School financial integrity ratings released

School districts across the Rio Grande Valley either saw significant progress, regression or simply maintained their financial rating in the Financial Integrity Rating System...

Jimenez sworn in as Progreso municipal judge

The city of Progreso welcomed a new municipal court judge with the swearing in of Orlando “O.J.” Jimenez last Wednesday. Progreso City Secretary Lizett Villarreal...

Officials praise, propose tweaks to new NAFTA deal

Just days from the oneyear anniversary of the Canada, United States and Mexico leaders signing a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, Congress had...

Cuellar seeks judge’s recusal in Weslaco bribery case

Government prosecutors are challenging a motion to have a federal judge recused from the Weslaco bribery case in which former and current local officials...

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...

While others pass drainage improvement bonds, Pharr nixes November ballot proposal

PHARR — Following significant rain storms in recent years that led to thousands of damaged homes and businesses, some in South Texas have made...

County leaders break ground on drainage project

WESLACO—Hidalgo County leaders and Weslaco officials gathered on the north side of town Wednesday to break ground on a $10.6 million drainage improvement project...

Weslaco seeks 3-cent tax hike for drainage

The Weslaco City Commission this month unanimously approved an ordinance calling for a bond election to be held in May. Weslaco voters will decide whether...

Island plays host to Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo

BY ALANA HERNANDEZ STAFF WRITER SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Nature enthusiasts will soon be able to venture into this coastal area and listen to an array...

Temporary setback: Mercedes recall effort hits snag

MERCEDES — An effort by citizen activists to recall two members of the Mercedes City Commission hit a snag here last Friday after the...