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Hidalgo County hospitals at capacity

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Mission contemplates bond election, moves forward with Lions Park renovation project

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LJISD invests in new tech and training in response to pandemic

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Former La Joya housing exec granted new attorney

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Apple Pharmacy – Caring for people one prescription at a time

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A member of the La Joya Emergency Management Strike Team disinfects a city police vehicle Thursday, June 25, 2020. Courtesy photo.

La Joya implements strike team for COVID-19 related emergencies

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Victoria Flores (right) being sworn in as alternate municipal judge for the city of La Joya Friday, June 26, 2020. Progress Times photo by Jose De Leon III

La Joya appoints alternate municipal judge

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The heat from Little Fires Everywhere

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Hidalgo County seeing slight relief on strain in medical services

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7 more people die with COVID-19 complications; 268 people test positive

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Seniors to be prioritized in COVID-19 testing sites

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Gov. Abbott issues statewide executive order requiring usage of facial coverings

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Mission PD defends officers seen in viral video

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Hidalgo County reports 3 new COVID-19 fatalities, 270 new cases

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Hidalgo County sees highest amount of COVID-19 deaths, 440 new cases

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Hidalgo County hospitals among those suspending elective surgeries

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Hidalgo County Health Authority tests positive for COVID-19

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3 more in Hidalgo County die from COVID-19; 248 new cases reported

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COVID-19 claims the life of Weslaco man in his 30s, 402 test positive

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Schools continue to wait on reopening decisions

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Hidalgo County hospitals at capacity

An alert from the county is warning residents hospitals are at capacity Friday as 278 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and a McAllen man in his 20s died from complications from the virus. The new cases come at the start of the 4th of July holiday weekend, which Hidalgo County Judge Richard…

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Mission contemplates bond election, moves forward with Lions Park renovation project

This week, the city of Mission held three workshops and a special meeting to discuss several items before the upcoming regular council meetings. One of the workshops held on Mon. June 29 was held to discuss how the city will be handling the renovation of Lions Park, which will be the first all-inclusive park in…

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LJISD invests in new tech and training in response to pandemic

La Joya ISD has invested $6.5 million in technology for the upcoming school year. Clem Garza, the director of the La Joya Independent School District Technology & Instructional Resources department, spoke about how the unprecedented pandemic led the district to begin allocating more funding toward accessible tech for students and teachers. “It’s really about bridging…

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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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