Watch McAllen city and school district candidates tackle the issues in The Monitor debates

The Monitor hosted six separate debates sponsored by IBC Bank via livestream on its website, themonitor.com. The debates featured candidates for the two contested McAllen...

Mission schools look to boost fine arts

The Mission school district plans to shift toward integrating and emphasizing fine arts into their current curriculum for students at Salinas Elementary. The school will...

Local business exec among Teach for America Week guests

MISSION — Eighth graders practiced their “soft skills” by developing solutions to issues and presenting them to their class and were helped along by...

A look at Friday’s weather

Expect sunny skies and low humidity Friday for the Rio Grande Valley, according to the National Weather Service in Brownsville. High temperatures will be warm,...

Defendant accused in Chayse Olivarez murder pleads not guilty to new charges

EDINBURG — The lead defendant accused in the 2017 murder of a Rio Grande City teen pleaded not guilty to the upgraded charge of...

Watch the McAllen ISD Place 4 and 5 debates

The McAllen ISD Place 4 and 5 debates are available on themonitor.com. The debates, which are sponsored by IBC bank, were livestreamed Thursday afternoon. Click...

Officials accused in Weslaco bribery scheme plead not guilty

McALLEN — Four of the defendants in the Weslaco bribery scheme pleaded not guilty here Thursday afternoon to allegations that they participated in a...

Noon Fix: Pharr bridge giving trucks priority; Spring Breaker receives prison sentence for intoxication...

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2019 store closings eclipse all of last year

HARLINGEN — The year is turning into a bloodbath for national retailers. Already, the number of store closings since the first of the year has...