‘A glimmer of hope’

County health authority reacts to news of potential COVID-19 vaccine  With a nationwide surge of new COVID-19 cases that are leading health experts to believe a spike in new cases of the disease will come within the next few weeks, those same experts are hoping a vaccine will help combat  a possible surge. On Monday,…

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RGV leaders hopeful for post-COVID-19 recovery

With education and the workforce heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, local leaders expressed confidence in the Valley’s ability to forge a new path ahead. On Tuesday, the Mission location for the local nonprofit Teach for America held an hour-long panel where local officials discussed the challenges the pandemic has brought to the Valley, and…

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Mission firefighter contesting disciplinary action against him

An August social media post meant to warn residents of a major accident on a busy Mission road resulted in disciplinary action being taken against a Mission firefighter who has spent more than two decades on the force. During a Monday city council meeting, Mission Fire Department Lieutenant Mike Silva addressed Mission council members after…

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UTRGV to expand services for sexual assault victims

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will be able to provide more help to victims of sexual assault on campus while increasing the number of certified nurses trained to deal with these survivors in the Valley. Last week, university officials accepted a $499,948 check for the Office for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention from…

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Audit finds nearly $600K owed to La Joya EDC

The shadow of a federal investigation into an unfinished $459,000 daycare paid for by funds with the La Joya Economic Development Corporation reappeared last week during a city council meeting. Council members met Thursday, Oct. 29 to review and approve the delayed audit for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that was due last March. Besides a…

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Mission chamber to send out second business survey

In an effort to continue to monitor the pulse of Mission business, the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce will do a second business impact survey asking Mission business owners how their businesses were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now that we’ve kicked off the fiscal year we want to identify the needs assessment of our…

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Alton National Night Out draws thousands

A pandemic and a new method of participation did not stop thousands of families from letting their kids have Halloween fun in Alton last week. The city held its third annual National Night Out event last Friday, Oct. 30 as a drive-thru event where cars lined up starting at the Sylvia Vela Park parking lot…

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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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