Dozens of people in a waiting area after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as part of a Hidalgo County community clinic on the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show grounds in Mercedes Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020. Progress Times photo by Jose De Leon III.

Hidalgo County to hold first drive-thru community COVID-19 vaccine clinic

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Hidalgo County crosses 58K mark in total COVID-19 cases

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LJISD cabinet reduces from five assistant superintendents to three

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The new Mission Housing Authority board Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Progress Times photo by Jose De Leon III.

New faces sworn into Mission Housing Authority board

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New reported COVID-19 deaths in Hidalgo County remain in the double digits

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Marcus and Aracely Villarreal (center) at the ribbon cutting ceremony for PJ‘s Coffee Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Courtesy photo.

Mother-son business team bring taste of New Orleans to Palmview

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Palmview police corporal fired, accused of shooting pistol into the air while intoxicated

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National Slavery & human Trafficking Prevention Month

Advocating for the voiceless

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Mission High School Head Football Coach Koy Detmer.

Leaving home; going home

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The power of the plush

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Former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Julian Castro speaks at a rally in San Juan protesting President Trump’s visit to the RGV Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Progress Times photo by Jose De Leon III.

Trump’s marks final presidential visit to the RGV; draws crowds of supporters, critics

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Gridiron greats

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Mission moving forward on training facility for police and fire departments

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Calculated, chaotic victory in The Queen’s Gambit

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LJISD to potentially save $530,457 annually with new health insurance agent

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New legislation would stop Agua SUD from holding workshops on South Padre Island

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Sullivan City offers candidates a choice: pay $500 or perform 500 hours of community service

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Need for open enrollment questioned by SISD trustee

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UTRGV: WAC realignment could bring football program to the university

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14 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Hidalgo County

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Hidalgo County to hold first drive-thru community COVID-19 vaccine clinic

January 19, 2021

In an effort to continue ramping up their efforts to vaccinate the community against the COVID-19 virus, Hidalgo county announced Tuesday their first ever drive-thru community clinic. The clinic, which is happening Thursday, Jan. 21 in Weslaco in conjunction with the city  and the Weslaco Independent School District, is the fifth community clinic overall in the county.…

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Hidalgo County crosses 58K mark in total COVID-19 cases

January 19, 2021

The COVID-19 death count in Hidalgo County rose by a dozen Tuesday as the county reported the new deaths and 678 new cases of the disease. In their first COVID-19 report since Friday, county health officials announced the total amount of know cases of the contagious disease now stands at 58,015. Of the new cases,…

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LJISD cabinet reduces from five assistant superintendents to three

January 16, 2021

Following this week’s regular called board meeting, only three Assistant Superintendents will serve in cabinet positions at La Joya ISD. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, an item on the agenda called for the approval of a resolution declaring a program change within administration at the La Joya Independent School District. According to the agenda package…

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Area Sports

Leaving home; going home

January 15, 2021

Koy Detmer accepts new position in Somerset Koy Detmer is leaving Mission High School again. The first time, in 1992, was expected. The newly graduated high school student was off to college. The second time, set to happen in the near future, was not. He is, however, moving on to another challenge. Somerset High School…

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Gridiron greats

January 15, 2021

Big 7 All-district football selections revealed It was another good year for the teams of the Big 7 on the football field. Just a glance at the recently announced all-district teams from the respective zones the teams of the Big 7 were a part of in the 2020 season will tell you that. Top awards…

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UTRGV: WAC realignment could bring football program to the university

January 14, 2021

After a realignment and expansion of the Western Athletic Conference was announced Thursday, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley revealed conversations regarding a football program in the university will be revisited. The WAC expansion added Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and Southern Utah to the group of competing sports teams in…

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