IDEA awarded $2.6M in fed funds for STEM

IDEA Public Schools plans to improve educational quality in the scientific and technical fields across its campuses through federal funds. The U.S. Department of Education...

Chamber hosts Weslaco mayoral candidate forum

WESLACO — Residents here got to see first-hand where two mayoral candidates stand on issues of economic prosperity, quality of life, and government accountability...

Border wall construction prep begins in Donna

DONNA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said preparation for wall construction in the Mid-Valley has begun. During a CBP-led media tour in rural...

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...

Cuellar sentencing delayed, another ex-commissioner pleads guilty

The sentencing of former District 2 Weslaco City Commissioner John F. Cuellar in connection with the Weslaco water plant bribery scandal has been delayed...

Panthers snap Vela win streak

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Vela SaberCats entered their District 31-6A matchup against Weslaco High riding a 33-game winning streak in district play. The Panthers put...

Thunder D lifts E-E over Shary

ELSA — Last Friday night’s matchup between Edcouch-Elsa and Sharyland High featured the top two defensive units in District 16-5A DII going head-to-head. But the...

DENIED: Court rejects Mercedes commissioner’s injunction

EDINBURG — The threat of removal from office yet hangs over the head of an embattled Mercedes city commissioner after a judge on Monday...

Motorcyclist gets 11 years for fatal crash

A Cameron County jury decided a motorcyclist who struck and killed a Port Isabel woman during a Spring Break accident will spend 11 years...

Weslaco drainage bonds issued at opportune time

WESLACO — It’s currently a borrowers market. And that confluence of low interest rates combined with the city’s carefully managed finances means officials here...