Daniel A. Flores

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

Valley native fights charges, facing over 70 years after mass arrest at protest he...

As thousands gathered on Washington D.C.’s National Mall awaiting the historic inauguration of President Donald Trump in January, hundreds of others convened blocks away.Donned...

Valley native Aaron Cantú indicted on eight counts, faces more than 70 years

McAllen native and journalist Aaron Cantú was indicted May 30 on two counts of felony rioting, conspiracy and five counts of destruction of property....

Select Valley bars participate in international fundraiser

Negroni Week, an international event running from June 5 to June 11, allows bar patrons the opportunity to support charities while tasting local bartenders’...

Navy ‘supercarrier’ honored as it arrives for recycling at port

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The 60,000-ton USS Independence — last of the Forrestal class of aircraft carriers — was towed Thursday through Brazos Santiago...

Walk, talk to highlight food allergy dangers

It’s been three years since Sergio Lopez, 24, died from anaphylaxis after eating a peanut-contaminated dish at a now-closed restaurant in McAllen. There isn’t...

Rio Grande Valley actress stars in Lifetime Movie Network film Sunday

Economedes High School graduate Angelica Briones didn’t always enjoy auditioning.“I’ve learned to love the audition process. I didn’t always like it (because) I used...

UTRGV prof’s 1970s race relations course still resonates today

Peter Kranz keeps busy traveling the country these days to speak about a race relations course he created in the 1970s at the University...

Comedian seeks to expand understanding of Mexican culture

McALLEN — Touring comedian Eric Schwartz grew up with monthly visits to his mom and Mexican stepdad — who introduced him to Spanish slang,...

Edinburg family ‘keeping the faith’ facing aggressive cancer in 2-year-old son

Adrian “Bubba” Alanis splashed water flowing from a tap at Bannworth Park in Mission on Thursday, soaking his clothes. Mom and dad play with...

‘Lowriders’ premiere a chance to highlight local car culture

McALLEN — Rio Grande Valley car clubs gathered Thursday at the Cinemark Hollywood USA parking lot before a premiere screening of the new film...