Alton holding National Night Out tonight

Citing a need to continue to show appreciation for the community, the Alton Police Department will be hosting their 3rd annual National Night Out tonight at the Sylvia Vela Park. The event, which traditionally has giveaways and speakers from dozens of local law enforcement agencies to celebrate the relationship between law enforcement and the community,…

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Public invited to community pumpkin patch

For Amy Contreras, going to a pumpkin patch every fall is a tradition she loves doing with her family. “I would’ve felt sad if we missed out on it this year,” Contreras said. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has infected more than 33,000 residents in the county and killed nearly 2,000 people, the county…

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Haunted RGV

Local author discusses Valley’s haunted attractions Ghosts, even if they’re real or not, are born from a tragic moment in our history – and the stories we tell are our way of dealing with that tragedy. That’s the message behind David Bowles’ book “Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley,” where the UTRGV literature professor looks…

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More than 1,000 backpacks to be donated to MCISD students

With many families struggling to get their children ready for in-person instruction during this unprecedented time, a local Samaritan is making sure families in need are being helped. On Thursday, Oct. 22, officials with the Mission school district, Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce and the San Juan-based Cano and Sons Trucking Co. met to receive…

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Local business celebrates 20 years

If it wasn’t for PostNet, store owner Annette Chavez Alvarado would not have met her husband. Alvarado opened the Mission location of PostNet 20 years ago this month at 1616 E Griffin Pkwy. and has seen her family, and others, grow. “I first started this business as a shipping company but when I added printing…

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Early voters come out in droves

Samantha Garcia said she is a known procrastinator, but she is not letting that stand in the way of her voting early. The Edinburg native is one of the 115,460 Hidalgo County voters who have taken part in early voting since it started last week as of press time Thursday morning. She was one of…

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8 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Hidalgo County

The COVID-19 hospitalization count in Hidalgo County remained static on Wednesday as officials with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department reported eight more deaths and 284 new positive cases related to COVID-19, the county announced Thursday. This brings the total number of reported COVID-19 deaths in the county to 1,914 and 34,799 known positive…

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