Dina Arévalo

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

Dozens gather to honor fallen cyclists

McALLEN — Over 100 people gathered here to remember loved ones who were killed while cycling in the Rio Grande Valley. The cyclists, who gathered...

Former Edcouch city manager arrested

Two former Edcouch city employees are facing charges in connection with an ongoing investigation into irregularities at city’s water department. Former interim City Manager Eduardo...

Four candidates emerge in Weslaco election

Four men have tossed their names in the hat for the upcoming election to find a new District 4 Weslaco City Commissioner. With only one...

Combating cane: Small wasp takes big bite out of invasive plant

MERCEDES — A small insect is proving to be the key to combating an issue that has plagued the border for centuries: carrizo cane. That...

Novel tech gives new understanding to water resources

MERCEDES — Water. It’s an abundant resource that impacts everything we do and with which we are all intimately familiar. But, just how much...

Weslaco teacher charged with improper relationship

A Weslaco High School teacher is on administrative leave after being charged with having an improper relationship with a former student. Tomas Perez, 37, was...

Weslaco, Donna canvass elections, Mercedes schedules runoff

WESLACO — The Weslaco City Commission canvassed the results of Saturday’s $10 million bond election and officially set the date for a special election...

Voters approve Weslaco drainage bond, nix Donna charter amendments

Voters in Weslaco and Donna weren’t choosing representatives on their respective city commissions this May, but they were tasked with making their voices heard...

Questions abound over $10K Donna commitment to McAllen

A Donna city councilman is raising concerns after the city pledged $10,000 to the city of McAllen to promote public safety in regards to...

One clear winner, one runoff in Mercedes

The results are in — sort of — for the Mercedes, where eight candidates were vying for just two slots on the city commission....