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.

Mission PD accused of excessive force

The city of Mission is defending itself and one of its police officers against accusations of excessive force following a January 2017 incident in...

Trial for Starr County murder case pushed to September

EDINBURG — The trial for Jesus Angel Rebollar, the man charged in the slayings of a Rio Grande City man and a 3-year-old boy,...

UPDATE: Mom, daughter arrested for allegedly stealing from RGC school district

A mother-daughter duo are accused of stealing from the Rio Grande City school district by falsifying records. Leslie Bazan, 38, and her daughter Ashley Bazan,...

Local state lawmakers reflect on legislative session

EDINBURG —  Property taxes and funding for education were the focus of the state's 86th legislative session and fittingly dominated the panel discussion Monday...

La Joya administrator under federal investigation, announces retirement

La Joya City Administrator Mike Alaniz submitted a notice of retirement last week, believed to be prompted by a federal investigation. As first reported by...

County attorney seeks temporary suspension of RGC school board trustee

Starr County Attorney Victor Canales is requesting Daniel J. Garcia be temporarily removed from the Rio Grande City school board while a July court...

Court decision pending, RGC superintendents prepare transition

While the Rio Grande City school district awaits a court decision to clear up who currently holds its top administrative position, interim Superintendent Roel...

Leadership of Rio Grande City school district remains unclear

Four members of the Rio Grande City school board are requesting a restraining order against interim Superintendent Roel Gonzalez to prohibit him from being...

Bill aimed to help firefighters with cancer passes Texas Legislature

Last weekend, a bill was passed by the Texas Legislature that will ensure firefighters diagnosed with certain cancers receive the health benefits they need. Eleven...

Starr County assures payment for defense in capital murder case

EDINBURG — Starr County will pay the defense costs for Jesus Angel Rebollar, the man charged in the 2016 deaths of a Rio Grande...