JHK Equestrian Country Club owner Jamie Ricks instructs a student in the riding arena. (VBR)

Summer Camps Keep Kids Busy

When the final school bell rings in the summer break, many parents turn to private businesses for programs to keep their children active through new experiences. Throughout the Rio Grande Valley there are dozens upon dozens of summer camps offering just about any activity that catches a youngster’s fancy. From horseback riding to physical fitness and art to academics, these businesses offer year-round classes in their fields, but come summer…

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Vinyl Spins Back into Style

The aroma of incense is in the air. Posters of rock and roll legends line the walls along with pieces of art created from…

Island Native Surfs to Success

Kerry Schwartz discovered surfing at a young age growing up in the Rio Grande Valley. “Surfing was always my passion,” he said. “I even…
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Taking a Byte from the Apple

A father/son team has carved out a niche in the recycling industry by…

Turning a Profit for a Nonprofit

A deciding factor for many people who give to nonprofit organizations…

Upcoming Jank Event Launches New Rub

Community event celebrates local talent The Jankster himself, Lamar…