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

By Laura Juarez |
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

By Maria Ruiz |
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SHS alum hits first MLB home run

By Lea Juarez |
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O’Caña warns community about Delta variant

By Lea Juarez |
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MCISD earns Board of the Year award

By Dave Hendricks |
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

By Dave Hendricks |
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

By Dave Hendricks |
Former La Joya Mayor Jose A. "Fito" Salinas. (Courtesy photo.)

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

By Dave Hendricks |
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Locked gate at Cuevitas cemetery divides community

By Dave Hendricks |
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La Joya plans to build new wastewater treatment plant

By Dave Hendricks |
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Prosecutors offer plea deal to woman accused of scamming people in western Hidalgo County

By Dave Hendricks |
Omar Espericueta

Sentencing delayed again for local pharmacist

By Dave Hendricks |
Oberlin Cortez Peña Jr.

Border Patrol agent pleads not guilty to drug trafficking charges

By Dave Hendricks |
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Border Patrol agent charged with drug trafficking

By Dave Hendricks |
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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center for Hidalgo County Residents Affected by Flooding

By Editor |
Veronica Ortega, 45, of McAllen covered her face with an umbrella as she left the federal courthouse on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Dave Hendricks / The Progress Times.)

Former medical assistant pleads guilty to bribery in jail corruption case

By Dave Hendricks |
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Palmview to borrow $5 million for streets, drainage and trash collection

By Dave Hendricks |
Cynthia Alanis, 28, of Weslaco after her arrest in 2020. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.)

Former prosecutor sentenced to probation for lying to federal agents

By Dave Hendricks |
Former La Joya Mayor Jose A. "Fito" Salinas. (Courtesy photo.)

Former La Joya mayor scheduled for trial on July 19

By Dave Hendricks |

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

July 23, 2021

“This article first appeared in the July 16 issue of Progress Times.” UTRGV physics seniors Yaritza Villarreal and Jocelyn Rich are representing women in physics at a summer program at the University of Houston. Villarreal and Rich are research partners that have been chosen to represent the UTRGV physics department in Houston for the next…

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

July 23, 2021

“This article first appeared in the July 9 issue of the Progress Times.” In the spirit of Independence Day, the South Texas Health System partnered with a local car club, RGV Big Dawgs, and the City of Edinburg for a special pre-Fourth of July parade for the pediatric patients at STHS Children’s on Saturday. “When…

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

July 23, 2021

“This article first appeared in the July 16 issue of the Progress Times.” The Alton City Commission honored the Alton Police Department after their recognition by the FBI and receiving the FBI LEEDA Agency Trilogy Award while also discussing Phase 2 of their Louisiana drainage project. The Planning & Zoning meeting began after approving the…

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