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...

Garden View: Citrus and vegetable show returns with a farmers market

BY BARBARA STORZI bet there are a few folks in South Texas who remember the Youth Citrus and Vegetable Show held in the Rio...

Mission resident creates apparel line geared toward running community

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORJoel Olivares knew the odds were against him when he embarked on his first marathon in 2014. Although he had participated...

Garden View: Understanding food labels

BY BARBARA STORZHave you noticed the growing number of products that are labeled “Non-GMO” or “No Antibiotics?” Seems that products you never think about...

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...

Big and little yellow butterflies fill the sky

BY ANITA WESTERVELTSunshine, warm days and butterflies. What more could one ask of a perfect late fall day in the Rio Grande Valley?The ever-faithful...