Raul Garcia

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Raul Garcia is a Reporter for The Monitor. He can be reached at rgarcia@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4431.

Being Amazing: Local children’s book author publishes work

HARLINGEN — Elke Allen scrambled looking for a gift to buy for a friend’s baby shower. The party was nearly two weeks away. And she didn’t...

Representing her city: 7-year-old carries tradition of Little Miss Mercedes

MERCEDES — Elise Rocha, 7, was everywhere and seen by everyone representing the city as Little Miss Mercedes throughout the year or 2018. The Travis Elementary...

Local trailblazer honored for her passion for math

HARLINGEN — Congressman Filemon Vela stood in the Hall of Freedom inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and recognized Deloria Nanze-Davis for her...

$1.7M upgrade to county appraisal office begins

SAN BENITO — They dug into the ground with golden shovels. The symbolic act yesterday by officials marked the start of a $1.7 million project...

Teacher accused of improper contact with student

SANTA MARIA — Santiago Mendoza Jr., a Santa Maria I.S.D. teacher, was arrested recently and placed on administrative leave after being accused of inappropriately...

San Benito man fighting cancer recipient of $100,000 prize

HARLINGEN — Abel Fonseca’s sadness was evident as he gazed out of his window on the 17th floor of MD Anderson Cancer Center in...

That vintage Corvette look

HARLINGEN — Bob Johnston remembers Air Force officers pulling into his father’s service station driving their fast cars when he was young. He recalled telling...

Motorist accused in woman’s death due in court again

HARLINGEN — A man accused in the death of a prominent Port Isabel woman is scheduled for final announcements in court on Thursday. If convicted,...

Lea Peacock steps down as CEO of South Texas Girls Scouts

HARLINGEN — Lea Peacock answered phone calls at the Girls Scouts front office, transferring calls and answering questions about the ongoing Girl Scout cookie...

JP clerks back in court on felony charges

HARLINGEN — Two justice of the peace clerks are back in court today for pre-trial announcements on charges of tampering with Cameron County government...