Healthy Desserts: Entrepreneur shares business journey

When you enter "Amor y Pan" you can’t imagine that everything there is a healthy option, with the scent of the baking bread, the...

All in: UTRGV prof charts behavior during pandemic

Elena Quercioli’s life’s work lies at the intersection of economics and epidemiology in a field known, as a matter of fact, as “economic epidemiology.” As...

Valley nurse wins Mentor Award

Luz Maria Silva, MSN, RN, is a longtime Valley nurse and over the summer won this year’s “Outstanding UTRGV 2020 Mentor Award” for her...

Empowered Woman: Layer Boutique owner shares career journey

Wearing white sneakers, gray jeans and a flowery top, Sonia Villar welcomed us to her boutique last week just a few days after they...

Passion and dedication: Chief Jarrett V. Sheldon was made for the job

Considering Jarrett V. Sheldon's upbringing, it's not at all surprising that he wound up a firefighter. His father is a firefighter and Sheldon — now...

Singing Harmony: Barbershop gives Lopez a music all its own

Lopez Early College High School Head Choir Director Jason Whitney has become a vigorous advocate of barbershop music, embracing the genre for its ability...

Teacher to parents and students: We’re here with you

Nidia Latigo, 46, has been a teacher for 15 years. Currently at Hudson Elementary, she teaches 4th grade reading and social studies. Despite the...

Creative Opportunity: Local artist finds reinvention in times of COVID-19

Liliana Ede recently opened her exhibit "Amor Fo" at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art and said the abstract work is meant to make...

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...