Educating community on warning signs during Suicide Awareness Month

HARLINGEN – Because of the stigmas still associated with mental health, suicide is a topic that can be difficult to discuss. However, such discussions are...

Valley Baptist working to educate on dangers of Sepsis

HARLINGEN — Sepsis is a medical emergency that kills more than 258,000 Americans each year, but unlike diseases such as cancer that have the...

The Matamoros Hurricane of 1844

By NORMAN ROZEFF, Special to the Star Thanks to the thoughtfulness of Miles Reynolds new light has been thrown on the subject event. Mr. Reynolds, a...

Valley Baptist nursing school pre-entrance testing underway

HARLINGEN – When deciding which career path to take nearly 15 years ago, Amadeo Flores III had a decision to make, and he chose...

Harlingen Happenings

  By Mary Torres, Special to the Star The Cameron County Historical Commission meets today at 2:00 p.m. at the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park,...

VBHS to host Breastfeeding Fair

With August serving as National Breastfeeding Month, Valley Baptist Health System is working hard to continually provide education and support on the importance of breastfeeding for newborns and mothers of the community. Those efforts will culminate with Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville’s annual breastfeeding health fair, scheduled for Saturday, August 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Brownsville Farmer’s Market at Linear Park. During the free event, participants will have the opportunity to receive valuable information on breastfeeding, safe practices during pregnancy, and safe baby practices in both English and Spanish, said Samantha Martinez, clinical supervisor of children’s services at Valley Baptist-Brownsville. Free glucose and blood pressure screenings will be available, in addition to free giveaways aimed at supporting new mothers on their breastfeeding journey. Read the full story at valleystar.com.

RGV Memories: Harlingen in the 50’s

Tom Patterson was a 1956 honor graduate of Harlingen High School, where his mother was the best teacher at the time and no doubt...

From Farm to Family

Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist One of the things we enjoy when we make our annual summer trip to Michigan is...

Time for exercise still important during busy back to school schedules

HARLINGEN – As local children head back to school, homework, athletics, after-school activities, and more can often lead to busier schedules for parents as...

Container Gardening Part III – Feeding and Watering

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist Planting your container is simple, but if you don’t have a potting bench or good...