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.

Lawmakers question FEMA’s flood damage assessment

U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz joined local congressmen last week in again requesting additional information about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision...

Mercedes city attorney resigns after 14-year tenure

The Mercedes City Commission accepted longtime City Attorney Juan Molina’s resignation during a special meeting Tuesday. “It seemed like a good time to pivot ......

Donna taps former school super as assistant city manager

The Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge director began taking on additional duties last week as assistant city manager. The Donna City Council named bridge Director Jesus...

Mercedes commissioner draws two challengers

Two Mercedes residents, who consistently attend city commission meetings, filed necessary paperwork to challenge Commissioner Ruben “Chano” Guajardo for his seat in the upcoming...