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Mission City Council concerned about mayor’s letter to Mazatlan, requests new rules for official communication

By Dave Hendricks |
Former city of Mission Public Works employee Jose Angel Santos Jr., 35, of La Joya is charged with driving while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.)

Records: Police found city dump truck driver passed out drunk behind the wheel

By Dave Hendricks |
Former La Joya City Manager Jacqueline Bazan.

La Joya City Council abruptly fires city manager

By Dave Hendricks |
Roberto J. Salinas. (Photo courtesy of the city of Mission.)

Mission Public Works director accepts top job at Agua SUD

By Dave Hendricks |
Brandon Galvez, 22, of Chalmette, Louisiana, is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old McAllen girl. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.)

Judge: Man charged with kidnapping McAllen girl is competent to stand trial

By Dave Hendricks |
Former La Joya Mayor Jose A. "Fito" Salinas (center wearing the tan jacket) left the federal courthouse in McAllen on July 19, 2021, after pleading guilty to wire fraud. (Photo by Dave Hendricks / The Progress Times.)

Attorney claims former La Joya mayor should be eligible for probation in corruption case

By Dave Hendricks |
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 who accepted bribes sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison

By Dave Hendricks |
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Alabama National Guard soldier caught with 1 kilogram of cocaine during sting operation

By Dave Hendricks |
Agua SUD board Director Adolfo Arrriaga. Photo courtesy of Agua SUD

After missing eight meetings, Agua SUD board member could be removed

By Dave Hendricks |
The La Joya Coyotes will be looking to win their second game in a row tonight as they take on the Mission Eagles at LJISD Stadium. Progress Times photo by Luciano Guerra

Rivalry Renewed

By John Hamann |
The 1-1 Sharyland Rattlers will be opening district play against the 0-2 Edcouch Elsa Yellow Jackets tonight at Richard Thompson Stadium. Progress Times photo by Luciano Guerra

Bad news, good news

By Luciano Guerra |
Rigoberto Beltran, 38, of McAllen. (Photo courtesy of the Texas Department of Public Safety.)

Judge commends former Starr County drug smuggler for turning his life around

By Dave Hendricks |
Fortco Properties Ltd. filed a photo of the border wall in a land condemnation lawsuit.

Government may drop some border wall lawsuits, return land to property owners

By Dave Hendricks |
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Peñitas City Council votes to keep current property tax rate

By Dave Hendricks |
Edwin Alejandro Castillo, 22, of Sullivan City pleaded guilty to bribing a Border Patrol agent. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.)

Sullivan City man pleads guilty to bribing Border Patrol agent

By Dave Hendricks |
From left to right: Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Commissioner Everardo "Ever" Villarreal watches as attorney Audra Gonzalez Welter and attorney Eden Ramirez, who represent La Joya ISD, argue their case against attorney Javier Peña and attorney Carlos Escobar, who represent Ruth Villarreal Insurance. (Photo by Dave Hendricks / The Progress Times.)

La Joya ISD may be forced to pay nearly $2.7 million in insurance lawsuit

By Dave Hendricks |
Maritssa Salinas, 43, of McAllen was sentenced to time served. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.)

Rio Grande Valley woman sentenced to time served in drug case after ‘extraordinary cooperation’ with prosecutors

By Dave Hendricks |
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Mission FD to get ambulance unit

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Transition time

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Friday night matchups

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Rivalry Renewed

September 10, 2021

La Joya, Mission to clash in district opener tonight It was easy to both see and hear how excited the fans of La Joya High were for the return of their Coyotes to the gridiron two weeks ago when the team welcomed La Joya Palmview to the La Joya ISD Stadium for their first game…

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Bad news, good news

September 10, 2021

Big 7 teams have rough Week 2 Six of the seven football teams from the Mission, Sharyland and La Joya ISDs, the Big 7, found themselves on the losing end of their games last week. That’s the bad news. All but one of those games were non-district matchups. That’s the good news. Coming off a…

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Transition time

September 3, 2021

Rattlers football preparing for Hanna, district Non-district high school football games are always a bit tricky to judge. They are usually played at the start of the season and teams may be a bit rusty. Teams may approach them with different mindsets as well, juggling players around at different positions to see how they do…

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Mission City Council concerned about mayor’s letter to Mazatlan, requests new rules for official communication

September 17, 2021

Amid concern about a letter Mayor Armando “Doc” O’caña sent to his counterpart in Mazatlan, Mexico, the Mission City Council voted Monday to create a formal system for official communication. The City Council asked City Attorney Gus Martinez to create a system for reviewing and approving official communication. “Essentially, what that means is: That if…

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Records: Police found city dump truck driver passed out drunk behind the wheel

September 17, 2021

The Mission Police Department received a strange call last month: Someone driving a city dump truck appeared to be drunk. A police officer found the white Peterbilt dump truck in an alley near the intersection of Helen Avenue and Brock Street at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23. “I approached the dump truck via driver’s side…

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La Joya City Council abruptly fires city manager

September 17, 2021

The La Joya City Council abruptly fired City Manager Jacqueline Bazan on Tuesday. Former Mayor Jose A. “Fito” Salinas and the City Council hired Bazan in 2019. Her two-year employment contract expired in July. “Two years have come and gone,” said Mayor Isidro Casanova, who replaced Fito Salinas in December 2019. “Opportunities were given. And…

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