Weslaco businessman pleads not guilty to bribery scheme

McALLEN — Ricardo “Rick” Quintanilla, a Weslaco businessman accused of playing a role in a bribery scheme related to construction of the city’s water...

Arévalo named new editor of MVTC

The Mid-Valley Town Crier has hired Dina Arévalo, a seasoned journalist from the Rio Grande Valley, to helm its news operation as editor. Arévalo has a bachelor’s...

Weslaco man pleads guilty to threatening Border Patrol agents

A local trailer driver could receive up to six years in federal prison for threatening several U.S. Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint in...

Weslaco businessman arrested in bribery scheme tied to water plant

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER McALLEN — Ricardo “Rick” Quintanilla, a Weslaco businessman, was arrested by the FBI on Thursday evening in connection with...

Feds detail multi-million dollar water plant bribery scheme entangling Weslaco officials

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER Speculation over whether Weslaco city commissioners were involved in an alleged bribery scheme involving the city’s $38 million overhaul...

Resignation automatic for judge who pleaded guilty to Weslaco water plant bribery

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER Following his guilty plea to federal bribery charges, Rio Grande City Municipal Judge Leo Lopez Jr. will not be...

RGC judge pleads guilty in Weslaco water plant bribery case

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER Rio Grande City Municipal Judge Leonel Lopez Jr. pleaded guilty last week to a bribery charge in connection with...

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...

Mercedes emergency dispatch relocating to Weslaco

The city of Mercedes plans to move its police and fire department dispatchers to the Mid-Valley Regional Communications Center in Weslaco within the next...

Weslaco to begin construction on new fire station

After an eight month delay, construction on the first fire station on Weslaco’s northside could begin next month. The Weslaco City Commission approved a change...