Naxi Lopez

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Naxiely Lopez-Puente covers Hidalgo County and Edinburg for The Monitor. You can her at nlopez@themonitor.com (956) 683-4434.

9 arrested in Edinburg voter fraud probe

EDINBURG — The Texas Attorney General’s Office arrested nine people Thursday for allegedly voting illegally in last year’s Edinburg municipal election, bringing the total...

Edinburg voters pass 3 of 4 props

Edinburg voters passed three of four propositions Tuesday night, allowing the city to borrow $30 million for drainage and roadway improvements.Proposition A sought to...

With 72 percent of the vote, Cortez bests Cross for Hidalgo County judge

Democratic nominee Richard Cortez overwhelmingly beat Republican Jane Cross for Hidalgo County judge.Cortez, who stepped down from his post as McAllen commissioner to run...

Cortez holds large lead after early voting numbers in race for Hidalgo County judge

Democratic nominee Richard Cortez will likely become the next Hidalgo County Judge if the early voting tally is any indication.Early voting results released Thursday...

Do or die: Voters have last say as Election Day arrives

Hidalgo County residents will have one more opportunity to vote on Election Day Tuesday, and while turnout has more than doubled since the previous...

Edinburg proposes new term limits, seeks to amend municipal judgeship

EDINBURG — A proposition on the ballot here seeks to limit the city’s future leaders to two terms, but if passed, the rule wouldn’t...

$30M in flooding, road projects on Edinburg ballots

EDINBURG — Edinburg voters will decide whether the city can issue up to $30 million in bonds to fund eight different projects that will...

Edinburg has fun with second state of the city address

EDINBURG — City leaders here hosted a second State of the City Address at the new Bert Ogden Arena Thursday, and in many ways,...

Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority cut ties with embattled engineering firm last year

The Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority cut ties with an engineering firm that is under FBI investigation shortly after agents raided the firm’s McAllen...

Engineering director commits suicide amid FBI probe

McALLEN — The South Texas head of an engineering company at the center of an ongoing FBI probe committed suicide Monday night, just days...