Community organizer from the RGV to join Alfonso Cuarón at Academy Awards

COLLEEN DeGUZMAN AND J. EDWARD MORENO | STAFF WRITERS A Rio Grande Valley nonprofit organizer will share the red carpet with actors and filmmakers also...

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: 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...

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: Grumpy old people were grumpy young people

MARIA LUISA SALCINES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR If at a young age you complain, whine, or are moody and judgmental, chances are you will...

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: Tips for a fulfilling 2019

Sometimes we worry about things that really don’t matter and lose sight of what is important. Life is about reaching your goals, but it...

Judge-elect Richard Cortez to bring fiscal conservatism to county politics, policies

A $190 million drainage bond; a $150 million courthouse; and a population that is growing more than twice as fast as the national average...

Advice: A home is a place filled with memories

Advice: There is nothing like Christmas to remind us of the importance of love and family, and coming home to the familiar things that remind of us of who we are.

Advice: The best way to enjoy family during the holidays

The holidays are fun but can be stressful when you have a group of people with different personalities. The best way to get through family...