Francisco E. Jimenez

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Francisco E. Jimenez is a multimedia and general assignments reporter for The Monitor. He can be reached at (956)683-4433, or at fjimenez@themonitor.com.

In final stretch, cities and county add incentives to participate in 2020 Census

McALLEN — Hidalgo County and local municipalities are making a last-ditch effort to get residents to complete the 2020 Census. During a news conference Wednesday...

Building support, museum to launch Day of Giving in October

McALLEN — The International Museum of Art & Science has announced the inaugural IMAS Day of Giving, an event including a silent auction to...

Pharr police officer recognized for de-escalating potentially deadly incident

“When I first got there I was thinking, ‘We’ll just place cuffs on the suspect and that will be it, we’ll be on our...

Work kicks off on infrastructure upgrades as Pharr bridge crossings rise

PHARR — City and bridge officials here held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a long-awaited port infrastructure project designed to improve the flow of...

Challenges remain for McAllen businesses amid virus

The pandemic has been ravaging the Rio Grande Valley for about six months. While hospitalizations have appeared to be on a decline, the effects...

Boy Scouts to hold annual fundraiser virtually

The Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be holding a fundraising event next week to help support the local scouting...

McAllen police searching for suspect in murder case

McAllen police are looking for the suspect wanted for first-degree murder, which stems from the death of a man whose body was found on...

Alamo to break ground on $11M wastewater plant

The city of Alamo will soon break ground on its new mechanical wastewater treatment plant funded with $11 million in state money. A groundbreaking ceremony...

Officials urge vigilance as Hidalgo Co. virus cases decline

Hidalgo County has seen its number of COVID-19 cases decrease in recent days, but while this is good news it has local officials worried...

Nonprofit donates school supplies to students with special needs

The Capable Kids Foundation held a school supplies and therapeutic items drive on Saturday morning at the Mission Event Center. The nonprofit organization prepared packages...