Molly Smith

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Molly Smith covers public safety and the Hidalgo County District Courthouse for The Monitor. She can be reached at msmith@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4437.

Judge declines to recuse himself from family law case

EDINBURG — A county court-at-law judge has declined to remove himself from presiding over a misdemeanor case after an attorney filed a motion for...

Two of four seats on Pharr commission to be contested

PHARR — Two women who describe themselves as “moms on a mission” are trying to shake up the political establishment here, filing late Friday...

‘Rosie’s Law’: Bill providing Medicaid-paid abortions honors McAllen woman

McALLEN — A small group of reproductive rights activists stood in front of city hall here Thursday morning, each clutching a single pink rose...

Man charged with murder in Edinburg shooting case

EDINBURG — A man has been charged with murder here in connection with a deadly Monday night shooting. Joseph Wilson, 26, was arraigned on a...

San Juan commissioner faces 2 challengers in May

SAN JUAN — Two spots on the city commission are up for election this May, and incumbent Commissioner Pedro “Pete” Garcia faces two challengers,...

Edinburg police investigating fatal shooting

EDINBURG — Police are investigating the department's first homicide of the year, according to a news release, after a man was fatally shot Monday...

Edinburg offered police chief job prior to receiving application

EDINBURG — The city offered Cesar Torres the police chief job just one day before he submitted his employment application to the online portal...

Judges’ friendship at center of messy family law dispute

EDINBURG — An attorney representing the ex-husband of a state district judge’s daughter has filed a motion asking that a county court-at-law judge be...

UPDATE: 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine seized at Pharr port of entry

Multiple agencies assisted Wednesday in the seizure of 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine at the Pharr port of entry. According to a U.S. Customs and Border...

UPDATE: Edinburg police: Man killed in officer-involved shooting was suicidal

EDINBURG — The officer-involved shooting death of what local police described as a knife-wielding, suicidal man on Wednesday night is under investigation by the...