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...

Sheriff: Violent crime down by 15 percent in Hidalgo County

EDINBURG — Violent crime in the county declined 15 percent in 2018 from the previous year, according to data Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie”...

Duty-free shop to open at Donna-Rio Bravo Intl.Bridge

The Donna City Commission joined an international business owner Tuesday evening for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the construction of a duty-free store near the...

Pilot pleads guilty in human smuggling case at Weslaco airport

McALLEN — Federal agents in early November 2018 arrested a pilot attempting to transport a group of Central Americans from a local airport here...

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...

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...

Lawmakers question FEMA’s flood damage assessment

U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz joined local congressmen last week in again requesting additional information about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision...

Weslaco schedules drainage town hall for Thursday

The city of Weslaco scheduled a town hall meeting for Thursday afternoon to update community members about proposed drainage projects. The Weslaco citizens drainage task...

Donna ISD earns first TWC grant; 2 other area districts also awarded

  DANYA PEREZ-HERNANDEZ | STAFF WRITER DONNA — More than $760,000 in grants by the Texas Workforce Commission were awarded to Rio Grande Valley school districts. For Donna,...

Ex-Donna ISD employee jailed for sexual relationship with student

EDINBURG — The Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office revoked probation last week for a former Donna high school truancy officer who pleaded guilty to...