A. Colleen DeGuzman

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Colleen DeGuzman is a staff writer for The Monitor, covering features and general assignments. She can be reached at (956) 683-4424 or cdeguzman@themonitor.com.

MOSTHistory launches digital altar exhibit

In past years, this was the month when the museum’s gallery would be glowing with the flickering of small artificial candles complimenting altars placed...

Hidalgo County confirms three West Nile cases

Three cases of the West Nile virus have been confirmed in Hidalgo County, officials announced Monday. The cases include two Mercedes residents and one Weslaco...

Hallow-streaming: With restrictions instated specific to holiday, alternative activities planned

Streets won’t be filled with young superheroes and princesses scavenging for candy this year, but the community’s Halloween spirit and the traditions of Día...

Local horror author sets book in Weslaco

Richard Charles wanted to give something back to his hometown Weslaco, and he knows of no better gift than a good, chilling revenge story. Charles...

The Grande Narrative: Young adults work toward goal of diversified curriculum

Shaena Reyes never learned about Juneteenth as a student at McAllen’s Nikki Rowe High School. Reyes, who graduated in 2018, only learned this summer about...

Mercedes woman faces down cancer

Erika Galan remembers crying on her way to pick up her two daughters from their father’s house one day this August. She was worried they...

Rosario Guillen pushes to fulfill dance dreams

Pharr native Rosario Guillen may sometimes wake up with a body so sore it’s hard to get out of bed. For him, that’s the...

Monday is last day to register for November vote

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the November election as one of the most contentious and controversial presidential elections in...

Almaguer leaves indelible mark on Valley citrus industry

McALLEN — Jesus Almaguer could taste the Rio Grande Valley in oranges. His oldest granddaughter, Vickie Gomez, said if three oranges were placed in front of him —...

Speaking with UTRGV students, John Leguizamo talks Latin representation in media

Actor, comedian, writer and producer John Leguizamo said he makes sure the motive of all the screenplays, books and shows he has produced, and...