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.

Breaking: Sheriff’s office leading murder investigation in RGC; young woman believed to be victim

The Starr County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman in her late 20s was murdered in a Rio Grande City neighborhood Saturday evening. It’s...

Classic rock band Foreigner brings tour to McAllen

Classic rock band Foreigner are no strangers to the Rio Grande Valley, scheduled to play here for the second time in just as many...

Defendant accused in Chayse Olivarez murder pleads not guilty to new charges

EDINBURG — The lead defendant accused in the 2017 murder of a Rio Grande City teen pleaded not guilty to the upgraded charge of...

Officials accused in Weslaco bribery scheme plead not guilty

McALLEN — Four of the defendants in the Weslaco bribery scheme pleaded not guilty here Thursday afternoon to allegations that they participated in a...

Alton teams up with Palmview for EMS

Last week, the cities of Palmview and Alton celebrated the launch of Palmview’s EMS within the neighboring city, marking Alton’s departure from contracting with...

Defense requests gag order in Chayse Olivarez murder case

Attorneys representing one of the defendants accused of taking part in the murder of a Rio Grande City teen filed a motion last week...

High-profile bribery arrests cement long-held suspicions in Weslaco

After years of speculation and angst from Weslaco residents in a region already fatigued by public corruption, the arrests of current and former elected...

Palmview, Agua SUD announce cooperation on project

PALMVIEW — The city and the Agua Special Utility District want to let the public know that they’ve put aside past differences to work...

More charges filed against Weslaco bribery defendants

High-profile individuals arrested by federal authorities over the past few weeks now face additional charges related to an alleged bribery scheme involving the Weslaco...

Mission hires new city attorney

The Mission City Council approved the hiring of an attorney from North Texas as the new city attorney, avoiding a domino effect that would...