Harlingen Happenings

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By Mary Torres , Special to the Star It's hard to believe how much things have changed in one year. The activities which we once traveled to participate in have...

Violets are the flower of choice for February

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February’s flower is the violet. It’s associated with spiritual wisdom, humility, and faithfulness. This month[s flower also includes the primrose which has connotations of...

McAllen native Sada pursuing cinematography dreams with ‘Walker’ job 

Sebastian Sada’s fascination for filmmaking can be traced back to the countless MTV music videos he would watch as a young boy after school....

Austin Elementary teacher retires after 36 years

HARLINGEN — She’s retiring and can’t wait to return to work. Laura Perrill retired Friday from 36 years of teaching at Austin Elementary, but she’s...

Teach for America Profile: Samantha Munoz-Salto

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What motivated you to apply to join Teach for America and choose to teach in the Rio Grande Valley? During my undergraduate years, I always...

SPI Holiday Sandcastle Village celebrates Valentine’s Day

Locals and visitors of South Padre Island are celebrating Valentine’s Day with their loved ones in a way that showcases the unique aspects of...

Lifetime barber: 80-year-old celebrates many years of cutting hair

HARLINGEN— Tomas Flores turned 80 years old on Jan. 9, and he celebrated his 60th anniversary as a barber in Harlingen at the same...

Rep.’s office collecting Valentines for veterans, first responders

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BY JULISA NEVAREZ | STAFF WRITER McALLEN — Roses are red, violets are blue, send a letter, and say “thank you.” At least that’s the idea...

Art Business Incubator SPI celebrates first graduating class, welcomes new artists

From providing a space to create colorful and inspirational works of art to receiving on-going business training involving branding, sales and marketing, this new...

Labeled and Loved creates safe place for parents, caregivers

Dr. Lisa Peña, 37, from Rio Hondo, wears many hats in her life. Not only has she served veterans as a clinical pharmacist for more...