Danya Perez-Hernandez

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Danya Perez-Hernandez is the education reporter for The Monitor. She can be reached at dperez-hernandez@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4435.

UT regents select interim chancellor

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents selected Larry Faulkner as interim chancellor to fill in William McRaven’s role after his...

McAllen ISD considers tax ratification election

McALLEN — School district officials here are reaching out to the public for feedback on possible plans to place a tax ratification election before...

UTRGV students, officers prepare to open Dream Center

EDINBURG – A process long in the making intended to better support undocumented students and other groups at the University of Texas Rio Grande...

UTRGV chess team wins national championship at 2018 President’s Cup

EDINBURG— In another first for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the chess team returned home with a national championship this weekend after...

STC student arrested after threatening social media post

McALLEN — A South Texas College student who admitted to have made a threat to “shoot up the school” was arrested Tuesday by campus...

UTRGV School of Medicine opens first student-run clinic

PENITAS — The first group of medical students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley have taken upon themselves to start the first...

UTRGV nets nearly $2M for genomic diabetes research

WESLACO — Close to a year into its expansion to the Mid-Valley region, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has...

Schools, police cope with copycat dynamic

McALLEN — Echoes of the most recent mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school continue to resonate throughout the Rio Grande Valley with...

Preparing for a crisis: Schools, law enforcement cope with copycat effect after Florida school...

McALLEN — Echoes of the most recent mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school continue to resonate throughout the Rio Grande Valley with...

UT Board approves $12M for new School of Medicine building

EDINBURG — Planning for expected growth of the new School of Medicine at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, UT regents have approved...