Naxi Lopez

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Naxiely Lopez-Puente covers Hidalgo County and Edinburg for The Monitor. You can her at nlopez@themonitor.com (956) 683-4434.

Local governing entities weigh efforts to protect employees

EDINBURG — Local government entities are trying to figure out how to best protect their employees from the novel coronavirus as the number of...

AIM Media Texas papers awarded $150,000 in defamation suit

EDINBURG — A judge awarded The Monitor and its parent corporation AIM Media Texas $150,000 for legal fees incurred while defending itself against a...

Political forum to host candidates for District 36, 41 

McALLEN — Candidates for state representative Districts 36 and 41 are expected to debate each other during a forum here Thursday. The McAllen Citizens League...

Local officials stress state constitutional amendment would fund much-needed flood control efforts

EDINBURG — Elected officials here are asking residents to vote in favor of Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment that would appropriate almost a...

Shot trooper still hospitalized, condition improving

EDINBURG — The family of a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who was shot in the head while responding to a crash last...

Edinburg city manager clears ‘misinformation’ about Bert Ogden Arena

EDINBURG — The city did not deny the new Bert Ogden Arena a certificate of occupancy because the contractor has yet to apply for...

Denim company yet to meet incentive benchmarks; projects growth

EDINBURG — Santana Textiles, a denim manufacturing company that received $15 million in taxpayer assistance, has long been a point of contention for the...

Hidalgo County plans trolley to ferry courthouse visitors to remote lots

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County will implement a shuttle system to help courthouse visitors avoid a three-block trek in triple-digit heat when construction crews begin...

DHR celebrates grand opening of Transplant Institute

McALLEN — Doctors Hospital at Renaissance celebrated the grand opening of its Transplant Institute Wednesday, which is already providing life-saving services no other hospital...

Abbott assesses Valley flood damage

EDINBURG — Federal disaster relief for Cameron and Hidalgo counties now rests in the hands of President Donald Trump following a formal request for...