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Officers laid to rest after July 15 public viewing

On July 15, a public viewing was held for two McAllen officers who were killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. Their funeral services were held the following day. Watch the video at themonitor.com
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Collaborative album pays homage to Valley’s past and future

Futuro Conjunto is the second collaboration project between music producer and filmmaker Charlie Vela and USC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Jonathan Leal, PhD. An original work of speculative, transmedia they term Chicanx fiction, Futuro Conjunto was a cross-country collaboration between the duo as Vela works in Texas and Leal in California. Watch the video at themonitor.com
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Prayer group pleads for God’s mercy amid disease at McAllen hospital

On July 8, members of Rivers of Living Water in Christ Church in Sullivan City were joined in prayer at McAllen Medical Center by...
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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.