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One more falls in Western Hidalgo corruption scandal

The ongoing corruption scandal in the West has now added one more person to the list of defendants. A federal grand jury indicted Veronica O’Caña on Tuesday. She was arrested the following day. According to the indictment, Veronica O’Caña stands accused of witness tampering, violating the travel act, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. She…

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Former President Clinton shows support for candidate Michelle Vallejos prior to election day

By Maria Ruiz Former president Bill Clinton spoke todemocratic voters Monday evening at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, serving as a guest speaker for Michelle Vallejos’ last rally before the Nov. 8 election. Vallejo, running for the 15th House District against Republican opponent Monica De La Cruz, said she’s fighting to represent accessibility for the…

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Palmhurst Celebrates Community

The city of Palmhurst kicked off its 11th Annual National Night Out in the brisk fall weather Tuesday evening at the Church of Christ located on Mile 3 Road. The day began with lower temperatures as a northern front blew thru the Rio Grande Valley. But not even the rain could keep the community from…

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HEALTHGRADES NAMES MISSION REGIONAL A 2022 PATIENT SAFETY AWARD™ RECIPIENT

Mission, Texas –  Mission Regional Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Mission Regional among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and…

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City of Edinburg To Celebrate Annual FridaFest Friday & Saturday!

EDINBURG, TX – The City of Edinburg celebrates the 2022 FridaFest, a festival that honors renowned Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo along with the spirit of perseverance and empowerment. FridaFest is a free two-day festival open to the public that includes live music, artists, look-a-like contests, food vendors, plenty of children’s activities, and lots of great…

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Mercedes Police Department Unveils Prescription Box

The Mercedes Police Department, The Uniting Neighbors in Drug Abuse Defense (UNIDAD) Coalition, and Behavioral Solutions of Texas partnered up to install a permanent prescription medication box at Mercedes City Hall, located at 400 S. Ohio Avenue. Placement of the box here at Mercedes City Hall, will facilitate access to residents, so that they can…

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New Development to Bring Travel Center & Restaurants to Mercedes

Mercedes, TX: One of the nation’s premier fuel distributors will develop and open a 12,000-square-foot travel center in Mercedes – a first of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley. Victron Energy, Inc., plans to break ground on the project this summer and open its travel center in early 2023. The center will include a…

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Sharyland ISD to Host Town Hall Meeting on Safety and Security

Sharyland ISD is hosting a town hall meeting on safety and security on Tuesday, June 21st from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Sharyland High School Auditorium located at 1216 N. Shary Road, Mission, TX 78572. Sharyland ISD Superintendent Dr. Maria M.  Vidaurri invites families and community members to attend a town hall meeting to…

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