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 refinances 2009 debt

DONNA — It’s a borrowers’ market right now, and as such, Donna city leaders are taking advantage of low interest rates to refinance some...

Duly Sworn: Mercedes swears in new police chief

MERCEDES — The city of Mercedes officially welcomed its new police chief, Dagoberto “Dago” Chavez, at a public swearing in ceremony at city hall...

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...