Berenice Garcia

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Berenice Garcia covers Western Hidalgo County and Starr County for The Monitor. She can be reached at [email protected] or (956) 683-4432.

Roma employees partake in plan to raise vitamin D to combat COVID-19

Employees with the city of Roma are participating in a health initiative to raise vitamin D levels as a way to combat the symptoms...

Judge grants Mission protective order in Espericueta open records case

A state district judge granted a protective order in an open records case related to a fatal shooting that left a Mission police officer...

Judge grants Mission protective order in Espericueta open records case

A state district judge granted a protective order in an open records case related to a fatal shooting that left a Mission police officer and another man dead. Last week, state District Judge Fernando Mancias ordered the city to turn over information regarding the 2019 incident during which Mission police Cpl. Jose Espericueta was killed. The people seeking the information were the family of Juan Carlos Chapa Jr., the man who shot Espericueta but who was also fatally shot by Mission police officers responding to the scene. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Starr County health authority encourages providers to vaccinate as many as possible

Following criticism of state Sen. Eddie Lucio who was photographed over the weekend receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, the Starr County Health Authority came to...

Escobares city attorney resigns following council resignations

ESCOBARES — The city's legal attorney resigned from her position Monday making them the latest in a string of resignations from the city that...

Starr Co. to get Moderna vaccine as health officials address concerns

As COVID-19 cases continue to mount, Starr County is set to receive their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the state's...

Escobares unable to pay staff following council resignations

The abrupt resignation of the mayor and the mayor pro-tem has disrupted regular city business to the point that city staff didn't receive their...

Rio Grande City scraps bids for wastewater project

Rio Grande City is going back to the drawing board in its search for an engineer for their wastewater treatment plant project. The city commissioners,...

Rio Grande City CISD repays federal funds following 2012 FCC violation

Faced the withholding of federal funds, the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District agreed to pay back more than $20,000 for a 2012...

Mission ordered to turn over records regarding fatal police shooting

The city of Mission is ordered to turn over all information regarding a man who died after he fatally shot Cpl. Jose Luis Espericueta...