Looking forward to fix America

BY Bill Reagan Two hundred forty years ago 56 men pledged their lives and fortunes to a new, independent nation, The United States of...

Back to school: Stressful for both students and parents

The new school year is about to begin. We have left behind the often stressful hustle and bustle that school preparation has presented us,...

The Kapok Tree

BY MARY LOU ILERWhen strangers ring your doorbell to ask what kind of tree is growing in your yard, you know you have an...

Mental health and substance abuse services: Continuing the battles

The “War” rages on as we continue the battles to provide needed services to those individuals and families afflicted with Mental Illness and Substance...

Pruning Roses

BY LORI MURRAYEvery year as Valentine’s Day approaches, I find myself wondering about pruning my roses, so this year I decided to do a...

Healthier lifestyle

HARLINGEN – For Valley residents looking for options to lose weight during the new year, Valley Baptist Medical Center holds free “Introduction to Medical...

COMMENTARY: What it takes to be a winner

BY Bill Reagan Everyone wants to be a winner. To be a winner you have to know what winners know.Winners know how to feel....

Yellow bells of esperanza are popular nectar source

By Anita Westervelt, Texas Master Naturalist The air will soon be aflutter with masses of colorful butterflies searching for colorful flowers and rich nectar sources. One...

Foundation advancing Stroke Care for Rio Grande Valley

HARLINGEN/BROWNSVILLE – When a stroke occurs in a patient, every second matters. Each second that passes can impact a patient’s survival rate and physical...

Valley Baptist Neuroscience Department takes part in groundbreaking stroke research

HARLINGEN / BROWNSVILLE - As it relates to ischemic stroke treatment, patients and physicians have often relied on the saying “time equals brain” –...