Cristina M. Garcia

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Cristina M. Garcia covers Weslaco, Donna, Mercedes and the Delta area for The Monitor. She can be reached at cgarcia@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4441.

Mercedes launches trash dump site for residents

The city of Mercedes reopened a trash collection site last week for residents to dump bulky items. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved the...

Ex-Donna ISD employee jailed for sexual relationship with student

EDINBURG — The Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office revoked probation last week for a former Donna high school truancy officer who pleaded guilty to...

Duty-free shop to open at Donna-Rio Bravo Intl.Bridge

The Donna City Commission joined an international business owner Tuesday evening for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the construction of a duty-free store near the...

A.C. Cuellar drops lawsuit against county commissioner

Former Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner  A.C. Cuellar agreed this month to walk away from his lawsuit against Commissioner David Fuentes, his successor, who...

Creator of Texas 1015 onion remembered for his contributions

Leonard Pike, the creator of the Texas 1015 supersweet onion and a well-known agricultural research scientist who worked in the Rio Grande Valley, died...

DA launches inquiry into alleged child sex abuse by priests

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office announced its plans Friday to launch an “inquiry” into the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville’s list of 13 priests...

Clergy ‘credibly accused’ of sexual abuse served in 42 RGV parishes

The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville on Thursday released its list of child sexual abuse by 13 priests and a deacon, who were assigned to...

Weslaco task force proposes $89.7M in drainage improvements

The Weslaco City Commission may soon decide how it will pay for at least a portion of the $89.7 million price tag on eight...

Edcouch mayor pleads guilty to DWI

Edcouch Mayor Virginio Gonzalez Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to avoid jail time for driving while intoxicated. As part of his plea agreement, Gonzalez agreed to...

Weslaco schedules drainage town hall for Thursday

The city of Weslaco scheduled a town hall meeting for Thursday afternoon to update community members about proposed drainage projects. The Weslaco citizens drainage task...