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Edinburg trustees order TRE, others poised to follow

The Edinburg CISD School Board ordered Friday a tax rate election for Nov. 7, with other Rio Grande Valley districts poised to consider doing so on Monday — the deadline to decide.

Edcouch-Elsa trustees eyeing bond push

Edcouch-Elsa ISD trustees are considering making a bond push in November for improvements that could include safety upgrades, building maintenance and some new facilities.

San Benito to hold town hall meetings to hear resident concerns

SAN BENITO — Riding a wave of change sweeping City Hall, the new commission here wants the city's staff to open up to residents' concerns.

McAllen school board considering tax rate election

McALLEN — Facing a financial situation that’s increasingly tight, McAllen school board trustees will consider this summer calling for a tax rate election, or TRE, that could be held in the fall.

Villarreal beats Ruvalcaba for Brownsville’s At-Large ‘A’ commission seat

Tino Villarreal prevailed over opponent Susan Ruvalcaba in Saturday’s runoff election for Brownsville City Commission At-Large “A” according to unofficial results from the Cameron County Elections Department.

Incumbent Joe Martinez prevails in Mercedes runoff

MERCEDES — Incumbent Joe Martinez secured a second term as the Mercedes Place 3 commissioner when he defeated former commissioner and challenger, Leonel Benavidez, in a runoff election here Saturday.

Early vote in Mercedes runoff marked by low turnout

The runoff election for Place 3 on the Mercedes City Commission is this Saturday, however, voter turnout has been low, according to the county’s unofficial tally of early voters.

Candidates speak: Ruvalcaba, Villarreal in runoff for Brownsville commission seat

June 5 is the start of early voting for the June 17 runoff election between Susan Ruvalcaba and Tino Villarreal for the Brownsville City Commission At-Large “A” seat formerly held by John Cowen, now mayor of Brownsville.

San Benito EDC slashes city manager’s salary

SAN BENITO — In the wake of the May 6 election’s call for change, City Manager Manuel De La Rosa’s salary is facing a $45,000 cut.

Election day set in runoff for Mercedes commissioner seat

The date has been set in the runoff between incumbent Mercedes Place 3 Commissioner Joe Martinez and Leonel Benavidez, who is looking to reprise his position on the governing body.