Garden View: Beets for better health

BY BARBARA STORZWant to improve your health? Adding fresh vegetables to our diets has been shown by researchers to be an easy way to...

Celebrating the beautiful birds of Quinta Mazatlán

BY JOHN BRUSHWhen I see the excitement a beautiful bird brings out of people — the smiles and gasps, the high-fives and hugs after...

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: Kitchen gardening class offered in Spanish

BY BARBARA STOZDo you know someone who wants to learn more about growing vegetables? Classes are sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service under...

The question of rare birds

BY JOHN BRUSHOne of the most exciting things as a bird watcher is the rare bird. Depending on the location, time of year and...

Local runner kept training goals in sight while battling Leukemia

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORJose (Joey) Buitron had no idea his body was fighting a hard battle while training for the Chicago Marathon, he just...

Garden View: New Year’s resolutions for the gardener

BY BARBARA STORZHere are some resolutions to improve the number of birds and butterflies flocking to your garden, help conserve resources and reduce maintenance....

Not your store-bought holiday decorations

BY ANITA WESTERVELTTasajillo (Opuntia leptocaulis) is a pencil-thin, slender, jointed cactus with long, golden, obvious spines and hundreds of tiny ones barely visible to...

McAllen resident runs to remember those she lost

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORFor Sandie Acosta, running marathons wasn’t just a way to help keep her body healthy, it was a way to remember...

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...