County leaders urge residents to plan ahead for disasters

WESLACO — Just under two weeks until the official start of hurricane season, forecasters have already seen the first named storm system form —...

Honorary Alton PD captain dies after battle with cancer

Brandon Tadeo Alvarez, a boy who was sworn in as an honorary Alton Police Department captain earlier this month, died Wednesday morning following a...

Women’s clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

BROWNSVILLE — Dressbarn, the women’s clothing chain that’s been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. There are two Dressbarn...

Valley accordionists win 2019 Big Squeeze contest

BY A. COLLEEN DeGUZMAN SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Rio Grande Valley natives were crowned champions of the Texas Folklife Big Squeeze Youth Accordionist competition May 11...

Lopez-Singleterry announces candidacy for appellate court

Judge Nereida Lopez-Singleterry announced her candidacy Monday for the Place 6 justice post on the 13th Court of Appeals. The appellate court hears civil and...

City manager ‘unaware’ of Zayas’ potential conflict

EDINBURG — City Manager Juan Guerra said when he verbally reprimanded spokesperson Cary Zayas for her behavior at Mayor Richard Molina’s arraignment proceedings last...

Mexican cartel drug trafficker sentenced in Atlanta

The Associated Press ATLANTA — The head of the U.S. arm of the cocaine transportation and distribution network of Edgar Valdez-Villareal, also known as La...

Confirmed mumps case at an Mission CISD elementary school

MISSION - Hidalgo county health professionals and Mission school district officials confirmed a mumps case at Bryan Elementary School, contributing to an ongoing outbreak...

Alton aims to crack down on underage drinking

Alton became the latest city to crackdown on underage drinking after the city commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance that would hold adults accountable if...

Zayas reprimanded for behavior during Edinburg mayor’s arraignment

Edinburg spokesperson Cary Zayas received a verbal reprimand after physically obstructing news media following last month’s arraignment of Mayor Richard Molina and his wife, Dalia Molina, on...