Next steps explored in wake of Tafolla guilty plea

DINA ARÉVALO | STAFF WRITER Weslaco city leaders are looking into what’s next for the city commission after District 2 City Commissioner Jerry Tafolla pleaded...

Arguments unsealed in Starr election contest appeal

In a case challenging the March Democratic Primary election results in Starr County, a lawyer said in a filing that the voting was tainted...

Update: RGV officials present plans for merged MPO

The three South Texas Metropolitan Planning Organizations, which are responsible for carrying out transportation planning in urbanized areas across Texas, are set to merge...

Ex-bank employee gets 85 months for stealing from clients

McALLEN — Over the course of more than eight years, Cynthia Luna Rodriguez stole more than $1 million and is now ordered to pay...

Pharr man gets 2 years in gun trafficking case

McALLEN — A man allegedly paid to purchase rifles and other firearms that were destined for Mexico learned his punishment during a sentencing hearing...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Aug. 24-Sunday, Aug. 25

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKEND‘TALES OF THE HIDALGO PUMPHOUSE’“Tales of The Hidalgo Pumphouse”...

Donna charter amendment election draws questions

Voters in Donna will decide on three proposed changes to the city charter in the upcoming May 4 election. And while Propositions A and...

Three months after storms, McAllen facing a week of rain

McALLEN — The city distributed 1,100 sandbags to residents on Monday after rain started pouring on the city Sunday, nearly three months after 2,700...

Mexican man gets 6 years in cocaine smuggling case

McALLEN — A Mexican national who admitted to making nearly 20 drug smuggling trips into the U.S. was sentenced last week, court records show. U.S....

Students say summer band rehearsals are difficult but completely worth it

McALLEN — The sun was unrelenting Friday morning, as it had been every day since the McAllen High School band students began their marching...