Vackars give more than $2M to UTRGV for scholarships, largest gift in university history

BY Gail Fagan RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has announced the largest scholarship gift received in the institution's...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Best Landscape Designer

BY LAUREN OLBETERYou are the best landscape designer – for your own yard, that is. Nobody knows your likes and dislikes better than you...

Student Veteran Alliance Club gives gifts of hope

The Texas State Technical College Student Veteran Alliance Club recently presented three student veterans with $300 scholarships to assist with paying for classes and...

University graduate gets a second chance at TSTC

BY AMANDA SOTELOFrom La Sara, Texas, a small town outside of Raymondville, Reynaldo Garza, 26, finds himself studying at Texas State Technical College after...

Health insurance enrollment event to be held this Saturday

HARLINGEN – Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen will hold a free event to help Valley residents enroll in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care...

Doc Talk: Total knee, hip replacement

HARLINGEN – If you, or someone you know, experience pain when you walk, cannot bend your knee or hip, experience knee or hip pain...