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Skepticism as ECISD makes pitch for $220M school bond  Monitor

EDINBURG — Citizens here voiced concerns about a tax increase among other issues associated with a proposed bond issue during a town hall meeting ...

Education Spotlight: Edinburg Rotary celebrates ECISD UIL Academics Program  Monitor

The Edinburg Rotary Club recently presented awards to the top UIL Academics students from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District.

US News ranks all 4 ECISD high schools among best in nation  The Edinburg Review

EDINBURG – The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District recently announced that all four of its high schools have been named to the U.S. News ...

Edinburg CISD student awarded Coca-Cola Scholarship  Monitor

EDINBURG — The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation recently awarded a student from the Edinburg School District a $20,000 college scholarship and made the ...

Edinburg CISD hosts First Time Offender ‘Shredding Ceremony’  Austin American-Statesman

EDINBURG – The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Police Department recently hosted its first ever “Shredding Ceremony” for students who ...

Edinburg CISD officials mull nine-figure bond  Monitor

EDINBURG — Edinburg school district officials are discussing the possibility of putting a bond of up to $229 million before voters in 2019. Jorge Botello, area ...

Records: Woman embezzled more than $9500 from Edinburg high school booster club  KGBT-TV

Investigators have arrested the co-treasurer of the Robert Vela High School booster club amid allegations she embezzled more than $9500, according to the ...

Quintanilla at heart of Edinburg High Bobcats defense  Monitor

EDINBURG — Edinburg High senior linebacker Raymond Quintanilla looks like he was crafted in a factory to play linebacker. His muscular physique combined ...

Sci-fi film gets Edinburg premiere  Monitor

The sci-fi action thriller “Xenophobia” will get its Texas debut Sunday at AMC Edinburg 18. “Xenophobia” was directed, written and produced by Steven J.

RGV Students Honored as “Youth of the Year” Recipients and earn $30,000.00 in Scholarships  The Edinburg Review

Thursday, May 30, 2019, Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector Headquarters recognized the importance of higher education and awarded this ...

Gabrielle Ruiz of ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ on Breaking Out of the Rio Grande Valley and Into Hollywood  Texas Monthly

The Edinburg native talks about her hometown, her role models growing up, and how she mentors aspiring actors in the RGV.

Edinburg schools’ drum line, wind band to compete at international competition  Monitor

EDINBURG — Band students from two Edinburg school district high schools are preparing to take the stage this weekend at an international competition with ...

Edinburg High powers past Rivera  Brownsville Herald

While tensions ran high, the Edinburg High Bobcats ran hard against the Rivera Raiders' defense.

FBI Conducting 'Operational Activity' at Federal Wellness Center in Edinburg  KRGV

EDINBURG – Federal agents are conducting a raid at a federal wellness center in Edinburg.

Investigation into Edinburg's Voter Fraud Case Continues  KRGV

EDINBURG – The investigation into Edinburg's voter fraud case is not over. The mayor of Edinburg, Richard Molina, and his wife, Dalia Molina, have been ...

Edinburg Officer Charged with Oppression and Tampering with Gov't Record  KRGV

EDINBURG – An Edinburg police officer is behind bars following an internal investigation.

Edinburg Rotary honors ECISD valedictorians, salutatorians  The Edinburg Review

EDINBURG – The Edinburg Rotary recently honored the valedictorians and the salutatorians from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District's four ...

Edinburg Rotary recognizes top ECISD graduates  Valley Town Crier

EDINBURG – The Edinburg Rotary recently recognized the valedictorians and the salutatorians from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District's ...

Eyes of Texas: Capacity crowd watches UTRGV women battle, fall to 12th-ranked Texas  Monitor

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Quynne Huggins (11) and University of Texas' Joyner Holmes (24) battle for position under the net in a non-conference ...

Edinburg artist works through grief with cartoons  Monitor

EDINBURG — Memories are what's left to cherish as Ramón Ramirez Jr. pushes forward with his artistry. Ramirez's mother, Esperanza, died last November.

Edinburg school district awards Honorary Certificate to Dolia Gonzalez  Monitor

McALLEN — Among the several hundred graduates receiving diplomas Saturday at the Edinburg High School graduation ceremony was one special honoree ...

