McAllen election changes don’t gain much traction

Voter apathy has plagued the Rio Grande Valley for years, no matter when elections are held — whether it be most of the region’s municipal elections in May or statewide and federal elections in November.

A mural painted by Jose Arturo Ramos Pinedo and Imuris Aram Ramos Pinedo is displayed at the South Pharr Development and Research Center on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Pharr. (Joel Martinez |

Local attorney wants to donate mural to county

The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court heard an uncommon request Tuesday. Rather than being asked for money, somebody wanted to give them something of value.
David Simmons

Former Donna fire chief ‘shocked’ to have been replaced

The Donna City Council parted ways with longtime fire Chief David Simmons last week as the city transitions into establishing a partially paid fire department.