Daniel A. Flores

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Daniel Flores is a staff writer for The Monitor. He can be reached at dflores@themonitor.com

New vegan restaurant in McAllen an extension of holistic health

About 10 years ago, internist Dr. Dona Cooper realized she could do more for her patients. Those suffering from diabetes, elevated cholesterol or heart disease...

Edinburg city manager ‘unaware’ of Zayas’ potential conflict of interest

EDINBURG — City Manager Juan Guerra said when he verbally reprimanded spokesperson Cary Zayas for her behavior at Mayor Richard Molina’s arraignment proceedings last...

Zayas reprimanded for behavior during Edinburg mayor’s arraignment

Edinburg spokesperson Cary Zayas received a verbal reprimand on April 29 after physically obstructing news media following the April 25 arraignment of Mayor Richard Molina...

McAllen native finishes first runner-up at Miss USA 2019

When Miss New Mexico USA 2019 was asked what issue all presidential candidates should address, the McAllen native who finished first runner-up at Miss...

Weslaco pitmaster changed careers to pursue passion

Smokin’ Moon & Beer Garden pitmaster Joel Garcia said his passion for barbecue blossomed while traveling around Texas, crossing off his list of the...

McAllen’s Raúl Castillo takes pride in first Latino superhero role

When actor and playwright Raúl Castillo first read the screenplay for “El Chicano,” the McAllen native said he was “taken aback.” He’d never seen...

South Texas Comic Con successful, draws local fandoms

Foot traffic in the halls of the McAllen Convention Center slowed to a crawl at times Saturday as hoards gathered at South Texas Comic...

All Star Theatre readies pair of McPAC shows

This weekend, All Star Theatre performs “Willy Wonka Jr.” at the McAllen Performing Arts Center with a different cast for both Saturday and Sunday...

‘Disney On Ice’ provides immersive mashup of beloved characters

Black lights shine on the ice as skaters in glowing purple mariachi suits, inspired by Day-of-the-Dead, man 15-foot skeleton puppets Wednesday at State Farm...

Mission robotic teams learn from ‘peer-to-peer’ training

Mission High School junior Robert Ramirez stretches his tape measure through the small village of LEGO buildings as an elementary student marks the distance...