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County attempts to fix colonia’s drainage, sewage problems

NEAR EDINBURG — Rain doesn’t do the Hoehn Drive colonia any favors.

  • icon Posted: May 28
Barroso closes out season at NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round

AUSTIN — University of Texas-Pan American women’s track and field senior hurdler and Mercedes High alum Deandra Barroso closed out her outdoor track season after finishing in 31st in the first round of the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round on Thursday at Mike A. Meyers Stadium.

Posted in Sports, Utpa broncs on Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:40 pm.

Hamilton homecoming: 2010 AL MVP back in Texas on home team

ARLINGTON — Josh Hamilton stepped into the batter's box to a loud ovation. The Texas Rangers fans got even louder when he lined the first pitch he saw into the right-field corner for a double.

Posted in Sports, Texas rangers on Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:33 pm.

Red Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texas

ARLINGTON — Eduardo Rodriguez went to bed and dreamed about his major league debut after the Boston Red Sox arrived in Texas.

Posted in Sports, Texas rangers on Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:35 pm.

Rockets looking forward after elimination

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets reached the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years before being eliminated in five games by the Golden State Warriors.

Posted in Sports, Houston rockets on Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:37 pm.

ERCOT: Rotating power outages not expected

HARLINGEN — Unlike October, residents are not likely to experience rotating power outages during peak demand this summer as sufficient electric generation is projected, an official with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates the state’s power grid, said Thursday.

Posted in Local on Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:42 pm.

Facebook removes Raymondville students' fight page

RAYMONDVILLE — Facebook has removed a page that featured videos that showed students fighting at Myra Green Middle School, the company said Thursday.

Posted in Local on Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:30 pm.

Confident Molina gearing up for heavyweight title bout

WESLACO — After losing to Chris Arreola more than three years ago, Weslaco heavyweight Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina had doubts about whether he would continue in the sport.

Posted in Boxing on Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:13 pm.

Experts urge preparation ahead of hurricane season

HARLINGEN — It’s that time again: hurricane season.

Posted in Local on Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:00 pm.

New faces but similar vision on Edinburg EDC board

EDINBURG — It took one sweeping vote for the City Council to remove the majority of its Economic Development Corp. advisory board members and replace them at a recent council meeting.

Posted in Local on Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:50 pm.

County attempts to fix colonia’s drainage, sewage problems

NEAR EDINBURG — Rain doesn’t do the Hoehn Drive colonia any favors.

Posted in Local on Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:28 pm.

COMMENTARY: The need for old-fashioned spying

WASHINGTON -- The unexpected fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State this month is the latest sign of a basic intelligence problem: The U.S. doesn't know enough about its jihadist adversaries to combat them effectively.

Posted in Opinion, Columnists on Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:00 pm.

Austin solar company to open office in Valley, install commercial arrays

McALLEN — Keith Patridge pointed to a graph on a television screen that shows the McAllen Economic Development Corp. building’s energy usage.

Posted in Local, Business on Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:34 pm.

Mobile restaurateurs unite at downtown 'food park'

McALLEN — It’s not just a food court — it’s a food park.

Posted in Local on Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:16 pm.

Donna ISD super arrested; accused of bribing police chief

Donna school district Superintendent Jesus Rene Reyna walked in the back door of the courtroom about 10:15 a.m. Thursday, handcuffs linked to his wrists and sunglasses over his eyes.

Posted in Local on Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:00 pm.

Sheriff's Office releases video of auto theft suspect

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office released Thursday security footage of a suspected car thief who investigators are asking the public to help identify.

Posted in Local on Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:29 pm.

New Mexican consul introduced in McAllen

McALLEN — The Mexican Consulate on Thursday introduced its new leader, José Guillermo Ordorica Robles.

Posted in Local on Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:02 pm. Updated: 2:07 pm.

Is Alvaro Riojas ‘Tough Enough?’

Since the age of 4, Alvaro Riojas knew professional wrestling was the truest form of entertainment.

Posted in Entertainment on Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:25 pm.

Telepsychiatry to help ‘bridge’ physical and digital medicine

Many rely on using internet-connected devices for daily life and South Texas Behavioral Health Center has added one more purpose: therapy.

Posted in Vidahealth on Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:25 am.

The Monitor Minute 05-28-15

Posted in Monitorminute on Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:21 am.

EDITORIAL: SpaceX secures security missions

Ever impressive in its ability to reach for the unknown and seemingly unattainable, SpaceX has once again achieved a mission none thought possible: It has won the right to launch U.S. national security missions.

Posted in Opinion, The monitor view on Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 am.

COMMENTARY: The decline of Rand Paul

WASHINGTON — Rand Paul took a left turn on his journey to the Republican presidential nomination and now his hopes seem to be headed south.

Posted in Opinion, Columnists on Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:00 am.

EDITORIAL: City of Pharr is moving forward — public commenting could be added

For years, many Valley citizens and the media — including The Monitor’s editorial board — have criticized the city of Pharr for not allowing public commenting during its city commission meeting. There also had been significant difficulty in obtaining information and documents from Pharr city officials, which we have pointed out.

Posted in Opinion, The monitor view on Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:45 am.

LETTERS: Defending Rep. Rubén Hinojosa and traffic concerns

Defending Rep. Hinojosa

Posted in Opinion, Letters on Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 am.

Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

OAKLAND, Calif. — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again.

Posted in Sports, Houston rockets on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:56 pm.

Davis hits 2 homers, Orioles beat Astros 5-4

BALTIMORE — Chris Davis was proud to get the traditional pie in the face from teammate Adam Jones after a break-out game against the Houston Astros.

Posted in Sports, Houston astros on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:53 pm.

Hamilton excited about his Texas homecoming after loss to Indians

CLEVELAND — The best moments of Josh Hamilton's career occurred in Texas with the Rangers. He hopes to add more in his homecoming.

Posted in Sports, Texas rangers on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:51 pm.

Costly sugarcane aphids take an unexpected nosedive

WESLACO — In an unexpected turn of events, insect populations of the sugarcane aphid on grain sorghum fields in South Texas are extremely low, according to experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco.

Posted in Business, Life on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:17 pm.

Tribe’s court battle for eagle feathers continues

McALLEN — It took nine years for the Lipan Apache tribe to get their eagle feathers back, but the fight to legally use them continues in court.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:06 pm.

Lawsuit claims parents of US-born kids denied birth certificates

WESLACO — Texas has refused to issue certified copies of birth certificates to U.S.-born children whose mothers are illegally in the country, a lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:00 pm.

Facebook page features school fights

RAYMONDVILLE — The Raymondville school district has taken disciplinary action against students shown fighting on a new Facebook page, officials said Wednesday.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:28 pm.

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