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: Parenting through the teenage years

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESDuring the teen years, children go through physical, emotional and intellectual growth.It is not always easy to deal with your teenager’s...

Advice: Welcome to the family, baby Austin

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESThere’s nothing more emotional than welcoming a grandchild into this world.On Feb. 21, our grandson Austin Lazaro Salcines was born in...

Sculpting away

Sculptor Douglas Clark’s fingers work a malleable material as he sits in his Edinburg home studio.“I’m reclaiming clay,” he said, attempting to salvage the...

Sam Vale wields influence on Valley infrastructure, trade

Upon discussing his prolific career in business, infrastructure and media, a recurring theme emerged: Sam Vale enjoys a challenge for the same reason people...

Advice: Teaching children social skills at home

Children need to be taught social skills and parents play a very important part in helping their children develop these skills. Parents can help their...

ADVICE: A few things I learned from my dad

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESThere is nothing I admire more in a man than one who loves and takes care of his family. I am...

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...

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: 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...