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Friday is almost upon us, which means our newest issue will hit newsstands tomorrow!


Below is a quick teaser of our front page stories. Too see the full stories, pick up our latest issue tomorrow and click here to receive a subscription from us.


Mission’s top citizen’s honored at chamber banquet
Four of Mission’s most outstanding citizens were honored last week for their extraordinary service to the citizens of Mission. Their service spans anywhere from 10 to 65 years and is as varied as are the individuals honored.

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Some of the organizations that have benefited from their volunteerism include the Boy Scouts of America, the Mission Boys and Girls Club, the Foundation at Mission Regional Medical Center, Mission Lions Club, Mission CISD Board of Trustees, Mujeres Unidas, Leadership Mission, Mission Chamber of Commerce, Mission Economic Development Council and Mission Historical Museum.


The Progress Times presented the Citizens Awards for Mission’s Woman of the Year, Man of the Year, Mr. Mission and First Lady of Mission during the annual banquet of the Mission Chamber of Commerce, continuing a 65-year-old tradition of recognizing those who have performed outstanding service to the community. To see who was awarded, read our story tomorrow.


Mission Chamber banquet was Roarin’ affair
With a theme of “The Roarin’ 20s” the chamber staff and some from the community dressed in costumes of that era the Mission Chamber of Commerce Banquet was a lively affair.  The band, Starlight Quartet, played jazz songs, such  “String of Pearls” from the era when the music of Glen Miller, Jimmy Dorsey and Benny Goodwin was music for dancing. Dancers from Nadia’s Dance School performed the Charleston and did a bit of Jitterbugging to add to the theme of the banquet, giving it a new liveliness.


Palmview city council race heats up
With this year’s general election set for Nov. 8 and early voting commencing Monday, Oct. 24, the Progress Times reached out to the six candidates vying for three seats on the Palmview City Council.


Arlando Nacianceno (Place 1) is the only incumbent running for reelection. He joins Jose Luis Perez (Place 3), a middle school teacher, and Juan de la Garza (Place 5), a local pastor, to make the “Palmview 1” slate.


The trio is facing off against the “Progress for Palmview” slate, which consists of Javier Ramirez (Place 1) a high school teacher, businesswoman Linda Sarabia (Place 3) and business owner Joel Garcia (Place 5).


While both slates want to make improvements in the city, they have focused on differing priorities. Wait until tomorrow to see what those priorities are only in our print issue.


Futuro McAllen explains Proposition 1
In an attempt to meet the demand by many Hidalgo County voters for more information about Proposition 1, the non-partisan, civic organization Futuro McAllen hosted a forum Tuesday evening to shed more light on the topic.

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