Chapa, Los Fresnos Take Care Of Edinburg High In Bi-District Round  Brownsville Herald

EDINBURG — Los Fresnos senior quarterback Charles Chapa has stepped up in big moments this season and he did it again against Edinburg High.

Edinburg Family Reunites with Loved One Wrongfully Detained by ICE  KRGV

EDINBURG – Conflicting reports and documents led to a U.S. citizen being detained.

Weekend Events — Friday, Feb. 22 – Sunday, Feb. 24  Monitor

WEEKEND. SMOKIN' ON THE RIO. The largest sanctioned barbecue cook-off in Texas raises funds for youth agricultural projects in the Rio Grande Valley.

Robert Vela High School Takes Top Mock Trial Team Honors  The Edinburg Review

Proving that determination, commitment, and a “never give up” attitude is integral to success, a relative new-comer to mock trial competition, Edinburg's Robert ...

Bobcats Make it Four in a Row  The Edinburg Review

EDINBURG – The Edinburg Bobcat Cheerleaders made history for the school district becoming the four-time National Champions last weekend. While winning ...

Mariachi Music Gains Recognition At UIL State Festival. For Some It's Been A Long Time Coming.  Texas Standard

Last week, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, high school students from all over the Lone Star State gathered for the 2019 UIL Mariachi ...

Grandson keeps memory alive through nook  Monitor

EDINBURG — As a long-time educator, Emilia Schunior Ramírez was asked in 1954 by Frank Dugan and Dr. Ohland Morton to contribute a chapter for a book ...

Border Patrol honors 4 ECISD students as Head of the Class  Valley Town Crier

EDINBURG – The U.S. Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector recently honored four high school students from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent ...

Latest: Mission Police Release Details of Fatal Officer Shooting  KRGV

UPDATE (Jun. 21 10:04 AM):. Mission police have confirmed Cpl. Jose Luis Espericueta was killed while in the line of duty Thursday night. The suspect was ...

HAMILTON'S #EduHam Program Comes to Dallas  Broadway World

The innovative educational program that debuted at HAMILTON on Broadway continues in Dallas on Thursday, May 2 when over 3200 students and teachers ...

How An Immigration Raid Near A Small Texas Town Touched A Whole School District  KERA News

The day of the raid still haunts principal Tammy Mariani. On August 28, agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, raided a Northeast.

Local developer vies for Edinburg council seat  Monitor

EDINBURG — A challenger for council member Place 2 emerged Thursday. Roland Villarreal, a local builder and developer, will face off against Gilbert ...

Affordable housing advocate leaves mark on local history  Monitor

Known for her commitment to improving public services in the Rio Grande Valley, most specifically in the sector of affordable housing, Estella Lane Treviño ...

Photo Gallery: Best of March 2019  Monitor

Delcia Lopez is a staff photographer at the Monitor. She can be reached at or (956) 683-4851. Read the E-Edition · The Monitor Logo.

Dancentre of Edinburg Elite Team Wins National Championship  The Edinburg Review

Dancentre of Edinburg's Junior Elite team completed its 2018 competition season by earning the National Championship at the Starbound National Talent ...

Third Suspect Charged with Capital Murder in Hidalgo Co. Case  KRGV

Alfredo Huerta has been charged with capital murder.

Big bats, stellar arms among nominees for Baseball, Softball Players of the Year  Monitor

Eye-popping statistical seasons were the constant among the seven athletes nominated for Baseball Player of the Year and Softball Player of the Year.

Chelin Goes Pro  KRGV

EDINBURG - A former Valley high school soccer standout is beginning his pro career at home with the RGV FC Toros. CHANNEL 5's Ruben Juarez has the ...

State-qualifying squads contending for Girls Team of the Year at All-Valley Sports Awards  Monitor

Programs that made record-setting runs to state highlight the nominees for Class 6A Girls Team of the Year and Sub-6A Girls Team of the Year. The winners will ...

