Mercedes approves balanced budget

MERCEDES — After weeks of budget workshops, the Mercedes City Commission on Saturday morning passed a balanced budget with an $11.5 million general fund. “I...

Commission approves pay raises in Weslaco budget

WESLACO — As the statutory deadline neared for municipalities to approve their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, the Weslaco City Commission gathered last...

Regional marketing idea, ‘Explore RGV’ gaining traction

WESLACO — A regional marketing idea regarded by proponents as a “one-stop shop” for revealing the Rio Grande Valley’s attractions is finally making headway. Explore...

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...

Tigers win sixth straight in rivalry against E-E

ELSA — Running back Jared De Los Santos is plenty familiar with the rivalry between the Mercedes Tigers and the Edcouch-Elsa Yellow Jackets. He’s...

Donna wins shootout against Lopez

DONNA — Donna High’s two previous losses were decided by one possession, but last Thursday night, it turned the tables and found a way...

Mercedes honors Espericueta with ‘ghost’ car

The Mercedes police department has not forgotten fallen Mission police officer, Cpl. Jose Luis “Speedy” Espericueta, who died in the line of duty in June. That was the message Mercedes Police Chief Dagoberto “Dago” Chavez wanted to convey as he, along with the Mercedes City Commission, honored Espericueta Tuesday evening with a proclamation and the unveiling of a special police patrol unit. Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez, and Espericueta’s family — wife Roberta “Bobbie” De Leon Espericueta, and son Joaquin — as well as several Mission police officers were on hand for the ceremony honoring Espericueta Tuesday evening. Read the full story on themonitor.com.

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...

Progreso ISD unveils $3M tech building

PROGRESO — The Progreso Independent School District held a ribbon cutting ceremony for an over $3 million technology building here last week. After more than...

Hidalgo County’s proposed budget has $3.3M shortfall

The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court continues to refine its 2020 fiscal year budget, which may require more than $3 million from the rainy day...