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...

Finding hope: Harlingen couple promotes lupus awareness

HARLINGEN — It was a step forward. That’s all it took for Jay Garcia to decide to retire from a top management position in a...

Teen writer wins book award

HARLINGEN — At 14 years old, most middle school children are trying to become interested in reading and writing, but Katelynn Renteria had bigger...

Grooming by power couple

LA FERIA — Clarissa Rodriguez noticed her husband Alejandro Hernandez was really good about grooming himself in the beginning of their relationship. This hidden talent...

Going for the gold

SUBHEAD: Junior nurtures next gen writers By TRAVIS M. WHITEHEAD Staff Writer HARLINGEN — It was a smashing success. The young girls who participated last month in...

More than hobbies: Monthly Art Night to showcase Mercedes native

HARLINGEN — A retired law office administrator, Hortensia Ramos, 75, from Mercedes, has been a fan of artistic hobbies for a long time. Today, she...

Reaching the world

SAN BENITO — She got what she wanted. And what she wants is the chance to help others. Liliana Ramirez Vidaurre has just returned from Houston...

A solo win

RIO HONDO — The end of high school is a culmination of an era, but according to Josue Borrego, it was the kick-start to...

38 years of daycare: Nazarene Child Care highlights employee

HARLINGEN —A door covered in bees that spells out “The best place to bee” welcomes the classroom where Yolanda Lara, 56, has been taking...

Lexi the Lioness stands out

    LA FERIA — Chants and cheers are heard in a room full of cheerleaders and mascots trying to prove who is most spirited. But an...