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Hidalgo County and PSJA ISD bringing new COVID-19 vaccine clinic

A limited amount of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be given out tomorrow  at PSJA Memorial Early College HS in Alamo. The school, located on 800 S. Alamo Road, will be the site of the newest community vaccine clinic hosted by Hidalgo County health officials in conjunction with PSJA ISD, accoridng to a Monday news…

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15 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Hidalgo County

758 new known cases of COVID-19 and 15 more deaths related to the disease were reported by county health officials Monday. With the new numbers, the total amount of known COVID-19 cases now stands at 60,971 with 2,068 of the cases still marked as active. Of the new cases, 379 of them were marked as…

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Total COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County crosses 60K threshold

709 more people tested positive for COVID-19, Hidalgo County health officials said in a Friday news release that also revealed 21 more county residents have succumbed from complications related to the contagious disease. With the new numbers, the county reported that the total amount of reported COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County now stands at 60,213 with…

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An array of dreams

Creative costumes abound in annual TCF Product Costume Show Several dreams were represented and displayed at the 2021 Product Costume Show, put on by the Texas Citrus Fiesta, including that of Leyana Lee Gonzalez, who took first place in the Teen Division. Part of the tradition of festivities, the Product Costume Show is a competition…

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Fourth COVID-19 vaccination clinic held at Palmview High School

1,000 more people in Hidalgo County received the coronavirus vaccine this week. This Wednesday, Jan. 20, Hidalgo County held its fourth vaccination clinic at Palmview High School, in conjunction with the La Joya Independent School District. Residents arrived early the day before, and within one hour of its announcement filled the parking lot to reserve…

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Agua SUD spent more than $9,000 on Christmas luncheon

The Agua Special Utility District spent more than $9,000 on a Christmas luncheon in mid-December. Agua SUD held a two-hour Christmas luncheon on Dec. 16, when the utility district thanked employees and treated them to chicken cordon bleu. “For all their hard work and dealing with the COVID,” said utility board President Homer Tijerina. “And,…

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Member of Agua SUD board may skip meetings for six months

A member of the Agua Special Utility District board may not attend meetings for the next six months. Director Adolfo Arriaga — who represents La Joya and parts of rural Hidalgo County — plans to attend a “first responders academy” from February to July. “As such, while in attendance at the Academy, I will be…

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