Coach’s corner: Becoming our own source of inspiration

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOLast week we talked about what inspires us. And, honestly, it’s very rewarding to talk about one’s journey and one’s battles to...

Garden view: Inspiration for your green space

BY BARBARA STORZTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is sponsoring two programs with Steven Chamblee, garden writer and horticulturist at Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, Texas....

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...

Love for running helped lead to discovery of health issue

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORWhen meeting someone who enjoys to run, it’s only natural to assume this person has had this passion throughout their lives....

COACH’S CORNER: Dreams begin journey to accomplishment

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOIt all starts with a dream.But how do we dream that dream? How does that idea come to mind? And how in...

Skeleton-leaf golden eye and mistflower must-have plants for fall

BY ANITA WESTERVELTIt’s the time of year to start thinking about what you want to plant during the Valley’s cooler months.Right now, for butterflies,...

GARDEN VIEW: All hail to kale

BY BARBARA STORZThis member of the cabbage family, (Brassica oleracea) is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. It is one of the most nutritious vegetables...

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...

GARDEN VIEW: Bring on the butterflies

BY BARBARA STORZIt takes the right plants to support butterflies from the leaf-dining baby to the nectar-feeding adult stage. Butterflies may get their food...

COACH’S CORNER: Practice makes perfect

BY GERMAN MEDRAZOWe train to race!From the day we commit to run a marathon until the day of the race, or any big project...