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Weslaco to activate cold weather shelter at local church

WESLACO — Anticipating temperatures continuing to drop, city officials will activate a cold weather shelter at the local First Baptist Church.As of noon Wednesday,...

The Latest from Day 5: Defense, prosecution expected to make closing arguments Thursday

EDINBURG — John Feit, a former priest, is accused of the 1960 murder of Irene Garza after she went to confession at McAllen’s Sacred...

Evoking JFK’s campaign, expert testifies church feared bad publicity from Irene Garza murder

EDINBURG — Fearing bad publicity that would trigger political ramifications extending from the Rio Grande Valley to the White House, witness testimony in the...

Share your letters to Santa with The Monitor

The Monitor's Festiva magazine wants to publish your children's letters to Santa. Email your child's typed letter along with their name, age and a...

Uncommon visitor: Rare hummingbird sightings draw birders from across US

McALLEN — Avid birder and author Sheri L. Williamson was lounging in her Bisbee, Arizona, living room this weekend when her husband said the...

COMMENTARY: McAllen Community Garden benefits

BY DR. ALEX RACELISThe City of McAllen’s current plans for the rebuilding of Fire Station No. 2, on Harvey Avenue and Main Street, may...

Authorities warn to watch for pelicans near gulf

HARLINGEN — Authorities have issued an alert for motorists to watch for brown pelicans on roadways along the coast as a major cold front...

EDITORIAL: Rare gifts of nature spotted in RGV

Sometimes Mother Nature just throws you a bone.As community leaders fret about decreased revenue and are doing all they can to attract visitors and...

Dixon having another stellar scoring season as UTRGV prepares for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

EDINBURG — UTRGV senior Nick Dixon has never paid much attention to statistics. He put up gaudy numbers for the Vaqueros last season, ranking...