Staff Report

2986 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
If you have news you would like to contribute, you can reach The Monitor at (956) 683-4000.

UTRGV halts vaccine registration due to overwhelming requests

The amount of vaccine requests has overwhelmed the University of Texas School of Medicine and UT Health RGV, prompting the temporary suspension of registrations...

Hospital nurse deals with kidney disease while helping in COVID-19 fight

By DENISE CATHEY | Staff Photographer BROWNSVILLE — With 2020 over, Frank Acevedo, the chief nursing officer for Valley Regional Medical Center Brownsville, has a...

Community celebrates WWII veteran’s 100th birthday

By DENISE CATHEY | Staff Photographer Spirits were high Saturday afternoon, defying the light rain shower, as a convoy of Brownsville Police Department vehicles, a...

McAllen deemed 15th safest city in US

McALLEN — A financial website that analyzed the costs of crime across 300 different U.S. cities named McAllen the 15th safest in the country,...

Driver ejected from vehicle in Donna fatal crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal crash in Donna that left one person dead on Thursday, the agency announced in...

SPI extends beach operations order

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — While on the beach of this coastal city, the public will still need to continue following these rules that were...

McAllen police: Wednesday shooting was self-inflicted

The Wednesday morning shooting in McAllen involved a 26-year-old man who suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police responded to the 6700 block of North 17th...

Valley congressmen tell of insurrection on Capitol Hill

Three local congressmen described the tense moments they lived through Wednesday as a mob stormed through police and briefly took control of the Capitol.  U.S. Reps. Vicente Gonzalez, Filemon Vela and Henry Cuellar were inside the House Chamber at the time Congress met to certify the Electoral College votes when thousands of supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol leading some to breach the chamber in protest of the election results. Chaos descended with Capitol police drawing weapons within the proceedings and space considered sacrosanct, with federal lawmakers taking cover and being escorted out. Among them was Gonzalez, D-McAllen, who often announced he was safe via Twitter and at one point asked followers to “pray for our democracy.”

Local lawmakers at Capitol amid violent election protests

4:30 P.M. UPDATE:  Vela commented on his situation during a phone call at 3:18 P.M., CT.  “Members are spread out everywhere. Members,” Rep. Filemon Vela paused...

Eleven COVID-19 related deaths, 540 positive cases in Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County officials reported 11 COVID-19 related deaths and an additional 540 positive cases of the virus on Wednesday, raising the total number of...