Advice: One flag, one nation

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESWe celebrated our nation’s independence on Wednesday, but I wonder how many of us stopped to think about what it means...

Advice: Trees that don’t bend break

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESYou don’t always end up with what you want. Sometimes, however, things have a way of working themselves out.Learning to recognize...

Brush a proud promoter of area’s natural habitat, wildlife

John Brush lifted his binoculars to his eyes to gain a better view of a Thrasher he spotted. Immediately he knew the bird was...

Advice: Words have an impact

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESRepetition is how children learn; the more they hear something or do something, the easier it becomes.My brother and I were...

Advice: The role of the father is like no other

BY MARIA LUIS SALCINESMen don’t always know how to share their feelings. Sometimes, unfairly, men are judged by the things they don’t say instead...

Advice: How to cope when bad things happen

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESIt’s not always easy staying positive when there are many sad things happening around us and sometimes to us.Staying happy is...

Advice: Sharing bad news with children should not be taken lightly

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESChildren sometimes need help navigating through the emotions they experience after hearing bad news.It is important children understand it is OK...

With honor: Cordova leads volunteer efforts to bury local veterans with full military honors

Tony Cordova and nearly a dozen honor guard members found themselves at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery on a Friday morning in...

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: A mother’s love is everlasting

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESI get emotional when speaking of my mother. She’s been gone for nearly 10 years and there is not a day...