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VMHS senior grows 2-foot broccoli plant

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Alton PD joins local Texas Anti-Gang Center program

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City of Mission liquidity concerns persisted through 2023

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Facing $20 million cumulative deficit, McAllen ISD begins budget work

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Edinburg and McAllen unify with Hike & Bike Trail

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Mission orders May charter election

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Big 7 Boys Basketball: Playoff Preview

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Winners Win

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Big 7 girls’ basketball playoffs underway

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McAllen ISD: Yebra removed as coach, Rowe must forfeit basketball games

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Sullivan City picks new city secretary

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Edinburg spotlights local veteran and Black History proclamations, reviews 2022 annual audit

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Palmview PD Introduces Newest & Youngest Member of the Force

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Mission StateFarm insurance agent celebrates 50 years

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Sullivan City says town’s gas station not permitted to operate

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100-year-old Sharyland building lives in uncertainty

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The Fight Continues: A Regional Meet Preview of Big 7 Wrestling

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Lady Eagles Fly High

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Big 7 Boys Soccer: Mid Season Update

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Big 7 Boys Basketball: Playoff Preview

February 19, 2024

Coyotes, Lobos, Eagles and Diamondbacks advance The doldrums of the 23-24 Big 7 Basketball season are finally over. With all regular season games ending Tuesday night, all that’s left is the UIL state playoffs. With four Big 7 teams locked into their playoff spots, the best is yet to come. The La Joya Coyotes, La…

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Winners Win

February 19, 2024

Juarez-Lincoln soccer is in first place, again.  “We just know how to win district games,” Juarez-Lincoln Huskies’ head Coach Victor Ramos says with a wide grin. The fans are gone, and the game is over, but Ramos is basking in the glory of his team’s victory over rival La Joya Palmview. The Huskies staved off…

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Big 7 girls’ basketball playoffs underway

February 17, 2024

Lady Diamondbacks advance, Mission and Palmview eliminated Tuesday night, Mission High School hosted a bi-district matchup between the Mission Lady Eagles and the San Benito Lady Greyhounds basketball teams. It didn’t take long for the home crowd to get invested into the ups and downs of this game The Greyhounds started the game out in…

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VMHS senior grows 2-foot broccoli plant

February 20, 2024

Big things are sprouting at Veterans Memorial High School, with the FARMERS’ program winter harvest bringing a 2-foot-wide broccoli plant. Aaron Villareal, a senior, explained the process of growing the giant vegetable and the program’s impact. Villareal isn’t sure about the cause of the plant’s large scale. “It might’ve been the nutrients we added. Maybe…

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Alton PD joins local Texas Anti-Gang Center program

February 20, 2024

The Alton Police Department will be helping municipalities across the Rio Grande Valley to combat gang criminal activity. On Tuesday, the City Commission agreed to a memorandum of understanding between local agencies of services part of the Texas Anti-Gang program. According to Texas.gov, the Texas Anti-Gang program consists of local government police units preventing organized…

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City of Mission liquidity concerns persisted through 2023

February 20, 2024

Correspondence and documents obtained through open records requests shows that liquidity issues in 2023 rippled further through the city of Mission’s operations than last summer’s deferral of economic development corporation payments. Signs of cash flow issues popped up on at least one occasion before and after when the city says those funds were deferred. According…

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