Slice of Life

6-year-old raises donations of cat, dog food

HARLINGEN — Instead of presents, Mikah Wolf, 6, wanted to help local dogs and cats. For her birthday this year, she asked for donations...

Family approach: Harlingen pharmacist fills prescriptions with personal touch

HARLINGEN — The personal touch. That’s what Andrew Zamorategui offers his patients at Cares RX, which he has owned and operated since 2008. “I really enjoy...

Community help: People donate to place homeless woman in a hotel

HARLINGEN — One viral post exceeded the expectations of two Harlingen women wanting to help. Melinda Cavazos met Jody and her dog Edna about a...

Choir director motivates students

HARLINGEN — “Sing, sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strong …” That timeless standard by the late Karen Carpenter fits very well with...

Passion in medicine: Cardiologist heals, bikes and runs

HARLINGEN — Dr. Charles Mild recalls a favorite moment that encouraged him to practice here. “There were a variety of things that brought me to...

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...

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...

Renovation for a cause: Boy Scout remodels teachers’ lounge

HARLINGEN — Since he was a fifth grader, Christopher Ringheanu, 16, has been a Boy Scout. Ringheanu said he is looking forward to hopefully becoming...

Microbe Hunter: Colombian-born physician on COVID-19 frontlines

HARLINGEN — “The Microbe Hunters” by Paul de Kruif details the fervent endeavors of such groundbreaking scientists as Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch. Such is...

Gutierrez Middle School instructor teaches science in practice

HARLINGEN — Making s’mores is easy. Just build a solar powered oven and pop them in. Stumped? Just ask Cesar Gonzalez’s integrated science students at Gutierrez Middle...
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