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...

Mercedes official faces potential censure

MERCEDES — Simmering political discord on the Mercedes City Commission resurfaced after a member of the voting minority opted to face two complaints lodged...

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...

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...

Creator of Texas 1015 onion remembered for his contributions

Leonard Pike, the creator of the Texas 1015 supersweet onion and a well-known agricultural research scientist who worked in the Rio Grande Valley, died...

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...

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...

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...

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...