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An ode to the glories of cabbage, with recipes for a Polish stew and...

JeanMarie Brownson, Chicago Tribune Even this deep into winter, I still crave the flavors coaxed from winter vegetables. Root vegetables, such as turnips and parsnips,...

Teach for America educator profile: Conner Vanden Hoek

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Conner Vanden Hoek is a 2020 Teach for America RGV Corps member teaching 12th-grade government and economics at Donna High School. What motivated you to...

Local professor and author hired as narrator in Kevin Costner’s new internet travel venture

WF Strong, a local author and communications professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, was recently selected to be a travel narrator...

Wickett celebrates 25 years as director of United Way of Southern Cameron County

Traci Wickett, the president and chief executive officer at United Way of Southern Cameron County, is described by the staff and board as a...

Marked by COVID: Mobile memorial honors lives lost to virus

HARLINGEN — A time to mourn. A time to remember, a time to consider, a time to recover. The local chapter of Marked by COVID, in...

Leading the way: Edinburg teen among historic first class of female Eagle Scouts

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Faralyn Stroop was always a scout — sort of. Because her brothers were Cub Scouts, a program in the Boy Scouts of America that was...

What to do with freeze damaged palms, fruit trees and landscape

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By Chuck Malloy, Palm Society of South Texas and Jennifer Herrera, CEA, Cameron County If you’re like us and have been outside, you can smell...

Harlingen Happenings

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By Mary Torres, Special to the Star What a difference a week makes in the Rio Grande Valley - from freezing weather to daily temperatures in...

6-year-old raises donations of cat, dog food

HARLINGEN — Instead of presents, Mikah Wolf, 6, wanted to help local dogs and cats. For her birthday this year, she asked for donations...

McAllen native emerging as young Hollywood storyteller 

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One evening in 2016 when Gabriela Flores was a junior at McAllen’s Memorial High School, she was in her parent’s bedroom begging them to...