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.

County auditor confirms investigation into Starr commissioner

RIO GRANDE CITY — Starr County Auditor Boyd Carter has confirmed he tapped the county special crimes unit to investigate Commissioner Eloy Garza.Though he...

Starr County commissioner under investigation

RIO GRANDE CITY — Starr County Commissioner Eloy Garza is under investigation by the county’s special crimes unit.Garza, commissioner for Precinct 3, said the...

Starr County Sheriff addresses budget cuts

Starr County Sheriff Rene “Orta” Fuentes issued an open letter to Starr County residents addressing the recent budget cuts made by the county commissioners.The...

DHR recruiting volunteers for Zika research study

EDINBURG — Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is recruiting people to participate in a Zika clinical trial, according to a DHR news release.As part of...

Trump’s subsidies cut to impact 31,000 Hidalgo, Starr residents

President Donald Trump’s decision to stop cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurance companies is expected to impact about 31,000 people in Hidalgo and Starr...

Starr County moves to restore courthouse security

RIO GRANDE CITY — Upon walking into the Starr County courthouse, visitors might have noticed one glaring change the last few days: a vacant...

Former prosecutor running for state district judge

RIO GRANDE CITY — A former prosecutor is the first to throw her hat in the ring in the upcoming race for 229th district...

Concern surrounds Agua SUD’s potential deal with management company

PALMVIEW — About 20 employees at the Agua Special Utility District may suddenly find themselves working for another company.Agua SUD is currently negotiating with...

Ground broken on first phase of major Valley drainage project

EDINBURG — Local, state and federal officials came together Friday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Raymondville Drain Project, a 63-mile long, 350-foot wide...

State district judge announces run for Texas House

RIO GRANDE CITY — Days after announcing her resignation from the bench, state district Judge Ana Lisa Garza announced she would be running for...