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...

Donna tent facility reopens

DONNA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have unveiled the tent facility here that’s designed to accommodate asylum-seekers who, upon arriving at the...

Petition to remove RGC school trustee moves forward

A judge ruled Friday that a petition to remove Daniel J. Garcia from the Rio Grande City school board of trustees can move forward,...

Gov. Abbott signs Valley MPO merger

In a historic moment for the Rio Grande Valley, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the last remaining open signature line on the merger documents of...

DA launches inquiry into alleged child sex abuse by priests

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office announced its plans Friday to launch an “inquiry” into the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville’s list of 13 priests...

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...

Voters approve Weslaco drainage bond, nix Donna charter amendments

Voters in Weslaco and Donna weren’t choosing representatives on their respective city commissions this May, but they were tasked with making their voices heard...

Victorious: Gomez defeats Guajardo in Mercedes

MERCEDES — Former Mercedes Commissioner Jose Gomez is former no longer. Originally part of a four-way race for Place 4 on the Mercedes City Commission...

Trooper Sanchez dies after surgery

BY MARK REAGAN AND MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ STAFF WRITERS Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez died Saturday following complications from surgery last week stemming from gunshot...

As sales tax revenues boom, RGV leaders see years of growth ahead

Several South Texas cities saw significant sales tax increases in December, furthering a trend that has been ongoing in the region for months, and...