Weslaco commission selects engineering firm to work on drainage

WESLACO — The city commission responded to a call for better drainage from citizens whose homes were flooded by selecting an engineering firm Tuesday...

Edinburg CISD board welcomes new trustees, elects new officers

The Edinburg school district board room filled to capacity Thursday afternoon during a special meeting intended to swear-in newly elected trustees, bid farewell to...

Trial begins for former Palmview police dispatcher charged with 2016 murder

EDINBURG — A prosecutor trying a murder case against a former Palmview police dispatcher told the jury Tuesday that the trial is about three...

Mercedes moves interim city manager into permanent position

The Mercedes City Commission passed up about 20 city manager applicants, deciding Wednesday to instead make an internal move.In unanimous decision, the commission appointed...

Bigger and better

By FRED RAMOSMcALLEN — A cool autumn breeze greeted thousands of visitors to the Tamale Fest in McAllen’s Archer Park on Saturday. It’s the...

McAllen marks year of positive sales tax revenue

The prediction came in 2016: Get through Thanksgiving the following year. McAllen had seen months of declining sales tax revenues, something the city relies...

Pharr to hire Alex Meade as city manager

Pharr and Meade have not yet finalized the contract, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

Local attorney wants to donate mural to county

“Some friends and I wanted to bring some public art to our county because we don’t have anything,” McAllen attorney Gerardo Arriaga told county commissioners. “You go to places like San Antonio, places like Houston, Dallas — and yes, they’re big cities and they have money — but if you go to Reynosa, they have a lot more public art than we do, and I can guarantee you that their budget is a fraction of what we have.”

Edcouch fires interim manager who ran against re-elected alderman

“It’s obvious we need a full-time city manager,” Mayor Virginio Gonzalez Jr. said following the meeting.

CBP seizes nearly $7M in narcotics at Pharr International Bridge

According to CBP, the estimated street value of the narcotics is $6,400,000, $305,000 and $293,000, respectively.