Noon Fix: Mission police officer recognized for saving man from a fire; Send us your letters to Santa; Pair of baby colobus monkeys join Gladys Porter Zoo collection

Aaron Gonzales, a Mission police officer, was recognized for saving a man from being burned to death in a house fire in August. (Edward Moreno | emoreno@themonitor.com)

Mission police officer recognized for saving man from a fire

Emergency officials responded to a house fire in Mission at about 11 p.m. on Aug. 19. The first person to arrive at the scene was Aaron Gonzales.

Letter to Santa. (METRO)

Share your letters to Santa with The Monitor

The Monitor’s Festiva magazine wants to publish your children’s letters to Santa. Email your child’s typed letter along with their name, age and photograph to community@themonitor.com.

A colobus baby monkey holds on to an adult colobus monkey at Gladys Porter Zoo Thursday. (Miguel Roberts | The Brownsville Herald)

Pair of baby colobus monkeys join Gladys Porter Zoo collection

There’s a little more monkeying around at Gladys Porter Zoo this holiday season.

It became home to two baby colobus monkeys this fall, with one born Oct. 3 and the other Nov. 9. They are on display in the Small World area of the zoo, where an outdoor expansion of their enclosure is underway.