FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday Sept. 29 – Sunday, Oct. 1

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.J. BALVIN IN CONCERTThe...

J. Balvin releases remix with Beyoncé for hurricane relief, will perform in Hidalgo tonight

Colombian reggaeton star J. Balvin released a remix of his Latin pop hit "Mi Gente" featuring Beyoncé on Thursday. J. Balvin will performance tonight at State Farm...

Sin Bandera’s Noel Schajris talks tour, Mexico earthquake

Noel Schajris of the group Sin Bandera is in the midst of the duo’s Una Última Vez tour which brings them back to the...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Photography exhibition reflects the aesthetic of relaxed spontaneity

BY NANCY MOYERWhile walking through the Lobby Gallery, visitors to McAllen’s Public Library will find themselves surrounded by oversized photographic portraits of local folk....

Retired congressman Rubén Hinojosa remains dedicated to public service

When Rubén Hinojosa was a junior at Mercedes High School, he narrowly won his first election by a single vote — setting a theme...

LISTEN: Raymond Orta wants his face on the La Joya water tower

La Joya native and comedian Raymond Orta stood at the end of a pier casting his fishing rod into the edge of small lake....

Recovery weeks are stepping stones to completing a marathon

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOLast week should have been a recovery week and I want to talk about the importance of recovery:We need to exert higher...

Alamo runner hits the trails with furry companion

BY AMANDA A. TAYLOROn a typical weekday morning Leonel Alvarado can expect a prompt wakeup call at 5 a.m. Instead of using a traditional...

The value of native plants

BY JOHN BRUSHWe often appreciate plants for very specific, and often obvious, reasons. We value them for the food they provide us; a personal...

Street performers and gypsy punks resist and endure

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEHAMELL ON TRIAL — TACKLE BOX (NEW WEST)To label a streetwise bohemian like Edward Hamell a mere comedian diminishes his art...