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Edinburg businessman pleads guilty in western Hidalgo County corruption case

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Judge temporarily prohibits Mission from making payments to company linked to western Hidalgo County corruption scandal

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Reynaldo Cortes. (Photo courtesy of the city of Sullivan City.)

Sullivan City appoints interim police chief

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Jaime Garza Jr., 47, of Rio Grande City. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.)

Starr County drug smuggler sentenced to time served after cooperating with prosecutors

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La Joya Housing Authority board reluctantly approves budget with nearly $22,000 deficit

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Former Rio Grande City school board Trustee Daniel J. Garcia. (Photo courtesy of Rio Grande City Grulla ISD.)

Q&A: Former Rio Grande City school board trustee shares his reaction after federal prosecutors drop charges

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Marco Antonio Castellano, 27, of La Joya. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.)

3 men accused of threatening Border Patrol agent

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Brandon M. Vergara, 20, of La Joya claimed he wanted to buy a lion and release it in the woods near Military Road. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.)

Police: Man claimed he wanted to buy a lion and release it near La Joya

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La Joya school board Trustee Armin Garza on Nov. 13, 2020, when he was sworn in for a second term. (Photo courtesy of La Joya ISD.)

La Joya ISD trustee pleads guilty in western Hidalgo County corruption case

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Palmview hosts annual Christmas Posada

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Palmhurst hosts second annual Toy Giveaway Drive-Thru

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Former Rio Grande City school board Trustee Daniel J. Garcia. (Photo courtesy of Rio Grande City Grulla ISD.)

Prosecutors drop charges against former Rio Grande City school board trustee

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Palmhurst celebrates municipal court month, first female judge

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Former Border Patrol agent pleads guilty to drug trafficking charge

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Alton switches ambulance provider, inks contract with Med-Care EMS

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Palmhurst sues founder of controversial ‘animal rescue’ organization

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La Joya City Council adopts code of ethics

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Former state District Judge Roberto "Robert" Garza, 68, of Brownsville. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.)

Former state district judge completes pretrial diversion program, DWI charge dismissed

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McAllen City Commission prepares for redistricting

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Owner of Danny’s Pawn and Sporting Goods indicted on federal charges

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November 30, 2021

Longoria, Krell and Galindo do it all Now that the football teams from the seven Mission, Sharyland, and La Joya high schools, the Big 7, have closed out their 2021 football seasons, we’ve decided to ask the three first-year head coaches, Mission Eagle’s Daniel Longoria, Pioneer Diamondback’s Eddie Galindo, and Sharyland Rattler’s Craig Krell, to…

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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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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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Edinburg businessman pleads guilty in western Hidalgo County corruption case

January 12, 2022

A prominent Edinburg businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday to bribing a “high ranking” Agua Special Utility District employee. Jaime A. Rodriguez, 57, of Edinburg — the former president of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Edinburg Economic Development Corp. board — pleaded guilty to a federal bribery and money laundering charge…

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Judge temporarily prohibits Mission from making payments to company linked to western Hidalgo County corruption scandal

January 11, 2022

A state judge stopped the city of Mission from making payments to Performance Services Inc. on Tuesday after federal prosecutors linked the company to a kickback scheme. State District Judge Noe Gonzalez made the announcement during a hearing Tuesday morning in a civil lawsuit filed by former Mission Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas. Attorney Rick Salinas,…

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Sullivan City appoints interim police chief

January 8, 2022

The Sullivan City Council quietly selected an interim police chief last month. Sgt. Reynaldo Cortes, 30, of Sullivan City — the son of former City Councilwoman Adriana Rodriguez and the cousin of former Mayor Leo Garcia — accepted the temporary assignment on Dec. 21. “He has a passion for his hometown,” said Alamo police Chief…

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