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...

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: 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: 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...

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: Love is not just for the young

MARIA LUISA SALCINES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR When I was in my 20s and would see couples in their 50s or 60s being romantic,...

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: Start showing your gratitude

My family faced many hardships when we first arrived to the Unites States from Cuba. In those first few years, we had a conscious...

With honor: Cordova leads volunteer efforts to bury local veterans with full military honors

Tony Cordova and nearly a dozen honor guard members found themselves at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery on a Friday morning in...

Advice: The best is yet to come

MARIA LUISA SALCINES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR It takes courage to make it through life because nothing is simple. You find your dream job, but...