Mission resident creates apparel line geared toward running community

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORJoel Olivares knew the odds were against him when he embarked on his first marathon in 2014. Although he had participated...

Garden View: Understanding food labels

BY BARBARA STORZHave you noticed the growing number of products that are labeled “Non-GMO” or “No Antibiotics?” Seems that products you never think about...

Coach’s Corner: Take control of your mind on race day

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOI must first apologize for my absence last week. It’s often said that you can’t preach what you don’t practice. And I...

Share your letters to Santa with The Monitor

The Monitor's Festiva magazine wants to publish your children's letters to Santa. Email your child's typed letter along with their name, age and a...

FILM REVIEW: ‘Lady Bird’ a coming-of-age tale for all its characters

BY BROOK CORSOThe opening scene of Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” begins with a top shot of the titular character and her mother facing each...

Witty blending of bicultural styles creates enjoyable art exhibit

BY NANCY MOYERAlways a man with a ready narrative, Mark Clark brings his Mexica characters up to the present in “Modern Times” at Beyond...

Big and little yellow butterflies fill the sky

BY ANITA WESTERVELTSunshine, warm days and butterflies. What more could one ask of a perfect late fall day in the Rio Grande Valley?The ever-faithful...

Popular Running Spots throughout the Valley

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORNo matter the skill level, there are many areas scattered throughout the Valley suitable for all ages and expertise when it...

Garden View: Holiday gifts from the farm

BY BARBARA STORZFarmers markets are a great source to seek a range of gifts originating from area farms. The Growing Growers Farmers Market in...

The ‘Cowboy Priest’: Father Roy Snipes welcomes his congregation in Mission with down-home approach

For nearly 50 years Father Roy Snipes has taken an unconventional approach to delivering God’s message, embodying the outlaw nature of the missionary group...