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Exclusive: FBI had questions about La Joya Associate Municipal Judge Alex Cantu

By Dave Hendricks |
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IDEA Public Schools had pilot on the payroll

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Former McAllen city manager working with Peñitas on major economic development project

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Homeland Security Investigations warns holiday shoppers about counterfeit products

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Former La Joya Mayor Jose A. "Fito" Salinas (center wearing the tan jacket) left the federal courthouse in McAllen on July 19, 2021, after pleading guilty to wire fraud. (Photo by Dave Hendricks / The Progress Times.)

Documents reveal new details about La Joya corruption case

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Attorney Carlos A. Garcia of Mission, who represents Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina, showed the judge a chart labeled "The Power of the Palacios" during a hearing on Nov. 15, 2021. (Photo by Dave Hendricks / The Progress Times.)

Judge: District Attorney’s Office may prosecute Edinburg mayor for voter fraud

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Agua SUD reviews draft budget, will not increase water and sewer rates

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Mission CISD implements new gun safety program

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Championship drive

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Sharyland in legal dispute for ‘discriminatory’ dress code

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Peñitas City Manager Omar Romero. (Photo courtesy of the city of Peñitas.)

Attorney: former Peñitas city manager found himself in situations where ‘the lines may become blurred’

By Dave Hendricks |
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La Joya bids farewell to councilmembers who didn’t run for re-election

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Palmview mulls stormwater fee

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La Joya welcomes newly elected city councilmembers

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Statement from the City of Peñitas

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Peñitas city manager pleads guilty to bribery and bankruptcy fraud charges

By Dave Hendricks |
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Mission to host third annual Veterans Day Fest

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MHS student in custody for bringing gun to school

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Judge says La Joya improperly denied former police chief an honorable discharge

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Championship drive

November 19, 2021

Patriots in the hunt for third gold ball Coming off a 2020 season in which they went 1-5, the 2021 Mission Veterans Patriots football team may have caught some people by surprise by winning seven of their eight District 16-5A Div. II games and claiming a share of the district title. But while there is…

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Two weeks to go

October 28, 2021

Three Big 7 teams vying for district titles! Don’t look now folks but there are just two weeks left in the 2021 Valley high school football season. How time flies when you’re having fun, huh? And while the 2021 season has been more fun for the players, coaches and fans of some Big 7 teams…

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Lerma on pace to 700 wins

October 22, 2021

Celebration planned to honor volleyball coach Diana Lerma may not be the only volleyball coach the Mission Veterans Lady Patriots have ever had, but she has been there from the very beginning. That’s because she was hired in 2002 to start the program and with the exception of half of the 2016 season and all…

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Exclusive: FBI had questions about La Joya Associate Municipal Judge Alex Cantu

November 26, 2021

  Two federal agents showed up at La Joya City Hall last month with questions about Associate Municipal Judge Alex Cantu. The agents — one from the FBI and one from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General — met with Interim City Manager Leo Olivares on Oct. 28. They had questions about…

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IDEA Public Schools had pilot on the payroll

November 26, 2021

IDEA Public Schools had a pilot on the payroll in 2019 and 2020. The pilot — Flyder DeCastro, 49, of McAllen — worked for IPS Enterprises, a nonprofit organization created and controlled by IDEA. “Mr. DeCastro was employed from June 2019 until March 2020 by IPS Enterprises, Inc., the nonprofit entity that supports the establishment…

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Former McAllen city manager working with Peñitas on major economic development project

November 26, 2021

Former McAllen City Manager Mike Perez is advising the Peñitas Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone on a major project. The Peñitas TIRZ hired Perez — who previously worked in McAllen, Hidalgo and Weslaco — to handle a major project that may create thousands of jobs and pay millions in property taxes. “I think it’s a project…

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