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Hidalgo County launches the COVID-19 mortgage and rent relief program

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COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County soar past 5,000 mark

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Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park to temporarily close

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Starr County Health Authority Dr. Jose Vasquez with registered nurses deployed by the Texas Department of State Health Services to assist the county in handling the COVID-19 pandemic Saturday, July 4, 2020. Courtesy photo

Starr County Memorial Hospital receives additional staff from the state

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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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A group of nurses arriving at Mission Regional Medical Center to provide staffing relief Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Courtesy photo

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 launches the COVID-19 mortgage and rent relief program

Residents affected by COVID-19 pandemic will receive help in paying for rent and mortgage thanks to a $7.5 million program. Hidalgo County  launched the Mortgage and Rent Relief Program to assist rural county residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with short-term mortgage and rental assistance, Hidalgo County Community Service Agency Executive Director Jaime Longoria said…

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COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County soar past 5,000 mark

547 more people in Hidalgo County tested positive for COVID-19 during the 4th of July weekend, bringing the total amount of known cases to 5,345. The new cases come at a time when local hospitals remain at near capacity with 571 people hospitalized with complications from the disease and 144 of those being treated in intensive care…

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Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park to temporarily close

One of Mission’s most popular parks will be closed for the next two weeks. The Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park  announced on social media Saturday that the park be close Sunday, July 5 and will reopen Friday, July 17. “The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has learned that an individual at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park…

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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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