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In McAllen, U.S. Rep. Castro talks politics, says Wendy Davis will need RGV's help in November - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — At the beginning of Thursday morning's event, which was the latest installment in the Chamber and The Monitor's Newsmaker Breakfast Series, Monitor Executive Editor Carlos Sanchez introduced Castro, talking about the freshman congressman's career; his twin brother, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro; and the history of their grandmother's immigration from Mexico in the early 1900s.
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UTPA kidnapping victim addresses her captors at sentencing hearing - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — The kidnapping victim faced her captors Thursday afternoon in federal court, where 36-year-old Miguel Angel Navarro, 30-year-old Onan Herrera Sanchez and 21-year-old Milton Treviño were scheduled for sentencing. Moments before Elizondo spoke, Navarro stood before U.S. District Judge Randy Crane and appeared to show little remorse. "I've got nothing to say," the man said.
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Records: 36 voters registered for Hidalgo election with questionable address - Local News - The Monitor

themonitor.com — "Nobody lives here," said Jesus Coronado, 32, who works at the American Postal Center, but many Mexican residents rent mailboxes to avoid problems with international package delivery. While the 36 people rent Hidalgo addresses from the American Postal Center, where they actually live remains a mystery.
In Hidalgo, 36 people have registered to vote from a single address using P.O. boxes themonitor.com/news/local/rec… #rgv

Komodo dragon dies at Brownsville zoo - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — "Over the past year, he had been showing signs of advanced age; his movements had become slow and arthritic," according to a news release from the zoo. "Zoo keepers and veterinary staff had been closely monitoring his condition." A preliminary necropsy indicates the reptile died of heart failure.