners are offering a Hypertufa Planter Workshop Saturday, June 17 at the South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden in north...

SOUND ‘ROUND: A working class hero is something to sing about

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEMATT NORTH — ABOVE GROUND FOOLS (MATTNORTH.NET){{tncms-inline alignment="right" content="<p><strong>A+</strong> Rare masterwork</p> <p><strong>A</strong> Near flawless</p> <p><strong>A-</strong> Run-of-the-mill good</p> <p><strong>B+</strong> Flawed but notable</p>"...

‘I was within and without’: The innate duality of Wonder Woman

BY BROOKE CORSO“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”From...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Differing viewpoints create strong dynamic in this exhibit

BY NANCY MOYERGroup shows often have artworks that espouse a common viewpoint, or they might exhibit contrasting points of view, which, when curated, can...

The many forms of baby birds

BY JON BRUSHWhen we think of baby birds, a variety of images may come to mind. Probably the most common image is of two...

Taking part in the Valley tradition of bird watching

MISSION — For my first outdoor adventure, I went bird watching at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.I am taking part in the RGV Family...