Miriam Cepeda

Israel Coronado: Mr. Anti-Corruption

Israel Coronado: Mr. Anti-Corruption

The day after his birthday, June 20, 2018, is the day Israel Coronado will never forget. It was when a “500-year rain” (according to local officials at least), flooded the streets of Weslaco, impacting, yet again, the place Israel calls home. Acting on his own accord,...
Who Won the City of Mission?

Who Won the City of Mission?

Three months since the June 9 runoff election, former mayor of 20 years, Norberto “Beto” Salinas, and the current mayor, Armando “Doc” O’Caña, are contesting the outcome of the election and both accusing each other of voter fraud. At a final pretrial hearing on August...
“Make Weslaco Drain Again”

“Make Weslaco Drain Again”

On Wednesday, over 500 citizens gathered at Weslaco City Hall to demand answers from city officials regarding their handling of the recent June flood that left 20 percent of the city underwater. Concerned residents crowded the main chamber and overflowed into the...
Cloud Wins Special Election By a Landslide

Cloud Wins Special Election By a Landslide

Former Victoria County GOP Chairman Michael Cloud will be filling the vacancy in the 27th Congressional District. Disgraced Congressman Blake Farenthold resigned from his seat amid sexual harassment charges in 2014 and the $84,000 tax-funded settlement. Once...