Mercedes launches trash dump site for residents

The city of Mercedes reopened a trash collection site last week for residents to dump bulky items. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved the...

EEISD cancels bond election

By unanimous vote, and without much fanfare, the Edcouch-Elsa school board of trustees last Wednesday chose to cancel a $24.2 million bond election that...

‘Dare to Prepare’

Even though hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until Saturday, forecasters have already seen the first named storm system form — albeit briefly — over...

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...

Mercedes official faces potential censure

MERCEDES — Simmering political discord on the Mercedes City Commission resurfaced after a member of the voting minority opted to face two complaints lodged...

Donna taps former school super as assistant city manager

The Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge director began taking on additional duties last week as assistant city manager. The Donna City Council named bridge Director Jesus...

Weslaco seeks 3-cent tax hike for drainage

The Weslaco City Commission this month unanimously approved an ordinance calling for a bond election to be held in May. Weslaco voters will decide whether...

Uncertainty reigns as Weslaco bond election looms

Cataclysm hit Weslaco in mid-June 2018 as inches upon inches of rain deluged a city that was still attempting to recover from a catastrophic...

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...

New details emerge in Progreso jail escape

Newly released law enforcement records detail exactly how a sexual assault suspect held in Progreso police custody escaped earlier this month. Adrian Edwardo Garcia, 26,...