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: Create friendships that matter

BY MARIA LUIS SALCINESAs we get older, we meet and connect with people that we eventually love and care for, creating a family bond...

Priceless moments with my grandsons

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMy son and his wife left on a much-needed vacation, leaving our grandsons with us for a week.I love having the...

Advice: Give your kids an early start to appreciating literature

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMy grandsons are at an age when they prefer doing just about anything other than read.From experience, I have come to...

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...

Advice: The role of the father is like no other

BY MARIA LUIS SALCINESMen don’t always know how to share their feelings. Sometimes, unfairly, men are judged by the things they don’t say instead...

Retired congressman Rubén Hinojosa remains dedicated to public service

When Rubén Hinojosa was a junior at Mercedes High School, he narrowly won his first election by a single vote — setting a theme...

Teeing up the future

McALLEN — Carlos Espinosa still clearly remembers the scene, playing alongside Tiger Woods in Hom Sin, Thailand.As Espinosa, of Reynosa, Mexico, said, “He was...

Advice: One flag, one nation

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESWe celebrated our nation’s independence on Wednesday, but I wonder how many of us stopped to think about what it means...

Advice: Work your way to the job of your dreams

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMany young college graduates leave school with the misconception that a degree deserves a large salary and an important job title.St....