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Call of the wild: Horses, burros find Valley homes at annual auction

BY FRED RAMOS | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR MERCEDES — What has now become the longest government shutdown in U.S. history didn't stop the Bureau...

McAllen Marathon logistics require ‘massive undertaking’

BENJAMIN TREVIÑO | STAFF WRITER In the early morning hours, well before the first runners cross the starting line of the McAllen Marathon Scott Crane...

Trump says Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick offered Texas’ help building the border wall

EMMA PLATOFF | TEXAS TRIBUNE  Texas could help build President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall, the president suggested Thursday — an idea that apparently came...

Roma educator wants to close gap for underserved communities

Alejandra Contreras is a 2017 TFA corps member teaching 10th grade geometry at Roma High School. What motivated you to apply to join Teach For...

Great reasons to visit your local library

METRO Many people have a wonderful resource at their disposal just minutes from their homes. This resource can transport them to distant lands, teach their...

Fit for the kings: In the Valley, Rosca de Reyes is a source of...

"It's a tradition among our family that has gone back many years," said Marisol. "It keeps our family together and united."

Garden View: Improving your health with fresh vegetables

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Research has shown that many of our health issues are related to our diet. Doctors and health professionals...

‘Peace and harmony’: Young and old enjoy a Valley holiday tradition

FRED RAMOS | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Thousands experienced a unique holiday tradition at the McAllen Performing Arts Center Saturday afternoon, with a show that...

San Antonio poet laureate’s mixed media art on display at Weslaco Museum

NANCY MOYER | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Although many proficient artists, writers and musicians seamlessly cross over into other creative areas, the public does not...

Appeal filed in AG’s case

More than three years after Paxton was indicted, the state’s top legal officer has yet to go to trial as courts handle side issues like the pay dispute.