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‘Stay kind’: Villarreal retiring after 45 years with credit union

Jimmy Carter was in the second year of his presidency when Olga Villarreal showed up for her first day on the job as a part-time teller for Valley Federal Credit Union on July 12, 1978.

‘Meet Camille’ opens July 22-23 at Camille Playhouse in Brownsville

The Camille Playhouse will launch its Diamond Jubilee season with "Meet Camille," a two-day show July 22-23 featuring hit songs from its best musicals of the past 60 years.

Photo Gallery: Families flocking to Pirate’s Cove in Edinburg to cool off

Water splashing in children's faces as the boys and girls giggle and chase each other while their parents laugh and keep a watchful eye — it's summer in the Rio Grande Valley, and people who are just looking for a way to beat the heat soaked up these vibes at the new Pirate's Cove splash park in Edinburg on Monday.

Valley artwork among 500 pieces on display at Cheech Marin’s exhibit in California

This June as the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in Riverside, California celebrates its first anniversary with a new exhibit of "Cheech Collects" Rio Grande Valley artists continue to claim their place at the table.

Smoke Crafters in Mission, McAllen driving business with personal touch, creative meats

MISSION — Smoke Crafters BBQ is more than just great barbecue. It’s an experience.

Residents ‘looking for community’ celebrate RGV PRIDE’s 10th anniversary on South Padre Island

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — RGV PRIDE was in full swing Saturday for a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community over a two-day weekend event here at the Cameron County Amphitheater and Event Center.

Veteran therapist pulls from WWII father’s life to help treat PTSD

Rosalinda Jimenez was inspired to pursue a career that deals with mental health because of her father, who no one knew “was depressed until he mentioned it,” she said. Recollections of how her father, Isabel Jimenez, a World War II veteran, would “suffer in silence” and only spoke of his experience late in his life helped her realize the toll that war took on his mental health, and that there are many like him who still struggle.

Culinary camp adds flavor to students’ summer at Harlingen’s Laurel Park Bistro

HARLINGEN — Isabela Pierce, of Harlingen, and Thérèse Lawrence, of Brownsville, both 12 years old, pay close intention as chef and proprietor Diego Benitez walks them through how to fill piping bags full of pastry cream that make up the layers of the classically French dessert, the napoleon, June 15 in the kitchen at Laurel Park Bistro.

Brownsville Tejano artist wins 2023 Songwriter of the Year award

Brownsville Tejano artist Lorenzo "Lorenzini" Lopez added another accolade to his rising career when he won Best Songwriter of the Year at the 5th All Star Music Awards over the Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio.