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.

Edinburg council weighs incentives to subdivision developer

EDINBURG — The city council might give nearly $207,000 in economic development incentives to a developer that wants to build an 80-home subdivision near...

Women We Love: Promotora Dora Proa recalls years of service and community growth

Editor’s Note: In observance of Women’s History Month, The Monitor is recognizing local women who inspire us. This is the sixth of eight profiles...

Appointment of 3rd judge in Edinburg questioned

EDINBURG — The council appointed Edinburg attorney Armando Guerra to serve as an alternate municipal judge last month, and the appointment has not come...

Hidalgo County continues to comb through voter list

Laura Brunson suspects her name was included in a list of more than 3,000 potential non-citizens registered to vote in Hidalgo County, but there’s...

Hidalgo County to examine records of about 2,000 voters

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County elections officials are working diligently to identify voters who may need to verify their citizenship following an advisory from the...

Edinburg chamber names new director

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce board has tapped the interim executive director to fill the position permanently, the nonprofit announced Wednesday. Noe “Ronnie” Larralde initially...

February SNAP benefits already distributed locally

As of today, nearly 363,000 SNAP recipients throughout the Rio Grande Valley should have already received their February benefits as a result of the...

Hidalgo County judge chimes in on debate over border wall

President Trump will land in McAllen today to push his border security agenda as the partial government shutdown over funding for a border wall...

County judge and area mayors invite president to tour international bridges during visit

Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez and five border mayors sent a letter to the White House Tuesday afternoon, inviting President Trump to a personal...

Hidalgo council member accused of illegally assisting voters

HIDALGO — The Texas Secretary of State is asking the Texas Attorney General’s office to investigate a council member here in connection with alleged...