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...

The Tampico Affair and the Invasion of Veracruz

BY NORMAN ROZEFF It was the Mexican Revolution period, and Mexico was in the state of upheaval. General Victoriano Huerta was president but was being...

Garden cleanup held to honor historic black church’s impact in McAllen

Hector Vargas said he can still hear the worship songs here at the Little Bethel Baptist Church more than 60 years later. The choir voice used to serenade his whole neighborhood. The church, the first African-American church in the city and a historic landmark recognized by the state, was torn down about 20 years ago. Bethel Garden now occupies the land in honor of it. On Saturday morning, more than a dozen people came together to clean up the garden to commemorate Juneteenth, which is Friday. Community members from across the Rio Grande Valley, some as young as 10-years-old, were seen planting flowers, repainting benches and pulling weeds.  Read the full story at themonitor.com.

The Grande Narrative: Young adults work toward goal of diversified curriculum

Shaena Reyes never learned about Juneteenth as a student at McAllen’s Nikki Rowe High School. Reyes, who graduated in 2018, only learned this summer about...

More than medicine, it’s the caring hand

While we are proud of the technology and medicine used at Valley Baptist Health System, our service is truly defined by the warmth and...

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,...

Valley Baptist resumes elective procedures

HARLINGEN — You can get that skin growth biopsied. You can get that hernia repaired. You can find out the cause of those abdominal...

Valley Baptist Abuse Response Team serves as advocate for Valley’s vulnerable

HARLINGEN – For victims of abuse and domestic violence, the road to healing and justice can be a difficult one to travel, but Valley...