Rio Grande Valley culture inspires legacy alum’s first novel

By Priscilla Ramirez, Special to the Star Experts say to write about what you know. So Rubén Degollado has done just that. Degollado, an alumnus of...

Golfer relives hole-in-one

HARLINGEN — Life-long golfer Pat Bader will always remember the day she hit her first hole-in-one, as will all visitors to Stuart Place Golf...

Being a part of it

HARLINGEN — “I-I-I love New Yorrrrrrrk! I-I-I love New Yorrrrk.” Joy Gathright is singing that song loud and clear as she enjoys the power and...

Aspiring counselor has years of experience to share

HARLINGEN — She’s just getting started and there’s no end in sight. When Rosie Loya revealed her plans to finish her bachelor’s of science and...

‘Need to work hard’

HARLINGEN — When he first arrived here, he didn’t know a word of English. Now Adrian Garcia, a senior at Harlingen School of Health...

Higher pursuits

Harlingen High School South graduate Gerson Rivera has had many families over the course of his young life growing up as a foster child,...

Promoting success: Music professor involved in Open Educational Resources

BROWNSVILLE — University of Texas Rio Grande Valley music professor Art Brownlow has worked on the UTRGV Brownsville campus since 1984 but for four...

Creative Therapy: Art Night to feature pieces by veterans

HARLINGEN — For Arnie Rodriguez, drawing or creating art were not his first hobbies to turn to, but after being introduced to them, they...

Doctor brings advanced procedures to Valley

HARLINGEN — He started out studying plastic surgery. It only made sense. Several of Dr. Ameer Hassan’s relatives were plastic surgeons. But something just wasn’t...

Club director devotes long hours helping youths succeed

HARLINGEN — Building futures, one kid at a time. That seems to be Sophia Cantu’s mission as director at the LeMoyne Gardens unit of the...