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.

Early voting begins today; local races, props on ballots

Early voting for the November midterm election begins today.Among a slew of state and federal candidates are a handful of local races on the...

Edinburg committee to chart Ebony Hills Golf Course’s future

EDINBURG — Residents here have a unique opportunity to decide the future of the Ebony Hills Golf Course, a green jewel that sits at...

DOJ awards $800,000 to police departments, nonprofit

The Department of Justice awarded a nonprofit $700,000 to help pay for legal services for victims of human trafficking.The grant for Texas Rio Grande...

Edinburg names new city manager

EDINBURG — Former Pharr City Manager Juan Guerra will begin his new post as city manager Monday.Guerra, a former U.S. Marine, brings 18 years...

Hidalgo County changes rules for new rural subdivisions

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County implemented new rules Tuesday for rural subdivision developers that address public lighting, drainage, roads and school bus stops for children.For...

Hidalgo County voter registration skyrockets; turnout another story

EDINBURG — Voter registration in Hidalgo County is at an all-time high, but voter turnout continues to be low, elections administrator Yvonne Ramon said.As...

Students get ‘a seat at the table’ as Hidalgo County judge candidates answer questions

McALLEN — Hidalgo county candidates took turns answering well-thought-out questions from four high school students during a debate here Wednesday evening.Dozens of people, both...

Hidalgo County judge candidates to participate in student-led debate

Hidalgo County judge candidates will face off today in front of a group of students thirsty for civic involvement, and the public is invited...

Edinburg council selects interim city manager

EDINBURG — The city council appointed one of its two assistant city managers Tuesday to take the helm of the city while it conducts...

Hidalgo County wins ‘best practices’ award for second time

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County once again received a prestigious County Best Practice Award from the leading organization for county government in the state.Every two...