Peter Rasmussen

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Peter Rasmussen is the digital editor for The Monitor. He can be reached at prasmussen@themonitor.com (956) 683-4448.

‘Texicanas’ come with a Valley flair, drama

Mayra Farret said before joining “Texicanas” she had never watched reality TV programming. It may have served her well to have watched a reality...

Noon Fix: List of candidates for Edinburg City Council; Respite center; Cristela Alonzo; Sharyland...

Good afternoon. Here are some of the top-performing stories on themonitor.com from Friday morning. https://www.themonitor.com/2019/05/31/former-police-chief-3-others-seek-office/ https://www.themonitor.com/2019/05/31/mcallens-city-manager-thought-creative-immigration-proposal-commissioners-werent-sure/ https://www.themonitor.com/2019/05/31/cristela-alonzo-announces-mcpac-show-via-social-media/ https://www.themonitor.com/2019/05/30/sharyland-pioneer-holds-take-1-0-series-lead/

COMMENTARY: Support newspapers and help fight fake news

On Friday, I will lead a presentation about the importance of newspapers in an era of fake news as part of the University of...

UTRGV celebrating cultural heroes with this year’s FESTIBA

For the most part, Dahlia Guerra said coming up with the theme for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Festival of International Books...

Easy three-ingredient dip for Sunday’s big game

If you are invited to a Super Bowl party on Sunday but don’t want to show up empty-handed, this easy slow cooker beer cheese...

Hang out in The Yard: New 17th Street bar is all outdoors

Looking for a low-key hangout on 17th Street in downtown McAllen? The new bar, The Yard on Dallas Ave. (more on the name later),...

Rio Grande Valley author David Bowles tackles a 7th grader’s life on the border...

David Bowles wrote a poem in 2016 called “Border Kid,” a nostalgic piece on crossing into Mexico when he was with his father as...

BISD appoints interim super: Education consultant to replace Zendejas

GARY LONG | THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD The Brownsville Independent School District has hired a McAllen native and education consultant who most recently advised the Region...

McAllen’s final fall Sunset Live concert set for Saturday

Reminder: The last Sunset Live concert of the season will be held Saturday at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park.

Angela Cervantes celebrates diversity through her writing

As a child, Angela Cervantes rarely encountered books with Mexican-American characters. Her father, however, would bring home biographies of Mexican artists or mythologies of...