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...

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...

Large grass fire near Weslaco now under control

A large grass fire visible for miles in the dark of night in the Mid-Valley is now largely under control thanks to the Weslaco Fire Department. Weslaco fire Chief Antonio Lopez said his crew has the fire under control with no injuries reported. Read the full story at

Mission family dealing with grief during the pandemic

More than 12 years ago on Dec. 23, 2008, Walton “Pinky” Sanchez was shot to death outside a residence in Mission, Texas. His case...

Edinburg football player who tackled referee apologizes via YouTube

With his mother and father by his side, Emmanuel Duron, the Edinburg High School football player who made national headlines earlier this month for tackling a referee who had ejected him from a game, apologized to the official, his school and teammates in a YouTube video that in less than 24 hours has already garnered more than 14,000 views. Video capturing the incident, which occurred at the Dec. 3 high school football game pitting Edinburg High against PSJA High at Richard R. Flores Stadium in Edinburg, went viral with 3.5 million views as of Friday, prompting visceral reactions on a national level from many outraged by the high school senior’s actions. “I know much has been said about me, and I would like to say a few words today,” Duron said at the onset of the video, which showed him and his parents sitting on a couch and speaking directly to the camera. “To Mr. Fred Gracia, I would like to apologize to you personally. I hope you’re doing well. I am extremely sorry for my actions towards you, and I hope one day you can accept my apology.” Read the full story at

3 detained after Trump rally disturbance outside Monitor office

BY MARK REAGAN AND MATT WILSON | STAFF WRITERS McALLEN — Police here charged three people with disorderly conduct after responding to a disturbance Monday afternoon...