Cristina M. Garcia

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Cristina M. Garcia covers Weslaco, Donna, Mercedes and the Delta area for The Monitor. She can be reached at cgarcia@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4441.

Affidavit sheds light on Elsa murder case

Covered in blood, a 4-year-old boy wandered down the street from the scene of a deadly and “violent attack” on his grandmother, according to...

3 Development Corporation of Mercedes board members replaced

MERCEDES — Commissioners have voted to replace three Development Corporation of Mercedes board members.Fernando Dominguez, Rafael Lorenzana and former mayor and county commissioner Joel...

Elsa becomes Valley’s 23rd city with smoke-free ordinance

ELSA — City commissioners here unanimously approved a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance Monday, joining a growing list of cities in Texas banning indoor smoking, including...

Mercedes ousts city manager

MERCEDES — After only two months on the job, Mercedes commissioners ousted the city manager at a commission meeting on Tuesday.Daniel Tijerina began as...

Weslaco city candidate withdraws from District 2 race

WESLACO — Despite campaigning, a now-former commissioner candidate’s name will not appear on the ballot this November.Edward Mejia, 30, submitted a certificate of withdrawal...

Weslaco ISD to propose 2-cent property tax hike

WESLACO — Weslaco school district voters have not seen a tax increase in eight years, but that could change next month.The board of trustees...

Frost Bank to close four Valley branches

Despite experiencing growth across Texas, Frost Bank has announced the closure of four Rio Grande Valley locations, effective in November, according to a company...