Brownsville resident started running for reflection, prayer

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORUndergoing moments of stress and personal strife can manifest as physical and emotional pain throughout the body. For one Brownsville resident,...

Garden View: Garden recovery after the freeze

BY BARBARA STORZIf you took the measures to keep your sub-tropical and tropical plants covered during the freeze this week, chances are the dip...

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....

The basics of mulching

When the right mulch is chosen, it can reduce the amount of time homeowners spend watering and weeding their gardens and insulate plants from dramatic changes in weather.

Garden View: Learn about growing grapes in South Texas

BY BARBARA STORZFor the past 27 years, crop research at Rio Farms, a non-profit education and research organization in Monte Alto, has included grapes.“It...

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: Planning a spring vegetable garden

BY BARBARA STORZSuccess begins with a plan, and vegetable gardens are no exception.First, select the garden location and decide how large it will be....

Amardillo — An important if somewhat annoying Texas critter

ANITA WESTERVELT |  SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The nine-banded armadillo is the only species of armadillo in the United States, although 20 species exist throughout...

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: Keep food safety in mind for the holidays

BY BARBARA STORZWith the busy holiday season fast approaching, it is good to remember food safety. We need to be mindful of children, who...