Cristina M. Garcia

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Cristina M. Garcia covers Weslaco, Donna, Mercedes and the Delta area for The Monitor. She can be reached at cgarcia@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4441.

Duty-free shop to open at Donna-Rio Bravo Intl. Bridge

The Donna City Commission joined an international business owner Tuesday evening for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the construction of a duty-free store near the...

Church names clergy accused in abuse cases

The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville on Thursday released a list of 13 priests and a deacon the church deemed “credibly accused” of sexually assaulting...

First business to open at light industrial park in Mercedes

MERCEDES — A dialysis center will be the first to open at the vacant light industrial park here, and leaders are preparing for another...

Donna to begin construction of southbound commercial lanes at bridge

DONNA — The Donna City Council along with U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, broke ground Monday on the construction of southbound commercial lanes, an...

Donna waiving building permit fees for flooded homeowners

DONNA — The city council decided Tuesday to waive building permit fees for homeowners affected by June’s flooding.DONNA — The city council decided Tuesday...

Weslaco residents seek answers on drainage

WESLACO — Various citizens attending a lengthy city commission workshop Tuesday stood up frequently to question and even occasionally berate staff and commissioners out...

Weslaco City Commission focusing on drainage improvements

While residents continue removing moldy drywall and damaged furniture from within their homes, the Weslaco City Commission will hold a special meeting Tuesday to...

FEMA disaster crews begin door-to-door visits

PHARR — Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives this week began distributing information about federal assistance available for residents impacted by floodwater.PHARR — Federal Emergency...

Weslaco residents seek answers after floods

WESLACO — A few hundred residents showed up to the first flood forum Wednesday, many of them placing the blame on city administration and...

Taqueria owner heartbroken at sight of flooded business

WESLACO — Alfredo Treviño waded through the knee-deep, murky water that swamped his taqueria Thursday afternoon after vicious thunderstorms and showers dumped 15 inches...