Never RUNNING on empty: Alejandra Martinez

HARLINGEN — You will not ever find Harlingen marathon runner Alejandra Martinez, 29, making excuses or giving up at anything.For that reason, she’ll be...

WWII vet and retired MMA staff member looks back on time spent at the...

HARLINGEN — William Steigerwald is proud he helped instill the spirit of the U.S. Marine Corps into the minds of young men.The retired sergeant...

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...

Team effort: Local soccer team helps tidy up field

HARLINGEN — A local girls soccer team took matters into their own hands and helped clean up the field they play in. The RGV FC...

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...

David Leija: ‘Making today better than yesterday’

HARLINGEN — The news, as all of us know, can be relentless in reminding us of all the negatives that accompany modern-day life.A San...

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...

Rio Grande Valley culture inspires legacy alum’s first novel

By Priscilla Ramirez, Special to the Star Experts say to write about what you know. So Rubén Degollado has done just that. Degollado, an alumnus of...

Therapy aide makes career out of helping Moody Clinic children

Sitting atop a soft bench in the physical therapy room at Moody Clinic, Maria Garza secured rainbow-colored ankle-foot orthoses to 3-year-old Dafne Medrano’s legs...

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...