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Report, footage reveal new details in religious vandalism case

A police report from McAllen Police Department and surveillance video from San Juan police revealed new details surrounding the investigation of vandalism to two different,...
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Dark details: Report shines light into deadly day in Edinburg

Edinburg police officially closed the investigation May 6 — five months to the day after Rebecca Cantu went to police to report her stepfather...
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Crowds, brawl amid Ross stores reopenings

On Wednesday, Ross Dress for Less reopened some of their stores across the country. In the Valley, several stores were met with crowds —...
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Historic Cine El Rey in peril amid pandemic

Nearly three months ago, Bert Guerra successfully prevented demolition on the historic Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in McAllen. Now, he faces another difficult fight...
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Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley sees demand grow by 200%

With the growing need and demand for food up nearly 200%, which is attributed to COVID-19’s impact leading to stay-at-home orders and business closures...
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A Matamoros camp continues to be sustained by aid workers amid COVID-19

Aid workers emphasized they have not abandoned camp residents in shifting to remote operations and are committed to supporting those in ongoing immigration proceedings...
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The severity of pandemic’s economic impact in McAllen

McAllen Chambers of Commerce released new information on how the pandemic has impacted the economy of the McAllen metropolitan statistical area.
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Longtime community activist undaunted in watchdog role

After half a century working in the public eye, it’s unfair to just call Virginia Townsend an organizer, or a volunteer, or an activist....
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Single mother of 7 pillar of Pharr family’s strength

“I’m sure it was hard. I would hear her praying. I’m sure she was scared,” Veronica said of her mother Juana Torrez, who has...
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Super Tuesday at the polls

As Super Tuesday is coming to an end, The Monitor spoke with various campaigners at two of the busiest polling spots in Hidalgo County.