Matthew Wilson

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Matthew Wilson is a reporter for The Monitor covering education, business and general assignments. He can be reached at mwilson@themonitor.com.

Valley higher ed enrollment up, down

An unprecedented year has brought unprecedented changes to the enrollment numbers of the Rio Grande Valley’s largest higher education institutions, changes that are both...

Hidalgo ISD to test student-athletes, staff for COVID-19

HIDALGO — How will in-person classes start for Rio Grande Valley students this semester? If you’re an athlete, coach or teacher heading back to...

Pandemic sends ripples through Valley higher ed enrollment

An unprecedented year has brought unprecedented changes to the enrollment numbers of the Rio Grande Valley’s largest higher education institutions, changes that are both...

Recent Wi-Fi projects connect nearly 10,000 McAllen students

McAllen ISD is expecting nearly 10,000 of its 21,650 students to have wireless internet access provided by the city of McAllen or Hidalgo County...

Officials watch for new wave as virus numbers still trending low

Officials have their eyes warily trained on the horizon as the pandemic continues to abate in the Rio Grande Valley. The Valley reported a total...

Hidalgo Co. health authority says not so fast on returning to school this month

Although some Hidalgo County school districts have indicated tentative dates for the return of in-person instruction, whether students are allowed to come back to...

12 candidates vying for 4 seats on Hidalgo school board

A dozen candidates have filed to run for four seats on the Hidalgo ISD school board in the November election. Incumbents Blanca Lara, Raymundo “Ray”...

Alamo artist adorns Valley walls in honor of beloved figures

McALLEN — Alamo muralist Alexandro Gonzalez loves to see a boring wall. He’ll drive by and think about what he could do with the space,...

City gauging launch of long-awaited Wi-Fi access

McALLEN — If you saw Mayor Jim Darling cruising through South McAllen last week with a smile on his face, you weren’t imagining things. The...

Valley educators face daunting school year

EDINBURG — Linda Davila-Macal, a seventh grade reading teacher at BL Garza Middle School, did not start the school year on the right foot. Daniela...