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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.

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...

Family lays sailor to rest; Valley-wide support for Hernandez

WESLACO — Virginia Yolanda Hernandez Lozano clutched an American flag yesterday as she wept for her son, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, who...