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.

Tafolla sentencing delayed until January

The sentencing of former Weslaco District 4 City Commissioner Gerardo “Jerry” Tafolla has been delayed until after the new year, newly released court records...

The Great June Flood, Part 4

THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY One year after the devastation left in the wake of what the National Weather Service dubbed the Great June Flood of 2018...

Body recovered from Elsa canal ID’ed as Donna man

A body recovered from an irrigation canal north of Donna has tentatively been identified as that of a Donna man who went missing this...

Mercedes Police Chief Olga Maldonado retires

MERCEDES — Police Chief Olga Maldonado announced her retirement from the Mercedes Police Department, effective Tuesday. The announcement came amid a swirl of rumors that...

Donna fire chief resigns

DONNA — Fire Chief Cesario “Cesar” Araguz has resigned, effective last week, city officials confirmed here shortly after a special city council meeting last...

Victorious: Gomez defeats Guajardo in Mercedes

MERCEDES — Former Mercedes Commissioner Jose Gomez is former no longer. Originally part of a four-way race for Place 4 on the Mercedes City Commission...

Edcouch server hit by ransomware

EDCOUCH — City officials confirmed last week that the city’s computer server was infi ltrated by hackers and held for ransom in the form...

Weslaco residents get first look at candidates

WESLACO — On Saturday, residents here got their first look at the candidates vying to fill Place 4 on the Weslaco City Commission thanks...

San Juan candidate responds to TRO

One week after his political opponent filed a temporary restraining order against him alleging defamation, Place 5 San Juan City Commissioner Pete Garcia filed...

Six arrested in attempted murder case

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested six men in connection with an attempted murder and car chase that began in Lopezville and ended in...