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.

Palmview files lawsuit against Agua SUD

The city of Palmview is suing the Agua Special Utility District for allegedly failing to provide services to the city’s residents.Agua SUD provides water...

Four arrested on charges of illegal voting in Starr County

RIO GRANDE CITY — Four people were arrested Tuesday for illegally voting in elections held throughout 2016.Investigators with the Starr County Special Crimes Unit...

Mission seeks remedies for firefighter who was denied health benefits

MISSION — The city is contemplating legal action against their health insurance carrier, TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool, for denying coverage of cancer treatment for...

Starr County official delivers presentation on economic status

MERCEDES — To address lingering high unemployment rate, Starr County has current and upcoming projects to spur economic growth, details of which were presented...

Roma adopts electioneering laws

ROMA — Following the adoption of a ban on electioneering by the Starr County commissioners, the city of Roma has also adopted new regulations...

Bids exceed budget for 365 Tollway project segments

MERCEDES — Construction of a major toll road project may have hit a bump after bids came in over budget, requiring further negotiations.The bids...

Date set for Mission council special election

MISSION — A special election to fill Place 4 on the city council will be held May 5, the same day of the upcoming...

Starr County voting site relocated; early voting hours extended

RIO GRANDE CITY — A voting site for Election Day in the March 6 primary will be held at a different location than originally...

Mission councilman files for mayoral run

MISSION — A city councilman is challenging Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas in the upcoming May elections.Armando O’Caña, Place 4 councilman, filed to run for...