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...

Veteran scholar

By VICTORIA BRITO MORALES, Special to the Star HARLINGEN — As Veterans Day approaches, one UTRGV student can celebrate being the recipient of the Veteran of...

Team effort: Local soccer team helps tidy up field

HARLINGEN — A local girls soccer team took matters into their own hands and helped clean up the field they play in. The RGV FC...

To see her smile

DONNA — It’s been more than three months since Luz Perez has smiled. The 11-year-old Donna girl suffers from Rett syndrome, a severe neurological and...

Drive for success: Senior has a plan for college

HARLINGEN — He’s the first in his family to go to college, and he’s worked hard for it. “I think the biggest feeling is the...

Comfort food with a twist

HARLINGEN — An old fire station might not sound like the optimal option for a bar to everyone, but for Grace and George Seikaly it...

Voyage of a Star: Local 10-year-old shines on stage

HARLINGEN — It’s brought out the best in her, and that best is quite something. Bianca Rios, 10, is at it again, casting her spell...

Texan painter showcased; Artist featured for Art Night

HARLINGEN — Wearing a bright lime green shirt and open toed sandals, Nancy Fly, a South Texas-based oil painter, explained the inspiration and method...

Helping the animals: Birthday girl asks for dog food to donate

HARLINGEN — Guests who attended Giselle Benavidez’s 11th birthday party were asked in advance to not spend on presents. Instead, Giselle was asking for...