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.

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...

Five ex-detention center staffers plead not guilty to fed charges

McALLEN — Five men and women facing federal charges of bribery — and in one instance, sexual abuse of an inmate — have pleaded...

WOLF AT THE WALL: New DHS acting secretary visits RGV, tours border wall

DONNA — The fifth person to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017 was in...

La Villa detention center employees under federal indictment

Five employees of the East Hidalgo Detention Center in La Villa are facing federal charges ranging from bribery to the sexual abuse of inmates....