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Vipers ‘make progress’ but drop eighth straight

EDINBURG — Salt Lake City outscored RGV 3-1 in overtime and the Stars claimed their fifth straight win with a 124-122 win over the...

Agustus’ double-double lifts UTRGV over Javelinas

EDINBURG — It was the Jordan Agustus show during UTRGV’s home game against Texas A&M-Kingsville Tuesday night. The senior graduate student from the Bronx, New...

Brownsville filmmaker to hold viewing for horror film

What has long been a dream for one local filmmaker actually began with a nightmare. Alcario Cary Cadena, originally of Los Angeles, will be hosting a film viewing for his new horror thriller, “The House on 13th Street,” which he filmed in Brownsville. The viewing will also feature live music and appearances from the director and some of the cast. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Officials praise, propose tweaks to new NAFTA deal

Days away from the one-year anniversary of the Canada, United States and Mexico leaders signing a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, Congress has still not authorized the new trade deal. Facing some pressure to call a U.S. House vote on a new agreement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not set a date for a vote on the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement, the name of the new deal. Recently, officials from the Rio Grande Valley and other officials visiting the region recently have made pitches supporting the deal, as well as proposing tweaks. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in a panel in Pharr this fall both supported the deal. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Edinburg mayor’s trial delayed

The trial against the mayor, his wife and an associate here has been delayed to give his attorney more time to review the evidence. A state district judge granted the motion for continuance last week, according to Hidalgo County court records. Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina, his wife Dalia Molina and Julio Carranza were set to go before a jury trial Dec. 9, but that is no longer the case. The trio is accused of conspiring to commit election fraud during the November 2017 municipal election. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Repeat drunk driver rejects plea in intoxication manslaughter case

A 40-year-old Alamo resident with a history of driving intoxicated rejected a plea deal in the case where he is accused of driving drunk and killing 47-year-old Cristina Bruno last year. Ignacio Navarro Jr. is now scheduled for trial next April, court records show. Navarro is charged with murder, intoxication manslaughter, three counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury, accident involving death and accident involving serious bodily injury. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Mission man accused of stabbing wife 12 times

A Mission man was arraigned Tuesday morning after allegedly stabbing his wife multiple times. According to a police report, Mission police officers responded to the 500 block of Doherty Avenue at 2:22 a.m. after a woman called to report that she had been stabbed by her husband. Upon arrival, the police officers noticed that the front door to the home was open and observed a pool of blood in the living room and bedroom. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Elsa park closes bathrooms due to vandalism

The city of Elsa is temporarily closing its public bathroom at Mario Leal Park after releasing a video Tuesday depicting an act of vandalism. In the video, something is shown to be on fire at the end of the stalls in the bathroom. Jessica Garza, spokesperson for the city of Elsa and economic development director, said it was toilet paper being burned.  Read the full story at themonitor.com

UTRGV President Guy Bailey to grand marshal McAllen Holiday Parade

Mayor Jim Darling and city commissioners on Tuesday announced that University of Texas Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey will be the grand marshal at the city's annual holiday parade on Dec. 7.   Bailey, who has lived in South Texas for just five years and who was recently named 2019 Border Texan of the Year, will be joined in the parade by Telemundo's Carolina Sandoval and Jorge Bernal, Dallas Cowboys lineman La'el Collins and former defensive end and Super Bowl XII Champion Ed "Too Tall" Jones, all of whom were announced in recent weeks. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Family declines autopsy in RGC toddler’s death

The cause of death of a 2-year-old girl who died last week in Rio Grande City after suffering from flu-like symptoms, including fever and vomiting, will remain unconfirmed after the family declined an autopsy. The Rio Grande City police department had been investigating the death of the toddler, but on Monday a spokesperson for the city confirmed the child's remains were taken to Mexico. Read the full story at themonitor.com.