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Positive COVID-19 results in Hidalgo County nears 550, 31 released from isolation Thursday

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COVID-19 cases in Starr County rise to 33

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Hidalgo County creates mortgage and rental relief program

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Aspiring artist wins congressional art competition

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Hidalgo County reports 21 new cases

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Jimmy Carter ECHS graduate qualifies for UIL Regionals two years in a row

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Palmview High School valedictorian earns Gates Foundation Scholarship

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12 Juarez-Lincoln HS graduates earn The Dream.US National Scholarship

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Hidalgo County COVID-19 cases rises to 516, testing surpases 10K

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Thelma Salinas STEM Top 3 head to UTRGV in the fall

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Angela Rodriguez, Rosy Martinez and Ixayana Lugo

Jimmy Carter ECHS Top 3 reminisce on high school experiences

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Adrianna Garza, Enya Ramirez and Lazaro Adan Garza

Palmview High School’s Top 3 plan to give back to their community

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Christian Martinez, Yaired Aguilar and Alicia Chavez

Juarez-Lincoln High School Top 3 ready for the next chapter

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COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County inch past 500

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La Joya High School Top 3 look to the future

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Vocalist for Mariachi Los Coyotes reminisces on senior year

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La Joya High School’s Kaylee Silva named Queen Citrianna the 84th

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Triplets graduate from La Joya High School

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La Joya HS Special Olympian seniors exemplify excellence

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Positive COVID-19 results in Hidalgo County nears 550, 31 released from isolation Thursday

11 more people in Hidalgo County tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total number of known cases of the virus to 548. 17 people are now hospitalized with complications from the virus with three of them being treated in intensive care units, the county announced in a news release. The new cases include seven males and…

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COVID-19 cases in Starr County rise to 33

Starr County reported six new cases Wednesday, bringing the total amount of known cases in the county to 33. The new cases are evenly split between men and women from the cities of Rio Grande City, Roma and La Grulla and their ages range from 27 to 81. “This increase was expected but not a…

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Hidalgo County creates mortgage and rental relief program

On Tuesday, Commissioners Court approved $7,500,000.00 in Federal CARES Act Relief Fund to go towards the newly created COVID-19 Mortgage and Rental Relief Program. The program is a grant mortgage assistance program designated to help Hidalgo County residents in select cities and rural areas who have been laid off or had their incomes impacted by the spread…

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Area Sports

Diamond debate

Editor’s Note: The story misidentified Sharyland Pioneer High School diamondback pitcher Abel Anzaldua.  We apologize for the error. The baseball race we never got to see By now it is well known how COVID-19 affected the local prep sports scene. A total of seven different sports saw their seasons come to premature ends when all contests…

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Volleyball coach doing what she does best during pandemic

Mission Veterans Lady Patriots’ head volleyball coach Diana Lerma has made her mark as the premier volleyball coach in the Rio Grande Valley. The volleyball program that she has built at Veterans Memorial High School is not only second to none in the Valley, but it is also among the best in the state. The…

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VMHS athlete signs on to play at Central Methodist University

A hand sanitizer station and courtesy face masks greeted visitors eager to see Veterans Memorial High School senior Kaylee Flores commit to attending Central Methodist University in the fall and play on their basketball team. Unlike other college signing events, Flores’ signing was held at Balli’s Social Event Center due to VMHS being closed for…

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