J. Edward Moreno

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J. Edward Moreno is a digital content producer for The Monitor. He can be reached at emoreno@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4433.

Thousands cast ballots locally in first week of early voting

At least 10,771 people have already cast ballots in this year’s May municipal election as of Saturday, out of a total of 363,074 registered...

Young accordionists compete for shot at Big Squeeze finals

EDINBURG — As Manuel Cantu swiftly maneuvers his hands through the buttons on his blue accordion, he breaks eye contact with his instrument only...

Animal center adopts trap-neuter-release program

The Palm Valley Animal Center board of trustees voted Monday to approve and adopt a trap-neuter-release program, which aims to lower the population of...

Local parishioners take part in Good Friday festivities

SAN JUAN — Hundreds marched through the 14 stations that illustrate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Friday. Leading the crowd of parishioners through the...

Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

BY BRIAN MELLEY | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of...

McAllen Public Library, Mexican consulate to host Spanish-language children’s festival

McALLEN — The Mexican Consulate here and the McAllen Public Library announced a Spanish-language children’s festival taking place later this month. “Francisco Gabilondo Soler Cri-Cri,”...

Auto-pedestrian crash claims one life in downtown McAllen

One person is dead after an auto-pedestrian crash in downtown McAllen early Saturday morning, according to McAllen police spokesperson Joel Morales. The victim, who remains...

2nd annual Palm Awards recognizes high school theater talent

McALLEN — Hundreds of high school students filled the lobby of the McAllen Performing Arts Center, passing through a red carpet as they filed...

Edinburg celebrates 8th annual UFO Festival

EDINBURG — Calvin Parker spoke in front of over 300 people here Saturday, telling the tale of how he was abducted by aliens in...

Hidalgo County confirms 9 suspected cases of mumps, more likely to be reported

EDINBURG — The number of suspected cases of the mumps in county jumped from five to nine, Eddie Olivarez, director of Hidalgo County Health...