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Fatal car accident leaves two dead as drunk driver recovers

Two young adults lost their lives during a crash on Friday morning off of Main Avenue (5 Mile Line) and Stewart Rd. The Alton Police Department has yet to finalize the accident report but has confirmed the cause. Newcoming officer Vanessa Perez witnessed the accident that occurred at 1:47 a.m. Reinforcement came to the scene…

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Product Costume Show highlights TCF 90th anniversary

This article appeared in the Feb. 4 issue of the Progress Times. Rio Grande Valley locals gave homage to the Texas Citrus Fiesta’s 90th anniversary during the Product Costume Show on Saturday, January 8. Participants were encouraged to use previous categories of past competitions. Camila Longoria, Sandra Martinez, Rosie Olivarez, Jeniffer Ruiz-Longoria, and Bryson Olivarez…

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Mission Housing Authority restructures, welcomes new board members

“This article appeared in the Jan. 28 issue of the Progress Times.” The Mission Housing Authority swore in a new resident Commissioner, nominated Everardo Gomez for Co-Chair, and welcomed Debra Lee Alvarez as the newly selected interim chairwoman during a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday evening. Everardo Gomez is the newly nominated Co-Chair for the Mission Housing…

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Matt’s Cash & Carry owners mourn after business burns down

This article appeared in the January 7 issue of the Progress Times. Municipalities Valley-wide called in to put out the flames PHARR, TX–Isaac Smith was out of town when his family-owned business, Matt’s Cash & Carry Building Materials, went up in flames on New Year’s Day. “As soon as I heard what was going on,…

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Palmview hosts annual Christmas Posada

This article appeared in the Dec. 24 issue of the Progress Times. The City of Palmview and the Palmview Chamber of Commerce collaborated with community businesses and local schools to celebrate their Annual Posada last Thursday. Vendor tables lined up outside the Palmview Parks & Recreation Gym, selling food, warm drinks like coffee, accessories, and…

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Palmhurst hosts second annual Toy Giveaway Drive-Thru

This article appeared in the Dec. 24 issue of the Progress Times. The Palmhurst Police Department gave their time to help distribute toys to community children during last Friday’s Second Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway. A toy drive that originally began for a Palmhurst school spread into a Toy Drive that neighboring cities could also partake…

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UTRGV Athletics referendum meets mixed views from student body

Despite reassurance from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Athletic Department, some students are hesitant about the recent referendum expanding on sports programs. The referendum attempts to add a spirit program on Edinburg and Brownsville campuses, a marching band, a Division I women’s swimming and diving program, and a Division I FCS football program.…

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