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: National Farmers Market Week a reminder to shop local

BY BARBARA STORZAug. 6-12 has been proclaimed by U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as National Farmers Market Week. This is the 18th...

Edinburg runner doesn’t let age get in the way of her goals

Donna Pazdera, 56, has been running for the past seven years. She was introduced to the sport by a friend in her late 40s...

GARDEN VIEW: Hibiscus – southern charm and tropical delight

BY BARBARA STORZAnyone who grew up in the south is likely to remember Althea, also called Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). It is a...

GARDEN VIEW: Advice to get your garden through the summer

BY BARBARA STORZWith temperatures reaching 100 degrees and beyond, our gardens need a bit of help to get through the summer.>> Make sure you...

McAllen Nature Center, Yoga a perfect pairing

The Adventures of Team Peter Parker — Yoga under the oaksI opened my eyes while I lay under an oak tree to see the...

GARDEN VIEW: Hypertufa planter workshop

BY BARBARA STORZThe Master Gardeners are offering a Hypertufa Planter Workshop Saturday, June 17 at the South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden in north...

The many forms of baby birds

BY JON BRUSHWhen we think of baby birds, a variety of images may come to mind. Probably the most common image is of two...

Taking part in the Valley tradition of bird watching

MISSION — For my first outdoor adventure, I went bird watching at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.I am taking part in the RGV Family...

GARDEN VIEW: Drink up from flor de jamaica

BY BARBARA STORZHibiscus sabdariffa, also known as Roselle or Flor de Jamaica, is a many-branched shrub that grows well in South Texas. Although native...