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Local officials urge Gov. Abbott to issue stay-at-home orders

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MCISD Superintendent Dr. Carolina “Carol” Perez

MCISD requesting social distant learning for the next school year

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Hidalgo County reports 19 new COVID-19 fatalities, 393 new cases

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Gov. Greg Abbott

Gov. Abbott extends statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

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New LUPE campaign hopes to connect rural residents online

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Report: 26 Mission city employees have tested positive for COVID-19

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Congressman Henry Cuellar

Congressman announces federal funding will go toward new federal courthouse in McAllen

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Daniel Zamora, founder of the La Joya Area Federal Credit Union. Courtesy photo.

Founder of La Joya Area Federal Credit Union passes away

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The unfinished storage unit construction project for the Mission Housing Authority Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Progress Times photo by Jose De Leon III

Mission Housing Authority to tackle stalled storage unit project

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W. Chad Nunnery stands with a press at Composite Access Products. Progress Times photo by Jamie Treviño.

CAP aims to offer USA-made composite covers and frames, manufactured here in the RGV

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Erosion spotted along a newly constructed private border wall south of Mission. Courtesy photo.

Riverbank erosion spotted at private border wall

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Hidalgo County reports 1,274 new COVID-19 cases

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Hidalgo County COVID-19 death count climbs to 103, 278 new cases

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Mass COVID-19 testing shuts down early, new hours provided

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Hidalgo County COVID-19 death count climbs to 90, 335 new cases reported

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Edinburg's Bert Ogden Arena. Courtesy image.

Largest free COVID-19 testing site in Texas opens tomorrow

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Hidalgo County reports 16 more COVID-19 related deaths, 102 new cases

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TWC receives $9.4M in federal funds

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Hidalgo County launches the COVID-19 mortgage and rent relief program

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COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County soar past 5,000 mark

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Local officials urge Gov. Abbott to issue stay-at-home orders

Representatives in Starr County and a local task force made up of over 170 RGV physicians have signed letters urging state Gov. Greg Abbott to either return emergency management authority to local jurisdictions, or issue a statewide stay-at-home order. On Friday, Starr County Judge Eloy Vera published a letter he and the mayors of Rio…

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MCISD requesting social distant learning for the next school year

Citing an “alarming” rise in the amount of local COVID-19 cases, the Mission school district is turning to the county judge to advocate for them to keep the district closed in the next school year. During a Friday emergency school board meeting, trustees with the Mission school district unanimously approved a resolution to request Hidalgo…

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Hidalgo County reports 19 new COVID-19 fatalities, 393 new cases

Hidalgo County reported its second deadliest day of new COVID-19 related fatalities Friday as the death toll climbed to 142 after 19 people died from complications of the disease. The county announced the new total in a Friday news release where they reported the total number of known COVID-19 cases in the county rose to…

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Area Sports

Lasting impressions

You may have never heard of John Neeley, but you have heard him. You have, that is, if you’ve attended a Sharyland High or Sharyland Pioneer football game at Richard Thompson Stadium in the past 20 years or listened to Q94.5 for much of that same time period. If you are having trouble remembering then…

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SHS athlete signs on to wrestle at Dixie State University

A Sharyland High School athlete has signed on to wrestle at Dixie State University, breaking off from family tradition. Jerilyn “Abby” Peralez signed a letter of intent to attend the Utah-based NCAA Division II school Tuesday. The Lady Trailblazers have just recently added women’s wrestling to their athletic program and Dixie State is in the…

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Opening plans revealed

UIL announces guidelines for return to athletics The road to getting prep sports back into gear was given a map to follow last Friday by the UIL in the area of what schools will be allowed to do over the summer. The current coronavirus pandemic that has shut down Texas prep sports since mid-March had…

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