Hector Guerra of La Rosita, an "enforcer" for the Texas Chicano Brotherhood, was sentenced to 10 years in prison during a hearing at the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building in Victoria on Monday afternoon. (Photo by Dave Hendricks / The Progress Times)

Texas Chicano Brotherhood ‘enforcer’ sentenced to 10 years in prison

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Former Mission Mayor Norberto "Beto" Salinas.

Former mayor sues Mission over ‘energy savings’ contract

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City of Alton- Notice of Intention

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City of Mission unveils street dedication to Oton Guerrero Jr.

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Palmview to conduct third-party review of Agua SUD sewer project

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Agua SUD plans to partner with Peñitas and Palmview to test fire hydrants

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Mission mulls proposal to start city-run ambulance service

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From left to right: La Joya Mayor Isidro Casanova, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez and Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Commissioner Everardo "Ever" Villarreal spoke to reporters Wednesday after a meeting at La Joya City Hall. (Photo by Dave Hendricks / The Progress Times)

Western Hidalgo County mayors, police chiefs meet with county judge about influx of migrants

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Mission attorney confesses to providing drug traffickers with court records

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Lawsuit claims La Joya ISD re-assigned employees for political reasons

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UTRGV physics students go to Houston for Big Bang Theory research project

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Sandra Vicencio and RGV Big Dawg members wave sparklers for the patients watching from their rooms.

Local car club and city of Edinburg collaborate with STHS Children’s for parade and toy drive

By Maria Ruiz |
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Alton Police awarded FBI LEEDA Agency Trilogy Award, City starts Phase 2 of the drainage project

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SHS alum hits first MLB home run

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O’Caña warns community about Delta variant

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MCISD earns Board of the Year award

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Matthew Lee Sepulveda, 26, of San Juan was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.)

Former police officer sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting people he arrested

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Former La Joya Mayor Fito Salinas (center wearing the tan jacket) left the federal courthouse in McAllen on Monday after he pleading guilty to wire fraud. (Photo by Dave Hendricks / The Progress Times.)

To avoid trial, former La Joya Mayor Fito Salinas pleads guilty to wire fraud

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Former La Joya Mayor Jose A. "Fito" Salinas. (Courtesy photo.)

Trial starts today in corruption case against former La Joya Mayor Fito Salinas

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SHS alum hits first MLB home run

July 23, 2021

Tres Barrera, a 2013 Sharyland High School graduate turned professional baseball player, hit his first major league home run against the Miami Marlins Monday night. With the Washington Nationals up by four, Barrera led off the bottom of the second inning by launching the ball into the left-center field stands on a first-pitch hit, earning…

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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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Texas Chicano Brotherhood ‘enforcer’ sentenced to 10 years in prison

August 4, 2021

A federal judge sentenced a former Starr County gangster to 10 years in prison Monday. U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey sentenced Hector “Pelon” Guerra of La Rosita — a former “ranking member” of the Texas Chicano Brotherhood in Starr County — during a hearing Monday afternoon in Victoria. Guerra pleaded guilty to conspiracy to…

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Former mayor sues Mission over ‘energy savings’ contract

August 3, 2021

Former Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas sued the city of Mission on Tuesday, attempting to stop a nearly $17 million “energy savings” project. Beto Salinas — who plans to run against Mission Mayor Armando “Doc” O’caña in 2022 — filed the lawsuit on Tuesday afternoon. The lawsuit claims Mission didn’t follow procurement and competitive bidding procedures,…

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City of Alton- Notice of Intention

July 30, 2021

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE CITY OF ALTON, TEXAS CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION, SERIES 2021 TAKE NOTICE that the City Commission (the City Commission) of the City of Alton, Texas (the City), shall tentatively convene at 7:30 p.m. on the 14th day of September 2021, at its regular meeting place in the City Commission Chambers at…

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