John Hoang

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John Hoang covers education in Hidalgo County for The Monitor. He can be reached at jhoang@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4435.

UTRGV, congressman’s office in work group exploring public radio, TV

Local leaders from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez’s office, in addition to members of the local community...

‘We’re not just cafeteria workers, we’re educators’; Food conference offers inspiration for school menus

EDINBURG — The aroma of chopped onions, tomatoes and garlic in Italian seasoning permeated throughout the room as the mixture sizzled in olive oil,...

South Texas ISD BETA rebrands as World Scholars

EDINBURG -The South Texas Business, Education and Technology Academy will officially become South Texas ISD World Scholars as demand for a worldly education increases. The...

Students take flight through partnership with Sun Valley Aviation

HARLINGEN — Pilot Terry Barbee guided 16-year-old Joaquin Garcia around the white, 3,600-pound Bonanza A36 as he inspected the aircraft here at Sun Valley...

UTRGV adding grad programs in move toward research

On the heels of recently attaining Tier 2 status from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University of Texas Rio Grande...

Mercedes ISD taps Sharyland administrator for superintendent

The Mercedes school board approved Carolyn Mendiola as the lone finalist for superintendent during a special meeting Tuesday night. The board has been conducting the...

Veterans, families come together for Memorial Day observation

HAMMER: In memoriam or Dearly departed or Keeping them alive Subhed: Veterans, families come together for Memorial Day observation     BY JOHN HOANG STAFF WRITER   MISSION  — Emma...

Confirmed mumps case at an Mission CISD elementary school

MISSION - Hidalgo county health professionals and Mission school district officials confirmed a mumps case at Bryan Elementary School, contributing to an ongoing outbreak...

UTRGV has come so far; Administrators reflect as first class graduates

RIO GRANDE VALLEY — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reached a milestone this weekend as it graduated its first class since the...

Lawmaker, UTRGV mull supporting public radio, TV

MCALLEN — A Valley congressman will meet with the head of UTRGV to discuss a possible partnership with the university in hosting public radio and...