Raul Garcia

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Raul Garcia is a Reporter for The Monitor. He can be reached at rgarcia@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4431.

2 dead in hours-long standoff at home in Harlingen

HARLINGEN — A standoff that started Tuesday night and went on for hours ended with two people dead.Police were first notified with a phone...

Hot Beach: SPI takes two spots on best list

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — SPI beaches have some nearby company when it comes to being the best in Texas.The 34-mile sand bar many call...

Police search missing Harlingen lawyer’s office

HARLINGEN — The search for missing attorney Ernesto Gonzales is still ongoing.There was proof of that yesterday as Harlingen police investigators were at his...

Local Vietnam Veteran to hold weekend book signing

HARLINGEN — Fred Rendon dodged machine gun bullets as he guided his lieutenant at night to another Marine camp north of Da Nang during...

South Padre Island is best Spring Break destination for many

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Bryan Walker was strolling down Gulf Boulevard with two female friends from Indiana University.SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Bryan Walker was...

Jewelry recovered from home burglary

SAN BENITO — Police Chief Michael Galvan made eye contact with three suspicious individuals who were walking in an empty field near a home...

Port Isabel woman dies after being hit by motorcyclist

PORT ISABEL — Elizabeth Sweeten could often be seen walking around town.Most known as the former journalist with the Port Isabel Press, Sweeten loved...

South Padre Island poised for busy Spring Break

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The best place to enjoy wild parties and awesome beach bars for Spring Break is South Padre Island.In coming weeks,...

Jury selection put on hold in death penalty trial

BROWNSVILLE — Jury selection in the trial seeking the death penalty against one of two men accused of gunning down U.S. Border Patrol Agent...

South Padre Island scores high as possible cruise line port of call

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The mission to bring more tourists to the Island by attracting the cruise ship industry is on a roll.A report...