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Edinburg childrens’ Christmas wish is for their dad to be healthy again

EDINBURG — Usually, some kids ask Santa Claus for new toys or whatever trending electronic device is out on the market today, but for 25-year-old Miriam Esquivel’s children, they only ask that their dad get back to full health.

Mission family of 7 living in small home hope for brighter Christmas

MISSION — On the corner of Inspiration Road sits a small yellow apartment that a family of seven calls home.

Dire need: Vehicle issues to help children get to school impacting Edinburg family

EDINBURG — Cecilia Peralta, an Edinburg mother of five does all she can to provide for her family and give them a better future, but with every step forward it seems like life just throws something new to the mix.

Mission great-grandmother in need of help for her and her three grandchildren

MISSION — Elida Reyna, a great grandmother of three girls has been their guardian ever since the state granted her custody in 2014 and with the costs of raising three young girls becoming more expensive and recent medical emergencies to herself and her husband, she said the family is in need of help.

Mother of Edinburg boy who lost leg in crash looks to RGV for help

EDINBURG — Angel Flores couldn’t stand still. He walked around his home full of energy, showing off his musical talent by jumping from instrument to instrument.

Spirit of Christmas campaign nets tens of thousands for struggling RGV families

The United Way of South Texas is calling it the most successful Spirit of Christmas campaign yet.

McAllen actress helps donate to families in need during holiday season

McALLEN — Though the evening was gloomy with gray, cloudy skies and a cold, mist-like drizzle sprinkling atop surfaces, a beacon of hope still shined in the form of generosity for local families in need this holiday season with the help of McAllen native and actress Ariana Guerra, and her friends and family as well.

Christmas loses magic for Roma family who lost father to COVID

ROMA — Jose Angel Torres and his family had been isolated from each other on the morning of February 1, 2021 due to COVID-19.

Mercedes family hopes to raise money to help father combat his seizures

MERCEDES — A father’s decision to let his son sleep a little more one morning changed the trajectory of their life in ways they could have never imagined.