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 [email protected]

Valley MPO to push for state funding for several projects

The Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization has big plans for the new state legislative session. Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, who serves as the RGV...

In midst of congressional turmoil, Valley reps prioritize pandemic recovery

Facing one of the most divided congressional bodies in recent memory, with an incoming Democratic administration expected to be challenged often by Republican leadership,...

Pharr bridge expansion gets presidential permit

The city of Pharr announced Monday that President Donald Trump issued a presidential permit for the expansion of its international bridge, opening it to...

Hidalgo County judge’s leadership tested during pandemic

When Richard F. Cortez took office as Hidalgo County judge in 2019, he had four goals in mind: win the public’s trust, be efficient...

San Juan’s new police chief sworn in

Newly hired San Juan Police Chief Ruben Morin was sworn in Tuesday evening during a special called meeting at the San Juan Memorial Library. In...

Hidalgo County youth curfew expected as holiday surge imminent

Anticipating a potential increase of COVID-19 cases due to holiday gatherings, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said the county is poised to issue...

Grieving daughter touched by billboard campaign honoring COVID victims’ memories

Hidalgo County chose to honor what seems like the innumerous victims of COVID-19 with the launch of a billboard campaign that pays tribute to...

Early reaction to Spirit of Christmas campaign yields $18K for families

2020 has proven to be a tumultuous and unprecedented year, but it has not impeded the charitable efforts of many throughout the Rio Grande...

San Juan’s new police chief embraces role as community servant

SAN JUAN — There’s a new chief in town. The city of San Juan announced Tuesday that Ruben Morin, who started his voluminous law enforcement...

Pharr police receive training on mental health issues

PHARR — The Pharr Police Chief Andrew Harvey is taking steps to move his department towards the future of community policing. That was evident Thursday...