Part IV: Sam’s busy canal ventures in the Valley

BY NORMAN ROZEFF EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the next installment in an extensive series on Sam Robertson. The preceding parts can be found at www.valleystar.com.Once...

Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Debunking the Myths: Part I

In preparation for the National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 25th through the 31st, we bring to mind the myths, misconceptions, and the...

Alice and Puberty

Puberty is hard time for almost any child to go through. Your body changes. Your voice changes. Even your personality may change.It can be...

History of Grapes

BY BONNIE GARCIAThe history of grape growing in Texas predates that of California by nearly a century. As early as the 1680’s, Franciscan monks...

Dr. Todd Shenkenberg named Physician of the Year

HARLINGEN – Dr. Todd Shenkenberg, Oncologist, has been named the 2015 “Physician of the Year” for Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen.Since coming to the Valley...

Surgical Weight Loss Program to offer information

HARLINGEN – Losing weight. It is not an easy task to accomplish. It takes a sincere commitment, on your behalf, to eat healthier, exercise,...

Part III: The railroad’s first freight and passengers; meeting Lon C. Hill

BY NORMAN ROZEFF EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third part in an ongoing series on Sam Robertson. The other parts can be found at www.valleystar.com.As...

Keeping our compass heading true in the New Year ahead

“Ring out the false, ring in the true.”Alfred Lord TennysonWhile thinking about writing this article, I reminisced about my flying days in the Air...

Jude and his wonderful smile

Jude had been in room 623 for over two years. He had come from a PPCD unit (preschool program for children with disabilities) but...

Take a Challenge!

Recent research studies show that a bit of peer pressure and small cash incentives help people lose weight.A study published in the Annals of...