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.

Peñitas begins work toward providing water services

PEÑITAS — The city is preparing to be independent when it comes to water services for its residents.Earlier this month, city commissioners authorized City...

Starr County Commissioner dies over the weekend

RIO GRANDE CITY — Starr County Commissioner Raul “Roy” Peña died Saturday at the age of 67.“We’re extremely saddened and extremely saddened for his...

Restoring the Valley’s only black cemetery led to Edinburg’s annual Juneteenth celebration

EDINBURG — For years, Lewis Callis, a retired mail carrier, pushed his lawnmower down the street for blocks toward a small, run-down cemetery, which...

Rio Grande City hires new legal representation

RIO GRANDE CITY — City commissioners hired new legal counsel Wednesday after their previous city attorney resigned in April.Attorneys Calixtro Villarreal and Reno Gonzalez...

Rio Water Supply’s pick for project contractor questioned

RIO GRANDE CITY — The Rio Water Supply Corporation is under scrutiny for their decision to not award a contract for a USDA-funded project...

Prosecutors mulling transfer of venue in RGC double-murder case

RIO GRANDE CITY – Prosecutors in the case of a young man charged in the double murder of a Rio Grande City man and...

Mission hospital lays off employees as change nears

MISSION — Mission Regional Medical Center is experiencing a wave of layoffs as it prepares for its acquisition by Prime Healthcare Foundation, the hospital...

Betty Ramirez-Lara, first Hispanic woman to serve as district Rotary governor, talks about club,...

Betty Ramirez-Lara is the first Hispanic woman to be appointed a governor of Rotary International District 5930 which encompasses 52 clubs from Victoria, down...

Peñitas makes deal for summer program facilities

PEÑITAS — The city is looking to expand their summer sports program and trying to get the facilities to go with it.City commissioners approved...

RGC school district voter fraud case dismissed

RIO GRANDE CITY — A lawsuit alleging voter fraud in the Rio Grande City school district elections was dismissed Friday at the request of...