Dancers will be masked, attendees social distanced 

The longest-running-show in the Rio Grande Valley will look a little different this year. The Nutcracker, a beloved holiday show put on by the Rio...

Interest for adoptions increase amid pandemic

After the strike of a gavel, two children in Hidalgo County who were previously under the custody of the state of Texas were officially...

McAllen junior, cancer survivor publishes novel 

Not only is 17-year-old Abel Ramirez proud to call himself a cancer survivor, but now he also gets to say he’s an author. The McAllen...

Unable to perform live, Valley Symphony Orchestra films show, releases concert videos

McALLEN — The soft, ethereal yet ominous chimes and timbres of the Valley Symphony Orchestra’s percussionist floated through the hall of the McAllen Performing...

McAllen family hosts giveaway, donates 10 Thanksgiving meals 

BY MARIA RUIZ Since 2015, McAllen entrepreneurs Maria Roser and Uriel Barbosa have made it a family tradition to share their Thanksgiving leftovers with the...

PSJA graduate now directing in Chicago

Gliding her small hands over the faux yellow brick wall, Denise Serna knew as a first grader that she had a heart for theater. More...

Crippling day care centers another casualty of COVID-19

Aurora Gutierrez misses tying all her students’ little shoes. She misses holding their little hands and little backpacks, and teaching them about how to...

Edinburg-based animal shelter at capacity, seeks community’s help

The Palm Valley Animal Society in Edinburg has been a no-kill shelter since April, but the recent surge of kittens and puppies being turned...

Edinburg seeks veterans to recognize during virtual parade

EDINBURG — The city will be honoring its veterans virtually this year, and is asking the community for help to do so. On Nov. 11,...

UTRGV professor shines light on woman known as ‘Mexico’s Eve’

BY JULISA NEVAREZ Marina, Malina, Malintzin, Malinchi, Malintze and Malinche — these names may sound or look different, but they all describe one person. Camila Townsend...

Hallow-streaming: With restrictions instated specific to holiday, alternative activities planned

Streets won’t be filled with young superheroes and princesses scavenging for candy this year, but the community’s Halloween spirit and the traditions of Día...

Auction of mini homes to benefit Habitat for Humanity

BY STEPHANIE CHAPA At a time when the community is spending a lot more time at home — people are working from their home offices,...

Local horror author sets book in Weslaco

Richard Charles wanted to give something back to his hometown Weslaco, and he knows of no better gift than a good, chilling revenge story. Charles...

The Grande Narrative: Young adults work toward goal of diversified curriculum

Shaena Reyes never learned about Juneteenth as a student at McAllen’s Nikki Rowe High School. Reyes, who graduated in 2018, only learned this summer about...

Horror film casting in the RGV: Blood Moon Films to produce slasher ‘Forest of...

BY SOL GARCIA A new Rio Grande Valley horror production company is asking locals to join them in striking fear and reaping screams from movie...

Rosario Guillen pushes to fulfill dance dreams

Pharr native Rosario Guillen may sometimes wake up with a body so sore it’s hard to get out of bed. For him, that’s the...

McAllen High grad’s first film gets private Edinburg premiere 

Writer, director and composer Jack Danini turned his deep admiration for New York City and the lessons he learned about falling in love and...

Almaguer leaves indelible mark on Valley citrus industry

McALLEN — Jesus Almaguer could taste the Rio Grande Valley in oranges. His oldest granddaughter, Vickie Gomez, said if three oranges were placed in front of him —...

Trio of RGV natives compete in ‘American Ninja Warrior’ on NBC

There are two new ninja warriors in town. Valley natives Holly Cavazos and Gloria Orta were first-time contestants on NBC’s latest season of “American Ninja...

Edinburg CISD repurposes buses, drivers to deliver meals, school supplies 

EDINBURG — The last time Juan Heredia drove a school bus full of students, it was March. Since the pandemic hit, the school bus driver...

Boy Scouts to hold annual fundraiser virtually

The Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be holding a fundraising event next week to help support the local scouting...

Pre-teen unites with fellow Girl Scouts for Project Nurse Care Kit

Skyla Marroquin was so grateful for the healthcare workers who cared for her great grandmother while she fought COVID-19, that she had to do...

Pre-teen unites with fellow Girl Scouts for Project Nurse Care Kit

Skyla Marroquin was so grateful for the healthcare workers who cared for her great grandmother while she fought COVID-19, that she had to do...

Curriculum designers explore challenges of virtual fall semester

There are new reasons to have back-to-school jitters this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed Rio Grande Valley school districts to a virtual fall semester,...