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.

Exclusive: In emotional reunion, mother greets Edinburg teen wrongfully detained for over 3 weeks

McALLEN — As soon as Sanjuana Galicia spotted her son at the McAllen bus station in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, she raced...

Alton fire officials respond to criticism after fatal blaze

Alton fire officials defended their response to a fatal blaze that killed an 11-year-old this weekend after the girl’s family and neighbors accused them...

Trial under way for former Edinburg officer

As one former police chief heads to prison for aiding drug runners, another similar trial involving an Edinburg police officer and a U.S. Border...

Edinburg mayor talks transparency after breakfast to promote accessibility

EDINBURG — The mayor here sat down with nearly 50 residents and a slew of public servants for breakfast Wednesday morning in a show...

Sources: Edinburg EDC director resigned

EDINBURG — The economic development arm of the city is facing another shakeup. According to multiple sources, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Plinio “Joey”...

Edinburg breaks ground on fifth fire station, again

EDINBURG — Fire Chief Shawn Snider once again broke ground on the city’s Fire Station No. 5, a project 14 years in the making. Tuesday’s...

Edinburg majority appoints new EDC board member

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has a new board member. Edinburg Mayor Pro Tem David Torres resigned from the corporation Tuesday night, citing...

Hidalgo County moving along with drainage bond projects

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County is about to get a large chunk of money from the $190 million bond voters approved last year as it...

Edinburg to mull city manager post

EDINBURG — Council members are set to meet at noon today to discuss potential changes to the city manager position. The special-called meeting comes a...

Some seek shelter as recovery efforts continue

A family of nine walked into the Red Cross shelter at the Mercedes Dome on Wednesday evening bearing a look of shock and visibly...