Matt Wilson

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Matthew Wilson is a reporter for The Monitor covering education, business and general assignments. He can be reached at [email protected]

Insurance deal remains contentious for La Joya schools

LA JOYA — The school board here voted to authorize the district’s administration to negotiate an agreement for an enrolling agent/agent of record for...

5% of Edinburg schools staff test positive for virus

EDINBURG — The school board here approved a new calendar and discussed what to do about increasingly alarming signs of the effect the pandemic...

As Valley virus activity rises, first case of new strain in Texas 

COVID-19 cases in the Rio Grande Valley climbed by 871 on Thursday with 11 more deaths attributed to the virus, while elsewhere in the...

Edcouch-Elsa schools to test all staff for COVID-19

EDCOUCH — Edcouch-Elsa ISD plans to test all campus and district staff Monday as a preventative measure to slow the spread of the coronavirus,...

Edinburg school district delays spring semester over COVID concerns

Fearing a COVID-19 spike related to holiday gatherings, the Edinburg CISD Board of Trustees voted to defer the beginning of the district’s spring semester...

Calamity comes: How COVID-19 left its mark on the Valley

“It’s safe to say that things are getting a little strange out there,” read the first line on the front page story of The...

Motive still unclear, police puzzled by ex-Senate candidate’s brutal beating

RAYMONDVILLE — Police here have made three arrests related to the brutal beating of former Republican state Senate candidate Vanessa Tijerina on Christmas Eve...

COVID-19 vaccinations in Mercedes, Harlingen for specific groups

COVID-19 vaccinations using the new Moderna vaccine are underway at UTRGV inoculation sites in Mercedes and Harlingen. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley received...

Former Donna ISD super turned trustee questions Wi-Fi tower delay

DONNA — Delays in Donna ISD’s Wi-Fi tower project that have put the project weeks behind schedule have drawn criticism from the district’s newer...

Weslaco gets legal advice on combatting data breaches

WESLACO — The Weslaco ISD Board of Trustees has approved a letter of engagement with Pennsylvania-based law firm Mullen Coughlin LLC for legal advice...