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From the Doctor’s Notebook

From the Doctor’s Notebook

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VALLEY WOMAN BECOMES 1ST TO GO HOME SAME DAY AFTER WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY HARLINGEN – A 59-year-old Valley woman, Celeste Ramirez, has become the first Cameron County resident to go home the same day as having weight-loss (bariatric) surgery. Dr. Ashraf Hilmy, General & Bariatric Surgeon, recently performed the first same-day…

Letter to the Editor: Food for Thought

Letter to the Editor: Food for Thought

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To the citizens of Santa Rosa, It is election time in our little city once again. Here are a few “food for thought” questions I would like to share just to get you thinking. What type of people do we want to represent us for the next two years? Do…

Teen Topics: Joke Gone Awry

Teen Topics: Joke Gone Awry

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Last week a friend of mine told me a story about a situation one of our acquaintances had encountered, and I would like to share it with you, with hopes that you will take away some of the lessons that I did. A high school student, who we will call…

Fun with Etiquette: Guidelines for Lent

Fun with Etiquette: Guidelines for Lent

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Dear Ms. Etiquette, With Lent upon us, I am a bit confused about fasting and eating meat on Friday’s. Can you clarify? – Catholic Lenten Observer Dear Catholic, The following are the Guidelines for Lent: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the most important penitential days of the Church year.…