The Monitor

Nearly 200 pounds of liquid heroin seized

HIDALGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working the bridge discovered a large load of liquid heroin, according to a news release.On Sunday officers...

More than 900 pounds of pot seized at bridge

PHARR — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 900 pounds of pot last week, according to a news release.Officials said officers working...

EDITORIAL: Abbott: End repeated teacher misconduct in Texas

We commend Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for making a legislative priority the issue of stopping the cycle of teachers who have had or who...

LETTERS: On ‘instilling fear’ and ‘bias’ and thwarting corruption in Texas

‘Instilling fear’ and ‘bias’Regarding Sandra Sanchez’ May 9 column, “There’s more to fear in Texas now,” I am saddened when I learn of someone...

Edinburg park put on hold — for now

EDINBURG — The fate of a proposed park at the center of a controversy is still unknown after Edinburg city council members took no...

Comedian seeks to expand understanding of Mexican culture

McALLEN — Touring comedian Eric Schwartz grew up with monthly visits to his mom and Mexican stepdad — who introduced him to Spanish slang,...

Cornyn removes himself from FBI consideration

Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn removed himself from consideration for FBI director Tuesday, and in a statement said that whoever is nominated for the...

Roma water plant under review by state regulators

ROMA — The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality confirmed that the city’s water system is currently under review for failing to submit water samples...

Pair charged with Monday bank robbery

McALLEN — Police charged a couple Tuesday in connection with a bank robbery early Monday morning.Gilberto Lopez Jr., 46, and Elidia Martha Decker, 37,...

EDITORIAL: Pharr’s approach to digital divide makes good sense

We applaud the city of Pharr and all its collaborators for taking the lead in launching a pilot program that will provide free internet...