Border security brawl seems near a serene resolution

ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR AND JILL COLVIN | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Congress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump...

KXIQ 105.1 FM community radio enters a new phase

The man is gone but his playlist lives on, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you never know what you’re going to hear next. George Ramirez, longtime president of the Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts, who died Oct. 12, left Brownsville a culturally richer place than he found it. Among the many gifts from the founder of the Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival and driving force behind the Brownsville Performing Arts Academy, posthumously renamed the George A. Ramirez Performing Arts Academy, is KXIQ-LP 105.1 FM. The nonprofit station began broadcasting July 12, 2017, from the Lone Star National Bank on Boca Chica Boulevard. “LP” stands for “low power.” Ramirez submitted an application to the Federal Communications Commission to create the station after the Local Community Radio Act was signed into law by Barack Obama in 2011, freeing up the airwaves to small-time operators by repealing restrictions on the lower FM spectrum Congress had enacted 10 years earlier under pressure from commercial broadcasters. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Potential for lower temperatures on the horizon

While today seems to be standard fare, the next few days may have something nice in store for the Rio Grande Valley. The Valley is...

Mystery Gallery: Do you recognize this photo?

The Monitor will publish one photo from the Museum of South Texas History’s Mystery Gallery every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until May 19. The...

Rio Grande City proposes 1-cent tax increase

RIO GRANDE CITY — In a split vote, the city commissioners agreed to propose a 1-cent tax increase in an effort to pay for...

Weslaco man promised $2,700 to smuggle undocumented persons

A Weslaco man faces federal harboring charges related to his arrest last week when he was found with undocumented people within his vehicle, records...

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Cameron Co. reports one death, 19 new cases

Eight more people in Hidalgo County have tested positive for COVID-19, County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced in a news release Friday, bumping the total here to 425. The ages of these new Hidalgo County cases range from less than 20 years old to people in their 50s. The new positives are from Edinburg, Mission, McAllen, San Juan and Weslaco.  Sixteen people are in area hospitals, with three in intensive care units. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Starr County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

Starr County is reporting two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 37. The county confirmed that two women have tested positive for the virus, ages 51 and 32. One of the cases was travel-related, and the other was community spread. Read the full story at themonitor.com.