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BEARING WITNESS: Daughter laments not being able to comfort dying mother

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO When Maria Elena Saenz died of COVID-19 complications on Aug. 23 at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, she died alone. Her...

Teach for America educator sees herself in RGV students

Sara Arciniega Nevarez is a 2020 Teach for America RGV Corps Member and first-grade dual language at Henry Ford Elementary School in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo...

BEARING WITNESS: Family: Former La Feria official lived, died on his terms

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO José de Jesús Zuñiga, or Jesse as his friends and family called him, was determined to not die in the hospital if...

BEARING WITNESS: Family mourning Lupe Hernández comforted by storied life

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO Lupe Hernández loved a good story. When he came into the world on Dec. 12, 1953, the day that honors the apparition...

UTRGV wins computer exploring award

By LETTY FERNANDEZ UTRGV is one of just 50 institutions from around the world to receive a 2020 Google exploreCSR grant, awarded to help grow...

BEARING WITNESS: Graciela Gonzalez’s grace leaves indelible mark on community

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO Graciela Gonzalez died July 18, 2020, due to COVID-19 complications. Born on April 15, 1954, in Weslaco, she lived a life of...

COMMENTARY: Medicaid expansion: Good for business, good for families

I have long been a supporter of expanding Medicaid because I agree with Joe Straus, our former Republican speaker of the House, that government...

BEARING WITNESS: Couple wed for 50 years succumbs to COVID; lived American dream

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO Guadalupe “Lupita” Alanís and her husband José Luis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23, while interned as COVID-19 patients at...

McAllen family hosts giveaway, donates 10 Thanksgiving meals 

BY MARIA RUIZ Since 2015, McAllen entrepreneurs Maria Roser and Uriel Barbosa have made it a family tradition to share their Thanksgiving leftovers with the...

PSJA ISD alumna and ER nurse featured in documentary

BY JULISA NEVAREZ San Juan native Karina Elizondo’s pursuit to become a nurse has taken her across the country. The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School alumnus attended...