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Coaching matters

June 11, 2021

Mission Vets wrestling coach retires When Bensavio “Ben” Yzaguirre began coaching at Mission Veterans High School, not a single one of the wrestlers on this year’s Patriots and Lady Patriots wrestling teams had been born yet. That’s because he just completed his 19th and final year of coaching at Mission Vets. And while hanging up…

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Bickerton retiring; staying in the game

June 11, 2021

Long time Sharyland High baseball coach Bart Bickerton recently announced his retirement after a highly successful career. He will not, however, be leaving baseball completely. Born in Los Angeles, California, Bickerton arrived in the Valley in the late 1980’s to play baseball for UT -Pan American. He started his coaching career at Sharyland High as…

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Revving it up

June 4, 2021

State championship winning coach retires He’s coached soccer at Sharyland High School for over 20 years. He’s led the Rattlers to 21 playoff appearances over that span. He’s one of only a handful of Valley coaches in any sport to ever lead a team to a state championship. He’s Coach Reveriano “Rev” Hernandez, and with…

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Frances Salinas pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge in La Joya EDC case

June 17, 2021

The daughter of former La Joya Mayor Jose A. “Fito” Salinas confessed Thursday to soliciting kickbacks and stealing money during construction of a daycare funded by the La Joya Economic Development Corp.   Frances A. Salinas, 53, of San Antonio — a former member of the La Joya school board and a former precinct chairwoman…

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History teacher at Juan Diego Academy accused of having improper relationship with student

June 16, 2021

The Mission Police Department on Tuesday arrested a history teacher at Juan Diego Academy accused of having sex with a student. Officers arrested Mario Javier Delgado Jr., 31, of Edinburg, who is accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a student. Delgado confessed when confronted by the principal, a dean, and a counselor. “Yes,”…

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FBI serves La Joya ISD, Mission and Agua SUD with grand jury subpoenas

June 10, 2021

The FBI served the La Joya Independent School District, the city of Mission and the Agua Special Utility District with grand jury subpoenas last month — requesting documents on more than a dozen public officials or corporations affiliated with them. Agua SUD released the subpoena under the Texas Public Information Act. The Progress Times obtained…

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