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Vietnam veterans share memories at FESTIBA panel

Powerful memories were shared by a panel of three Valley Vietnam War Veterans at the Festival of International Books and Arts held at the...
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Thousands mark start of Lent in Alamo on Ash Wednesday

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Winter visitors in Weslaco reflect on 75 years of marriage

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Blood on Board: Local air ambulance services now outfitted with O+

Read the full story  https://www.themonitor.com/2020/02/13/local-air-ambulance-services-now-outfitted-o/
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San Juan man charged with making school threats via social media

Read the full story https://www.themonitor.com/2020/02/11/san-juan-man-charged-school-threats-social-media/
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Vipers, Hawks pay tribute to Kobe

Grief over the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant has been felt all around the world, not leaving out Rio Grande Valley “Black Mamba”...
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Hundreds give final goodbye to Villalon

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Sharyland school board meeting erupts with public unrest over abuse claims

Read the full story: https://www.themonitor.com/2020/01/20/sharyland-school-board-meeting-erupts-public-unrest-abuse-claims/
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Mission, Boys & Girls Club host 4th annual blind tennis tournament 

Sliding his feet and gliding the tip of his tennis racket across the court floor, Randy Vargas, 9, was positioning himself. He was feeling for the small cord taped to the Boys & Girls Club of Mission gym floor — the only way Vargas, who has been blind all his life, could know where he was on the court. The Mission native was one of the 19 players Saturday morning at the fourth annual Blind Tennis Tournament in Mission. Competitors came from across the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Reynosa to play. The sport, which is also known as soundball tennis, follows most of the same rules as regular tennis. There are singles and doubles competitions, but completely blind competitors are allowed three bounces. Partially sighted are allowed two. Read the full story at themonitor.com
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Here’s what we know about the Weslaco burglary turned murder investigation

Full story https://www.themonitor.com/2020/01/19/weslaco-woman-charged-burglary-turned-murder-case/