Men’s basketball standout Taylor to have jersey retired at UTRGV  Monitor

Fred Taylor is proudest of two accomplishments from his time at Pan American College: earning All-American honorable mention in 1970, and playing in the ...

Edinburg mourns loss of a Marine  San Antonio Express

EDINBURG — From the precise neatness of the canvas belts and camouflage caps on the walls to the giant map of Afghanistan and the “Oorah!!” scrawled on a ...

NPR Radio Comes to an End in the Rio Grande Valley  KRGV

HARLINGEN – National Public Radio broadcasting has come to an end in the Rio Grande Valley. Mario Muñoz, a talk show radio host at RGV Public Radio ...

Edinburg Swears-In Temporary Municipal Judge  The Edinburg Review

The City of Edinburg now has an additional temporary judge that can fill in should Municipal Judge Toribio “Terry” Palacios be unavailable. Local attorney ...

Life sentence for local educator’s murderer  Monitor

EDINBURG — An El Paso man was sentenced to life in prison earlier this week for the death of a local longtime educator. Claudio Alberto Morales, 44, began ...

Budget Concerns at Mercedes ISD Prompts Meeting  KRGV

MERCEDES – A financial crunch has prompted the Mercedes Independent School District to hold a special meeting.

Anna Maria Cordova | Obituaries  Katy Times

Anna Maria Cordova was born on November 13, 1956, in Lockney, Tx and raised in Edinburg, Tx or "the Valley" as she called her hometown. Anna was born to ...

Here Comes the Judge: Spending a Morning with Judge Renee Rodriguez-Betancourt  The Edinburg Review

Daughter. Sister. College graduate. Wife. Mother. Aunt. Attorney. And now, “Judge.” Each role defines what is important in her life. Renee Rodriguez-Betancourt ...

Remembering Freddy Gonzalez 50 years after his death in Vietnam saving others  Monitor

Below are excerpts on U.S. Marine Sgt. Alfredo “Freddy” Gonzalez, of Edinburg, who is remembered in two biographies that I wrote about his life. It was 50 years ...

BISD Considering Closure of Several Schools  KRGV

BROWNSVILLE – The Brownsville Independent School District is taking into consideration to close down schools. Brownsville ISD is in the preliminary stage of ...

PSJA Alum killed in El Paso Shooting  KRGV

The PSJA Family is sad to hear reports of the loss of one of our own, PSJA High School Class of 1996 Alum Leonardo Campos, Jr., during yesterday's tragic ...

Suspect wanted for shooting DPS trooper in custody  KRGV

UPDATE 12:50am: Lt. Johnny Hernandez confirms the suspect is in custody.

Coming Home: Dr. Delisa Guadarrama  Valley Town Crier

Several things in Dr. Delisa Guadarrama's life paved the path that led to her becoming a doctor and to her coming home to the Rio Grande Valley. Guadarrama ...

LIVE UPDATES: High school football playoff games from around DFW and the rest of Texas  Star-Telegram

The high school football playoffs are here with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games around Dallas-Fort ...

Investigators Looking into Cause of Fire at Funeral Home in Harlingen  KRGV

UPDATE (5p.m.): Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire at a funeral home in Harlingen.

Edinburg's retail economy in July 2016 showed more than a 3.4 percent improvement over July 2015, and almost 5 percent growth year-to-date  Edinburg Politics

Board members, students, teachers, and staff with the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, along with other community leaders…

Vodicka's Team USA Connection  KRGV

EDINBURG - UTRGV women's soccer assistant coach Sue Vodicka was in France last month when the United States women's team won the World Cup.

Suspects Charged for Deadly Hit-and-Run in Mission  KRGV

MISSION – The suspects involved in a deadly hit-and-run over the weekend went before a judge Monday morning.

Maria Aurora Ruiz announces for La Joya City Council Place 1  Progresstimes

Mrs. Maria Aurora Ruiz has been a resident of La Joya, Texas for almost 30 years. Along with her husband of 29 years, Homero Ruiz, they have raised their son, ...

New Bill Could Bring CS Programs to 500K JROTC Students—and Diversify the Future Workforce  EdSurge

Congress is proposing an innovative approach to building the federal technology talent pipeline for computer science roles, one that should be exciting ...

