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 gas leak prompts temporary road closure, school evacuation

PEÑITAS — A gas leak on Thursday caused the temporary closure of Tom Gill Road, located between Marble and Volcano Streets, and the precautionary...

At local town hall, veterans air concerns about healthcare system

EDINBURG — Jackson Plant was scared to death when he moved to the Rio Grande Valley a year ago and was told he couldn’t...

La Joya ISD trustee running for justice of the peace

J.J. Peña, a school board trustee for the La Joya school district, is vying for justice of the peace for Precinct 3, Place 2,...

Texas Supreme Court denies request to hear RGC case

Rio Grande City has been denied a reprieve by the Texas Supreme Court with regard to the wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the city...

RGV boaters rescue hundreds from Harvey flooding

DONNA — They didn’t know where they were going or what exactly they were going to do, but a group of 12 people drove...

Palmview considering 2.5-cent tax increase

PALMVIEW — A property tax increase of 2.5 cents is being considered by the city, bringing the tax rate to 0.5001.Interim City Manager Leo...

Rio Grande City joins in opposing SB 4

RIO GRANDE CITY — The city declared its opposition to the anti-sanctuary cities bill known as Senate Bill 4, the third city in the...

Peñitas approves five-cent tax increase

This post has been corrected to reflect the city would bring in approximately $100,000 less annually with the same tax rate.PEÑITAS — Residents should...

First emergency shelter for kids in county to open in Alamo

ALAMO — The first emergency shelter for children in Hidalgo County is preparing to open here in the fall, filling a gap in the...

Edinburg runner doesn’t let age get in the way of her goals

Donna Pazdera, 56, has been running for the past seven years. She was introduced to the sport by a friend in her late 40s...