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State defies Congress voter roll review

BY ALEXA URA | THE TEXAS TRIBUNE AUSTIN — Facing an investigation over the state’s botched efforts to screen its voter rolls for noncitizens, the...

Fonseca, Flores sisters, others shine at the college level

BY TJ GARCIA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR McALLEN – It was only a matter of time for Gabrielle Fonseca. Coming out of high school in...

Nurse’s transition from Vipers to Raptors a comfortable one

SCOTT HARRISON | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR NOTE:  This is one in a series that looks at former RGV Vipers coaches who are now...

COMMENTARY: Keep NPR in the Rio Grande Valley

KATHY TRENFIELD RAINES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR  I read with great distress about the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville’s decision to sell its two National...

Hartenstein: A big man with bigger goals

SCOTT HARRISON | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR One of the reasons for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers successful season has been the contributions of Isaiah...

Surface Treatment: Sensual, intelligent exhibit on display at South Texas College

NANCY MOYER | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR “Sensoria” offers a selection of acclaimed San Antonio artist Jesse Amado’s work, including a focus on his dynamic...

Advice: Sometimes you need to take a pause

I wish learning to pause was a mandatory class in elementary. Teaching a child how to pause before he or she responds to an...

Garden View: Planting seeds with your child

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Gardening with a child is a great way to plant the seeds of knowledge. When you plant seeds...

Border lawmaker makes another push to put eight-liners on local ballots

JULIAN AGUILAR | THE TEXAS TRIBUNE LAREDO — As another scandal tied to illegal gambling hits this border town, a state lawmaker is again pushing...

Garza, Dennett, other area athletes shine at college level

BY TJ GARCIA St. Edward’s University’s men’s basketball team reached the NCAA’s Division II “Sweet 16,” and posted a 30-4 record for the 2018-19 season....