Naxiely Lopez-Puente

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

Sources: Edinburg EDC director resigned

EDINBURG — The economic development arm of the city is facing another shakeup. According to multiple sources, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Plinio “Joey”...

Local officials continue to pursue creative avenues for recovery after 2018 floods

EDINBURG — After the Great June Flood of 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed to help individual homeowners rebuild, but left local government...

Drew Brees eatery to host job fair for new Edinburg location

EDINBURG — The economic development arm of this city is hosting a job fair for a Louisiana-based restaurant chain seeking to hire 160 people....

Abbott assesses Valley flood damage

By NAXIELY LOPEZ-PUENTEStaff WriterEDINBURG — Federal disaster relief for Cameron and Hidalgo counties now rests in the hands of President Donald Trump following a...

Abbott assesses Valley flood damage

By NAXIELY LOPEZ-PUENTEStaff WriterEDINBURG — Federal disaster relief for Cameron and Hidalgo counties now rests in the hands of President Donald Trump following a...

C1 Rail: Raymondville Drain

Vela urges feds to help fund flood projectBy NAXIELY LOPEZ-PUENTEStaff WriterMcALLEN — U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, asked the federal government Friday to help...

Topgolf coming to Valley

PHARR — Topgolf is coming here very soon, according to information filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.Construction on the three-story entertainment...

Edinburg council member will vacate seat

EDINBURG — The mayor pro tem here announced Friday morning he will not seek re-election.EDINBURG — The mayor pro tem here announced Friday morning...

Border Health Conference to be held here aims to influence policy

EDINBURG — A statewide conference will be held here to discuss disparities, emerging challenges and possible changes to the healthcare act as it pertains...

Local congressman asks governor to pardon deported vets

McALLEN — U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez wants Gov. Greg Abbott to pardon deported veterans for the minor crimes they committed in order to make...