South Texas Literacy Coalition opens new doors

The South Texas Literacy Coalition has moved into a new space five times the size of where they started, making way for even more students to develop a taste for recreational reading. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, started about 11 years ago, used to operate out of a 400 sq. ft. space off of Highway 107…

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Far from the Final Frontier

Space Odyssey Adventure Presented by TCF Jan. 2020 This month will see the continuation of an 83-year-old tradition in the midst of adapting to the new, as organizers set phasers to stun. The Texas Citrus Fiesta, held annually in the city of Mission, has three more events happening in January 2020: the Royal Reception, the…

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Juarez-Lincoln High School senior earns full ride to Yale

Senior Christian Martinez had his college plans set before the end of the fall semester. Martinez, a senior at Juarez-Lincoln High School in the La Joya Independent School District, received word in December that he received a full-ride to Yale University, a private Ivy League school in Connecticut. The scholarship will cover all he needs…

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Out of this World

Stellar costumes embody Space Odyssey Adventure theme for Texas Citrus Fiesta Three separate competitions kicked off the Texas Citrus Fiesta early, getting youth and adults excited to participate in the annual festivities in January. The 83rd annual Texas Citrus Fiesta, themed “Space Odyssey Adventure,” inspired several film-themed costumes for this year’s Product Costume Show. The…

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The Progress Times’ year in review

New years bring more time for growth, at both the public and private levels. 2019 included several stories from the Progress Times that we are proud to have brought our readership. Thanks to you, we are able to reflect on last year as we embark on 2020. Below are some of the highlights of 2019…

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MCISD to spend up to $1.6 million on scoreboard for Tom Landry Stadium

Mission may be looking at a new scoreboard at Tom Landry Stadium. During this week’s regular called trustees meeting at the Mission Consolidated Independent School District, the board discussed the beginnings of the Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium Scoreboard Project. At this stage, they are budgeting the new board at $1.6 million. Ricardo Rivera,…

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Mission tables interlocal agreement with Hidalgo County RMA for the Madero Bridge project

The Madero-Reynosa International Bridge is still a ways from happening. Mon. Dec. 16, the Mission city council met to discuss several items, including a potential interlocal agreement with Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority (HCRMA) for the Mission/Madero-Reynosa International Bridge. City Attorney Gus Martinez said he reached out to the HCRMA to see if they wanted…

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LJISD Educational Excellence Foundation holds 3rd annual gala

$70,000 was raised for scholarships and teacher grants in La Joya before the district went on break for the holidays. Vendors for the La Joya ISD gathered at Arelis Celebration Hall on Fri. Dec. 13 in order to celebrate giving back to the students and faculty that make up the district. Organized by the Educational…

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