Edcouch mayor pleads guilty to DWI

Edcouch Mayor Virginio Gonzalez Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to avoid jail time for driving while intoxicated. As part of his plea agreement, Gonzalez agreed to...

Weslaco businessman pleads not guilty to bribery scheme

McALLEN — Ricardo “Rick” Quintanilla, a Weslaco businessman accused of playing a role in a bribery scheme related to construction of the city’s water...

Donna ISD leaders planning for the future

DONNA — School district administrators and community members here shared ideas in the district board room recently to improve Donna schools. It’s part of...

Good showing at Mercedes polls

With only seven days to cast their ballots during early voting, Mercedes residents have been making their voices known in the June 8 runoff...

‘State of the border’: New RGV chief patrol agent holds agency’s inaugural address

MISSION — U.S. Border Patrol’s new chief patrol agent for the Rio Grande Valley sector used the agency’s first state of the border address...

Early voting begins Monday

Several Mid-Valley communities are set to begin early voting Monday, as voters decide on municipal, school board, charter amendment and bond elections. Early voting begins...

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...

Resignation automatic for judge who pleaded guilty to Weslaco water plant bribery

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER Following his guilty plea to federal bribery charges, Rio Grande City Municipal Judge Leo Lopez Jr. will not be...

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...

Petition to remove RGC school trustee moves forward

A judge ruled Friday that a petition to remove Daniel J. Garcia from the Rio Grande City school board of trustees can move forward,...