Emily D'Gyves

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

Students complete final mile of annual long-term run

McAllen schoolchildren ran the final mile of the their yearly marathon assignment on Saturday at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park. The McAllen Kids Marathon...

What to know about the Donna Lakes murder investigation

For full coverage:  https://www.themonitor.com/2020/01/16/teenage-murder-suspect-donna-lakes-case-gets-1-million-bond/

Behind the scenes of the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live!

With three upcoming shows on the weekend, The Monitor received a behind the scenes glimpse of how the show comes together. Find the full story...

McAllen Convention Center hosts Dia de Reyes celebration

In partnership with Junior’s Supermarket, the McAllen Convention Center hosted a Dia de Reyes celebration with a traditional cutting of the rosca, which measured...

Blue Duck zooms in Edinburg with electric scooters

To find out how the scooters actually work, The Monitor took to the streets on one of the new scooters Thursday afternoon.

Local families welcome newest members while ushering in 2020

McALLEN — New Year's Day is the start of resolutions for many, but for Edinburg parents Sergio Rodriguez, 20, and Juliana Gallegos, 17, it...

Moscow Ballet, local dancers bring Christmastime classic to life

Behind the big, red curtain here at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, two dancers sit on the floor while another stands across from them as they prepare for the show. A large backdrop depicting a Christmastime ballroom with portraits serving as hints of the show to come stands nearby. The backdrop is hand-painted and one of several that are 30 feet high and 50 feet wide. These along with props — all designed exclusively in Russia — make up the decor on display Sunday at the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” show. To bring this show to the Rio Grande Valley, the Moscow Ballet collaborated with local dance studios to help put on the performance.   Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Generous outpouring for ‘Spirit of Christmas’ families

The Rio Grande Valley came together to help 13 families in need as part of the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ series, a partnership between The...

Chabad RGV celebrates Hanukkah festival with lighting of menorah

This is the eighth year Chabad RGV held its annual festival, with each year growing in attendance and interest, according to Rabbi Asher Hecht.

11 years after brother’s Christmastime murder, McAllen woman remains fervent in search for justice

This Christmas will mark the 11th that Elizabeth Garza and her husband celebrate without Walton Sanchez — “Pinky,” as his family called him.