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Mobile COVID-19 testing to open in Mercedes, Edinburg

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, announced more COVID-19 mobile testing sites in Hidalgo County. According to a news release, testing is scheduled to begin on...

Livestock show to close after county ban on gatherings of 50 people

  For the first time in its 81 year history, the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show will end the festivities early, officially closing its doors...

RGV livestock show, rodeo to continue as planned

The 81st Annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show in Mercedes is continuing as planned, with the gates opening midweek for the first arrivals of...

Late free throw sends Vikings past Tigers

After trailing the Mercedes Tigers by eight points at the break, the Pace Vikings spent the entire second half slowly chipping away but never...

Weslaco man killed in Mercedes crash

A Weslaco man died following a single vehicle crash Thursday morning in Mercedes, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety news release. A black...

Motorcyclist given 11 year sentence for killing Port Isabel woman

  A Cameron County jury decided a motorcyclist who struck and killed a Port Isabel woman during a Spring Break accident will spend 11 years...

EDITORIAL: Respect: Both officials, residents must cooperate on issues

City commissions are created to address the needs of their residents. They help build and maintain infrastructure, provide basic community services and help settle...

Questions linger after chaotic Mercedes meeting

Four people remain in police custody and questions linger after a Mercedes City Commission meeting devolved into a frenetic chaos of yelling and scattered chairs Tuesday night.

Pandemonium breaks out at Mercedes city meeting as several handcuffed, removed from chamber

Chaos erupted even before the Mercedes City Commission meeting could begin here Tuesday evening. As dozens of residents filed into the legislative chamber ahead of two hotly anticipated agenda items to censure and remove freshman Commissioner Leonel Benavidez from office, dozens more were physically barred from entering the public building. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Lions survive thriller with Tigers

LA FERIA — La Feria’s first real test of its 2019 season came under an appropriate backdrop, a September sky featuring a moon that,...