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UTRGV student documentary registered with Library of Congress

Jillian Glantz, a senior political science major at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, knows how to seize an opportunity. Glantz, a Dallas native,...

Former TFA teacher stands for equitable education for Latino students

Teach for America is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To this...

Filmmakers casting local talent for RGV project

Rio Grande Valley natives Michael Ray Escamilla (“Hot Pursuit,” “Cruzando”) and Cèsar Garcia (WildBird Studios, “Mr. Gomez Is”) will return to the Valley to...

San Juan gets medical boost with new ER facility

SAN JUAN — Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Wednesday for Rio Grande Regional Hospital’s newest free-standing emergency care facility. It is the McAllen-based hospital’s third...

TFA educator at IDEA challenges her students with higher standards

Teach for America (TFA) is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To...

Juarez-Lincoln alumnus, UTRGV sprinter has sights set on Pan American Games

BY TJ GARCIA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR   UTRGV sprinter Yariel Matute won a gold medal and set a personal record in the men’s 200-meter...

McHi’s Ava Alaniz named The Monitor’s All-Area Co-Player of the Year

BY TJ GARCIA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR McALLEN — Approaching the 2019 soccer season, Ava Alaniz was flying high. The McAllen High midfielder was coming off...

Ex-Vipers assistant Toppert eager for opportunity in Phoenix

BY SCOTT HARRISON | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR A former assistant for the RGV Vipers is quickly moving up the coaching ladder as Cody Toppert...

Diamond Power: Valley softball players succeeding across Texas

BY TJ GARCIA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR McALLEN — Former Mercedes Tigers softball star Dalilah Barrera began the 2019 season as Texas State’s starting...

Local high school student organizes pop-up shop to assist migrants

A. COLLEEN DeGUZMAN | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR McALLEN — Driven by compassion, Lamar Academy junior Regina Martinez took action to help migrant families here...