Francisco E. Jimenez

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Francisco E. Jimenez is a reporter for The Monitor and covers Pharr, San Juan, and Alamo, as well as general assignments. He can be reached at (945) 683-4433 or fjimenez@themonitor.com.

Salvation Army implements drive-thru Red Kettle efforts

McALLEN — Bells will be ringing. The Salvation Army of McAllen kicked off its Red Kettle and Angel Tree campaigns on Friday morning. Despite the...

Pharr breaks ground on new, state-of-the-art wellness facility

PHARR — The city of Pharr held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Wellness and Innovation Complex on Thursday. City and state officials gathered at...

San Juan cancels holiday event; plans drive-thru tree lighting instead

The city of San Juan held a news conference Wednesday to announce the cancellation of its annual Noche De Paz event. The city’s decision to...

Hidalgo County COVID-19 toll met with urgency, frustration

Hidalgo County surpassing the 2,000 mark for the number of COVID-19 related fatalities on Monday was met with frustration and continued urgency to heed...

Mural honoring veterans in Edinburg source of pride, patriotism

There’s another source of pride and patriotism in the Rio Grande Valley to look upon, inspired by the service of local servicemen, and it’s...

Unable to gather, Feast of Sharing adapts amid COVID to feed thousands in RGV

The feast must go on. Although H-E-B’s Feast of Sharing has had to make changes to its annual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it...

WWII veteran reveals harrowing experiences in Italy; witnessed Vesuvius’ eruption

SAN BENITO — In a town with no shortage of hometown heroes — as evidenced by the local water tower and the high school...

Pharr plans Veterans Day fireworks displays 

COVID-19 has ravaged the country for the better part of 2020, but will not keep the city of Pharr from honoring those who have...

Pharr joins Valley cities in creating 9-1-1 district

Pharr city officials have given their stamp of approval on creating the Rio Grande Valley Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District, becoming one of 27...

Pharr to waive failure to appear, warrant charges thru 2020

The city of Pharr approved a program that will waive failure to appear and warrant charges for unadjudicated fines paid in full. At a city...