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.

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...

County unveils new voting machines

EDINBURG — Election officials unveiled the county’s new voting machines that residents will use in the upcoming November election.{{tncms-inline content="<p>This story has been updated...

After Beulah: 50 years later, drainage still an issue

Drainage: you don’t really think about it until the floodwater creeps up on you.The Rio Grande Valley experienced its worst flooding in modern-day history...