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Former Mercedes superintendent files wage discrimination lawsuit

The Mercedes school district's former superintendent — who was arrested over allegations she interfered in a police investigation — has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the district violated the Equal Pay Act by underpaying her because she is a woman.

Tick-infested dog’s death lands Mercedes man with animal cruelty charge

A 45-year-old Mercedes man was charged with animal cruelty Wednesday after police found his dog severely infested with ticks and malnourished, leading to the dog's death.

Photo Gallery: WesMer Drive-In marks 73 years in business

The projector glows from a distance, beaming light into the night sky at the silver screen before you, and movie magic fills the evening air.

WesMer has survived TV, COVID and streaming to preserve its drive-in theater experience

MERCEDES — "There's nothing better than watching the movies under the stars and under the moon."

Mercedes man who held ex-girlfriend hostage, shot at cops pleads guilty

A 31-year-old Mercedes man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house at 3 a.m. and held a gun to her head while her children were in the house and shot at police has been sentenced to a decade in prison.

37-year-old McAllen man killed in motorcycle crash; good Samaritans tried saving him

A McAllen man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Edinburg on Friday night despite the valiant efforts of good Samaritans who tried to save his life, authorities said in a news release.

61-year-old Mercedes man killed after car was dragged under tanker

The Texas Department of Public Safety is currently investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that left a Mercedes resident dead Friday evening.

UTRGV program makes local history, culture accessible to teachers

NEAR LINN — A charter bus dropped off a gaggle of teachers and college intellectuals at the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge Friday morning, leaving them to amble off down the caliche path to see La Sal Del Rey.

Mercedes school board approves superintendent’s contract

Mercedes school board trustees voted Wednesday to approve a contract with Superintendent Maria J. Chavez.