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.

Donna charter amendment election draws questions

Voters in Donna will decide on three proposed changes to the city charter in the upcoming May 4 election. And while Propositions A and...

Weslaco accepts Tafolla’s resignation, preps for July election

In a moment so quick one nearly could have missed it by blinking, the Weslaco City Commission voted unanimously to accept the resignation of...

Elsa city manager accused of using position to intimidate political rival

New details have emerged in the arrest of Edcouch-Elsa school board trustee and Elsa City Manager Juan Jose Ybarra, who was taken into custody...

Early voting begins Monday

Several Mid-Valley communities are set to begin early voting Monday, as voters decide on municipal, school board, charter amendment and bond elections. Early voting begins...

Officials break ground on $1.3 million fire, EMS station

Weslaco city leaders and first responders from across Hidalgo County gathered together on the city’s north side Thursday to break ground on what will...

Jimenez sworn in as Progreso municipal judge

The city of Progreso welcomed a new municipal court judge with the swearing in of Orlando “O.J.” Jimenez last Wednesday. Progreso City Secretary Lizett Villarreal...

Breaking: Helicopter crashes north of Donna

A helicopter has crashed near Donna today. According to a tweet by the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred near Old Blanca Road and...

Tafolla resignation on hold as Weslaco City Commission cancels meeting

A Weslaco City Commission meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today has been canceled due to a lack of a quorum. Some commissioners will be unable...

Tafolla to resign from Weslaco City Commission

Weslaco Commissioner Gerardo “Jerry” Tafolla, who pleaded guilty to bribery Monday, has decided to step down from his District 4 seat, effective immediately. In a...

Former Donna Public Works director arrested

A former city of Donna employee has been arrested three years after an internal investigation led to the issuance of a warrant for his...