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 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...

La Villa admin quits, mayor takes over operations

LA VILLA — The mayor and city secretary are now in charge of the day to day operations here after the abrupt resignation of...

Private border wall construction resumes after fed judge denies injunction, TRO

McALLEN — Construction on a 3-mile stretch of private border wall along the banks of the Rio Grande south of Mission was set to...

Weslaco commission mulls amending charter to include term limits, redistricting

WESLACO — The Weslaco City Commission is considering amending the city charter to add term limits for elected officials, as well as to redefine...

City to revise master plan, restrategize debt load

WESLACO — City leaders here are looking at making some changes in the coming months with the aim of guiding the continued development of...

Hotelier sticks with lawyer after government alleges conflict

McALLEN — “Give him a chance.” Thus implored McAllen hotelier Sunil Wadhwani of U.S. District Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa during a status conference held in...