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.

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...

Chipotle Grill customers urged to be on alert after cyber hack

HARLINGEN — Torti the Tortilla is still dancing on Chipotle Mexican Grill’s website even after the popular burrito business announced customers should review their...

La Feria creates partnership with UTRGV

LA FERIA — When the UTRGV College of Medicine approached City Manager Jaime Sandoval about the desire to create a partnership with the small...

Phone threat behind Friday’s two-hour shutdown of SPI causeway

PORT ISABEL — Police blocked the entrance on both sides of the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge on Friday.Hundreds of cars were turned away from...