As South Texas College turns 25, inaugural president Shirley Reed reflects on its humble...

Doubts of Shirley Reed’s ability to fledge the first community college in the Rio Grande Valley more than two decades ago did not discourage...

Local wedding dress designer Manuel Tiscareño showing his first ready-to-wear collection at New York...

When he was studying art history in school, bridal-wear designer Manuel Tiscareño, 29, never thought he would be creating gowns for brides. He actually...

Advice: The art of living a good life

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESLiving your best life is about prioritizing what is important to you without letting the nonsense that keeps you up at...

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: Children listen, observe and imitate

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESRaising well-behaved children is not a result of luck.The way you respond to situations may be the root of your children’s...

Brush a proud promoter of area’s natural habitat, wildlife

John Brush lifted his binoculars to his eyes to gain a better view of a Thrasher he spotted. Immediately he knew the bird was...

Advice: Spend meaningful time with your children

Some children are good communicators and will let you know what they are thinking or feeling. Then there are children who have a difficult...

Advice: Children learn from understanding limits

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESOne of the most important things you can do for your child is to set limits, which will teach children self-discipline,...

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: You are your child’s life coach

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESChildren react differently to discipline. Some get it right away; they listen and respond when you talk to them. Others are...