Organ donation still vital during holiday season

HARLINGEN – The holiday season is often seen as a time for gift-giving. It’s fitting then that local residents take this time to register as...

UTRGV invites community to participate in folklórico event this weekend

For the first time, Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana will be performing at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Edinburg and Brownsville...

The Best of Times: Rock group STYX returns to RGV

Even after releasing 16 studio albums since 1972, James Young “JY,” vocalist and lead guitarist of American rock band STYX, is still astounded by...

Consistency, commitment key to fitness-related New Year’s resolutions

It may only be the first week of December, but it’s never too early to think about that New Year’s resolution to get fit...

How do I choose a Poinsettia?

One of the joys of my Christmas season is gazing O at the sea of red that dominates huge areas in so manystores as retailers...

Harlingen Happenings

Mary Torres, Special to the Star The Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum and the Rio Grande Valley Museum Association, 2425 Boxwood St., invitie the community...

FRIO! McAllen to open Wednesday, run through Jan. 6 at convention center

For the first time, starting Wednesday, the McAllen Convention Center will be hosting the closest thing the city will experience this season to a...

Valley Baptist support groups navigate grieving process

With November serving as National Home Care and Hospice Month, Valley Baptist Health System continues to offer resources for those in the community who...

Prostate cancer screenings, men’s health a cocus in November

Movember – It’s a fun take on a very serious issue for men 55 years and older. On the heels of breast cancer awareness month,...

‘We are all dreamers’: Hope, community engagement focus of TEDxMcAllen event on Tuesday

The theme of this year’s TEDxMcAllen event came from a Post-it Note that read “dreamers.” During a meeting months ago with some TEDxMcAllen organizers and a variety of community leaders, Marcos Silva, the curator of the event, said that they were asked to write down the words that came to mind when they thought about the Valley. One answer stood out. “We were organizing all the responses into themes, and the one Post-it said ‘dreamers,’” Silva said. “And it hit us that every section we were organizing had somehow been, or is connected to a dreamer. “We realized that in one way or another, we are all dreamers.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.