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.

Alleged kidnapping ring busted in Hidalgo County

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County Sheriff’s investigators arrested seven alleged cartel members who kidnapped two men they believed had stolen a large shipment of narcotics,...

Trooper who was shot now out of ICU

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who was shot while responding to a crash in early April continues to recover, according to a...

UPDATE: Man escapes from Border Patrol custody in Edinburg

EDINBURG — A man escaped from U.S. Border Patrol custody here after a trip to an emergency room Tuesday. The incident happened shortly before noon,...

UPDATE: Edinburg approves recall petition forms for entire city council

EDINBURG — Petitioners calling for the removal of city council members may begin collecting signatures as early as next week. The council essentially adopted five...

Edinburg to mull recall petition document

EDINBURG — Council members here are scheduled to address an apparent roadblock to a petition to oust the mayor, but there is no guarantee...

Edinburg council has yet to mull recall petition

Pressure is mounting for elected officials here to review a petition to recall the mayor’s election, but the council does not appear to be...

Edinburg political liaison exiting post

EDINBURG — The city’s political affairs liaison tendered her resignation last week after serving in the position for four months. Miriam Michelle Cepeda, 27, submitted...

Edinburg municipal elections already shaping up

EDINBURG — Results for last week’s school bond election have not yet been finalized, but the campaigning has already begun for the upcoming Edinburg...

Update: Edinburg voters convincingly strike down school district bond by 72%

EDINBURG — Voters overwhelmingly struck down a $220 million bond for the school district here, according to unofficial results released Saturday by the Hidalgo...

Former mayoral candidates weigh in on Molina’s arrest

EDINBURG — While council members here kept silent on Mayor Richard Molina’s arrest Thursday, the two former candidates who ran against him in the...