Tony Villarreal honored by Texas Senate, has itch to coach again

BY MARK MOLINA STAFF WRITER Throughout a 37-year football coaching career, Tony Villarreal III has experienced big games and racked up wins and championships. Villarreal also received...

Combating cane: Small wasp takes big bite out of invasive plant

MERCEDES — A small insect is proving to be the key to combating an issue that has plagued the border for centuries: carrizo cane. That...

Mercedes ISD may cut 30 jobs to offset decline

Mercedes ISD may cut about 30 positions from the school district to address declining general revenue and a decreasing fund balance, interim Superintendent Maria...

Novel tech gives new understanding to water resources

MERCEDES — Water. It’s an abundant resource that impacts everything we do and with which we are all intimately familiar. But, just how much...

Weslaco teacher charged with improper relationship

A Weslaco High School teacher is on administrative leave after being charged with having an improper relationship with a former student. Tomas Perez, 37, was...

Weslaco, Donna canvass elections, Mercedes schedules runoff

WESLACO — The Weslaco City Commission canvassed the results of Saturday’s $10 million bond election and officially set the date for a special election...

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...

Questions abound over $10K Donna commitment to McAllen

A Donna city councilman is raising concerns after the city pledged $10,000 to the city of McAllen to promote public safety in regards to...

One clear winner, one runoff in Mercedes

The results are in — sort of — for the Mercedes, where eight candidates were vying for just two slots on the city commission....

La Villa candidates to contest results

Three seats on the La Villa Board of Aldermen were up for grabs in Saturday’s municipal election — each with an incumbent and a...