Recovery weeks are stepping stones to completing a marathon

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOLast week should have been a recovery week and I want to talk about the importance of recovery:We need to exert higher...

Alamo runner hits the trails with furry companion

BY AMANDA A. TAYLOROn a typical weekday morning Leonel Alvarado can expect a prompt wakeup call at 5 a.m. Instead of using a traditional...

The value of native plants

BY JOHN BRUSHWe often appreciate plants for very specific, and often obvious, reasons. We value them for the food they provide us; a personal...

GARDEN VIEW: Design with vines

BY BARBARA STORZA neighbor, who recently moved from a newer subdivision to our older part of town, told me he installed his daughter’s swing...

McAllen runner “Boston Strong” after witnessing terrorist attacks during marathon

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORCyndi Mendez-Karr has been running since she was a little girl. She fondly recalls racing with her father growing up, but...

GARDEN VIEW: Native trees to bring birds to the yard

BY BARBARA STORZWant to attract birds to your yard? Then, focus on providing native food for adult birds and food for their young, along...

COACH’S CORNER: Building efficiency and good form

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOThis past week, many things changed in your marathon plan: first we introduced what some call speed work or intervals, which are...

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...

GARDEN VIEW: Drought — An ongoing challenge for our gardens

BY BARBARA STORZTropical conditions have not been favorable for delivering measurable amounts of rain to South Texas gardens this summer.The lack of moisture presents...

Coach’s Corner: Don’t let vacation hamper your training

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOSo what happens when you have to go out of town, for business, weddings, stuffing your face full of turkey or a...