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.

Dancers will be masked, attendees social distanced 

The longest-running-show in the Rio Grande Valley will look a little different this year. The Nutcracker, a beloved holiday show put on by the Rio...

Interest for adoptions increase amid pandemic

After the strike of a gavel, two children in Hidalgo County who were previously under the custody of the state of Texas were officially...

Healthcare, bioscience industry has brought billions to RGV

The expanding healthcare and bioscience industry in the Rio Grande Valley is leading the region’s overall economic advancement, according to a report recently published...

McAllen junior, cancer survivor publishes novel 

Not only is 17-year-old Abel Ramirez proud to call himself a cancer survivor, but now he also gets to say he’s an author. The McAllen...

COVID-19 daily case count in Hidalgo Co. reaches summer levels

Across the Rio Grande Valley, 764 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday, along with a dozen deaths due to the virus. Hidalgo County reported...

Unable to perform live, Valley Symphony Orchestra films show, releases concert videos

McALLEN — The soft, ethereal yet ominous chimes and timbres of the Valley Symphony Orchestra’s percussionist floated through the hall of the McAllen Performing...

PSJA graduate now directing in Chicago

Gliding her small hands over the faux yellow brick wall, Denise Serna knew as a first grader that she had a heart for theater. More...

RGV officials urge diligence as Texas surpasses 1M virus cases

Texas exceeded 1 million cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, making it the first state in the nation to surpass the grim milestone. The state has...

Eighth-grader becomes first student council elect to have a disability

Love. Kindness. Inclusion. These are the principles eighth-grader Addison Bortnick hopes to instill in the student body of Cathey Middle School in McAllen as their...

Edinburg-based animal shelter at capacity, seeks community’s help

The Palm Valley Animal Society in Edinburg has been a no-kill shelter since April, but the recent surge of kittens and puppies being turned...