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 [email protected] or (956) 683-4441.

Former employee sues Weslaco for sexual harassment

A former Weslaco city employee has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming she was forced to resign after filing sexual harassment complaints against...

Mercedes welcomes first woman assistant police chief

MERCEDES — Police here acknowledged one of their own Friday by elevating her to among the highest of ranks within the department. Blanca Sanchez,...

Donna sued in relation to candidate’s 2017 campaign event

The city of Donna has been sued in connection with a 2017 campaign event held at a city-owned property and hosted by a then-candidate...

Choosing mayor pro-tem no easy task in Mercedes

With the city of Mercedes undergoing a spate of changes over the last few weeks — from turnover at the highest levels of city...

Weslaco changes course, approves Mercedes prisoner contract

After initially moving to cancel a contract to house Mercedes prisoners at the Weslaco city jail, Weslaco officials have reversed course and approved a...

Mercedes names Macias police chief

The city of Mercedes has elevated interim police chief Jose Macias to the position officially, announcing his selection as the new police chief in...

Mercedes finalizes McAllen’s Pagan as interim city manager

The Mercedes City Commission finalized their choice for interim city manager during a special meeting Tuesday, affirming Kevin Pagan as their pick. Pagan, who currently...

Mercedes looks to appoint McAllen’s Pagan as interim city manager

The city of Mercedes has tapped longtime McAllen City Attorney Kevin Pagan to serve as interim city manager. The move comes as Mercedes looks...

Weslaco gives Mercedes 30-day extension on housing prisoners

After more than a year of receiving consistently late payments from their neighbor, the Weslaco City Commission in November voted to terminate its contract...

Records: Mercedes consistently late paying to house prisoners in Weslaco

More than a year since they began housing their prisoners at the Weslaco city jail, records show the city of Mercedes has consistently been...