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Selena died 20 years ago — why we’re still talking about her mark on American culture

For at least one day every year, Selena-ness is next to godliness.

  • icon Posted: March 31
EDITORIAL: Monitor wins Texas journalism awards

Often in this space we highlight those who have gone above and beyond for our community, those who have won national and state awards, and those who have dedicated their efforts and resources to helping our Rio Grande Valley region. Today, please allow us a moment to crow about our own recent achievements by The Monitor and our AIM Media Texas sister newspapers.

Posted in Opinion, The monitor view on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 4:00 am.

COMMENTARY: The leader Demorats need

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Schumer introduced fellow New Yorker Loretta Lynch, the attorney general nominee, to the Senate Judiciary Committee in January as a public servant who “has earned a reputation for keeping her head down and avoiding the spotlight — just like me.”

Posted in Opinion, Columnists on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 3:00 am.

LETTERS: Help local pharmacists and 'trashy' Cruz cartoon

Help local pharmacists

Posted in Opinion, Letters on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:15 am.

Spurs stay hot, pull away from Heat for 95-81 win

MIAMI — Something about the Miami Heat brings out the best in Kawhi Leonard.

Posted in Sports, San antonio spurs on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:58 pm.

Mexican authorities detain man accused in massacre of 72 migrants

MEXICO — One of the men allegedly responsible for the massacre of dozens of migrants in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas was arrested Tuesday, authorities say.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:36 pm.

Payday loan rules proposed

New rules proposed for payday and auto-title lenders by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would help the state’s borrowers avoid the endless cycle of debt that occurs too often due to excessively high interest rates and fees.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:44 pm.

Father, son to be re-arraigned in pot case

A Mexican national and his son are set to be re-arraigned in a case that charges them in connection with the largest marijuana growing operation uncovered in Willacy County.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:42 pm.

Selena died 20 years ago — why we’re still talking about her mark on American culture

For at least one day every year, Selena-ness is next to godliness.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:28 pm.

Police: Alleged Wal-Mart meat bandits caught

MISSION - A man and woman suspected of walking out of a Wal-Mart store with shopping carts full of meat and children’s clothing without paying were arraigned Tuesday.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:23 pm.

STC approves location of proposed $21M library

McALLEN — South Texas College’s board of trustees Tuesday approved the future location of a proposed $21 million library at its Pecan Campus.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:03 pm.

Hidalgo bus ordinance upheld for now

EDINBURG — The legal struggle over its bus permits continues, but the city of Hidalgo won a battle Tuesday.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:54 pm.

McAllen app developer named finalist in small business contest

EDINBURG — A local teacher turned computer coding entrepreneur said she wants to make it easier for school districts to connect with parents of its pupils.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:39 pm.

Water plant overhaul inches closer to completion

WESLACO — The city’s water treatment plant overhaul, a controversial project for its $38.5 million price tag and delayed progress, is finally showing signs of life as it inches closer to completion.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:24 pm.

Weslaco targets May for Boys & Girls Club construction

WESLACO — City officials are anticipating breaking ground in May on the new Boys & Girls Club of Weslaco, which they hope to be completed by the end of the year.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:18 pm.

Officials urge caution at Border Avenue, 18th Street repair site

WESLACO — Citizens are being asked to err on the side of caution as they commute between 18th Street and Mile 5 North Road in the vicinity of Border Avenue, where significant roadwork and waterline improvements are currently underway in town.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:21 pm.

Peterson leads UTPA women's golf in final round of HBU Husky Invitational

SUGAR LAND — Senior Blake Peterson shot a 76 to lead the UTPA women’s golf team in the final round of the HBU Husky Invitational on Tuesday at the Riverbend Country Club.

Posted in Sports, Utpa broncs on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:37 pm.

26th Annual Onionfest

Pictured are various scenes from this weekend’s Onion Fest in Weslaco. The 26th annual shindig, held by the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce, brought visitors to Pablo G. Peña City Park from throughout the Rio Grande Valley, including residents from the surrounding communities who took in the festivities, which consisted of a number of new attractions such as the Heart of America Carnival. Photos courtesy of the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce.

Posted in Featured on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 3:42 pm.

Police chase leads to $2.1M marijuana bust

An 18-year-old Peñitas man was arrested after he allegedly led authorities on a police chase Monday night before being caught with $2.1 million worth of marijuana.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 3:19 pm.

Grand jury recommends UT regent's removal

In an unusual, strongly worded report, a Travis County grand jury recommended this week that University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall be removed from office.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:22 pm.

McAllen ISD changes bond election meeting times

McAllen school district officials have pushed back start times for its remaining town hall meetings on its $297 million bond election. 

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:50 am.

Ricky Martin heading to State Farm Arena

HIDALGO — International recording artist Ricky Martin will perform Sept. 29 at State Farm Arena, the venue announced Tuesday.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:41 am.

Harlingen teacher charged with inappropriate relationship with a student

A Harlingen High School teacher has been charged with having an improper relationship with a student.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:31 am.

McAllen breaks sales record

McAllen collected more than $17.5 million in retail taxes during the first quarter, according to information released by the Texas Comptroller.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:16 am.

EDITORIAL: Selena's legacy 20 years later

Twenty years have passed since Selena Quintanilla Perez was fatally shot at a Corpus Christi hotel. That’s a long time in today’s fast-paced world — children who hadn’t even started school back then have already graduated from high school.

Posted in Opinion, The monitor view on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 3:00 am.

COMMENTARY: Remembering César Chávez

Today is the birthday of César Chávez, the farm labor leader who dedicated his life to improving the wages and working conditions of agricultural workers — one of the country’s poorest and most exploited groups of laborers — many of which are found in Texas.

Posted in Opinion, Columnists on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am.

LETTERS: On McAllen District 1 City Commission race, governor's tour, McAllen bond & bad drivers

McAllen City Commission District 1 race

Posted in Opinion, Letters on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:00 am.

DeRozan scores 42, Raptors beat Rockets 99-96

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade.

Posted in Sports, Houston rockets on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:08 am.

UTPA women's golf in 10th after Day 1 of HBU Husky Invitational

SUGAR LAND — The UTPA women’s golf team stands in 10th place after two rounds of the HBU Husky Invitational on Monday at the Riverbend Country Club.

Posted in Sports, Utpa broncs on Monday, March 30, 2015 10:24 pm.

Smoak, Blue Jays rough up Oberholtzer and the Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak homered in the first two innings off Brett Olberholtzer, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday night.

Posted in Sports, Houston astros on Monday, March 30, 2015 10:12 pm.

Police find $180,000 inside car left outside H-E-B

Police found $180,000 Friday inside an abandoned car outside the H-E-B grocery store at 310 N. Westgate Dr. An anonymous call lead officers to a parked 2014 Chevrolet Malibu parked outside the store about 10 p.m., authorities say.

Posted in Local on Monday, March 30, 2015 9:20 pm.

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