Mercedes Police Chief Olga Maldonado retires

MERCEDES — Police Chief Olga Maldonado announced her retirement from the Mercedes Police Department, effective Tuesday. The announcement came amid a swirl of rumors that...

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”...

2-term Mercedes commissioner not seeking re-election

Mercedes City Commissioner James Howard Wade Jr. did not submit paperwork by Friday’s deadline to run for re-election this spring. When asked if he would...

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...

Texas Rangers lead investigation of DPS trooper, police shooting

EDINBURG — A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who was shot Saturday night remains hospitalized, Edinburg Police Chief Cesar Torres said Monday. The chief...

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...

Trooper’s condition improving after April shooting in Edinburg

EDINBURG — The family of a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who was shot in the head while responding to a crash last...

Student aid, transparency among RGV lawmakers’ priorities

BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER There are no shortage of bills filed by State legislators representing the Rio Grande Valley for the 86th legislative session...

Weslaco Housing Authority under scrutiny

The Weslaco Housing Authority may be on the hook to repay over $100,000 to the federal government after an audit found it had improperly...

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...