Garden View: Petunias are a colorful addition to your home

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Petunias have long been a mainstay in summer gardens north of the Rio Grande Valley. In our climate,...

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...

Surface Treatment: STC artists offer new directions, continuation of familiar styles

NANCY MOYER | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR This year’s South Texas College“Art Faculty Exhibition” showcases 20 artists, all of whom demonstrate distinct and personal...

Plant for pollinators: Landscaping can help provide nesting sites

National Pollinator Week was designated in 2007 by the U.S. Senate in Resolution 580 to recognize the critical role that pollinators play in the...

Garden View: Summer in the garden

BY BARBARA STORZA surprise to none, summers are hot in South Texas. Scorching even. This means in order for our favorite plants to make...

Garden View: Fall Garden Festival and plant sale

BY BARBARA STORZThe Hidalgo County Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are holding a Fall Garden Festival and Plant Sale with free...

Nutritionist stresses importance of eating healthy while training for marathon

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORImagine you’re running in your first marathon: You can see the end in sight, people are cheering you on, but suddenly,...

Garden View: Growing vegetable transplants

BY BARBARA STORZStarting seeds indoors in a sunny location or in a protected area on the patio is a good way to get the...

A flutter of excitement

BY JOHN BRUSHOne of the most exciting things as a bird watcher is the rare bird. If it falls during the right season, or...

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...