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...

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: Special moments make life joyous

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINES“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” — W.B. YeatsLast week, the Rio...

Advice: Create friendships that matter

BY MARIA LUIS SALCINESAs we get older, we meet and connect with people that we eventually love and care for, creating a family bond...

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...

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...

Respect your kids, don’t over share on social media

BY MARIA LUISA SALACINESMost adults would agree that it isn’t cool to share pictures on social media that depict you in an unflattering moment.When...

ADVICE: Life is filled with surprises

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMy husband and I enjoy taking cruises and have traveled all over the world on these amazing floating hotels.There is nothing...

Raising a family the best and most hectic years of your life

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESHaving our grandsons stay with us for a week reminded me of how hectic life is when you are raising your...

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...