Weslaco High grad wins national bilingual essay contest with ‘A Wild Tongue’

Weslaco High School graduate Carolina De Anda’s essay titled “A Wild Tongue” won first place in a student writing contest hosted by the National...

Donna taps former school super as assistant city manager

The Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge director began taking on additional duties last week as assistant city manager. The Donna City Council named bridge Director Jesus...

Edcouch police chief candid on career amid departure

Without knowing which department he might lead next, Edcouch Police Chief Eloy Cardenas submitted his resignation last month. Cardenas led the Edcouch Police Department for...

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...

In Memoriam

Over 100 Mercedes residents gathered downtown to observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, 2019. The ceremony included a 21-gun salute by the McAllen Police...

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...

Edcouch mayor pleads guilty to DWI

Edcouch Mayor Virginio Gonzalez Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to avoid jail time for driving while intoxicated. As part of his plea agreement, Gonzalez agreed to...

Weslaco task force proposes $89.7M in drainage improvements

The Weslaco City Commission may soon decide how it will pay for at least a portion of the $89.7 million price tag on eight...

Feds detail multi-million dollar water plant bribery scheme entangling Weslaco officials

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER Speculation over whether Weslaco city commissioners were involved in an alleged bribery scheme involving the city’s $38 million overhaul...

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...