The Monitor

Palmview Mariachi student accepted to 7 Ivy League schools

Palmview High School senior Xavier Piña says joining his school’s mariachi band has opened many doors for him. Playing the violin and belting out...

6 Valley virus deaths reported, 391 cases

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EDINBURG — Hidalgo County reported three deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday along with 190 more cases of the virus. Of the new cases, 37...

Rio Hondo among five Valley teams in TGCA softball polls in final week of...

The Rio Hondo Bobcats joined a group of five Class 4A-6A high school softball teams across the Rio Grande Valley to earn spots in...

Protest in Mexico shuts down local international bridge 

HIDALGO — The Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge closed momentarily Monday afternoon due to a protest on the Mexican side.  Officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Brownsville woman, Mercedes man charged in weekend homicide

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The Mercedes Police Department charged a Mercedes man and a Brownsville woman with murder for the shooting death of a 19-year-old woman. The suspects are...

USDA inspecting trees for citrus canker

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U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) employees in the Valley and surrounding counties are inspecting fruit trees for signs...

McAllen officer shot at burglary suspect who threatened police

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McAllen police say they shot at a man early Sunday morning after he suddenly drew from behind his waist and pointed his hand as...

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

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By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and AMY TAXIN Associated Press For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike...

Police: 2 killed, 3 injured following shooting in Houston

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HOUSTON (AP) — Two people were killed and three others were injured following an early Monday morning shooting in Houston, according to police. Officers initially...

CDC: Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

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Theresa Braine New York Daily News Half of all U.S. adults have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, the federal government announced Sunday. The...