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Thousands mark start of Lent in Alamo on Ash Wednesday

Read the full story here: https://www.themonitor.com/2020/02/26/thousands-mark-start-lent-alamo-ash-wednesday/
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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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What to know about the Donna Lakes murder investigation

For full coverage:  https://www.themonitor.com/2020/01/16/teenage-murder-suspect-donna-lakes-case-gets-1-million-bond/
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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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Students complete final mile of annual long-term run

McAllen schoolchildren ran the final mile of the their yearly marathon assignment on Saturday at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park. The McAllen Kids Marathon...
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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.
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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/
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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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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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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....