UTRGV President Guy Bailey named 2019 Border Texan of the Year

President Guy Bailey of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday was named the 2019 Border Texan of the Year, a prestigious annual recognition that has been awarded to the likes of former Texas Gov. George W. Bush, H-E-B owner Charles C. Butt and late U.S. Rep. Kika De La Garza. Read the full story on themonitor.com.

Toddler killed in drunk driving accident wasn’t restrained

A 22-year-old Rio Grande City man accused of driving while intoxicated ran a red light before t-boning an SUV on Aug. 25, killing two people, including a toddler. The McAllen Police Department arrested David Garcia Jr. after the accident that happened around 2:44 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of North 10th Street. Read more on the Monitor.com.

Roma council begins talks with police force

The first round of talks between the Roma city council and the city’s police officers were held Tuesday evening as part of an investigation into the city manager and the police chief. The council spent about three and a half hours in closed session during Tuesday’s special meeting of the city council, calling in four police officers, one by one, to discuss complaints lodged against Police Chief Jose H. Garcia and City Manager Crisanto Salinas in letter sent in July. In the letter, dated July 15, several officers detailed their grievances which largely dealt with lack of resources within their department that Garcia and Salinas allegedly failed to address. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

In local classrooms, post-Sept. 11 generation developing nuanced understanding

When Sharyland High School senior Chase Gerlach graduates this spring, he and the rest of the class of 2020 will have a particular distinction: they will be the first American adults born after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the first whose knowledge of the tragedy comes strictly from their parents and teachers, from museums and documentaries, and even from YouTube videos. Read the full story on valleystar.com.