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BEARING WITNESS: Freddy Alaniz remembered as beloved family man

BY EVA TRISTÁN TORRES Alfredo “Freddy” Alaniz, a husband, father, brother, friend and beloved security guard at Edinburg North High School, died on July 19,...

UTRGV hosts virtual Arbor Day event, tree planting

BY ARLENE BOCANEGRA At such a tense time for the country — with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in the midst of one of the...

Teach for America educator at IDEA Weslaco Pike an RGV native

Ernesto Farias is a 2019 Teach For America RGV Corps member and teaches 8th Advanced Social Studies at IDEA Weslaco Pike College Prep. TFA asked...

BEARING WITNESS: Taken by COVID-19, Daría Vera’s impassioned civil rights advocacy lives on

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO Daría Vera, a lifelong resident of Rio Grande City, died Aug. 6 at 5:05 p.m. at the Baptist Medical Center in San...

Rutgers University professor shines light on woman known as ‘Mexico’s Eve’

BY JULISA NEVAREZ Marina, Malina, Malintzin, Malinchi, Malintze and Malinche — these names may sound or look different, but they all describe one person. Camilla Townsend...

BEARING WITNESS: Jose Luis Garay, beloved storyteller and teacher, remembered for storied life

BY ARACELI AND GENIE GARAY Jose Luis Garay loved cruising the Delta area: Edcouch, Elsa, La Villa and Monte Alto. He never went far but...

Auction of mini homes to benefit Habitat for Humanity

BY STEPHANIE CHAPA At a time when the community is spending a lot more time at home — people are working from their home offices,...

Edinburg North stops PSJA High short for win

BY IVAN PALACIOS | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR EDINBURG — The Edinburg North Cougars held off a late comeback attempt by the PSJA Bears on Friday...

Wrestler to the rescue: Pharr native saves co-worker’s life at Iowa big box store

Pharr native Diego Aguilera has always had a passion for wrestling, but he never thought he would use his skills to save a life. Aguilera,...