Berenice Garcia

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Berenice Garcia covers Western Hidalgo County and Starr County for The Monitor. She can be reached at bereniceg@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4432.

FBI conducting ‘law enforcement activities’ at La Joya City Hall

FBI agents are conducting "law enforcement activities" at La Joya City Hall this morning, according to FBI Spokesperson Michelle Lee. She said there will not be any comment on the nature of the activities at this time.  However, it was previously reported that former City Administrator Mike Alaniz was under federal investigation.

Palmview defends response in deadly fire

PALMVIEW — Officials with the city of Palmview said they want to set the record straight, holding a news conference Thursday morning to dispel...

Roma to investigate city manager, police chief

In a split vote, the city council agreed to launch an investigation into the conduct of the city manager and their police chief following criticism from several police officers against the two men.

Alton to maintain same tax rate

ALTON — Residents likely won’t see an increase in property taxes next year as the city commissioners voted in favor of a proposal to...

Roma to mull probe into manager, police chief

The Roma City Council may launch an investigation into the city manager and the police chief after receiving a letter authored by police officers...

Starr commissioners appoint new Precinct 4 constable

RIO GRANDE CITY — The Starr County commissioners appointed a new constable for precinct 4, a little over a year after the commissioners had...

Starr illegal voting cases dismissed

Two Starr County cases of illegal voting from 2016 were dismissed this week after the statute of limitations on the cases expired. However, District...

Rio Grande City proposes 1-cent tax increase

RIO GRANDE CITY — In a split vote, the city commissioners agreed to propose a 1-cent tax increase in an effort to pay for...

Former RGC teacher alleges beating by school police

A former Rio Grande City teacher is suing the school district alleging a violation of his civil rights, claiming he was beaten by the...

HUD pays visit to La Joya Housing Authority

LA JOYA — Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development paid a visit to the La Joya Housing Authority last week...