Mercedes commissioner draws two challengers

Two Mercedes residents, who consistently attend city commission meetings, filed necessary paperwork to challenge Commissioner Ruben “Chano” Guajardo for his seat in the upcoming...

Lost lawsuit cost Edcouch $26,000 for attorneys

The city of Edcouch paid $26,000 to attorneys involved in a lawsuit Alderman Joel Segura filed after Election Day in November 2018, when the...

City looking to positive change after Tafolla resignation

By unanimous vote, the Weslaco City Commission formally accepted the resignation of District 4 Commissioner Gerardo “Jerry” Tafolla last Tuesday and immediately moved to...

DA probes Santa Rosa school district

SANTA ROSA — An investigation continues into the Santa Rosa school district following the indictments of two teachers accused of having sexual relationships with...

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...

RGV congressmen differ in tone on Trump impeachment inquiry

The Rio Grande Valley’s three U.S. representatives ranged from “concerned” to “deeply disturbed” to impeach him, following this week’s revelations by a whistleblower that...

Looking back at the play that clinched district

WESLACO — Weslaco East defensive back Jon Animas backpedaled from 25 yards out along the sideline in Wildcats territory, the clock winding down with...

Parishioners flock to Basilica to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

SAN JUAN — Thousands flocked to an evening mass here in celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe last Thursday. Held at the...

Hundreds say final goodbye to Villalon

BY NUBIA REYNA STAFF WRITER BROWNSVILLE — At least 300 people attended the funeral service for U.S. Army Spc. Miguel Angel Villalon at 10 a.m. Saturday...

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...