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IBC Bank announces promotions

IBC Bank-Brownsville recently announced the promotions of Lee Reed and Al Villarreal. The promotions were announced during the bank’s annual Bonus Presentation. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Illinois to hold memorial ceremony for Spc. Miguel Villalon

Aurora, Illinois, will hold a memorial ceremony next week to honor U.S. Army Spc. Miguel Villalon, the former East Aurora High School student killed earlier this month by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Villalon’s parents will bury their 21-year-old son Saturday in his family’s hometown of Brownsville. His mother, Olivia Guzman Villalon, will return to his alma mater Wednesday, for a service that will give the Aurora community a chance to pay its respects. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Garden View: Getting your potted poinsettia to bloom again

BY LORI MURRAY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR What can you do with your poinsettias when the holidays are over? Fortunately, those of us who live in the...

Roma students share their letters to Saint Nick

Roma Independent School District partnered with The Monitor's Festiva magazine to present Letters to Santa. The letters have been reprinted as they were received. Third-graders...

Chanukah concert, festival Monday at Archer Park

The annual Chanukah Concert & Festival will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Archer Park, 101 N. Main St. in McAllen. The event...

Garden View: How to choose the best poinsettias for the holiday season

BY LORI MURRAY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR One of the joys of my Christmas season is gazing at the sea of red that dominates huge areas...

‘Wild Texas Carnivores’ tonight at Quinta Mazatlán

Texas boasts some of the most diverse habitat in the United States. Quinta Mazatlán will host John Tomecek as, guest speaker for Nights at the Mansion...

UTRGV women’s basketball falls at (RV) Texas

AUSTIN – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros women’s basketball team fell in its first road game of the season 85-69...

TFA middle school educator driven to empower 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...

Find Your Polling Place

Election Day is tomorrow, so be sure to get out and vote if you haven't already. Here are places you can vote in Hidalgo...