Alamo City Commissioner Trinidad “Trino” Medina. Top left: Alamo Mayor Diana Martinez. Top right: Alamo Commissioner Robert De La Garza.

ALAMO – Say what you will about Alamo, but one thing is for sure: Over the decades this newspaper has been covering this city of (now) approximately 27,000, the politics
Less than three weeks after two people died in a suspected alcohol-related traffic accident (Nov. 17), another suspected DWI-related accident has claimed another victim: Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Dispatcher Sandra Coronado.

Joe Blackwell

Approximately a year after his arrest for alleged multiple federal crimes, longtime local auto dealer Joe Blackwell, age 70, pleaded guilty Nov. 30, 2018, to one count – wire fraud

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso (left), and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at their respective election night rallies on Nov. 6, 2018. O’Rourke was in El Paso. Cruz was in Houston.

Ivan Pierre Aguirre: O’Rourke/Bob Daemmrich: Cruz

How the race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke became the closest in Texas in 40 years

“Who?” That was the reaction back in late 2016 from former Houston Mayor Annise Parker when she first heard that a sophomore Democratic congressman from El Paso named Beto O’Rourke

Featured, from left: Hidalgo City Council Member Abram Ramírez, Council Member Linda Ayala, Mayor Sergio Coronado, and Mayor Pro Tem Gustavo “Gus” Sánchez were among city and state leaders present on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for the groundbreaking of Lepowitz Park at the Villa Garza Flores Subdivision. On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Hidalgo Mayor, his six colleagues on the Hidalgo City Council, and the Board of Directors of the Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation will host another ceremony, which will take place at the city-owned, $23 million State Farm Hidalgo Arena, to announce the first phase of a major commercial and industrial development, known as the The Hidalgo Infrastructure Project 2018, that will be built near the multi-event complex. The State Farm Hidalgo Arena is located at 2600 N. 10th Street (Hwy. 336).


$54.6 million The Hidalgo Infrastructure Project 2018 set for groundbreaking ceremony November 14

A projected $54.6 million economic development plan, known as The Hidalgo Infrastructure Project 2018, will be celebrated during a 10 a.m. groundbreaking in front of the State Farm Arena on



McALLEN - Candelario (Cande) Ontiveros Jr., 60, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 6th, 2018.

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