Vaulter sues school over injury in practice

A former Robert Vela High School track star sued the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District after fracturing his skull and losing a part of his brain following a pole vaulting accident. According to the lawsuit filed in June, Nick Larsen was seriously injured preparing for the Region IV meet in April, when he was a senior at Vela High School. Larsen, 18, earned the 2019 District 31-6A and 31 and 32-6A area pole vaulting championship his senior year. The suit alleges that on April 24, during an attempt to clear the 14-foot, 6-inch bar during competition, Larsen was “propelled” off the mat and hit his head on the concrete. Read the full story on themonitor.com.

Concert benefiting retired Edinburg police officer with ALS slated Friday

A benefit concert for a retired Edinburg police officer diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease is scheduled for Friday at Yerberia Cultura in McAllen. The concert,...
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Big kick: Donna ties with last second goal at Heart of the Valley...

DONNA — Time on the clock was winding down as Donna High trailed Eagle Pass 1-0 in their second game of Day 2 at...

Unhappy New Year: Fireworks increase anxiety in pets

Squeals, frightened looks, pee accidents and uncontrollable barking are just a few of the symptoms fireworks cause on animals. According to Terran Tull, Operations Director for the Harlingen Humane Society, the reason pets get so distraught is because they are not used to such a loud noise. They are put out of their comfort zone, which causes them to react anxiously and fearful toward the noises. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Restoring dignity: 5 years later, respite center remains a haven for immigrants

Five years later Cries, prayers and pleadings: These are the memories Sister Norma Pimentel shared when asked to reflect on the five-year anniversary of Catholic...

Ex-bailiff accused in drug conspiracy case gets 5 years in prison

A former Hidalgo County bailiff was handed a 60-month prison sentence in connection with a drug conspiracy case involving a drug trafficking organization, court...

After 34 years, legendary Willacy sheriff won’t seek re-election to focus on cancer battle

RAYMONDVILLE — It’s the end of an era in Willacy County. Sheriff Larry Spence, the Indiana-born lawman who won the county’s badge 34 years ago...

Sharyland’s Sanchez signs NLI for powerlifting

MISSION – Sebastian Sanchez, a 2019 graduate of Sharyland High School, signed a national letter of intent to compete as a collegiate powerlifter. Sanchez...