Sheriff: Violent crime down by 15 percent in Hidalgo County

EDINBURG — Violent crime in the county declined 15 percent in 2018 from the previous year, according to data Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie”...

Former Donna Public Works director arrested

A former city of Donna employee has been arrested three years after an internal investigation led to the issuance of a warrant for his...

Four candidates emerge in Weslaco election

Four men have tossed their names in the hat for the upcoming election to find a new District 4 Weslaco City Commissioner. With only one...

Six arrested in attempted murder case

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested six men in connection with an attempted murder and car chase that began in Lopezville and ended in...

FEMA disaster recovery center now open in La Villa

LA VILLA — A month to the day after a torrential rainstorm began to batter eastern Hidalgo County, causing millions of dollars in flood...

Weslaco man pleads guilty to threatening Border Patrol agents

A local trailer driver could receive up to six years in federal prison for threatening several U.S. Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint in...

County leaders break ground on drainage project

WESLACO—Hidalgo County leaders and Weslaco officials gathered on the north side of town Wednesday to break ground on a $10.6 million drainage improvement project...

Early voting underway in Mercedes runoff

Early voting got underway Tuesday in the runoff election for Place 4 on the Mercedes City Commission. Incumbent Rubén “Chano” Guajardo is facing former Commissioner...

Donna fire chief resigns

DONNA — Fire Chief Cesario “Cesar” Araguz has resigned, effective last week, city officials confirmed here shortly after a special city council meeting last...

Progreso ISD unveils $3M tech building

PROGRESO — The Progreso Independent School District held a ribbon cutting ceremony for an over $3 million technology building here last week. After more than...