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.

Alton boy battling cancer takes police oath

ALTON — Arms were extended in prayer from all angles of the Alton City Hall Friday night. While the mayor, Salvador Vela, led the room...

Egg hunt highlights Bunny Bash at IMAS

McALLEN — The courtyard of the International Museum of Art and Science was sprinkled with over 2,000 colorful eggs Saturday morning, and 4-year-old Killian...

Young accordionists record auditions for state competition

PALMVIEW — Johnny Joe Gutierrez, a sophomore at Palmview High School, said that when he was younger, his father would play the accordion with...

Hot Air Balloon Festival and Polo Match launches Saturday

The grounds of the Springfest Park Polo Field in McAllen will be illuminated by many multi-colored hot air balloons on Saturday for the inaugural...

Telling their stories: Moved by immigrants’ plight, IDEA Quest students create podcast on social...

They didn’t have shoelaces. Vanesa Marmolejos, a 16-year-old member of the South Texas Ideas nonprofit organization, immediately made this observation about some of the migrants...

Re-enactors, lecture series to highlight history exhibit at UTRGV

EDINBURG — A map of the region is standing here at the center of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley visitor center lobby,...

Annual Brew-seum on tap Saturday at IMAS

The International Museum of Art and Science will host its 11th annual Brew-seum fundraiser, a craft beer festival that benefits the facility, on Saturday. The...

Cultural moves: STC dance event both competitive and educational

Against the huge black curtains that served as the backdrop to the McAllen Convention Center stage Saturday morning, Adriana Cavazos’ bright red skirt stood...

Pharr HUB Phestival celebrates community, features free concert

The city of Pharr will be hosting its annual Pharr HUB Phestival, a celebration of the city’s Tejano roots with entertainment and a day...

Women We Love: Edinburg pediatric surgeon believes fate intervened in her career path

Dr. Jennifer Garza started working at Edinburg Medical Center at the age of 10 as the “head plant cleaner,” a position created by her...