From Boston to the RGV: Tommy DeCarlo bringing his band to McAllen

Tommy DeCarlo has come a long way since donning a Home Depot apron. After his daughter, Talia DeCarlo uploaded a video of him singing along to a Boston song on MySpace, the North Carolina native has performed alongside the American rock band on stage. DeCarlo’s unlikely rise to fame has brought him to many stages across the country to perform in front of thousands of people, and he will be bringing his own band, DECARLO, to McAllen’s Cine El Rey theater on Saturday. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Flu shots recommended as Valley experiences heightened flu activity

HARLINGEN – While the Rio Grande Valley has experienced unseasonably high temperatures in the last few weeks, one specter of the winter season is...

Getting your potted poinsettia to bloom again

By Lori Murray,  Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist What can you do with your poinsettias when the holidays are over? Fortunately, those of...

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks roll into the Valley

Christian Norman evolved from sitting in a fan’s seat to the driver’s seat –– of a 10-foot high and 12-foot wide monster truck. As a Hot Wheels Monster Truck driver, steering the gigantic automobiles has been a dream of his since long before he could see above a dashboard. The Florida native remembers how wonderstruck he was while watching Bigfoot, the famed monster truck, on television at age 4. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Valley Baptist Health opens new micro-hospital

WESLACO – In an effort to provide communities of the mid-Valley with enhanced access to nationally recognized and award-winning healthcare, Valley Baptist Health System...

Blooms for cooler weather

By Anita Westervelt, Texas Master Naturalist Texas lantana, Lantana urticoides, is loving the cooler January weather. It may look like it sports three colors of...

Harlingen Happenings

By Mary Torres, Special to the Star With the start of the new year, many organizations and non-profit groups are resuming their regular meeting schedules....

Tips to prepare your home for winter weather

(BPT) - No matter where you live, there are bound to be weather challenges this winter. Your home may suffer damage, minor or major, from...

Tips when planting shade trees

Beautiful landscaping can add instant curb appeal to a property. But beauty isn’t the only thing that makes idyllic landscaping attractive to homeowners. Some landscaping...

VBMC: Tips for managing stress, healthy eating for the holidays

With busy schedules often packed full of parties, get-togethers and social events, finding time to eat right and choose healthy food options during the...