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.

San Juan candidate files TRO against incumbent opponent

A judge granted a temporary restraining order against Place 5 San Juan City Commissioner Pete Garcia on Tuesday after his political opponent alleged that...

Good showing at Mercedes polls

With only seven days to cast their ballots during early voting, Mercedes residents have been making their voices known in the June 8 runoff...

Weslaco Housing Authority under scrutiny

The Weslaco Housing Authority may be on the hook to repay over $100,000 to the federal government after an audit found it had improperly...

‘Dare to Prepare’

Even though hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until Saturday, forecasters have already seen the first named storm system form — albeit briefly — over...

Early voting underway in Mercedes runoff

Early voting got underway Tuesday in the runoff election for Place 4 on the Mercedes City Commission. Incumbent Rubén “Chano” Guajardo is facing former Commissioner...

Mercedes nixes move of public comments

An attempt to restore public comments to the top of Mercedes City Commission meetings failed this week by an overwhelming majority. Newly elected Place 2...

Dozens gather to honor fallen cyclists

McALLEN — Over 100 people gathered here to remember loved ones who were killed while cycling in the Rio Grande Valley. The cyclists, who gathered...

Former Edcouch city manager arrested

Two former Edcouch city employees are facing charges in connection with an ongoing investigation into irregularities at city’s water department. Former interim City Manager Eduardo...

Four candidates emerge in Weslaco election

Four men have tossed their names in the hat for the upcoming election to find a new District 4 Weslaco City Commissioner. With only one...

Combating cane: Small wasp takes big bite out of invasive plant

MERCEDES — A small insect is proving to be the key to combating an issue that has plagued the border for centuries: carrizo cane. That...