John Hoang

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John Hoang covers education in Hidalgo County for The Monitor. He can be reached at jhoang@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4435.

Starr Co., STC host economic summit

RIO GRANDE CITY — Higher education staff, county officials and private industry representatives planned for the future and discussed the link between learning and...

Economic development summit joins STC with Starr County

  RIO GRANDE CITY — Higher education, county officials and private industry representatives planned for the future, and discussed the link between learning and those...

Former educator realizes dream to open up a business as a franchisee

PHARR — After over 20 years in the classroom as a teacher and a coach, Jose Gonzalez decided it was time to make a...

Edcouch-Elsa interim to probe sale of devices with sensitive info

EDCOUCH — Three months following an incident in which the Edcouch-Elsa school district mistakenly sold six devices with “sensitive information” to a local businessman,...

Buyer: Edcouch-Elsa ISD sold computers with sensitive information

Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District mistakenly sold six devices with “sensitive information” to a private businessman during an auction on April 6. RDA Technologies operations manager...

13-year-old founds nonprofit driven by gun safety issue

Growing up around firearms and seeing a lack of safety awareness, Sharyland North Junior High school student Roman Camargo decided to make a difference...

Monte Alto is latest district to approve pay hikes

The Monte Alto Independent School District Board of Trustees approved salary increases during a board meeting Tuesday evening. Teachers, counselors, nurses and librarians will receive...

Weslaco ISD approves funds to make flood repairs

Weslaco Independent School District officials approved a measure to spend between $75,000 to $80,000 to make “immediate repairs” following last week’s heavy rainfall during...

Gutierrez reflects on 10 years heading Edinburg school district

EDINBURG — Rene Gutierrez says he’s taking with him a decade of valuable experience as head of the Edinburg school district to Brownsville, where...

McAllen trustee responds to allegations in challenge

McAllen school trustee Tony Forina asked for a legal challenge to his election last month be thrown out in a response through his attorney...