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.

Mercedes moves to finalize jail agreement with Weslaco

MERCEDES — The city of Mercedes moved one step closer Tuesday to formalizing an agreement between its police department and Weslaco to house Mercedes...

Donna refinances 2009 debt

DONNA — It’s a borrowers’ market right now, and as such, city leaders here are taking advantage of low interest rates to refinance some...

FEMA opens disaster recovery center 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 sets runoff date for commission seat

WESLACO — The Weslaco City Commission on Tuesday canvassed the results of last week’s special election to fill the unexpired term of the District...

Schumer, Senate Democrats visit border facilities

McALLEN — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., led a contingent of a dozen Senate Democrats in a tour Friday of several Rio Grande...

Mercedes swears in new police chief

MERCEDES — The city of Mercedes officially welcomed its new police chief, Dagoberto “Dago” Chavez, at a public swearing in ceremony at city hall...

Senate Democrats visit border

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, is today leading a Democratic delegation of senators in a tour of Rio Grande Valley immigration detention facilities. The...

Donna museum gets $35,000

DONNA — Donna city leaders approved $35,000 in funding for the Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum during a city council meeting here Tuesday. The Donna City...

Trump greenlights individual flood assistance

Residents affected by last month’s heavy rains will soon get some much needed relief in the form of “individual assistance” from FEMA after President...

Weslaco commissioner race headed to runoff

WESLACO — The race to fill the District 4 seat on the Weslaco City Commission continues as none of the four candidates earned the...