Dina Arévalo

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Dina Arévalo is the editor of the Mid-Valley Town Crier and covers Weslaco, Donna, Mercedes, Progreso and the Delta area for the Crier and for The Monitor. She can be reached at darevalo@mvtcnews.com or (956) 683-4441.

Cooperation key to future flood mitigation success

As the Rio Grande Valley continues to recover from several major floods over the last few years, one Hidalgo County leader says regional thinking...

Mercedes police officer struck by vehicle at outlet mall

A Mercedes police officer was struck by a vehicle at the Mercedes Premium Outlets, officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon. The unnamed officer was transported to a...

Donna reappoints Villalobos as city attorney, maybe

Just moments after swearing in three newly elected officials and finalizing a shift in political control of the city of Donna, the city council...

COVID, witness further delay start of Weslaco bribery trial

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to stunt progress in the trial of three men accused of conspiring to defraud the city of Weslaco of...

Attorneys seek another delay in Weslaco bribery case

A defense attorney in the federal Weslaco water plant bribery case has requested a 90-day continuance to the trial which had been slated to...

Donna mayor wins against former running mates

MERCEDES — Voters in both Donna and Mercedes voted for change Tuesday evening as three seats each were up for a vote this election...

Weslaco voters approve term limits, hybrid commission

Voters in Weslaco overwhelmingly approved changes to their city commission after three charter amendment propositions passed by landslides Tuesday night. Among the changes are new...

Opposing factions play blame game in Donna municipal election

Once political running mates, three members of the Donna City Council have become divided and are now running against each other, forging new alliances...

Single-member districts, term limits up for vote in Weslaco

This election season, Weslaco residents have the opportunity to change the way their municipal government is shaped thanks to three referendums on the November...

Mexico makes good on water debt to US

After nearly a year of uncertainty about whether Mexico would be able to fulfill its water debt to the United States, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the two countries have reached an agreement to satisfy the debt by Friday, just one day before the treaty deadline to do so is set to expire. Under the terms of the agreement — known as Minute No. 325 and which was signed by representatives from both nations during an outdoor event in Cuidad Juarez Wednesday — Mexico will fulfill the remainder of its five-year obligation to the U.S. by transferring ownership of water already stored at the Amistad and Falcon International Dams. Read the full story at themonitor.com.