Berenice Garcia

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Berenice Garcia covers Western Hidalgo County and Starr County for The Monitor. She can be reached at bereniceg@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4432.

RGC school board trustee removed after judge’s ruling

A judge temporarily suspended Rio Grande City school board Trustee Daniel J. Garcia from his position Monday, pending a trial on whether the removal...

Defense submits brief opposing removal of RGC schools trustee

The defense team for a Rio Grande City school board trustee who is facing removal from the board presented its initial arguments via a...

Proposed SNAP changes would cut benefits to thousands of Valley residents

Proposed changes to who qualifies for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits could affect Rio Grande Valley residents who rely on the program...

Mission police officer killed in line of duty

MISSION — During a tearful news conference, flanked by law enforcement officers from several agencies throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Mission Police Chief Robert...

Petition to remove RGC school trustee moves forward

A judge ruled Friday that a petition to remove Daniel J. Garcia from the Rio Grande City school board of trustees can move forward,...

Cuellar seeks judge’s recusal in Weslaco bribery case

Government prosecutors are challenging a motion to have a federal judge recused from the Weslaco bribery case in which former and current local officials...

4 accused in Weslaco bribery scheme plead not guilty

McALLEN — Four of the defendants in the Weslaco bribery scheme pleaded not guilty here Thursday afternoon to allegations that they participated in a plot to...

More charges in water plant bribery scheme

High-profile individuals arrested by federal authorities over the past few weeks now face additional charges related to an alleged bribery scheme involving the Weslaco...

Three arrested in bribery case, Tafolla pleads guilty

One current and two former public officials were arrested last Friday in connection with a federal investigation into a bribery scheme related to the...

FBI hauls in current, former RGV officials in complicated bribery case

One current and two former public officials were arrested Friday in connection with a federal investigation into a bribery scheme related to the construction...