Ex-Donna ISD employee jailed for sexual relationship with student

EDINBURG — The Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office revoked probation last week for a former Donna high school truancy officer who pleaded guilty to...

Tafolla resignation on hold as Weslaco City Commission cancels meeting

A Weslaco City Commission meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today has been canceled due to a lack of a quorum. Some commissioners will be unable...

HUD approves $46M for 2018 flood relief

The skies opened up in South Texas last Tuesday at about the same time the federal government announced $46.4 million in grant funding for...

Tafolla sentencing delayed until January

The sentencing of former Weslaco District 4 City Commissioner Gerardo “Jerry” Tafolla has been delayed until after the new year, newly released court records...

Weslaco businessman arrested in bribery scheme tied to water plant

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER McALLEN — Ricardo “Rick” Quintanilla, a Weslaco businessman, was arrested by the FBI on Thursday evening in connection with...

Ebarb sets personal, Valley records at Region IV meet

SAN ANTONIO — Weslaco High girls track coach Pablo Almaguer described runner Amity Ebarb as a special athlete that only comes around once in...

Mercedes nixes move of public comments

An attempt to restore public comments to the top of Mercedes City Commission meetings failed this week by an overwhelming majority. Newly elected Place 2...

Edcouch-Elsa ISD may renovate old middle school into fine arts academy

EDCOUCH — The Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District may spend up to $350,000 for the creation of a fine arts academy that would incorporate various...

Weslaco task force proposes $89.7M in drainage improvements

The Weslaco City Commission may soon decide how it will pay for at least a portion of the $89.7 million price tag on eight...

Judge quashes attempt by feds to gain information in Weslaco water plant investigation

BY DINA ARÉVALO | STAFF WRITER The ongoing investigation into wrongdoing regarding a multi-million dollar improvement project for Weslaco water treatment facilities hit a snag...