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 to consider tax cut

EDINBURG — Residents here might soon get some tax relief.Edinburg council members will consider a 3-cent reduction in the tax rate for the upcoming...

Edinburg park put on hold — for now

EDINBURG — The fate of a proposed park at the center of a controversy is still unknown after Edinburg city council members took no...

Edinburg to mull park, animal shelter

EDINBURG — City leaders here have two decisions to consider today that promise to draw big crowds from fierce supporters. One of them involves...

Mission mayor defends events center investment

MISSION — A week after the mayor here publicly criticized county leaders for not asking taxpayers if they want to build a new courthouse,...

Public transportation hub coming to Edinburg

EDINBURG — A project, more than a decade in the making, is one big step closer to the finish line.Edinburg city officials have been...

County begins courthouse negotiations with second-ranked firm

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County commissioners might be back at square one in terms of negotiating a contract with a program manager for the new...

Edinburg breaks ground on 5th fire station

EDINBURG — Firefighters here will soon be able to respond quicker to emergencies in North Edinburg.City officials broke ground Wednesday on a new fire...

Mayor: Hidalgo continues to grow

HIDALGO — The mayor here touted commercial and residential growth during the State of the City address Tuesday morning.“We’re doing good. Good things are...

Pharr Forward crushes Pharr First by 2-to-1 margin

PHARR — Pharr Forward has secured a stronghold on the city after winning all three seats in Saturday’s race.The election marks the second time...