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.

Starr County elections office taking action after federal order

RIO GRANDE CITY — The Starr County elections administration is still allowing voters to provide proof of citizenship after the Texas Secretary of State’s...

Sullivan City candidates to run unopposed

Changes to the Sullivan City council have already been set, months before the city’s elections in May. Adriana Rodriguez, councilmember for place 4 and also...

Discovery at issue in Dr. Zamora-Quezada case

McALLEN — A trial date for Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada, the rheumatologist accused of healthcare fraud, has yet to be worked out. However, a hard...

Alton cancels election after no challengers enter race

The path has been cleared for Alton Mayor Salvador Vela and Place 1 Commissioner Arturo Galvan, Jr. to continue serving in their roles for...

RGC school trustees settle ex-chief’s lawsuit

The Rio Grande City school district board of trustees agreed to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former police chief Hernan Garza III,...

Uncanny Mex-Men

An Afro-Latino Spider-Man may have won the hearts of critics and audiences alike with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” but the depiction of Miles Morales...

Mission names interim city manager to permanent position

Randy Perez has been promoted to Mission’s city manager post after leading the municipality in an interim capacity, officially filling the role left vacant...

Burial ground in historic Peñitas earns designation, honored for its early roots

PEÑITAS — Norma Mandujano Herrera prayed before the grave of her great-grandmother, Sinforosa Perez Mandujano, where she lay interred in the St. Anthony cemetery...

Burning issue: Lawmakers discuss dangers of exposure to burn pits

EDINBURG — When it comes to ailments affecting veterans of the armed forces, illnesses caused by burn pits receive relatively little attention. But lawmakers...

RGV senators split on support for Texas Secretary of State

As Secretary of State David Whitley visits the Rio Grande Valley this week to meet with local leaders, support among the Democrats in the...