Francisco E. Jimenez

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Francisco E. Jimenez is a reporter for The Monitor and covers Pharr, San Juan, and Alamo, as well as general assignments. He can be reached at (945) 683-4433 or fjimenez@themonitor.com.

1970 San Juan plane crash remains heavy on heart of Catholic community

“To me now — I’m a man of a lot of faith — I believe that the Virgin Mary saved all the priests. Now...

State removes 27 cases from Willacy’s virus count

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have scratched 27 cases of the coronavirus from Willacy County’s total case count after finding a glitch in the...

Pharr kicks off produce season at bridge; 190K truck crossings in 2020

Araceli Benitez and Maria Morales sift through bell peppers coming from Coahuila, Mexico at the San Rey produce terminal in Pharr on April 2,...

Nearly $2M for agriculture innovation awarded to UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was awarded a $1.9 million agricultural innovation grant to help encourage conservation innovation on Texas farms. The $1,899,545...

Cortez: Trump downplaying virus subverts local efforts, Hidalgo County numbers still ‘unacceptable’

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez indicated on Monday that President Donald Trump downplaying the severity of the coronavirus can undermine local efforts to...

UTRGV, White House officials see food program in action

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley welcomed representatives from the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighboring Partnerships and the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Hidalgo Co. elections officials prep new poll workers for critical vote

Johnny Ramirez with the Hidalgo County Elections Office demonstrates how to set-up a voting machine at Bert Ogden on Thursday in Edinburg. (Delcia Lopez...

McAllen Kids Marathon Kickoff goes virtual

The McAllen Kids Marathon Kickoff event was held in unfamiliar territory Saturday morning, via the McAllen ISD Facebook page where video messages of support...

Valley residents recognized in NYC for Down syndrome awareness

The 25th annual New York City Buddy Walk kicked off Down Syndrome Awareness month last week with a virtual celebration in Times Square. The...

Building support, museum to launch Day of Giving in October

McALLEN — The International Museum of Art & Science has announced the inaugural IMAS Day of Giving, an event including a silent auction to...