11-Year-Old Dies after a Fire at Multiple Structures near Alton  KRGV

UPDATE (6:58PM): Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office confirms they found the body of an 11-year-old girl inside the burn structure.

Walmart Employee Pays Respects to El Paso Shooting Victims  KRGV

EL PASO, TEXAS – The memorial in front of the Walmart store in El Paso is growing every day.

First FEMA Recovery Center Opens in La Feria  KRGV

LA FERIA – Residents in Cameron County affected by the June floods now have a place to register for federal assistance.

San Benito Police Searching for Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run  KRGV

SAN BENITO – A San Benito man was killed in a hit-and-run accident that happened over the weekend.

Her Story: Mother of Inmate Killed in Jail Fight Speaks Out  KRGV

HARLINGEN – A Harlingen mom speaking out for the first time since her son died after a jail fight.

Harlingen Man Charged with Making Terroristic Threats  KRGV

HARLINGEN- A man in Harlingen is accused of making terroristic threats.

The Statesman Interview: Fred Akers

Former Texas football coach Fred Akers was inducted into the men's hall of honor on Friday.

Resource Center to Open in Cameron County to Aid Flood Victims  KRGV

LA FERA- A multi agency resource center will open in Cameron County on Wednesday.

Investigation Continues for Fatal Palmview House Fire  KRGV

PALMVIEW – Multiple Rio Grande Valley law enforcement agencies are still trying to figure out what started a deadly fire in Palmview where an 11-year-old girl ...

Former staff employees of hail attorneys claiming lawyer-level work on resumes  Southeast Texas Record

Texas trial lawyers advertise heavily after each storm strike in the state, seeking to sign up clients in mass. As hailstorm litigation mounts, so do charges of illegal ...

Former Valley Detention Center Employees Charged with Bribery  KRGV

RAYMONDVILLE – The information of immigrants in federal detention was sold for profit by former employees, now charged with this crime. According to a ...

The Brownsville Herald's 2016 Girls Basketball Preview  Brownsville Herald

Brownsville Veterans Memorial hopes a change of scenery helps it reach its goals this season.

Texas Game Wardens Stepping Up Patrols for New Years Holiday  KRGV

Texas Game Wardens, Patrols, New Years, Holiday.

Governor Abbott Declares State of Disaster in Rio Grande Valley  KRGV

WESLACO – Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster Thursday for Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties following severe flooding.

Mission museum inducts Wall of Fame honorees  Progresstimes

Educators like Romulo D. Martinez, Maria Lydia Rodriguez, Rosa M. and Gustavo Zapata affected the lives of thousands of students over multiple decades.

Man Accused of Stealing Car with Child Still Inside in McAllen Charged  KRGV

UPDATE (7/16): A man who stole a car with a child still inside of it was arrested and charged.

Hidalgo Co. Sheriff's Office Arrest 5 in Raid Conducted in Elsa  KRGV

ELSA – Hidalgo County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a raid an Elsa residence.

Movie to tell the story of Brownsville chess  Brownsville Herald

An independent movie about Brownsville chess with a story line that will resonate with locals is about to begin filming in Brownsville.

Texas Tech Inks Third-Straight Top 25 Signing Class - Texas Tech University Athletics

Tim Tadlock and his staff put together Texas Tech's third-straight top 25 recruiting class. Nov. 22, 2015 LUBBOCK,

Former anchorman finds redemption, publishes book of poetry  Brownsville Herald

Little more than warning. About yesterday's news. (Excerpt from “The Short Version” in “Sparks from a Ninety-Five”). Ben Treviño had it all. The Edinburg High ...

Former princess takes throne as queen  Progresstimes

Twelve years ago, Rachel Christine Tunberg's first title was Princess Anna. This month, the 18-year-old college student will be honored as Queen Citrianna ...

MCISD, La Joya ISD honor child cancer patients  Progresstimes

With two weeks left of chemotherapy for Ewing sarcoma, 7-year-old Kaitlyn Sifuentes was diagnosed with pneumonia in her left lung – the lung that was already ...

Memorial gallery: February | Photo Galleries |  Times-News

Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.

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