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Avrel Seale talks about ‘Beginner’s Luck’ and birding

Looking to begin birdwatching? If so, join Avrel Seale for “Beginner’s Luck: My First Year of Birding” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the...

Current Cuisine: Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Today is my late father Rick’s birthday. I adored him. He was an impressive man, and he loved food, especially Italian food. He did...

Gladys Porter Zoo’s iconic gorilla dies

Gladys Porter Zoo staff are mourning the passing of Lamydoc, the patriarch of the zoo’s multi-generational Western lowland gorilla troop. On the Tuesday after in...

Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day at Quinta Mazatlan

March 12th is National Plant a Flower Day, and now is the best time to start planting, growing and enjoying flowers at your home. Join...

Expert shares tips for backyard gardening as spring nears

Interested in starting your own vegetable garden? Not sure where to start? Ask an experienced farmer for tips and tricks on how to begin and...

Wildlife on display at photo exhibition

When it comes to wildlife, there are few places more diverse than the Lower Rio Grande Valley and that diversity will be showcased at...

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND Los Fresnos Rodeo: From Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 20, the biggest little rodeo in Texas returns to Los Fresnos for a weekend of...

Last Call: A good bar needs grenadine

We all know and expect a well stocked bar to have all the staples — rum, vodka, gin, etc. — and we expect the...

Current Cuisine: Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Sandies

If you like peanut butter cookies, you will love these. They are saltier, richer and tangier than the usual crisscross variety and like any...

Current Cuisine: Shrimp Dumplings

In celebration of the Lunar and Chinese New Year, here I offer some delightful shrimp dumplings, simply dressed with rice vinegar and zesty sesame...