Francisco E. Jimenez

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Francisco E. Jimenez is a reporter for The Monitor and covers Pharr, San Juan, and Alamo, as well as general assignments. He can be reached at (945) 683-4433 or fjimenez@themonitor.com.

High school baseball player charged with Donna teen’s murder

EDINBURG — A high school baseball player at PSJA Memorial High School faces a charge of murder following an investigation into the shooting death...

Precinct 1, Weslaco field concerns over drainage progress

WESLACO — Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1, Hidalgo County and the city of Weslaco fielded concerns at a drainage project meeting Saturday morning. The...

Parishioners flock to Basilica to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

SAN JUAN — Thousands flocked to an evening mass here in celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe last Thursday. Held at the...

Thousands mourn: Family, law enforcement say goodbye to fallen DPS trooper

A murmur echoed through Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg on Friday as Texas Department of Public Safety troopers slowly filed into the venue, forming a sea of Texas tan Stetson hats. As more law enforcement officers found their seats, everyone was soon called to attention. A solemn silence fell upon the arena as troopers, together with law enforcement from across the country, stood to honor one of their own: Trooper Moises Sanchez. The salute came as the Texas DPS Honor Guard slowly carried Sanchez’s casket, draped with the Texas flag, into the arena. This was but the beginning of the nearly two-and-a-half-hour-long funeral service for the fallen trooper, who died on Aug. 24 after undergoing surgery related to gunshot wounds he received in the line of duty in April. Read the full story on TheMonitor.com.

Thousands mourn: Family, law enforcement say goodbye to fallen DPS trooper

A murmur echoed through Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg on Friday as Texas Department of Public Safety troopers slowly filed into the venue, forming a sea of Texas tan Stetson hats. As more law enforcement officers found their seats, everyone was soon called to attention. A solemn silence fell upon the arena as troopers, together with law enforcement from across the country, stood to honor one of their own: Trooper Moises Sanchez. The salute came as the Texas DPS Honor Guard slowly carried Sanchez’s casket, draped with the Texas flag, into the arena. This was but the beginning of the nearly two-and-a-half-hour-long funeral service for the fallen trooper, who died on Aug. 24 after undergoing surgery related to gunshot wounds he received in the line of duty in April. Read the full story on TheMonitor.com.