Weather head: Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith sees it coming

The name “Barry Goldsmith” is practically synonymous with weather in the Rio Grande Valley. The warning coordination meteorologist with the U.S. National Weather Service station...

Teacher honored as Distinguished Educator of Blind Students

Graciela Olivo has been a teacher of blind students in the Rio Grande Valley for over 35 years. This month, the National Federation of...

Riding as Zen: History teacher keeps skateboard handy

Tom Gomez is a history teacher at Garcia Middle School, a onetime boxer and football coach at Rivera High School, who is among the...

First year teacher excited about opportunities

HARLINGEN — It’s only been a year, but she’s already jazzed about teaching. “ It was a new journey for me, but I absolutely loved it,”...

String theory: Michael Quantz is a pioneer in guitar education

There was a time not so long ago that studying music on guitar in the classroom was basically unheard of. Oh sure, you could study...

History detective: Palo Alto chief recognized by NPS

Rolando Garza’s passion, innovation and hard work, in a job he can’t believe he’s lucky enough to have, continue to earn him accolades from...

Valley resident finds pleasure in helping others

Organizer Ruby Fuentes grew up in the Upper Rio Grande Valley. Raised Catholic, she was always involved with her church, St. John the Baptist...

Helping Hand: Good Neighbor director shares non-profit journey

When Hugo Zurita started his job as executive director of Good Neighbor Settlement House a few months ago, he did not imagine how vital...