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Irene Garza's family feels weight has been lifted as former priest faces murder charge

EDITOR’S NOTE: In Monday's edition, former priest Dale Tacheny details in a taped interview with The Monitor John Feit’s confession to Irene Garza’s murder.

  • icon Posted: February 13
No. 24 Texas loses 85-75 at No. 14 Iowa State

AMES, Iowa — Texas can still win the Big 12. But the Longhorns will need to close out their home schedule with a flourish for a chance to do it.

Posted in Sports, Texas longhorns on Saturday, February 13, 2016 11:32 pm.

Irene Garza's family feels weight has been lifted as former priest faces murder charge

EDITOR’S NOTE: In Monday's edition, former priest Dale Tacheny details in a taped interview with The Monitor John Feit’s confession to Irene Garza’s murder.

Posted in Local on Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:19 pm.

Amor A Lo Tex Mex: Immigration issue complicates international relationship

McALLEN — After nearly four years together, Pablo Cruz and his wife Brooke Lyssy will be celebrating their first Valentine’s Day together Sunday. Throughout those years, they have spent thousands of dollars trying to stay together — in every sense of the word.

Posted in Local on Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:13 pm.

UTRGV women's basketball continues slide with loss to UMKC

EDINBURG — Just more than three weeks ago, UTRGV was 5-0 in the WAC, eying a rematch with fellow unbeaten New Mexico State and a possible No. 1 seed in the WAC Tournament. Now, the Vaqueros are losers of four of their past five and have fallen into a dogfight for second place, a standing UTRGV needs to maintain in order to ensure a WNIT appearance.

Posted in Sports, Utrgv vaqueros on Saturday, February 13, 2016 6:53 pm.

22-year-old hospitalized after early morning hit and run

Weslaco Police are looking for a four-door charcoal gray Chrysler 200 with extensive damage to the hood and possibly the windshield. The vehicle is believed to have been involved in an auto-pedestrian accident that left a 22-year-old man in serious condition Saturday morning.

Posted in Local on Saturday, February 13, 2016 5:49 pm.

Congressional candidates lay out legislative priorities if elected

Tuesday is the first day for early voting in the March 1 primary election and seven of the nine candidates for Congressional District 15 have laid out their legislative priorities if elected to Congress in the last installment of an occasional series that asked the candidates their views on a variety of topical issues. GOP candidates Xavier Salinas and Tim Westley did not respond.

Posted in Local on Saturday, February 13, 2016 5:42 pm.

UTRGV men's basketball falls at UMKC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros men's basketball team fell to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos 75-58 on Saturday at Municipal Auditorium.

Posted in Sports, Utrgv vaqueros on Saturday, February 13, 2016 5:30 pm.

In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.

Posted in Local on Saturday, February 13, 2016 4:53 pm.

Donna celebrates Chisholm Trail with guns, horses and fajita

DONNA — Gunfire could be heard at the fourth annual Chisholm Trail Festival on Saturday, during one of the three gunfighter shows. The festival commemorated the trail used to drive cattle from Texas to Kansas during the post-Civil War era, which is believed to have a Donna connection.

Posted in Local on Saturday, February 13, 2016 4:32 pm.

Love food that loves you back

“Love food that loves you back!” This powerful piece of advice was recently offered by David L. Katz, Director and Co-Founder of the Yale Prevention Research Center and author of 15 books on health, nutrition and living healthy lives. His advice is perfect for Valentines as we all have “Love” on our minds, in one form or another.

Posted in Life, Vidaoutdoors on Saturday, February 13, 2016 8:30 am.

Emerging Murphy gives UTRGV women's basketball frontcourt options

EDINBURG — When leading rebounder Mary Savoy went down to injury, Anushka Maldonado stepped up. But when Maldonado herself was lost to injury two weeks ago, UTRGV’s search for a replacement was much more difficult.

Posted in Sports, Utrgv vaqueros on Saturday, February 13, 2016 2:00 am.

Success is in the makeup of Vipers All-Star Cummings

EDINBURG — When coaches talk about Vipers guard Will Cummings’ strengths, they don’t start with his heady playmaking, solid defense or improving 3-point shot.

Posted in Rio grande valley vipers on Friday, February 12, 2016 9:30 pm.

Hundreds become citizens on presidents day weekend

HARLINGEN — American flags were waving.

Posted in Local on Friday, February 12, 2016 9:19 pm.

Mission Market days honor Mexican culture

MISSION — Mission’s Historical Museum is celebrating Artesano Market Days, highlighting the history of South Texas and Mexico through artisan crafts Friday and Saturday.

Posted in Local on Friday, February 12, 2016 8:44 pm.

Starr County DA candidates debate justice

ROMA — Starr County District Attorney Omar Escobar faced off against challenger J.M. “Chuy” Alvarez in a debate Thursday night at the Roma school district performing arts center. Jose Luis Ramos, the third candidate for district attorney, declined the invitation to participate.

Posted in Local on Friday, February 12, 2016 8:21 pm.

Edinburg Raceway operator bids goodbye amid possible litigation

EDINBURG — The operator of the racetrack here is saying farewell to his time at the track with a race not fit for the faint of heart.

Posted in Local on Friday, February 12, 2016 8:14 pm.

UTRGV proposes two percent tuition increase for incoming students

EDINBURG — University of Texas Rio Grande Valley officials presented plans to raise tuition for incoming students to the UT System Board of Regents on Thursday.

Posted in Local on Friday, February 12, 2016 8:07 pm.

COMMENTARY: Jeb Bush is perking up

WASHINGTON -- A most unfamiliar likeness of Jeb Bush appeared on Americans' television screens the morning after the New Hampshire primary.

Posted in Opinion, Columnists on Friday, February 12, 2016 11:35 am.

TOP SHELF: 'Dune'

This is the fourth in a retrospective reviewing what I consider to be the 11 best science fiction novels.

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, February 12, 2016 11:00 am.

RESIDENT GAMER: Several trips keeping mobile in mind

The wife and I have traveled back and forth across the state a few times in the past several months. It’s a long, long trip and it’d be hard to do without a little entertainment.

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, February 12, 2016 10:30 am.

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Tejano and conjunto videos to check out

This week, I will be recommending videos to check out for fans of Tejano and conjunto music. These are all different, from a current maestro to one that has passed on to a glimpse into the late-1990s Tejano landscape. Hope you enjoy.

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 am.

NBA veteran Hamilton reportedly joining Vipers

Through the first 31 games of the season, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers have not had an NBA veteran on their roster. That could change soon.

Posted in Rio grande valley vipers on Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 am.

From the Archives: The Original Irene Garza Articles

Posted in News on Friday, February 12, 2016 9:51 am.

FESTIVA: Valentine’s Day Guide

Whether you’re in a relationship, grabbing drinks with friends or flying solo, we’ve got your Valentine’s Day weekend plans!

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, February 12, 2016 9:30 am.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Hail, Caesar!'

Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio and Heather Goldenhersch      

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, February 12, 2016 9:00 am.

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