Coastal studies: Leticia Contreras

BROWNSVILLE — As an intern with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research, Leticia Contreras gained valuable experience...

Heading North: Valley paranormal investigator goes to Canada to film for show

HARLINGEN — On Oct. 18 last year, the Valley Morning Star published a story with the headline, “Who you gonna call?”The story featured paranormal...

Keeping it old fashioned: Robert and Myra Elizondo

MERCEDES — Robert and Myra Elizondo handle bookkeeping and income tax in the Valley … the old fashioned way.It’s been business as usual the...

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...

A Swimming Success: Sarah Flores

HARLINGEN — Sarah Flores swam swiftly across the pool, rolling smoothly with each stroke.Sarah, 15, was practicing the second passion of her life at...

Mr. Baseball: Danny Gidora

HARLINGEN – Danny Gidora knows a thing or two about baseball and what it takes to be successful at the sportIn 2007, the Harlingen...

Lyford High seniors take top awards in FFA contest

LYFORD — Lyford High School seniors Morgan Thomas and Bailey Scogin took top state awards in an FFA competition that taught them how to...

Rare Honor: Local man proud of combat badges

HARLINGEN — Juan Cavazos pulls an old white piece of paper from his wallet. It is perfectly formed and one-eighth the size of the...

Gas service employee saves mother and daughter from house fire

SAN BENITO — While on the job Donovan Martinez, 34, became a hero. Last month, the Texas Gas Service employee helped save the life...