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.

Construction work on private border wall remains halted

McALLEN — Construction efforts on a 3.5 mile stretch of private border wall south of Mission will remain delayed at least through most of...

2019 IN REVIEW: Looking back at the top 5 story makers of the year

From acts of God to acts of greed, small town heroes whose legends tower like the shadow of a giant, to national news made...

Building blocks: Feds, Fisher Industries agree to new border wall TRO terms

McALLEN — Just days after the federal government reached an agreement on new terms to a temporary restraining order against private border wall builders...

Sixth La Villa ex-guard arraigned on bribery charge

McALLEN — The indictment against a sixth former employee of the East Hidalgo Detention Center in La Villa was unsealed Thursday in federal court. Domingo...

GLO seeks input on $4B in HUD funds slated for flood mitigation

WESLACO — With Texas slated to receive just over $4 billion to fund flood mitigation projects, representatives from the Texas General Land Office have...

La Villa mayor concerned over brakes mishap

LA VILLA — Criminal mischief, canine catastrophe, or something else entirely? That’s the question here after Mayor Alma Moron woke up two days before...

Time will start over for Mika Vento after signing

MERCEDES — One by one, each coach took their turn at the microphone. Exemplary student, great attitude and behavior, work ethic, commitment. All those words...

Weslaco Christmas parade honors city’s centennial

WESLACO — It was a birthday bash to remember as hundreds of people lined Texas Boulevard here on a sunny and cool Saturday morning...

Family tries to cope after teen dies of cancer

He should have been preparing to enjoy his last Christmas break as a high school student. He should have been planning for graduation in...

Merry and bright Fireworks, selfies cap off Mercedes tree lighting

MERCEDES — Just after hundreds of twinkling lights flickered on to the approving murmur of the crowd, a crack-pop-boom of professional fireworks filled the...