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More than two months after border wall ‘pause,’ land condemnation lawsuits remain in limbo

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Civil Rights

Former political candidate drops temporary restraining order, allowing Pharr to proceed with Hidalgo County EMS deal

By Dave Hendricks |
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Judge signs temporary restraining order to stop Pharr from acquiring Hidalgo County EMS

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Attorney may withdraw from La Joya corruption case, delaying trial

By Dave Hendricks |
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Texas Senate committee holds public hearing on Agua SUD bill

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Sharyland community rallies for bond support

By Lea Juarez |
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City Flower Shop ordered to pay for peddler permit

By Lea Juarez |
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Pharr reaches ‘agreement in principle’ to acquire Hidalgo County EMS

By Dave Hendricks |
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La Joya school board rejects proposal to shut down three elementary schools

By Dave Hendricks |
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Senator Hinojosa Files SB 2185 to Dissolve Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3

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Trial in Weslaco water treatment plant bribery case delayed until September

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Power Surge

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The Mission Veterans girls track team won the District 30-5A championship in Laredo. Photo courtesy head girls’ track coach, Kathryn Howell.

Big 7 District track roundup

By John Hamann |
Civil Rights

Former Customs and Border Protection officer pleads guilty to bribery

By Dave Hendricks |
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Mission firefighters warn about ‘toxic and hostile’ work environment

By Dave Hendricks |
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City passes no parking on grass ordinance

By Lea Juarez |
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Mission City Council highlights

By Lea Juarez |
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Alton City presents Trosper Road Stormwater Regional Detention Facility at groundbreaking

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City of Alton appoints new roles

By Maria Ruiz |
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Hidalgo County EMS receives bid from prospective buyer

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More than two months after border wall ‘pause,’ land condemnation lawsuits remain in limbo

April 10, 2021

Government attorneys said Wednesday they still hadn’t received any guidance about how to proceed with land condemnation lawsuits for the border wall — more than two months after President Joe Biden paused construction. Nine attorneys who represent the federal government appeared before U.S. District Judge Randy Crane on Wednesday morning for hearings in 17 land…

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Former political candidate drops temporary restraining order, allowing Pharr to proceed with Hidalgo County EMS deal

April 9, 2021

An attempt to stop the city of Pharr from buying the assets of Hidalgo County EMS during a bankruptcy auction failed spectacularly on Friday. Lorena Singh — a social worker and longtime Pharr resident who mounted an unsuccessful campaign for City Commission in 2019 — filed a lawsuit against the city, attempting to stop the…

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Judge signs temporary restraining order to stop Pharr from acquiring Hidalgo County EMS

April 8, 2021

A judge signed a temporary restraining order against the city of Pharr on Thursday, prohibiting the city from acquiring the assets of Hidalgo County EMS. State District Judge Roberto “Bobby” Flores signed the temporary restraining order Thursday at the request of Lorena Singh, a social worker who ran for Pharr City Commission in 2019. “I…

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Area Sports

Power Surge

April 1, 2021

Vargas and Guerrero among five Big 7 state champions Five boys and seven girls from the seven Mission, Sharyland and La Joya ISD high schools, the Big 7, qualified for the THSPA (Texas High School Powerlifting Association) and the THSWPA (Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association) state meets and eight of them returned home with…

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Big 7 District track roundup

April 1, 2021

It was a busy but productive week for Big 7 track teams as three different districts held their district track meets. At the District 30-5A meet in Laredo this past Tuesday and Wednesday, the Lady Patriots of Mission Veterans could do little wrong in taking the district title with 214 points, 63 more than their…

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Soccer playoffs underway

March 27, 2021

The Juarez-Lincoln Huskies boys’ soccer team is back in the second round of the UIL state soccer playoffs after a tight and tense 3-2 victory over the Donna North Chiefs at Juarez-Lincoln High School Friday night.  The win represents the first playoff victory for the Huskies since 2018 after an opening round loss in 2019…

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