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.

Art takes center stage at event in memoriam of the Rio Grande 

MISSION —  Clutching onto homemade artwork and signs that mournfully honored the river here, protesters marched a mile-long trek Sunday towards the Rio Grande,...

Valley accordionists win 2019 Big Squeeze contest

BY A. COLLEEN DeGUZMAN SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Rio Grande Valley natives were crowned champions of the Texas Folklife Big Squeeze Youth Accordionist competition May 11...

Force awakened

Force awakened Star Wars Day celebrated with lightsabers, good memories By COLLEEN DeGUZMAN STAFF WRITER McALLEN — Adrian Salinas, 36, learned English by watching “Star Wars.” At...

New man in blue

ALTON — Arms were extended in prayer from all angles of the Alton City Hall Friday night. While the mayor, Salvador Vela, led the...

Squeeze play

Young accordionists record auditions for state competition BY A. COLLEEN DeGUZMAN STAFF WRITER PALMVIEW — Johnny Joe Gutierrez, a sophomore at Palmview High School, said that when...

Area residents put on cowboy hats for Livestock Show Parade

MERCEDES — Gusts of wind blew through Mercedes this morning, whipping napkins and candy wrappers out of the hands of thousands of the Rio...

RGV Livestock Show ready to kick off

MERCEDES — Luis Saldaña has attended every Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Rodeo since birth. Now, he is on his third year of being...

Volunters 'Brave the Shave'

For months, Mathy Davis’ favorite accessory was a big yellow button that read, “Ask me why I am bald.” “Some people thought I had cancer...