Palm Trees

BY CHUCK MALLOY and Palm Society of South Texas memberWhen you drive into the Rio Grande Valley on the Texas Tropical Trail, what’s the...

Heart Health for Life

HARLINGEN — Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen has been celebrating the American Heart Association’s “Heart Month” with a variety of screenings and educational events during...

Hawaiian hot dogs with grilled pineapple and teriyaki mayo

Serves 8Ingredients½ pineapple, cut in half then sliced into ¼ inch thick rounds1 teaspoon grape seed oilOptional: ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper8 hot dogs -...

Bánh mì hot dogs

Serves 8Ingredientsfor the daikon/carrot slaw:(adapted from the kitchn)1 c julienned daikon1 c julienned carrotsa big pinch of salt1/4 c sugar1/2 c white vinegar1 c...

Buffalo Chicken Dogs

Buffalo Chicken DogsServes 6 DogsIngredients1 pound ground chicken2 tablespoon parmesan cheese1 tablespoon panko bread crumbs1/2 cup butter, melted1 cup hot sauce (use Franks)1/2 teaspoon...

Violet is this month’s flower

BY LORI MURRAYFebruary’s flower is the violet. They are associated with spiritual wisdom, humility, and faithfulness.This month’s flowers also include the primrose which has...

Part 1: Children of alcohol abuse, and alchoholism

“Alcoholism isn’t a spectator sport. Eventually the whole family gets to play.”Joyce Rebeta-BurdittAs we are in the throes of Children of Alcoholics Awareness Month,...

Part VIII: Sam’s own history (continued)

BY NORMAN ROZEFF EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the latest installment in an ongoing series on San Benito’s Sam Robertson. Find the previous parts at www.valleystar.com.DevelopmentCompany...

Regan and the glass of Coke

Regan loved sodas as did most of the children in Room 623. During classroom parties, it was a certainty that Regan would announce to...

An Organic Arsenal

BY LAUREN OLBETEROrganic gardening means gardening without using synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. It does not mean leaving everything to chance and using no...