Edinburg CISD repurposes buses, drivers to deliver meals, school supplies 

EDINBURG — The last time Juan Heredia drove a school bus full of students, it was March. Since the pandemic hit, the school bus driver...

Boy Scouts to hold annual fundraiser virtually

The Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be holding a fundraising event next week to help support the local scouting...

Sharyland ISD lends dozens of desks and chairs to students

For the first two weeks of school, sixth-grader Christopher Rebullosa was attending his online classes from the couch in his living room. Because of the...

Pre-teen unites with fellow Girl Scouts for Project Nurse Care Kit

Skyla Marroquin was so grateful for the healthcare workers who cared for her great grandmother while she fought COVID-19, that she had to do...

PVAS hosts Wag-A-Thon to help with Hanna repairs

Hurricane Hanna’s damage displaced hundreds of local residents, including furry ones. The Category 1 storm that swept through the region in July left both of...

Curriculum designers explore challenges of virtual fall semester

There are new reasons to have back-to-school jitters this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed Rio Grande Valley school districts to a virtual fall semester,...

Edinburg’s Matt Castillo to release new country album in the fall

Artist Matt Castillo is combining the flavors of South Texas in “How The River Flows,” his upcoming 12-song album recorded in Nashville. Born in Austin and raised in Edinburg, Castillo explained “How The River Flows” is about living in the state Capitol and the Rio Grande Valley, and all the life lessons his family taught him during his upbringing. “I really wanted to pay homage to them and say thank you,” he said. “We took a chance on a lot of things on this album... being patient with these songs.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

U.S. Capitol to display Edinburg student’s artwork

Gabrielle Garcia believes she is not very good at expressing herself with words. She just lets her art do all the talking. The Edinburg North High School sophomore won the Artistics Discovery contest, a nationwide high school art competition. Her artwork, “We Have Become Something Else,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Garcia explained the meaning behind her piece, a drawing made with color pencils. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Advice: Healthy families have a system

There is no such thing as a perfect family, but there is what experts call a functional family — a healthy family system consists...

Advice: Stop waiting for perfect moments

Life is too precious to keep putting off doing things you want to do or saving things to use later. There are so many little...