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Michael Rodriguez is the deputy editor for The Monitor. He can be reached at mrodriguez@themonitor.com or at (956) 683-4439.

UTRGV President Guy Bailey named 2019 Border Texan of the Year

President Guy Bailey of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday was named the 2019 Border Texan of the Year, a prestigious annual recognition that has been awarded to the likes of former Texas Gov. George W. Bush, H-E-B owner Charles C. Butt and late U.S. Rep. Kika De La Garza. Read the full story on themonitor.com.

Seven in custody after robbery attempt at La Plaza Mall

Updated at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, July 28McALLEN — A robbery attempt at a local jewelry store here inside La Plaza Mall has ended with...

Grandpa’s promise fulfilled for man with cerebral palsy

HARLINGEN — It was 17 years in the making for 22-year-old Dominik Torres. On May 2, he waited impatiently at the Union Pacific Rail...

Alamo municipal judge sues city

ALAMO — The municipal court judge here filed a lawsuit against the city for what she alleges are false accusations made against her to...

Valley resident in Mexico D.F. describes monster quake

McALLEN — It was just before midnight on Thursday when McAllen businessman Adrian A. Arriaga awoke to his bed trembling and the eerie sound...

Homicide not ruled out in Mexican national’s death

WESLACO — Nearly a week of searching for the family of a 17-year-old Mexican national who was found dead in rural Donna on Sunday...

Homicide not ruled out in Mexican national’s death

Questions are mounting in the death of a 17-year-old Mexican national as investigators with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office continue to search for the...

District 2 incumbent first to file in Weslaco city election

WESLACO — The filing period for the Nov. 7 city election opened Monday with Greg Kerr officially launching his re-election bid for the District...

Weslaco launches online permitting portal

WESLACO — City permits are now available for public viewing via a new online portal.WESLACO — City permits are now available for public viewing...

Mercedes’ economic development chief resigns

MERCEDES — The man who brought the big boots to town is on his way out.MERCEDES — The man who brought the big boots...