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.

Alton aims to crack down on underage drinking

Alton became the latest city to crackdown on underage drinking after the city commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance that would hold adults accountable if...

Mission city council considers charter changes

MISSION — A discussion to make one amendment to the city charter led to talks about making a second amendment during a city workshop...

Mission expected to replace councilman next week

MISSION — Though the city council took no action regarding the pending resignation of Place 4 Councilman Gus Martinez during Monday's city council meeting,...

Former Mission mayor requests Texas Supreme Court review of election contest

Attorneys for former Mission Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas filed a petition Monday requesting the Texas Supreme Court review their appeal of a lower court’s...

Former police chief files lawsuit against Palmview

Former Palmview Police Chief Christopher Barrera filed a lawsuit against the city last month alleging he was fired for “false reasons” and in retaliation...

RGC trustee faces removal, new allegations in petition

A former employee with the Rio Grande City school district filed a petition Monday to have Rio Grande City school board Trustee Daniel J....

Starr County healthcare access increasing

RIO GRANDE CITY — The amount of healthcare services available in Starr County is expanding — with the hope of more to come —...

A.C. Cuellar’s attorney moves to have judge recused

The attorney representing former Precinct 1 Hidalgo County Commissioner Arturo “A.C.” Cuellar Jr. filed a motion seeking the recusal of the federal judge presiding...

Mission councilman hired as new city attorney

The Mission city council selected one of their own as the new city attorney last week, leaving a spot open among the city’s governing...

Judge dismisses wrongful termination suit against Starr DA

A federal lawsuit filed against 229th District Attorney Omar Escobar alleging wrongful termination was dismissed Wednesday after a judge ruled the former employee was...