‘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,...

Brothers’ Challenge: Siblings motivate each other to succeed

HARLINGEN — Ethan Mowers makes a great cheesecake. His brother Nathan, 13, plays basketball on the side. Ethan, 10, plays a great alto sax in the Coakley Middle School...

Going for first: San Benito student to compete at Educators Rising Nationals

SAN BENITO — Ashley Barahona likes to stay busy. Whether by tutoring younger students or playing the saxophone for the San Benito High School marching...

Mastering music: Middle schooler excels at four instruments

HARLINGEN — It started with the baritone. “I liked the sound of it, and also I enjoy music,” said Jacqueline Davis, 13. That was three years ago...

Aspiring to inspire

HARLINGEN — Inspiration. It is what makes us into who and what we are. “Happiness, courage, perseverance, motivation — words that propels us to. ....

Finding success

HARLINGEN— It’s not just hard work. It’s also a willingness to learn that helps make a person a leader. That’s what Bryan Streiff, a 19-year-old from...

Sky’s the Limit

HARLINGEN — He traces his roots to Cuba, Japan, France and the Canary Islands. But retired Air Force Master Sgt. Armando Tsukano has spent the...

A Texan Bloom

HARLINGEN — What started as an opportunity to learn became a lifetime craft for Abel Gonzalez Mencio, who was once a delivery driver for...

Being Amazing: Local children’s book author publishes work

HARLINGEN — Elke Allen scrambled looking for a gift to buy for a friend’s baby shower. The party was nearly two weeks away. And she didn’t...