ONE YEAR LATER

One year ago this week, the Rio Grande Valley suffered a torrential onslaught the likes of which are not normally seen outside a hurricane. The...

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...

Donna fire chief resigns

DONNA — Fire Chief Cesario “Cesar” Araguz has resigned, effective last week, city officials confirmed here shortly after a special city council meeting last...

Victorious: Gomez defeats Guajardo in Mercedes

MERCEDES — Former Mercedes Commissioner Jose Gomez is former no longer. Originally part of a four-way race for Place 4 on the Mercedes City Commission...

Edcouch server hit by ransomware

EDCOUCH — City officials confirmed last week that the city’s computer server was infi ltrated by hackers and held for ransom in the form...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Weslaco school’s support for veterans earns Purple Heart distinction

BY JOHN HOANG | STAFF WRITER WESLACO — A school here has received the Purple Heart School distinction recognizing the campus’ dedication to veterans and...