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Youth volunteers build wooden ramps for those in need

HARLINGEN — Kenistyn Cordero of Lehi, Utah, had just fastened two boards with a power drill.

Photo Gallery: Youth volunteers build wooden ramps for those in need

HARLINGEN — Twelve young people had come from throughout the United States to build ramps for people in need.

Edinburg to host Filipino Festival at municipal auditorium Saturday

The city of Edinburg is hosting its annual Filipino Festival on Saturday where community members can enjoy the heritage of the Philippines, such as dance performances and a fashion show featuring traditional attire.

Harlingen Rotary Club to use Centennial Gala to raise funds for soccer complex improvements

HARLINGEN — The young soccer player positions himself for just a moment then runs in a swift curve toward the ball.

Quinta Mazatlán to kick off summer events with superhero trail

To kick off its Thursday Night Live for the summer, Quinta Mazatlán is inviting the community to its Superhero Trail through the woods event this Thursday. 

Concert set for 7 p.m. Friday at Valley Keyboards in McAllen

Valley Keyboards will host a performance titled “Opera and Songs: From Europe to the Americas” featuring soprano Hannah Moreno and pianist Érico Feire Bezerra at 7 p.m. today, June 2, in Miller Recital Hall, 900 Harvey Ave. in McAllen.

Food Bank RGV’s Empty Bowls are ready to be painted this Saturday

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley is inviting the public to its Empty Bowls Paint Party Kick-off, which is set to transpire at the Radisson Hotel McAllen Airport.

LUPE, UTRGV farmworker movement exhibition on display at Alamo museum

The city of Alamo’s museum is hosting a new exhibit depicting the influence of the farmworker movement titled “El Movimiento Continúa: Cultivando Nuestras Semillas,” or “The Movement Continues: Cultivating Our Roots,” officials announced.

Friendship of Women in Brownsville to hold gallery walk, wine and cheese social

The community non-profit organization Friendship of Women, Inc. will celebrate its work through an event called “The Power of Hope” on Thursday at the George Ramirez Performing Arts Academy, 543 E 11th St., in downtown Brownsville.

Teach for America Educator Profile: Haylin Luna

Haylin Luna is a 2021 Corps Member with Teach For America. She’s currently finishing her second year teaching AP Chemistry and AP Physics (both standard and Dual Language) at PSJA Collegiate School of Health Professions.