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  1. Mercedes commission revives public comment periodThe Mercedes City...Read the original story

    Thursday | The Brownsville Herald

    The Mercedes City Commission revived the public comment portion of meetings Tuesday, a month after receiving substantial attention for eliminating it. The city commission removed public comment in January, but reconsidered the decision after a widely viewed video showed commissioners Howard Wade, Leo Villarreal and Cristella De Leon Hernandez leaving their seats while Lauren Pitts, 19, spoke near the podium.

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  2. Two dead in single vehicle rollover near AliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | KRISTV.COM Corpus Christi

    The accident occurred just before 7 a.m. Oct. 14 on U.S. Highway 281, nine miles north of Alice. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 59-year-old Daniel Munoz and 59-year-old Maria A. Trujillo, both from Mercedes, Texas, were killed when their Chevrolet Tahoe veered off the roadway and hit a guardrail.

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  3. Top Gun pilot to be honored on Veterans DayRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 11 | Valley Morning Star

    ... Corps colonel has been around the world since leaving his hometown after completing high school. He will be back in Mercedes as the honored guest and featured speaker at the annual Veterans Day parade and dinner celebration Nov. 10. He was born in ...

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  4. Municipal support for animal center wanesRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 7 | Valley Morning Star

    ... of Weslaco charges $40 per animal to the seven cities they serve, compared to the $80 to $90 PVAC is asking for. Mercedes, Pharr, San Juan, La Villa and Elsa now contract with Weslaco instead of PVAC, meaning that shelter now serves more cities than ...

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  5. Mayor O'cana takes the witness stand on third day of Mission election trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | Progress Times

    ... significance of that connection remained unclear. Rick Salinas also mentioned Richard LeFevre, an engineer who owns Mercedes-based LeFevre Engineering & Management Consulting. He donated $500 to the O'caA a campaign in March. "Is this the same Mr. ...

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  6. First & Goal Friday: September 21stRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 22 | KRGV

    ... There are five unbeaten 6A teams in the Valley. Mission and La Joya were idle in week four. Edinburg rolled over Mercedes 45-18 to improve to 4-and-0. Weslaco knocked off Harlingen South 21-7 to remain undefeated. Harlingen was surprised by Weslaco ...

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  7. FedEx freight facility to open in Mercedes, creating 125 jobsMERCEDES ...Read the original story

    Sep 20, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    A developer purchased land from the city's economic development arm in June for FedEx to build a distribution center that is set to open in 2019. Setzer Properties, the developer, purchased 34 acres for $850,000 without an incentive, according to Development Corporation of Mercedes Executive Director Melissa Ramirez, adding FedEx will employ about 125 workers at the freight facility.

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  8. FedEx freight facility to open in Mercedes, creating 125 jobsRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 20 | Valley Morning Star

    ... the developer, purchased 34 acres for $850,000 without an incentive, according to Development Corporation of Mercedes Executive Director Melissa Ramirez, adding FedEx will employ about 125 workers at the freight facility. Construction is expected to ...

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  9. Mercedes man gets nearly 9 years in meth caseMcALLEN - A tip about a...Read the original story

    Sep 19, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    A tip about a drug deal led authorities to a large seizure of methamphetamine and left a Mercedes man facing nine years in prison, court records show. Jose Guadalupe Lopez Garcia was arrested earlier this year after a special agent with the Texas Department of Public Safety received a tip about a potential deal involving methamphetamine.

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  10. Hidalgo County crews pumping out water from flooded areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    ... scaled down today. >> From noon to 7 p.m. today at Sunrise Hill Park, located at Mile 11 N and Mile 1 A1 2 W. in Mercedes - no proof required, and residents are limited to six sandbags per household. >> From noon to 7 p.m. today at Monte Alto ...

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  11. Mercedes unlikely to revive public comment during city...Read the original story

    Sep 14, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    ... had stayed behind, they would not be in violation of the act because it applies to the presence of a quorum. In Mercedes, at least three members make up a quorum. Israel Coronado, who recently began attending city meetings in Mercedes and Weslaco, ...

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  12. Former Mercedes principal remembered by manyRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2018 | Valley Morning Star

    Vasquez worked for the Mercedes school district as athletic director, coach, teacher, junior high principal and high school principal for 25 years before retiring in 2004.

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  13. Cuellar helps Hidalgo County secure more than $10MRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    ... ds are used. The 17 participating cities include Alamo, Alton, Edcouch, Elsa, Granjeno, Hidalgo, La Joya, La Villa, Mercedes, Palmhurst, Palmview, PeA itas, Progreso, Progreso Lakes, San Juan, Sullivan City, Weslaco and the four county precincts.

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  14. County's TIRZ role key in helping fund new arenaEDINBURG - The Bert...Read the original story

    Aug 26, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    ... from $2 million to $100 million - with 11 cities throughout Hidalgo County, including Edinburg, McAllen, Mission, Mercedes, Alton, Alamo, San Juan, Pharr, Hidalgo, PeA itas, and La Joya. One of the most successful of those projects is the TIRZ set ...

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  15. Mercedes ISD delays first day of school due to estimated $6M flood...Read the original story

    Aug 28, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    The first day of school was delayed a few days for most students in the Mercedes school district due to two of its campuses being highly damaged during this summer's floods. "Due to recent floods, we had two major buildings that were under renovation.

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  16. Mercedes ISD delays first day of school due to estimated $6M flood damageRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2018 | Valley Morning Star

    The first day of school was delayed a few days for most students in the Mercedes school district due to two of its campuses being highly damaged during this summer's floods.

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  17. No sign of weekly special meetings stopping in DonnaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    ... the city abides by the Texas Open Meetings Act, which requires the agenda be posted 72 hours prior to a meeting. Mercedes commissioners have met four times for special meetings since March 26. The Weslaco City Commission has only held one special ...

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  18. Area cross country runners take part at San Benito's Dog Pound Invitational 4 minutes agoRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2018 | Valley Morning Star

    ... and 47 seconds - more than 90 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. In fact, by the time Soledad Cruz of Mercedes (20:39) and Carissa Gonzalez of PSJA High (20:49) crossed the finish line in second and third place, respectively, De La Rosa was ...

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  19. Border agents in Texas find 4 bodies in 5 days, including 2 who drowned in canalRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2018 | Dallas Morning News

    The first body was found Friday in a water basin outside the town of Mercedes. The corpse was removed from the water by the Mercedes Fire Department, pronounced dead by a justice of the peace and given to a forensics pathologist.

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  20. Mercedes ISD: Schools Will Open for 1st Day of ClassRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | KRGV

    MERCEDES Mercedes Independent School District officials are confident schools will be open for the first day of classes next week.

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