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.

Retired Green Beret to organize special parade in Mercedes

MERCEDES — Juan Moya fought two tours in Vietnam with the Green Beret A-Team.He experienced intense danger.Armed with an M-16 assault rifle and Gerber...

Ex-Defense Secretary Gates inspires during Harlingen trip

HARLINGEN — Dr. Robert Gates’ decision to visit Washington, D.C., for a recruitment meeting with the CIA was his idea of a fun, free...

La Feria street to be renamed after Border Patrol agent

LA FERIA — City Hall erupted in applause after the commission made the unanimous decision to rename the street Javier Vega Jr. grew up...

Harlingen man charged in hit-and-run

HARLINGEN — A Harlingen man was arrested at his parent’s home recently after police said he committed a hit-and-run that left another man with...

Working Together: One road belonging to two counties awaiting overhaul

MERCEDES — All it took was a breakfast meeting between two new county leaders over huevos machacados seven months ago to get the ball...

Shark bite reported at SPI

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — It has never happened before — at least, not in recent memory.But just off Bougainvillea beach access 14 a shark...

South Padre leaders feel they dodged a bullet with Harvey

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Mother Nature gave Island officials a scare.It also put them on high alert.Ultimately, Hurricane Harvey only blew heavy winds the...

Video: Motorcyclist stopped at green light when struck

BROWNSVILLE — Taylor Nicole Ramirez fidgeted anxiously as Cameron County prosecutors began setting up the video showing her crash into motorcyclist David Salinas.In just...

Valley math teachers earn master’s at Harvard

MERCEDES — Donned in her cap and gown, Queen Martin led her fellow classmates through Harvard’s gates to receive their master’s degrees.MERCEDES — Donned...

Sea turtle comeback: Local conservation efforts are making a difference

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Sea turtle hatchlings were released yesterday and inched their way into the water for the very first time.SOUTH PADRE ISLAND...