Dina Arévalo

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Dina Arévalo is the editor of the Mid-Valley Town Crier and covers Weslaco, Donna, Mercedes, Progreso and the Delta area for the Crier and for The Monitor. She can be reached at darevalo@mvtcnews.com or (956) 683-4441.

Trial delays continue in Weslaco hotel bribery case

McALLEN — After four hearings in as many months, things remain at a standstill in the federal bribery case against a McAllen hotelier and...

Weslaco mayor seeks to continue city’s upward trajectory in annual address

WESLACO — From baby steps to taking flight, Weslaco has come remarkably far in the six years since David Suarez was first elected mayor...

Fuentes wins Precinct 1 handily; Villarreal pulls off Precinct 3 upset

BY DINA ARÉVALO AND FRANCISCO JIMENEZ STAFF WRITERS WESLACO — David Fuentes won a decisive victory in his re-election bid for Precinct 1 Hidalgo County Commissioner, defeating...

Man pleads guilty to fed gun charge while awaiting trial for murder in state...

McALLEN — A man who is currently awaiting trial for murder in state district court appeared in federal court March 2 to plead guilty...

Former La Villa detention center staffers plead guilty to bribery

McALLEN — Two former employees at the East Hidalgo Detention Center in La Villa have reached deals with federal prosecutors, pleading guilty to accepting...

Mercedes May election draws 12 candidates

After a year filled with tense and sometimes raucous public meetings, a total of 12 people have cast their names in the hat seeking...

Weslaco breaks ground on latest drainage project

WESLACO — City leaders here broke ground on the latest in a series of drainage improvement projects sparked after catastrophic flooding wracked the region...

Fed rules: Disaster funds earmarked for housing recovery

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released a set of mandatory rules that will guide how state and local officials use...

Challenges remain for private border barrier

MISSION — Tommy Fisher was affable and welcoming here on Wednesday afternoon as he greeted a group of reporters at the riverside property that...

Three arrested in Weslaco doctor’s murder

WESLACO — Three men are facing murder charges in connection with the shooting and death of a prominent Weslaco doctor here last November. Weslaco Police...