Advice: Children need time with their parents

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESParents, don’t blame your kids for bedtime drama and morning attitudes. How do you enforce curfew? If screams and threats are...

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: Anxiety, depression are quite common

A few weeks ago, my daughter became Miss Rio Grande Valley USA 2019. Her answer to a question during one of the final stages...

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...

Most cherished gift on Christmas is family

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESWhen we’re children it seems like Christmas takes forever to arrive. Santa cannot slide down the chimney soon enough.I miss that...

Advice: Be warned that anyone can be a sexual predator

MARIA LUISA SALCINES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR “Leaving Neverland,” HBO’s documentary in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck detail the sexual abuse they say...

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...

The ‘Cowboy Priest’: Father Roy Snipes welcomes his congregation in Mission with down-home approach

For nearly 50 years Father Roy Snipes has taken an unconventional approach to delivering God’s message, embodying the outlaw nature of the missionary group...

Advice: Change is part of life

There were things in my 30s I wished I had or thought I needed that don’t matter to me now. Because we evolve as people,...

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...