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  1. Second border wall contract for $167M of construction through...Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 14 | The Brownsville Herald

    Federal officials have approved another border wall contract, this one for the $167 million construction of 8 miles of levee wall system in the Rio Grande Valley. Awarded Nov. 11 to Galveston-based SLSCO, the project dubbed RGV-02 consists of construction in the Hidalgo County cities of Alamo, Donna, Weslaco, Progreso and Mercedes, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.


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

    Thursday Oct 18 | 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


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

    Sep 14, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Despite a renewed crusade this month by citizens who want to reinstate public comment during meetings, a majority of commissioners here have not indicated a willingness to reconsider their decision. In January, the city commission eliminated the public comment portion of its meetings, frustrating citizens who regularly attend, including former commissioner Jose Gomez, who often participated.


  6. Cuellar helps Hidalgo County secure more than $10MHidalgo County will ...Read the original story

    Sep 4, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Hidalgo County will receive more than $10 million combined for low-income housing programs and community development from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The announcement came via a news release issued Aug. 24 by the office of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo.


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

    Aug 26, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    The Bert Ogden Arena will officially open its doors for the first time Friday night, welcoming Mexican pop star Luis Miguel to christen the $88 million project that was made possible via a multi-entity effort. While it's well-known that the city of Edinburg and the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation partnered with the Vipers to fund the multi-million-dollar project, Hidalgo County's estimated $23 million contribution has often been overlooked, county officials said.


  8. 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.


  9. Conservation projects to be awarded grantRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    As much as $10,000 will be awarded to Rio Grande Valley projects for grassland restoration and the Holly Beach acquisition. These are two among seven conservation projects awarded grant funds and were chosen by the winners - youth participants - of the 22nd annual Great Texas Birding Classic, which recently concluded another bird-watching competition, according to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department news release issued Wednesday.


  10. FEMA disaster crews begin door-to-door visitsRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    The disaster declaration issued by President Donald Trump last week triggered the availability of federal funding, such as grants and loans, for residents impacted by storms last month, which the National Weather Service estimates caused flooding and rainfall amounting to about 18 inches between Weslaco and Mercedes. "Drainage was unable to handle the deluge, and widespread flooding with photo and video evidence of at least 3 to 5 feet of water depth in many streets of each town ensued," according to information provided by the NWS.


  11. Mercedes superintendent among nominees for TASB awardRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    The superintendent of Mercedes ISD was chosen as the 2018 Superintendent of the Year for Region One, and now he is a nominee for the same award at the state level by the Texas Association of School Boards, according to a TASB news release issued Friday. Daniel TreviA o Jr., a Mercedes native, was selected regional superintendent of the year by a regional selection committee.


  12. Officials: Mid-Valley drainage operated as expectedLess than 24 hours ...Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    A man moves through the water to reach a truck stalled on the frontage road near Westgate Drive as heavy rains caused water to rise and flood whole neighborhoods on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Weslaco, Texas. Stalled vehicles are towed in high water on Texas Blvd. after heavy rains caused water to rise and flood whole neighborhoods on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Weslaco, Texas.


  13. Texas man with 3 DWI convictions charged in death of womanRead the original story

    May 12, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    A South Texas man who has three prior convictions for drunken driving has been charged with intoxication manslaughter following a wreck that killed a woman and critically injured three children. Thirty-eight-year-old Ignacio Navarro Jr. was being held Saturday at the Hidalgo County jail on bonds totaling $500,000.


  14. Weslaco Fire Department improves insurance ratingRead the original story

    May 6, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Weslaco residents may save money on homeowners insurance premiums beginning in August because of an upgrade in a rating issued yearly to the fire department, Fire Chief Antonio Lopez said. The Insurance Services Office, an organization that conducts risk assessments, boosted the city's classification from a 4 to a 3 - the fire department's highest ranking since its inception.


  15. Bond denied in rollover caseRead the original story

    May 2, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter E. Ormsby denied bond for Damian De Los Angeles Garcia during a detention hearing Tuesday in federal court. Ormsby noted an outstanding warrant on an unrelated state charge pending for Garcia, saying he would remand him into federal custody based on that alone.


  16. Some of the Valley's 10,000 winter visitors are - Converted Texans'Read the original story

    Apr 22, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Most Winter Texans have returned to their respective home states, but every year, a few of the estimated 100,000 annual seasonal visitors decide to make the Rio Grande Valley their permanent home. They've come to be known as "Converted Texans," a phrase coined by Kristi Collier when she organized the first Converted Texan Corral in 2010.


  17. Pace can't match the offensive output of Mercedes in lossRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Pace High School pitcher Leo Villarreal delivers a pitch during a District 32-5A baseball game against visiting Mercedes High on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Brownsville, Texas. Mercedes High School batter Josh Rodriguez passes on a high pitch during a District 32-5A baseball game against Pace on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Brownsville, Texas.


  18. Los Fresnos can't keep up with Edinburg High in playoff lossRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Los Fresnos High School's Ariadna Gallardo attempts a layup while defended by Edinburg High's Alyssa Jade Salinas during a Class 6A bi-district playoff game Monday, February 12, 2018, in Los Fresnos, Texas. Los Fresnos could not hold on against the District 31-6A champions, dropping the matchup 43-28.


  19. Mercedes student arrested with knifeRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    "The student will be disciplined," said Daniel Trevino, Mercedes ISD superintendent. "We have levels of discipline depending on the size of the knife."


  20. Superintendent: Mercedes elementary student arrested for carrying knifeRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    A Mercedes mother is seeking criminal charges against a student who allegedly wanted to strike her son with a butcher knife on a Mercedes ISD school bus. Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we'll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More>> Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically.


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