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...

IDEA Quest High School counselor encourages local youth to invest in RGV

IDEA Quest College Preparatory counselor Marcos Silva remembers a survey revealing 97% of his students would rather live somewhere other than the Rio Grande...

Advice: Life is not picture perfect

Advice: Celebrate the blessings you have and appreciate every imperfect moment of your life.

Advice: A happy life has balance

When you live life with a clear vision of what your priorities are, and your family scale is thrown off balance, it’s not difficult...

A younger generation of farmers

Nicole Sosebee traded her Downtown Dallas fashion industry job for a down-home lifestyle to raise her three children among farm animals and South Texas...

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...

Undeterred by blindness, Peña inspires through her art

BY J. EDWARD MORENOTypically, artists use paint brushes of different sizes and textures to complete their pieces. However, local artist Macarena Peña is anything...

Grinding in Hollywood: McAllen native reflects on time at ‘Jane The Virgin’

When McAllen native Hayley Muñoz walked into her dressing room before shooting her season 5 scenes on the CW show “Jane The Virgin,” she...

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...

Rock of refuge: From a single stone to a pillar of faith, free restaurant...

EDINBURG — Prophecy became reality for Jerry Joule on Sept. 18 when the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Baptist Student Ministry organization opened...