Connecting with people: Nurse has a passion for care-giving

HARLINGEN — It’s been 50 years. But Barbara Disbennett is just as passionate about nursing as she was the day she started. “I always wanted to...

Grasshoppa ready for tea: Antique store owner creates unique room

HARLINGEN — Yoli Cruz has always loved collecting beautiful things. It could be a chandelier, a brooch or even an old coin from a...

Young mason: Harlingen grad scores big at national competition

HARLINGEN — She did it. Sadat Gutierrez, 18, has proven herself one of the best young masons in the nation, having placed sixth out of...

Success is a job well done: Talented, diverse, local artist happiest when painting

  HARLINGEN – When Terri Peralez was in the fourth grade, a substitute teacher changed her life. The 62-year-old Brownsville resident remembers the moment like it...

Spider Man: Tae Kwon Do master, teacher an avid tarantula collector

HARLINGEN – Tae Kwon Do Master Instructor Rick Ramirez has practiced martial arts most of his life. The 32-year-old Harlingen native, who has his own...

Molding Minds: Nurse to begin dream of teaching

HARLINGEN — After years and years of practice, she now gets to pass on what she knows. “I’ve always wanted to be an instructor of...

Changing and saving lives

HARLINGEN — Having first met at a Salvation Army Camp, what started as a first encounter became a lifetime of service together for Ernest...

Not always ‘behind the scenes’

HARLINGEN — Don Rinearson can typically be seen in the D’Arte Centre Gallery climbing a ladder to precisely hang artworks from members of the...

‘Good times only’: DJ keeps oldies alive in San Benito

SAN BENITO — Jose Ramon Palacios has one goal in mind when he takes the DJ booth during Wednesday Oldies at Oak Hill Event...

A tuned triumph

INFOBOX: NAME — Yarellie Rodriguez AGE — 13 SCHOOL — Riverside Middle School HOBBIES — Reading and practicing the violin By ALANA HERNANDEZ Staff Writer SAN BENITO — Yarellie Rodriguez,...