Local teenager to compete in pageant

HARLINGEN — Anyssa Rivas will be competing today in the Miss Texas Petite pageant in San Antonio. This will be the 19-year-old’s first state pageant,...

Senior plans to serve as Army cavalry scout

HARLINGEN — She’s on the move. From basketball, to cheerleader, firefighter and cavalry scout, Avery Alexander always seeks some new challenge. The Harlingen High School South...

Children’s Hero: Youth leader on call at all hours

HARLINGEN — When things get tough, there’s always Myra. The kids at the Wilson Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harlingen know that...

New District Rotary Governor; Bartnesky Jr. represents Harlingen

HARLINGEN — After years of being involved with the Harlingen Rotary Club, Eddie Bartnesky became District Governor for District 5930. To become one, he had...

Harlingen resident chosen to lead South District of BPO Elks

HARLINGEN — After years of moving up in the ranks, this philanthropist has earned one of the top titles in this charitable organization that...

Cookies for College: Harlingen resident donates sweets to local healthcare workers

HARLINGEN — For Madelynn Hill, baking cookies is something that makes her smile, especially when they’re given to someone as a gift. As healthcare workers...

Local florist gets accredited by national institution

LA FERIA — Local florist Abel Gonzalez Mencio continues to collect accolades. In a virtual induction celebration July 5 through Facebook Live, Mencio was honored...

Holistic Approach: Local golf coach best in nation

HARLINGEN — The whole package. That’s how Wendy Bullock approaches a student when she teaches golf. “ Really that’s been the way that I have taught forever,”...

Art to go: Painter starts home art kits for children

HARLINGEN — As extracurricular activities such as karate, dance and others have been cancelled, painting can still be done. Mayte Zebrowski, owner of Artsy Color...

South Texas ISD teacher wins recognition from state

OLMITO — The best way to understand history is to become a part of it. Elizabeth Carr has spent long hours emphasizing that point to...