Naxiely Lopez-Puente

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

More than 70 cases of foodborne illness reported in Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County health officials are warning residents about the growing number of parasites found in leafy vegetables that could cause medical concerns for vulnerable populations. More than 70 cases of cyclosporiasis have been reported to the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services office, chief administrative officer Eddie Olivarez said Monday. “It’s a public health concern we not only have in the Rio Grande Valley, but in the state of Texas, and even throughout the nation,” Olivarez said. “We’ve had over 70 cases in Hidalgo County; over 300 cases in the state of Texas and there’s over 1,200 cases in the United States. So much so, that the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is concerned about it and putting out alerts in reference to this particular parasite.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Power restored at Agua SUD offices

Update: 7:30 p.m. Power has been restored to Agua SUD by AEP, according to an emailed statement, which also announced that as of about 6...

Parents of 11-year-old killed in fire hire attorney, team of investigators

The parents of an 11-year-old girl killed in a fire last month near Palmview still have many unanswered questions and have hired a team of investigators to conduct their own review, the couple’s attorney said Wednesday.

Edinburg chief addresses retaliation claims

EDINBURG — The police chief here fought back against accusations of retaliation last week, defending a recent round of terminations and his perceived inaction...

Edinburg debuts new bike patrol unit as city celebrates National Night Out

EDINBURG — Police rolled out their new wheels at the city’s National Night Out Tuesday. Edinburg debuted its new bike patrol unit and introduced its...

Lawmakers demand answers on Edinburg teen’s detention

More than two dozen lawmakers on Monday signed and sent a letter to the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, demanding answers...

Terror hits home as Valley man, wife killed in El Paso massacre

Friends and family mourned the deaths of a Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district alum and his wife Sunday, a day after they were killed in...

PSJA alum, wife killed in El Paso shooting

7:10 p.m. update The Pharr-San Juan -Alamo Independent School District confirmed the deaths via a news release. “The PSJA Family is sad to hear reports of...

Ex-officer’s arrest highlights case against assistant chief

EDINBURG — An officer’s recent arrest once again shined a light on an investigation here against an assistant police chief accused of misusing the...

New details released in Edinburg officer arrest

EDINBURG — A former police officer here faced criminal charges Wednesday for allegedly advising a woman to forge her husband’s signature on a legal...