Weslaco businessman pleads not guilty to bribery scheme

McALLEN — Ricardo “Rick” Quintanilla, a Weslaco businessman accused of playing a role in a bribery scheme related to construction of the city’s water...

Resources exhausted, Border Patrol stresses changes to US immigration policies

McALLEN — Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomed members of the media on Wednesday for a “pen and pad” tour of the...

Scientist shares hurricane season outlook

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Coastal residents should expect a hurricane season with more named storms than average this year. Speaking Thursday at the National Tropical...

Precinct 1 JP offices to be closed this week due to flooding damage

Two Precinct 1 Justices of the Peace offices in Weslaco will be closed from Monday, June 25 through at least Friday, June 29 because...

Show of solidarity: Gathering offers support for hospitalized trooper

EDINBURG — Law enforcement from across the state gathered here with members of the community Tuesday night for a prayer vigil in support of...

Rural residents encouraged to report health, safety code violations

As rural residents continue to deal with the consequences of last month’s heavy flooding, they are encouraged to use a program that aims to...

Valley View ISD, Precinct 2 partnership spawns new all-inclusive park

HIDALGO — Ground was broken here Thursday on what’s believed to be the first all-inclusive park in the county thanks to a partnership between...

Local animal shelter over capacity after flood

EDINBURG — The Palm Valley Animal Center is overwhelmed by the high number of animals brought in as a result of last month’s floods,...

Tafolla resignation on hold as Weslaco City Commission cancels meeting

A Weslaco City Commission meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today has been canceled due to a lack of a quorum. Some commissioners will be unable...

FEMA deadline approaching, $26M in aid approved so far

Residents affected by the June floods should apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance by Sept. 4 — the deadline to qualify.Heavy rainfall in...