TSTC is a life-changer for precision machining grad

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff Texas State Technical College has been there for Juan Garcia during different parts of his life. Now it has given...

Harlingen High’s defense shuts down Brownsville Hanna

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen High Lady Cardinals wasted no time Tuesday night, using a press defense to turn turnovers into points during a 25-point...

Hidalgo woman found with 50 rounds of ammunition

McALLEN — Earlier this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered about 50 rounds of ammunition in a Hidalgo woman’s vehicle as she...

Season of giving: Sheriff’s Office to deliver toys to children in need

Hundreds of gifts were wrapped on Tuesday morning at the Sheriff’s Office Department ready to be handed out to children in need throughout Cameron...

BISD trustee again in court; Hearing closed to the public

BY ERIN SHERIDAN AND GARY LONG, Staff Writers BISD vice president Sylvia Atkinson appeared in federal court in Brownsville Monday afternoon, where she attended a meeting...

Suspects in deadly Weslaco home invasion seek lower bonds

Two of three men charged with murder for allegedly attempting to rob a rural Weslaco man during a home invasion that ended with one...

TSTC helps first-generation college student realize her dream

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff  For Esthela Hernandez, becoming a college graduate seemed like a dream that would never come true. But on Friday night,...

Son faces manslaughter charge in dad’s fall off tractor

A morning of drinking at the mud pits in McAllen left one man dead and his son facing a felony manslaughter charge in connection with his death. Fernando Hernandez-Ibarra is free after posting a $50,000 bond Tuesday on one count of intoxication manslaughter after an accident at the “mud pits” in McAllen on Monday morning that resulted in Oliverio Hernandez’s sudden death. According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Monitor, the Edinburg man and the elder Hernandez, were traveling in a John Deer tractor at about 10 a.m. Monday in an open field, also known as the mud pits in South McAllen, when the younger Hernandez drove over a bump — causing his father Oliverio to fall off the tractor. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Coast Guard rescues woman body boarding off Island

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — A 28-year-old woman body boarding on South Padre Island was rescued Wednesday evening after she drifted offshore. Coast Guard Station South...

Border Patrol vehicle damaged in pursuit near river

A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle flipped on its side during pursuit of a vehicle that was ferried across the Rio Grande into the United...