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.

Bomb threat shuts down Queen Isabella Causeway

Authorities have shut down the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway between Port Isabel and South Padre Island after receiving a bomb threat Monday evening. A call...

Year in prison for former prison cook in inmate sex case

A former employee of the East Hidalgo Detention Center in La Villa has been sentenced to federal prison for carrying on an improper relationship...

Trial dates set in private border wall lawsuits

After nine months of back and forth between the federal government, the National Butterfly Center, and several people involved in the construction of a...

Judge throws out part of mayoral candidate’s suit against Mercedes

A judge tossed out a portion of a civil rights lawsuit filed by community activist and mayoral candidate Israel Coronado during the first meeting...

Police, firefighters’ nonprofit donates to slain officers’ families

Local first responders have joined together to help support the families of two McAllen police officers who were killed in the line of duty in July while responding to a domestic disturbance call. The McAllen Guns and Hoses Foundation, a nonprofit organization comprised of McAllen police officers and firefighters, raised more than $90,000 for the families of Ismael “Smiley” Chavez, 39, and Edelmiro Garza, 45. The organization presented the families with the donations during a small ceremony Saturday. Read more at TheMonitor.com.

Weslaco proposes trimmed down, but healthy budget

Like many other municipalities, the city of Weslaco has had to rethink its finances in the wake of COVID-19; however, despite the unexpected expenses...

Weslaco ‘ambus’ deployed to northeast Texas ahead of Hurricane Laura

Several assets from the Rio Grande Valley have been called up by state officials to help as part of Texas’ emergency response to Hurricane...

Mercedes faces $1M deficit as public safety costs grow

While the COVID-19 pandemic, weather disasters and declining sales tax revenues have strained municipal budgets across the Rio Grande Valley, one Mid-Valley city is...

Former top Trump advisor indicted for fraud; three others associated with Mission private border...

Steve Bannon, former campaign manager and special adviser to President Donald Trump was arrested Thursday — along with three others — after a federal...

Police ID man killed in Weslaco Walmart

Weslaco police have identified the man they shot and killed during an altercation at the Weslaco Walmart on Monday. In a tweet posted Tuesday morning,...