Dina Arévalo

127 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.

Obamacare insurance deadline is Dec. 15

This year’s deadline to sign up for health insurance through healthcare.gov is Dec. 15, while chances are good that Texas residents will be able...

Tonight Show appearance lands Mission High grad free tuition

BY XAVIER ALVAREZ STAFF WRITER Alma Zamora thought she was only posing for a selfie with late night TV host Jimmy Fallon when he dropped the...

Nifu Nifa no más: After nearly 50 years in radio, Hugo de la Cruz...

PHARR — With the characteristic warm buzz of its analog-recorded roots, the sound of a marching band begins to fill the air. Soon, a...

Villalobos resigns as Donna city attorney

DONNA — Javier Villalobos, the McAllen-area attorney with extensive experience representing Rio Grande Valley municipalities and other local public entities, has stepped down as...

Incumbents win in Mid-Valley, Delta races

WESLACO — After a busy campaign season, two incumbent mayoral candidates have kept their seats in Weslaco and Edcouch. In Weslaco, David Suarez was elected...

Temporary setback: Mercedes recall effort hits snag

MERCEDES — An effort by citizen activists to recall two members of the Mercedes City Commission hit a snag here last Friday after the...

Edcouch snags $1 million park grant

EDCOUCH — City leaders here were ecstatic to announce a $1 million grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that will go toward...

Ballot battle: Constitutional amendment would permanently fund state parks

WESLACO — A white peacock butterfly alights on the delicate lavender-colored blossoms of a Gregg’s mistflower bush growing in a tangle with Turk’s cap...

Weslaco bribery trial delayed until 2020

The federal criminal trial against three men accused of participating in a bribery scheme related to the $38.5 million rehabilitation of Weslaco’s water treatment...

Progreso ex-cop gets $30K bond, faces 30 years to life

A former Progreso police officer charged with violating the civil rights of two people in his custody was set to be released on a...