Berenice Garcia

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Berenice Garcia covers Western Hidalgo County and Starr County for The Monitor. She can be reached at bereniceg@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4432.

Mission police officer killed in shooting

In a tearful news conference, flanked by law enforcement officers from several agencies throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez revealed...

Mission PD accused of excessive force

The city of Mission is defending itself and one of its police officers against accusations of excessive force following a January 2017 incident in...

Alton aims to crack down on underage drinking

Alton became the latest city to crackdown on underage drinking after the city commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance that would hold adults accountable if...

Alton aims to crack down on underage drinking

Alton became the latest city to crackdown on underage drinking after the city commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance that would hold adults accountable if...

Former police chief files lawsuit

Former Palmview Police Chief Christopher Barrera filed a lawsuit against the city last month alleging he was fired for “false reasons” and in retaliation...

Starr Co. homicide suspect has long criminal history

The suspect in the Saturday night shooting death of a 26-year-old woman in Starr County has a history of alleged violent crimes, including charges...

Defense attorney announces bid against Starr District Attorney

Amid news of Democratic candidates jumping into the 2020 presidential race, one local race is also getting underway with the announcement of one attorney’s...

Leaders in Starr County to push wall construction to river

As officials in Starr County prepare to meet with federal officials on border wall construction there, they’ve settled on a goal to shift construction...

Festival highlights history of Mexican-Americans in comics

An Afro-Latino Spider-Man may have won the hearts of critics and audiences alike with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” but the depiction of Miles Morales...

Burial ground in historic Peñitas earns designation, honored for its early roots

PEÑITAS — Norma Mandujano Herrera prayed before the grave of her great-grandmother, Sinforosa Perez Mandujano, where she lay interred in the St. Anthony cemetery...