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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...

A fighting heart: RGC mom describes daughter’s fearlessness facing rare condition

A. COLLEEN DeGUZMAN | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR While listening to her mother discuss the struggles of raising a special-needs child, including having to give up...

UTRGV Opera Theater brings ‘Carmen’ to life

A. COLLEEN DEGUZMAN | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Students of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Opera Theater have been preparing since last year...

Multitude of fans attend Sharyland High vs. Sharyland Pioneer

TJ GARCIA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR EDINBURG — Take me out to the ball game. Take me out to the crowd. And it was quite...

Former Sharyland, Hidalgo, Palmview and Edinburg North athletes recognized

McALLEN – The Southland Conference named Abilene Christian University catcher Luis Treviño the 2019 Player of the Year, and he was voted first team...

Art takes center stage at event in memoriam of the Rio Grande 

A. COLLEEN DeGUZMAN | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR MISSION —  Clutching onto homemade artwork and signs that mournfully honored the river here, protesters marched a...

Qatar soccer team visits RGV

BY MARK MAY | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR EDINBURG — The hot weather does not faze them but they are not taking chances with spicy Mexican...