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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...