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.

Weslaco District 4 election headed to runoff

WESLACO — The race to fill the District 4 seat on the Weslaco City Commission continues as none of the four candidates earned the...

Progreso ex-cop faces new charges after more victims uncovered

New charges have been filed against the former Progreso police officer and Hidalgo County jailer accused of sexually assaulting a person in custody. Matthew Lee...

Schumer, Senate Democrats visit border

McALLEN — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., led a contingent of a dozen Senate Democrats in a tour Friday of several Rio Grande...

Presidential disaster declared, FEMA funds approved

Residents affected by last month’s heavy rains will soon get some much needed relief in the form of “individual assistance” from FEMA after President...

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...