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.

Lessons from the past: McAllen marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with program, exhibit

McALLEN — Swaying his head from side to side, Tim Lorsch maneuvered his hands to tell the story of his ancestors through a century-old...

McAllen seniors perform traditional walk through elementary schools

McALLEN — McAllen Memorial seniors Jose Luis Gomez and Zachary Moore donned shiny, light blue caps and gowns as they marched through the corridors...

RGC school board meeting must wait on appeals court ruling

RIO GRANDE CITY — Judge Carlos Valdez ruled last week that the Rio Grande City school board trustees will have to abide by the...

George P. Bush stresses public service at Edinburg CISD event

McALLEN — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush stressed the need for leadership and public service to the Edinburg school district’s top achieving students...

McAllen ISD trustees sworn in; new officers elected

The McAllen school district boardroom was tightly packed and nearly full on Monday evening as four incumbents were sworn in for another term, and...

State reports warned of Mercedes ISD financial struggles since 2015

State reports show that the Mercedes school district had since 2015 been warned of a financial shift that has now led to as many...

McAllen ISD election recount confirms Forina’s win

The recount for McAllen school board Place 4 is over, yielding no change as incumbent Tony Forina maintains his position as a trustee. Challenger Gina...

McAllen schools plan summit on mental health topics

The stress of school and growing into adulthood can be trying for many students and their families. To help them cope with these issues, the...

UPDATE: Mumps cases confirmed at Mission, PSJA ISD schools

Updated at 9 p.m. Hidalgo County health professionals confirmed mumps cases at Mission and PSJA school district campuses Wednesday, contributing to an ongoing outbreak that...

A violent gust: Alamo family loses trailer home’s roof during storm 

ALAMO — Romeo Maldonado hugged his wife, attempting to calm her down as wind gathered and rain poured down. Moments later, the wind grew...