Matthew Wilson

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Matthew Wilson is a reporter for The Monitor covering education, business and general assignments. He can be reached at mwilson@themonitor.com.

Valley officials anticipate changes to school reopening guidelines

Rio Grande Valley officials expect the state to make an announcement this week modifying procedures for school districts in areas that have been hardest...

Hidalgo ISD to test student-athletes, staff for COVID-19

HIDALGO — How will in-person classes start for Rio Grande Valley students this semester? If you’re an athlete, coach or teacher heading back to...

Pandemic sends ripples through Valley higher ed enrollment

An unprecedented year has brought unprecedented changes to the enrollment numbers of the Rio Grande Valley’s largest higher education institutions, changes that are both...

Recent Wi-Fi projects connect nearly 10,000 McAllen students

McAllen ISD is expecting nearly 10,000 of its 21,650 students to have wireless internet access provided by the city of McAllen or Hidalgo County...

Donna ISD brings meals and an open ear to students’ doorsteps

Donna ISD distributed food to school aged children last week through its meals on wheels program, using the occasion as an opportunity to meet...

Officials watch for new wave as virus numbers still trending low

Officials have their eyes warily trained on the horizon as the pandemic continues to abate in the Rio Grande Valley. The Valley reported a total...

Unable to perform publicly, Folklorico dancer and director find ways to fuel passions

As often as he can, Adolfo Salinas, 29, drags a little wooden platform onto his back patio in Edinburg, slips on some shorts and...

7 hopefuls make up field of Weslaco school board candidates

Voters will see seven candidates on the ballot for the Weslaco school board in November with three seats up for grabs. Incumbents Erasmo “Moe” Lopez...

6 vying for seats on Mercedes school board

Two incumbents on the Mercedes ISD Board of Trustees with each face a lone challenger in the November election, while two newcomers will square...

Hidalgo Co. health authority says not so fast on returning to school this month

Although some Hidalgo County school districts have indicated tentative dates for the return of in-person instruction, whether students are allowed to come back to...