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.

Nonprofit gives Valley schools high marks amid pandemic

Despite poverty, a pandemic and a host of other factors, Rio Grande Valley schools are continuing to punch above their weight, according to rankings...

Wi-Fi towers to help Donna ISD narrow digital divide

DONNA — The administration and staff at Donna ISD faced a sobering statistic early on in the pandemic: a survey conducted on district parents...

Local tech developer creates app to help detect COVID in schools

WESLACO — About 15 employees tinker away in Roy Tijerina’s converted man cave here, coding and manufacturing and packing equipment for delivery in an...

RGV Angel Network seeks to expand investment opportunities

McALLEN — Three years ago Chad Nunnery and his business, Composite Access Products, had a problem. Nunnery and CAP, which he started in 2015, mold...

Valley View names former superintendent Galaviz interim

PHARR — Members of the Valley View ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Leonel Galaviz as interim superintendent for the district during a...

Retirement communities among first in line for vaccine

PHARR — When residents of Brook Ridge Retirement Community learned they were slated to be among the first communities to receive access to a...

Valley View superintendent suspended for contract investigation

The Valley View ISD Board of Trustees voted to suspend Superintendent Monica Luna with pay at a special meeting Friday evening pending an investigation...

STC culinary arts students put spin on classic Thanksgiving feast

The Thanksgiving feast prepared and presented by South Texas College’s culinary arts cake decorating students Wednesday appeared decidedly more savory than sweet. But everything on...

McAllen alumni on the frontlines of military hurricane relief efforts in Honduras

Two McAllen ISD alumni who attended rival high schools and were athletics competitors decades ago find themselves on the same side this week as...

STC’s President Reed to retire

South Texas College’s leader for over a quarter of a century is hanging up her spurs. Reed’s retirement became official at a special meeting of...