A. Colleen DeGuzman

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Colleen DeGuzman is a staff writer for The Monitor, covering features and general assignments. She can be reached at (956) 683-4424 or [email protected]

Weslaco community mourns, salutes beloved educator and ‘Woman of the Year’

Sue Peterson was big time. At least that’s how those who speak of her affectionately describe Susan, or Sue as she’s better known. She was...

STC counselors lead virtual ‘12 Days of Wellness’

The best gift this holiday season is a sound and healthy mindset. During this time of year, streets are lined with lights and radio stations...

Valley car clubs, enthusiasts rev up holiday giving efforts

EDINBURG — Lovers of lowriders and all things classic cars and pickup trucks gathered here Sunday afternoon to put their polished vehicles and generosity...

‘Selena’ series actor: She ‘had my heart since’ boyhood 

When his parents weren’t looking, young Carlos Alfredo Jr. would take a few quarters from his family restaurant’s cash register to cue a few...

Edinburg native records album inspired by SpaceX

From his home studio in Edinburg, Joe Steven composed an instrumental soundtrack he hopes will take listeners on an intergalactic expedition. Steven’s inspiration for the...

National study to include 375 RGV seniors

Local residents have the opportunity to take part in the largest study the National Institute of Health has ever conducted for seniors, which will...

Dancers will be masked, attendees social distanced 

The longest-running-show in the Rio Grande Valley will look a little different this year. The Nutcracker, a beloved holiday show put on by the Rio...

Interest for adoptions increase amid pandemic

After the strike of a gavel, two children in Hidalgo County who were previously under the custody of the state of Texas were officially...

Healthcare, bioscience industry has brought billions to RGV

The expanding healthcare and bioscience industry in the Rio Grande Valley is leading the region’s overall economic advancement, according to a report recently published...

McAllen junior, cancer survivor publishes novel 

Not only is 17-year-old Abel Ramirez proud to call himself a cancer survivor, but now he also gets to say he’s an author. The McAllen...