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Texas Syndicate gang member killed in La Joya shootout

20140725 La-Joya-Shooting KA DSC1413 FEATURELA JOYA—After a three-hour shootout Tuesday evening, La Joya Police Chief Geovani Hernandez said a minimum of 500 rounds came from the residence at the intersection of Leo Avenue and 9 1/2 Street in La Joya.

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Sheriff candidates sound off in forum

20140718 Sheriff-Candidates featureThe fate of the office for the top law enforcement officer in Hidalgo County could lie in the hands of 53 people.

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Minors stir immigrant debate

20140702 Anzalduas-Park BP-Comm-visit AF  8906 featureBishop Mark Seitz, of El Paso, emphasized the violence unaccompanied minors flooding the Rio Grande Valley are trying to escape in their home countries in written testimony to the Homeland Security Committee.

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Salinas vows lower taxes

20140701 MISSION Mayor-swearing-in 2184 featureThe council chamber was packed as Mission Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas took the oath of office for another four years as leader of the city.

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Salinas wins another 4 years

20140621 MISSION Mayor-election 1937 featureMayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas had tough words for his opponent after winning the runoff election Saturday with 57 percent of the vote.

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ERO pegs courthouse cost at $157 million

20140425 Courthouse featureIf the county doesn’t act quickly, the cost of a new courthouse could escalate, architects told the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court when discussing the schematics approved Tuesday.

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Mission Parks hosts 7-on-7 football

20140616 Football Seven On Seven lg-31 featureAre you ready for some football? If you are then Bentsen Palm Park in Mission is the place to be. That’s where the Mission Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a 7-on-7 passing tournament league that features some of the best high school football talent in South Texas engaged in a fast-paced, passing only version of the most popular sport in the country – football.

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Mission Walmart to open in early 2015

20140611 MISSION Walmart-groudbreaking AF  8335 featureMISSION—City officials were joined by members of Walmart to celebrate the new location of the company’s Neighborhood Market Store on Wednesday at 1006 N. Bryan Road. The smaller store will sit at 41,000 square feet.

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