National Heart Month

HARLINGEN – One in every four deaths is linked to heart disease. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women.Coronary...

A Red Esperanza??

BY LORI MURRAYLast December I had a very interesting phone call. Judy Veach was calling to ask me if I’d ever seen a red...

Hospital seeks volunteers to join healthcare team

HARLINGEN – Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others? To help others? To utilize your skillset...

Cameron County’s namesake

BY NORMAN ROZEFF Counties in Texas, more often than not, are named after an area’s favorite or notable son and many times by its pioneer...

Student volunteer inspired to become nurse returns eight years later

HARLINGEN — At the age of 15, Ingrid Ledbetter knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others and began on...

New use of technology benefitting cardio patients at Valley Baptist

HARLINGEN —Thanks to the use of upgraded technology, interventional cardiologists at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen are getting a clearer picture than ever when it...

April in the Garden

It’s not surprising the delicate daisy of April is associated with gentleness and innocence. The famous “He loves me, he loves me not” plucking...

In politics and life, decency is a must

BY Bill Reagan The national political conventions are over. People are determined or dismayed.Most are dismayed.There has always been a strong connection between faith...

Harlingen Happenings

By Mary Torres, Special to the Star We are in the midst of “The Dog Days of Summer” or “La Canícula,” the hottest, most sultry...

Part IX: San Benito own railroad, sugar mill

BY NORMAN ROZEFF EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the next installment in an ongoing series on San Benito’s Sam Robertson. To find previous articles, go to...