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Residents impacted by COVID have until Dec. 30 to claim rental, mortgage help

Millions of dollars in aid for people affected by COVID and struggling with rent or mortgage payments will soon expire if not used. The...
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Small blessings: St. Francis’ feast day draws critters to McAllen church for curbside blessing

Sunday, Oct. 4, was the annual Blessing of the Animals tradition in memory and honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Also known as St....
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Protesters seek justice after arrestee’s death

Nearly a week ago, protestors gathered outside the Hidalgo County DA's Office to protest a grand jury's decision to not charge deputies involved in...
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History in the shadow of a wall

Border wall construction continues to move ahead near the Jackson Ranch Church and Cemetery and the Eli Jackson Cemetery, despite a law passed in...
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Families take haircuts into their own hands

Video by Denise Cathey | [email protected] ___ For a few months now, Sumer Knight has begun to cut her children's hair instead of taking them to...
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Officers laid to rest after July 15 public viewing

On July 15, a public viewing was held for two McAllen officers who were killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. Their funeral services were held the following day. Watch the video at themonitor.com
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Collaborative album pays homage to Valley’s past and future

Futuro Conjunto is the second collaboration project between music producer and filmmaker Charlie Vela and USC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Jonathan Leal, PhD. An original work of speculative, transmedia they term Chicanx fiction, Futuro Conjunto was a cross-country collaboration between the duo as Vela works in Texas and Leal in California. Watch the video at themonitor.com
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Prayer group pleads for God’s mercy amid disease at McAllen hospital

On July 8, members of Rivers of Living Water in Christ Church in Sullivan City were joined in prayer at McAllen Medical Center by...
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Report, footage reveal new details in religious vandalism case

A police report from McAllen Police Department and surveillance video from San Juan police revealed new details surrounding the investigation of vandalism to two different,...
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Dark details: Report shines light into deadly day in Edinburg

Edinburg police officially closed the investigation May 6 — five months to the day after Rebecca Cantu went to police to report her stepfather...