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...

Creatures of the night

BY JOHN BRUSHStatement of the obvious incoming: humans are diurnal animals. Sure, we often stay up late (some of us consider ourselves “night owls”),...

Vida Outdoors: Colorful flowers bring a rainbow of butterflies

BY ANITA WESTERVELTSeptember’s rains provided a tremendous favor for our fall kaleidoscope of butterflies.What’s rain got to do with it? It created a burst...

Garden View: Artemisia — A silver jewel in the garden

BY BARBARA STORZLooking for silver foliage plants to fill in or to highlight the showy blooming plants in the garden? Artemisia Powis Castle is...

Garden View: Array of ways to make heart-healthy eating choices

February is National Heart Health month, and filling our plates with naturally, colorful vegetables is important for heart health. Having an array of colorful...

Garden view: Classes on gardening coming soon

BY BARBARA STORZDo you ever get confused about what to plant and when? Or, would you like to know how to attract wildlife to...

Fresh Vegetables: Add color for your health

BY BARBARA STORZAdding fresh vegetables to our diet is important in preventing diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Research shows the more...

Grande View: Keeping summer food safe

BY BARBARA STORZLocal chef, Marcel Fortuin, owner of the McAllen Culinary Academy, will provide a class at 10 a.m. today at the Growing Growers...

Seven questions with McAllen District 6 City Commissioner Veronica Whitacre

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORMcAllen City Commissioner Veronica Whitacre has long been an advocate of health and safety. She founded the Run, Ride, Share...

Seven questions with Keith Davis

Keith Davis, 51, is a former NFL player for the New York Giants and was a collegiate athlete for the University of Southern California...