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...

Man threatens to jump from crane at county courthouse construction site

BY MATT WILSON STAFF WRITER EDINBURG — A man threatening to jump from a crane at the Hidalgo County Courthouse job site at 100 N. Closner...

Stemming the tide: Sen. Cornyn gets first-hand look at RGV’s flood control efforts

Sen. John Cornyn spent the first leg of his Rio Grande Valley trip Oct. 14 touring regional flood control projects that are currently under...

Tinaco Bowl battle: Wildcats come out on top in cross-town rivalry with Panthers

WESLACO — Weslaco East head coach Mike Burget scanned his sideline of football players. It was crunch time, and the game was on the line. The...

Parishioners flock to Basilica to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

SAN JUAN — Thousands flocked to an evening mass here in celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe last Thursday. Held at the...

Yellow Jackets defend Twin City tourney title

ELSA — It was a full day of pain at the Twin City Invitational wrestling tournament as 20 teams tussled on the mat and...

Donna girl’s struggle with Rett syndrome prompts mother to raise awareness

BY COLLEEN DeGUZMAN STAFF WRITER It’s been more than three months since Luz Perez has smiled. The 11-year-old Donna girl suffers from Rett syndrome, a severe neurological...

McAllen hotelier charged in connection with widening Weslaco bribery scheme

McALLEN — A local hotelier who was arraigned in federal court last Wednesday stands accused of conspiring with former Weslaco city officials to obtain...

Donna Lakes murder suspect released from jail

The teenage suspect in the January death of a 19-year-old man was released from jail Saturday, Hidalgo County jail records show. Carlos Julian Contreras, 17,...

Edcouch snags $1 million park grant

EDCOUCH — City leaders here were ecstatic to announce a $1 million grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that will go toward...