Advice: Teaching children social skills at home

Children need to be taught social skills and parents play a very important part in helping their children develop these skills. Parents can help their...

Heartstrings: From South Texas to Juilliard, local violist’s performances move

A hum emanated from somewhere in the distance, and though faint, the sound was enough to reach the trained ears of Alejandro Romero in...

Advice: Sleep is an important part of school readiness

During this time of year parents are preparing their children to go back to school, but sometimes they forget that the most important thing...

Grinding in Hollywood: McAllen native reflects on time at ‘Jane The Virgin’

When McAllen native Hayley Muñoz walked into her dressing room before shooting her season 5 scenes on the CW show “Jane The Virgin,” she...

Advice: Being overly nice can be a problem

As parents, we want our children to be kind, but we also need to make sure that they know how to defend themselves. Sometimes overly...

IDEA Quest High School counselor encourages local youth to invest in RGV

IDEA Quest College Preparatory counselor Marcos Silva remembers a survey revealing 97% of his students would rather live somewhere other than the Rio Grande...

Advice: Celebrating 40 years of business, lifetime of friendships

Last week we celebrated our 40th anniversary at McAllen Sports. I was 20 and my husband 27 when we opened our sports apparel business...

Advice: Hard work, persistence will help you succeed

Establishing a goal and actually going through with it are two different things. It’s easy to recognize the victorious team, the successful businessperson or the...

Advice: Detours are the best part of life

My favorite thing about taking a road trip is the unexpected detours. I love stopping in a quaint little town to spend the afternoon...

Advice: It’s time to trash stress

It’s impossible to live without stress, because almost anything causes a certain amount of anxiety. Family, work or planning a vacation can give you stress....