Slice of Life

‘Into her light’: Lauren Bender sings her heart out

HARLINGEN — She sang of the sorrows, the quietness, the passions, and the mindless joy of a middle-aged woman who’d seen her share of...

Dahlia Guerra honored with Ohtli Award by Mexican Consulate

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By Pat Rodriguez, Special to the Star Dr. Dahlia Guerra, UTRGV assistant vice president for Public Art and Special Projects, has been honored with the Ohtli...

Port Isabel grad competing in TV talent competition

PORT ISABEL — From participating in church and school choirs to performing and competing with high school and university mariachi groups, Michael Bernard, 21,...

Weight loss journey leads to bodybuilding competition

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HARLINGEN— What started as a medical necessity to help with her pregnancy became a challenge that led to the bodybuilding stage. Jessica White, who lost...

Saving lives every day: PA works tirelessly to help COVID patients

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HARLINGEN —Vanessa Cobarrubias begins her day at around 7 a.m. and ends her day at 1 a.m. She works every single day, on Sundays...

Packed agenda: Julie Ng-Castillo active throughout Cameron County

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HARLINGEN — Julie Ng-Castillo stays busy. Her schedule is filled with activities, and her involvement in the Cameron County community has allowed her to expand...

Cadets win essay competition; Two MMA seniors win cash award for STEM essays

HARLINGEN — Two cadets from the Marine Military Academy are now $200 richer thanks to an award from Naval Horizons for their STEM essays....

After the news: Young anchorwoman reaching for the big time

HARLINGEN — What do Diane Sawyer, Christiane Amanpour, Hoda Kotb and Cassie Banda all have in common? They’re all high-powered broadcast journalists. You may not know...

Dedicated to serve: Korean War veteran honored for volunteer service

HARLINGEN — When doctors first diagnosed Carlos Rodriguez with post-traumatic stress disorder, there was no compensation. So, the Korean War veteran and Purple Heart recipient...

Show must go on: Harlingen native new schools music director

After a strange and chaotic year in which Harlingen school district musicians had to practice and perform online from their homes, the year is...
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