The Monitor

Alamo police chief to retire in January

Alamo Police Chief Arturo Espinosa will retire after nearly 40 years of working in law enforcement.Espinosa, a 61-year-old Alamo native, submitted a letter to...

Former reporter testifies Catholic Church, DA struck deal granting Feit freedom

EDINBURG — A reporter-turned-attorney testified Thursday that John Feit, the ex-priest accused of suffocating schoolteacher and beauty queen Irene Garza in April 1960, remained...

Christmas in the Park returns chock-full of festivities

McALLEN — The first weekend of December will bring more than chilly temperatures to the area as Christmas in the Park returns Friday boasting...

Sources: Monk who claims Feit confessed to murder expected to testify

EDINBURG — A former monk who alleges he heard John Feit confess to murdering Irene Garza in 1960 is expected to take the witness...

Edinburg High upping security after safety threat

Edinburg school district officials are increasing security measures at Edinburg High School after an anonymous threat was made Thursday morning, officials said.Parents were notified...

Tamaulipas authorities seize $8.8 million in marijuana

CAMARGO, Mexico — More than five tons of marijuana was seized Wednesday by the Tamaulipas State Police and the Mexican Navy, according to a...

Sheriff’s investigator’s testimony highlights large bank transactions by Patterson

EDINBURG — Much of the weekslong Monica Melissa Patterson trial has thus far focused heavily on the theft and misapplication of a fiduciary charges...

Hometown talent Ontiveros tallies assist in RGV FC Toros home finale

EDINBURG — It’s been a grueling wait for Omar Ontiveros to play his first game for the RGV FC Toros. A nagging heel injury...

High school marching bands compete in regional championship

McALLEN – Twenty-seven high school marching bands from south and central Texas battled it out at a regional championship competition at Veterans Memorial Stadium...

Rio Grande Regional marks 35 years

McALLEN — The state of the only McAllen hospital in the 1980s was a topic of much disagreement.Charles Landrum, now a retired obstetrician, strongly...