Commissioner’s RMA pick nixed after nepotism concerns raised

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County Commissioner David Fuentes appointed his uncle to a powerful county board Tuesday, but commissioners will likely rescind that action next...

Agua SUD scraps proposed filing fee for board elections

PALMVIEW — The Agua Special Utility District is backing down from a proposal to impose a candidate filing fee for anyone seeking a place...

Topgolf breaks ground in Pharr

PHARR — As Topgolf, a sports entertainment venue, broke ground here Wednesday, City Manager Juan Guerra said the city is paying roughly $5 million...

Mercedes opts for no-cost ambulance service

MERCEDES — City commissioners decided Tuesday to bring back Med-Care EMS to service the city.The move comes after the city abruptly cut ties with...

More meetings on DACA set for today

Despite a federal court ruling delaying the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, members of Congress continue bipartisan negotiations Wednesday to...

County candidates contrast platforms at builders’ forum

McALLEN — Candidates vying for the Hidalgo County Judge’s seat took time outlining their platforms during their first forum here Wednesday afternoon.Editor's Note: This...

Tractor trailer smuggling attempt dismantled

FALFURRIAS — Border Patrol agents discovered 14 migrants in a tractor trailer Tuesday at the Falfurrias Checkpoint.A K9 alerted its handler to the trailer...

No RGV 7-Elevens targeted in immigration probe

No South Texas 7-Eleven convenience stores were targeted Wednesday morning during a nationwide probe by immigration agents to verify employees’ immigration status during what...

Hidalgo County moves on rural emergency facility

SAN CARLOS — Hidalgo County commissioners moved forward with the construction of an emergency services facility here Tuesday — just 10 days after a...

Ruling nears on juvenile suspect’s status in Olivarez slaying

RIO GRANDE CITY — A defense attorney made his final case Tuesday for why his 16-year-old client, a suspect in the Chayse Olivarez slaying,...