A. Colleen DeGuzman

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Colleen DeGuzman is a staff writer for The Monitor, covering features and general assignments. She can be reached at (956) 683-4424 or cdeguzman@themonitor.com.

Family, friends pay final respects to Leonardo Campos

SAN JUAN — As a slideshow of Leonardo Campos Jr. played, the Memorial Funeral Home chapel here glowed in a dim blue hue from the stained...

MXLAN cultural festival underway in McAllen, continues through Sunday

Bringing the traditions of Mexico closer to the people of McAllen, MXLAN, the highly anticipated five-day cultural festival is already in motion. The event...

Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell reminisces about writing ‘All Out of Love’

Though he has performed the song live more than 5,000 times, Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell said that he still gets goosebumps every time...

The Kahlo mystique

EDINBURG — Surrounded by dozens of other art vendors here for the sixth annual FridaFest event, Anna Marie Sanchez-Varela was laying out her own...

Thousands expected for annual FridaFest in Edinburg

The city of Edinburg is expecting 6,000 people to attend its sixth annual FridaFest on Saturday, an event that honors the life and spirit...

Cookoff includes free concert, fireworks, children’s activities and soccer match

More than 100 teams will compete in the 14th annual Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks barbecue competition Saturday, vying for a part of the $30,000...

4th of July parade, fireworks shows on tap

Rio Grande Valley communities will be hosting festivities Thursday for the Fourth of July, including one of the more longstanding events, McAllen’s 91st annual...

Pasión choir uses music to uplift, connect

McALLEN — Holding onto songbooks and dressed in all-black attire, the Pasión choir group of 23 local singers stood at the altar of the...

Local, state officials assess Valley’s 5G needs

McALLEN — A global technological shift is underway, and local leaders are ensuring that the Rio Grande Valley takes vantage of it. Moderated by RGV...

Rio Grande Valley accordionists win 2019 Big Squeeze contest

Rio Grande Valley natives were crowned champions of the Texas Folklife Big Squeeze Youth Accordionist competition May 11 at the Bullock State History Museum...