Molly Smith

Molly Smith covers public safety and the Hidalgo County District Courthouse for The Monitor. She can be reached at or (956) 683-4437.

Texas Rangers lead investigation of DPS trooper, police shooting

EDINBURG — A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who was shot Saturday night remains hospitalized, Edinburg Police Chief Cesar Torres said Monday. The chief...

Sheriff: Violent crime down by 15 percent in Hidalgo County

EDINBURG — Violent crime in the county declined 15 percent in 2018 from the previous year, according to data Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie”...