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Health milestone: Cardiologist saving lives with new procedure

HARLINGEN — The half-century mark. Dr. Shereef Hilmy, 72, just hit that milestone Friday when he performed a life-saving surgical procedure for the 50th time...

Reaching high: Harlingen student signs to major university

HARLINGEN — And it’s off to the Windy City. After years of ardent study and impressive grades, Christopher Nowak, 17, has landed a spot at...

Hoop Shoot: Kids throw hoops across the state

HARLINGEN — Cristian Cisneros was pretty psyched last weekend when he won a state contest for shooting hoops. “I want to play at a professional...

Singing senior keeps taking center stage

HARLINGEN – Her rise in the music world began simply enough. Cadence Carpio didn’t know what elective to choose, so “just by chance” she signed...

Taking on challenges: Nurse teaching students about life and trade

HARLINGEN — She didn’t go looking for nursing, but it found her. Sandra Gallardo was enjoying a life of health and happiness with her husband...

Beating the odds: Harlingen golfer achieves hole-in-one

HARLINGEN — Around 25 years ago, Lynda McCullough’s interest in sports led her to take on golf and immediately fell in love with it. She...

Sense of purpose: Teacher takes long, steady trajectory through life of educator

HARLINGEN — It has been said that we don’t choose the things we believe in, they choose us. For Delia Gutierrez, that might very well...

Achieving goals: Port Isabel native named Cameron County Agent of Year

PORT ISABEL — A local realtor’s persistence and determination to help make people’s dreams become a reality has led her to become a standout...

Delivering excellence: San Benito student advances in film festival competition

SAN BENITO — Hannah Benavides has always had a passion for writing and expressing her creativity. When she was a child, she began making short...

Levi and Steadman a force against fear

He and his human, Cathy Steadman, stroll down the hallways of the Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy, greeting students and smoothing out their...