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Inspiration of ‘Triumph’: Movie premiere celebrates inclusivity

BROWNSVILLE — Mariachi serenaded the entrance at Cinemark Sunrise Mall as flashing lights turned on and welcomed what became a night of celebration and...

Harlingen Happenings

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By Mary Torres, Special to the Star May is National Preservation Month also known as Historic Preservation Month. This month celebrates the nation’s heritage through historic...

Dress to impress: Prom dress project allows girls to receive a donated dress

LA FERIA — After a year without a prom, students from La Feria High School will get to dance the night away and those...

Look for patterns of stars in the sky

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Whenever I see the Palo Verde in bloom I remember being a five-year-old in Port Isabel going to the First Methodist Church with my...

McAllen dance legend remembered as devoted pioneer and mentor

Being a Melba’s Girl means much more than dancing with poise and grace. Melba’s Girls will say it’s much more than pointed toes and...

The extra mile: School officials visit top students at home

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McALLEN – Four valedictorians from McAllen Independent School District were officially recognized during a surprise visit from superintendent, Dr. J.A. Gonzalez, their high school...

Jamie Graham goes from Blue Sunday volunteer to director

HARLINGEN — Jamie Graham’s journey with Blue Sunday, a nonprofit that helps abused and neglected children in South Texas, started with a photo on...

Grilling for a cause: Harlingen Knights of Columbus Council to host cookoff fundraiser

HARLINGEN — Whether you love barbecue or want to help a good local cause, this may be the fun-filled activity you were looking for. Harlingen’s...

McAllen offers free IMAS admission with COVID-19 vaccine

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The city of McAllen is offering free admission to the International Museum of Art and Science to those who get vaccinated during a clinic...

Roma-raised songwriter churns out hits in music industry

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Edgar Barrera writes, often without ever really writing anything down. Sometimes the Roma-raised songsmith will get his phone and record himself, uttering words into a...