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...

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...

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”...

Edcouch mayor pleads guilty to DWI

Edcouch Mayor Virginio Gonzalez Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to avoid jail time for driving while intoxicated. As part of his plea agreement, Gonzalez agreed to...

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...

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...

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,...

Mercedes city attorney resigns after 14-year tenure

The Mercedes City Commission accepted longtime City Attorney Juan Molina’s resignation during a special meeting Tuesday. “It seemed like a good time to pivot ......

Donna taps former school super as assistant city manager

The Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge director began taking on additional duties last week as assistant city manager. The Donna City Council named bridge Director Jesus...

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...