Emily D'Gyves

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Emily D'Gyves covers general assignments for The Monitor. She can be reached at edgyves@themonitor.com or at (956) 683-4435.

Arraignment expected Monday in Melissa Banda case

The man facing a charge of aggravated kidnapping/sexual abuse in connection with Melissa Banda’s disappearance and death is expected to be arraigned Monday and...

Rangers investigating arrest by sheriff’s office

The Texas Rangers are investigating an incident involving the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office after the family of a man who died last month claimed...

McAllen woman found dead after reported missing

The husband of a missing woman found dead Friday night is expected to be transported from McAllen police custody to the county jail on...

Community based fund created to aid Valley of Hurricane Hanna’s impact

On the day Hurricane Hanna made landfall in South Texas and left Rio Grande Valley communities flooded and hundreds of thousands without power, ABC’s...

Hurricane Hanna’s impact in Cameron, Willacy counties

Hurricane Hanna took its pound of flesh over the weekend and dispersed into a line of ominous colors on the radar rumbling off to...

Hurricane Hanna’s impact in Hidalgo, Starr counties

Hurricane Hanna took its pound of flesh over the weekend and dispersed into a line of ominous colors on the radar rumbling off to...

Hidalgo County delaying COVID-19 reports until Monday 

Don’t expect to hear any new data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in Hidalgo County until sometime Monday as Hurricane Hanna prevented officials from...
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Officers laid to rest after July 15 public viewing

On July 15, a public viewing was held for two McAllen officers who were killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. Their funeral services were held the following day. Watch the video at themonitor.com
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Collaborative album pays homage to Valley’s past and future

Futuro Conjunto is the second collaboration project between music producer and filmmaker Charlie Vela and USC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Jonathan Leal, PhD. An original work of speculative, transmedia they term Chicanx fiction, Futuro Conjunto was a cross-country collaboration between the duo as Vela works in Texas and Leal in California. Watch the video at themonitor.com

Collaborative album pays homage to Valley’s past and future

¡Zas!. MUNDO. La Mosca No Muere. These are just a few of the fictional bands that make up the music of Futuro Conjunto.  Futuro Conjunto is the second collaboration project between music producer and filmmaker Charlie Vela and USC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Jonathan Leal, PhD. In 2018, the duo first worked together on Wild Tongues, an album with various artists instructed by Vela and Leal to write a song about being from the Rio Grande Valley.  "A lot of the same artists are also on this record as well," Vela said. "These are just people from the music community." Read the full story at themonitor.com