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Letter to the Editor – Mission CISD police department

After reading in the Progress Times that MCISD is considering its own police force I couldn’t help but recall the long proven saying that “it takes a village to raise a child”. That village of course includes its fire department, political infrastructure, laws, schools, churches and of course a police department. Each of these are…

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Obituaries

Narcisa “Chicha” Smith October 28, 1942 – March 25, 2023 McAllen – On Saturday, March 25, 2023, Narcisa “Chicha” Smith passed away peacefully at the young age of 80. She was the biological mother of six children, however, many people considered her their surrogate mother. She was born on October 28, 1942, in Coahuila, Mexico. …

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Obituaries

Porfirio Tijerina Sr. September 15, 1927 – May 11, 2023 MISSION –  Porfirio Tijerina Sr. born on September 15, 1927 to Narciso Tijerina † and Maria Cantu †, entered eternal rest on Thursday, May 11, 2023 in Mission, Texas. He is now reunited with his loving parents, his wife; Asencion Tijerina †, his son; Ricardo…

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Early Voting for the May 6, 2023 Local Entities Elections has commenced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 24, 2023  EDINBURG – Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Hilda Salinas reminds all registered voters that Early Voting for the May 6, 2023, Local Entities Elections is here. There are 24 Early Voting polling locations, conveniently located throughout Hidalgo County, voters can take advantage of voting at any polling site close…

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Alleged drunk driver plows into the old courthouse

Edinburg, TX– On April 8, 2023, at about 7:30 a.m., Edinburg police officers were dispatched to the area of 10th Ave. and University Dr. in reference to a single-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a white Ford F-150 drove east through the iron protective gates and struck a secondary fence surrounding an A/C unit…

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Transparency at the Texas Capitol: A bipartisan effort

  By Kelley Shannon Executive Director Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas To witness bipartisanship at the Texas Capitol, look to the lawmakers who are working to improve open government laws. Legislators from both political parties are igniting interest in transparency and creating the opportunity for all lawmakers to protect the people’s right to know.…

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Sharyland ISD Celebrates Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day

Sharyland Independent School District is proud to celebrate Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day on Friday, March 3, 2023.  The district recognizes the hard work and dedication of its maintenance and grounds staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep facilities safe and in good condition.  Sharyland ISD employs 41 dedicated grounds and maintenance workers who…

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Peñitas Mayor Ramiro Loya & Councilmembers Joel Roel “JR” Flores and Guadalupe Moreno File for Re-Election 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                            NEWS RELEASE Peñitas, Texas – Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Mayor Ramiro Loya officially filed for re-election on Monday, February 6, 2023, seeking a second consecutive term in office as the city’s Mayor, a position to which he was appointed to last year. Loya was joined by his current colleagues on the…

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One more falls in Western Hidalgo corruption scandal

The ongoing corruption scandal in the West has now added one more person to the list of defendants. A federal grand jury indicted Veronica O’Caña on Tuesday. She was arrested the following day. According to the indictment, Veronica O’Caña stands accused of witness tampering, violating the travel act, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. She…

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