McAllen resident runs to remember those she lost

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORFor Sandie Acosta, running marathons wasn’t just a way to help keep her body healthy, it was a way to remember...

Edinburg CISD student wins local art contest

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOREDINBURG — The Region One Education Service Center recently selected a student from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District as...

Differences, similarities striking between printmaking styles of Mexico, China in IMAS exhibit

BY NANCY MOYER“The Fifth Shinzaburo Takeda Biennial of Printmaking” offers surprises along with a treasure-trove of aesthetic pleasures. This year, China was invited to...

Advice: Special moments make life joyous

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINES“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” — W.B. YeatsLast week, the Rio...

Race courses released for next month’s McAllen Marathon

The following are maps for the various races that are apart of the McAllen Marathon.The race courses are flat and fast on asphalt routes...

Garden View: Citrus and vegetable show returns with a farmers market

BY BARBARA STORZI bet there are a few folks in South Texas who remember the Youth Citrus and Vegetable Show held in the Rio...

REGIONAL GEMS ON YOUTUBE

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThis week, we are going to take a look at six regional music gems you can find on YouTube.>>“Solo Se Vive Una...

Film review: ‘Disaster Artist’ tip-toes through reality, fiction

BY BROOKE CORSOInitially, I thought it would be a wasted exercise to watch “The Disaster Artist” if you hadn’t seen “The Room,” one of...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Dec. 15 – Sunday, Dec. 17

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYLAS POSADAS: ROAD TO CHRISTMASSt....

Education Spotlight: La Joya ISD students participate in “Hour of Code” mania

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORStudents from around the world joined in on “The Hour of Code,” including students from La Joya ISD.Students participated in...