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.

Bears volleyball takes down Warriors on the road

By RAUL GARCIA STAFF WRITER McALLEN — The PSJA High Bears’ Victoria Fuentes sent a vicious spike to the back row of the McAllen Rowe Warriors’...

Tigers win at home against Bobcats 17-10

BY RAUL GARCIA STAFF WRITER MERCEDES — Jared De Los Santos rushed for a 48-yard touchdown and Alex Rincon scored on a 2-point conversion with 54...

Bobcats square off with Tigers tonight in Mercedes

  EDINBURG — Shandon Woodard moved to running back from linebacker this season, and so far it’s been a good recipe for success for the...

Lugo earns coach of the year accolades for rookie achievements

PHARR — Stephanie Lugo knows softball. She began playing the game when she was 5. She found a love for the game and learned what...

Santa Maria ISD teacher accused of inappropriately touching student

SANTA MARIA — Santiago Mendoza Jr., a Santa Maria ISD teacher, was arrested recently and placed on administrative leave after being accused of inappropriately...

Local Woodcarvers to host 29th annual show this weekend in Harlingen

HARLINGEN — Ray Simon chipped and sliced off slivers of raw wood with a sharp knife. He was carving out a baseball player for his...

Motorist accused in woman’s death due in court again

HARLINGEN — A man accused in the death of a prominent Port Isabel woman is scheduled for final announcements in court on Thursday. If...

Lea Peacock steps down as CEO of South Texas Girls Scouts

HARLINGEN — Lea Peacock answered phone calls at the Girls Scouts front office, transferring calls and answering questions about the ongoing Girl Scout cookie...

Valley International Airport not affected by ‘Blue flu’

HARLINGEN — TSA agents inspected baggage and checked passengers entering the flight gates at Valley International Airport like any other day. It looked like all...

Police search for sex assault suspect; Woman charged in child abuse case

OLMITO — A woman collected money from a man and allowed him to sexually assault a child relative of hers, authorities said. According to Cameron...