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EDITORIAL: Rio Grande Valley cities right in helping meet migrants’ needs

The Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to release possibly 5,600 immigrants, many of them complete families, across the Rio Grande Valley. The...

Weslaco businessman arrested in bribery scheme tied to water plant

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER McALLEN — Ricardo “Rick” Quintanilla, a Weslaco businessman, was arrested by the FBI on Thursday evening in connection with...

Feds detail multi-million dollar water plant bribery scheme entangling Weslaco officials

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER Speculation over whether Weslaco city commissioners were involved in an alleged bribery scheme involving the city’s $38 million overhaul...

Resignation automatic for judge who pleaded guilty to Weslaco water plant bribery

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER Following his guilty plea to federal bribery charges, Rio Grande City Municipal Judge Leo Lopez Jr. will not be...

RGC judge pleads guilty in Weslaco water plant bribery case

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER Rio Grande City Municipal Judge Leonel Lopez Jr. pleaded guilty last week to a bribery charge in connection with...

Weslaco school’s support for veterans earns Purple Heart distinction

BY JOHN HOANG | STAFF WRITER WESLACO — A school here has received the Purple Heart School distinction recognizing the campus’ dedication to veterans and...

COMMENTARY: Rep. Vela: Fight the president’s land grab on border

U.S. REP. FILEMON VELA | SPECIAL TO MVTC Last week, President Donald Trump stood in the Rose Garden, declared a national emergency on our country’s southern...

EDITORIAL: A safety issue: Driver’s licenses should be made available to state visitors as...

The Texas State Auditor’s Office recently released an audit report of the Department of Public Safety and found that agency might have issued thousands...

EDITORIAL: Learning tools: Strengthening GEAR UP program can help more students succeed

The goal of helping more students succeed in life transcends partisan politics. Their success helps guarantee our society’s overall success. Fortunately, several congressional lawmakers...

EDITORIAL: Welcome aid: Changes in tax law could make volunteer help a better option

Recent news reports are filled with complaints by taxpayers who found their tax burden this year is worse than they expected. In some cases...