ADVICE: Life is filled with surprises

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMy husband and I enjoy taking cruises and have traveled all over the world on these amazing floating hotels.There is nothing...

McAllen runner driven by health consciousness and determination

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORConsistency is key when it comes to training for marathons and Rollie Rodriguez can certainly vouch for that. He became interested...

GARDEN VIEW: Bring on the butterflies

BY BARBARA STORZIt takes the right plants to support butterflies from the leaf-dining baby to the nectar-feeding adult stage. Butterflies may get their food...

SOUND ‘ROUND: A Texan and Puerto Ricans in it for the long haul

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEFAT TONY — MacGREGOR PARK (SELF-RELEASED)Anthony Jude Obi is the next great rapper you’ve never heard of but has every right...

McAllen’s Casa de Palmas Haunted Hotel

BY DAVID BOWLESThe HistoryThe largest city in Hidalgo, center of commerce for the area and perhaps the most widely known Valley community in the...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Remembering accordion great Danny Yanez

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZOver the years, the Rio Grande Valley has produced an incredible amount of great accordionists. There are so many wonderful ones here...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 15

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.‘DOLORES — THE MOVIE’Dolores...

Special reminders from past STC shows offer a new experience in 2017

BY NANCY MOYERThe South Texas College Library Art Galleries has on display its complete permanent collection for the first time since 2011; since then...

COACH’S CORNER: Practice makes perfect

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOWe train to race!From the day we commit to run a marathon until the day of the race, or any big project...

Edinburg runner spurs annual breast cancer awareness run

BY AMANDA A. TAYLOREight years ago JoAnne Perez Peña embarked on a cancer awareness walk to help bring support to her sister, Sandie Perez....