Still advancing

HARLINGEN — They worked hard for their certifications. Trade students wondered what would happen when the Harlingen school district responded to COVID-19 by closing campuses....

Comprehension, engagement and the enjoyment of learning

PORT ISABEL — While growing up, Tifani McIver felt inspired by her teachers to pursue a career in education.  From seeing them teach materials in...

Student sculptures stalled by COVID-19

HARLINGEN — It was to be a monument to her ingenuity, a testament to her originality, evidence of her innovative powers. Instead, Cara Ingram’s half-finished...

Rookie of the Year: San Benito technician wins national award

SAN BENITO — Whether it’s replacing outdated computer equipment, performing upgrades or troubleshooting electronic systems, technician James Baker, 38, has the skills for fixing...

New teacher makes big impression

HARLINGEN — She’s a natural. Tammy Escalante has only taught for four years, but the Harlingen School of Health Professions has already named her Teacher...

Photographer shoots Class of 2020 seniors for free

HARLINGEN — Clorox wipes, a face mask and a cap and gown are all seniors needed for the perfect photo. Class of 2020 seniors might...

Teacher in number one spot at local school

HARLINGEN — She’s “it.” That’s why Diana Garcia’s peer teachers at Travis Elementary have nominated her as the school’s Teacher of the Year. “ It’s an honor,”...

Vocal powerhouse continues achieving greatness

HARLINGEN — Like all of us, Gabby Rae Garza’s plans have been disrupted by the pandemic. Still, again like so many, the high-octane singer/actress from...

Road to stardom

DEcKHED: Ellie Palacios becomes Young Master recipient By ELSA CAVAZOS Staff Writer   HARLINGEN — For Ellie Palacios, 15, Broadway is the ultimate dream, and now the...

Caring for others: Harlingen resident pursues medical career

HARLINGEN — April Estrada, 20, has always had a passion for helping people. From helping her five younger siblings whenever they were sick or hurt...