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.

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...

Novel tech gives new understanding to water resources

MERCEDES — Water. It’s an abundant resource that impacts everything we do and with which we are all intimately familiar. But, just how much...

Weslaco teacher charged with improper relationship

A Weslaco High School teacher is on administrative leave after being charged with having an improper relationship with a former student. Tomas Perez, 37, was...

Weslaco, Donna canvass elections, Mercedes schedules runoff

WESLACO — The Weslaco City Commission canvassed the results of Saturday’s $10 million bond election and officially set the date for a special election...

Voters approve Weslaco drainage bond, nix Donna charter amendments

Voters in Weslaco and Donna weren’t choosing representatives on their respective city commissions this May, but they were tasked with making their voices heard...

Questions abound over $10K Donna commitment to McAllen

A Donna city councilman is raising concerns after the city pledged $10,000 to the city of McAllen to promote public safety in regards to...

One clear winner, one runoff in Mercedes

The results are in — sort of — for the Mercedes, where eight candidates were vying for just two slots on the city commission....

La Villa candidates to contest results

Three seats on the La Villa Board of Aldermen were up for grabs in Saturday’s municipal election — each with an incumbent and a...

Edinburg resident demands mayor resign, Molina responds

EDINBURG — A local resident wants Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina to step down after being arrested late last month on voter fraud charges in...