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.

Mercedes honors Espericueta with ‘ghost’ car

The Mercedes police department has not forgotten fallen Mission police officer, Cpl. Jose Luis “Speedy” Espericueta, who died in the line of duty in June. That was the message Mercedes Police Chief Dagoberto “Dago” Chavez wanted to convey as he, along with the Mercedes City Commission, honored Espericueta Tuesday evening with a proclamation and the unveiling of a special police patrol unit. Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez, and Espericueta’s family — wife Roberta “Bobbie” De Leon Espericueta, and son Joaquin — as well as several Mission police officers were on hand for the ceremony honoring Espericueta Tuesday evening. Read the full story on themonitor.com.

Mercedes official faces potential censure

MERCEDES — Simmering political discord on the Mercedes City Commission resurfaced after a member of the voting minority opted to face two complaints lodged...

Double homicide trial postponed for more tests

EDINBURG — A 25-year-old Mission man’s jury trial on accusations he shot two women to death during a drug deal gone wrong days before...

FRESH START: Weslaco teens wipe slate clean in ‘First Offender’ program

WESLACO — “Good kids make bad choices. I made a bad choice,” 16-year-old Noah said in front of his mother, his peers and officers...

New details emerge in Progreso jail escape

Newly released law enforcement records detail exactly how a sexual assault suspect held in Progreso police custody escaped earlier this month. Adrian Edwardo Garcia, 26,...

Officials break ground on Precinct 1 substation

WESLACO — More than a year after devastating rains damaged and forced the closure of Hidalgo County Precinct 1 offices, officials here broke ground...

Mid-Valley cities mull tax rates

EDCOUCH — As the end of the fiscal year ends, cities throughout the Mid-Valley and Delta regions have begun to mull their property tax...

Making the grade

McALLEN — The school district here welcomed its teachers, employees and students in a general assembly as they gathered in the McAllen Convention Center,...

Man arrested for sexual assault, escapes custody

PROGRESO — A man under arrest for sexual assault escaped from police custody here and fled to Mexico earlier this month. Adrian Edwardo Garcia, 26,...

Underage woman charged with intoxication manslaughter

PROGRESO — An Alamo woman was released from custody Thursday after police say the car she was driving collided with another vehicle here, killing...