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Rosca de Reyes highlights Three Kings Day in Valley communities

La Rosca De Reyes being made and for sale at La Mexicano Bakery and Cake Shop on Friday in Edinburg. Families across the Valley were preparing to celebrate Dia de los Reyes. Also known as Epiphany, the day is meant to honor the Three Wise Men, or Three Kings, who were said to have visited the infant Jesus and brought him gifts. The day marks the end of the Christmas season.

Operation Christmas RGV still distributing toys, cheer to local families

Emanuel Martinez still remembers the first request for help that his new nonprofit organization received. It was November 2022, and Operation Christmas RGV was, and still is, a fledgling charity whose aim is to “spread hope and joy” throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

South Texas Health System welcomes five Christmas Day newborns

South Texas Health System welcomed the first baby born on Christmas at the hospital into the world at 7:10 a.m.

DHR Health, Brownsville police host toy giveaway

BROWNSVILLE — The cars waited like the patient seekers of meager blessings for the season that is upon us.

Jolly Old Saint Nick makes spirits bright at Edinburg hospital

EDINBURG — Stricken with pneumonia and hospitalized, 6-year-old Ethan Eanes looked outside his hospital room window late Thursday morning and got the surprise of his life: Santa Claus was in town, and had flown here to DHR Health to make Christmas brighter for kids like him.

Photo Gallery: Jolly Old Saint Nick makes spirits bright at Edinburg hospital

EDINBURG — It was a blue Christmas for several children at the DHR Health campus in Edinburg. Santa Claus donned the color as he accompanied Pharr police to deliver toys and a bit of cheer to sick and injured children who might be spending the holiday away from home.

Photo Gallery: Edinburg family’s tamales tradition full of chaos, craziness, and quality time

EDINBURG — For Josefina Segovia and her daughter Letty Segovia Luna, 63, both of Edinburg, making tamales for Christmas has become a tradition that’s been passed down from mother to daughter from generation to generation.

Trail ride brings Christmas toy drive to Sebastian

SEBASTIAN — The horses move with that vitality that only a cool morning with flawless sunshine can create.

Brownsville author shares ‘Chrismas’ Tex-Mex take on popular poem

BROWNSVILLE — The crowd was standing-room only inside Tuesday evening at Búho, Brownsville's lone independent bookstore located on East Washington Street.

Mission police, city officials bring Christmas joy to family in need

MISSION — Upon reading The Monitor's Spirit of Christmas story on Elida Reyna and her family, the city of Mission and its police department went above and beyond to give the Reyna family a Christmas they will never forget.