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Feds accuse Progreso ISD board president of smuggling 88 pounds of cocaine

Federal prosecutors allege that the Progreso school district’s board president was involved in smuggling approximately 88 pounds of cocaine in 2020.

Progreso school board president charged with drug trafficking

The Progeso school district's board president and that municipality's assistant city manager is in custody on federal drug trafficking charges.

Mercedes man gets 30 years for shooting, killing ex-wife’s daughter

A 39-year-old Mercedes man was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to shooting and killing his ex-wife’s 19-year-old daughter.

South Texas Independent School District attains top ratings in state, nation

The South Texas Independent School District ranks among the best in districts the state and nation, according to the Niche.com Best School Districts rankings for 2024.

Haunted houses and pumpkin patches among fall events in Valley

Cities across the Rio Grande Valley are preparing for spooky season with festivals full of scary good activities.

Mercedes-based VIDA receives $100,000 educational support grant

The Mercedes-based Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement announced it has received a $100,000 grant from the Trellis Foundation to enhance career pathways for low-income students.

Mercedes attributes sales tax growth to returning shoppers

Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic it was no secret that people were ready to get back into the world, ready to take part in social activities like shopping once again.

Hidalgo County extending operating hours at WIC clinics

Hidalgo County is extending its operating hours at WIC clinics throughout the area beginning in October.

Hidalgo County students have out of this world opportunity with NASA

MERCEDES — Students around the Valley will soon have the chance to participate in the NASA Hunch program, where teams get hands-on STEM experience and hopefully get their project implemented by NASA on earth — or outer space.

Slated in October, Terror on Texas Avenue to scare up a good time in...

If you're looking for a way to scare up some seasonal fun in Mercedes, look no further.