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RGV trip to DC uses strength in numbers

WESLACO — The importance of the Rio Grande Valley’s first united trip to Washington was seen in its volume.When officials from the Valley visit...

Boy dies in Sunday morning crash

NEAR LA BLANCA — A 2-year-old boy died Sunday as a result of crash early Sunday morning.Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigation...

Local members of Congress react to Weslaco sailor who died in weekend ship accident

U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez expressed grief over the death of a Weslaco sailor who was among the seven killed in a...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Exhibit draws viewer into surprising, beautiful glass world

BY NANCY MOYERMy first reaction to this exhibit was a sudden remembrance of “The Crystal World” by J.G. Ballard, where nature is transformed into...

COMMENTARY: Are chickens smarter than your average human?

BY HEATHER MOOREAre you concerned about animal welfare? Do you believe that cage-free eggs and free-range chicken are humane options? Then you’ll be interested...

COMMENTARY: Summer jobs scarce this year

BY JORDAN BRUNEAUFor young job seekers this summer there is not much to celebrate.American retailers, which have traditionally staffed up in summers, are closing...

LETTERS: On Paris Accord fallout

Paris Accord falloutSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was wrong in supporting President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate...

Progreso men scheduled for arraignment

EDINBURG — A group of men police said unloaded more than 20 bullets during a fight that left two dead are scheduled to be...

The Monitor’s All-Area First and Second Teams and final top ten

2017 All-Area Softball SuperlativesPlayer of the Year: Amber Reyes, Edinburg High junior pitcher/outfielder (.518, 58 hits, 55 runs scored, 7 2Bs, 3 HRs, 16...

Edinburg High junior Reyes earns All-Area Player of the Year honors

WESLACO — Edinburg High pitcher Amber Reyes started working with first-year EHS coach Ramon Arciba months before the 2017 softball season. Midway through the...