Area News

4 arrested in shooting near Madero area

Four individuals were arrested following a Sunday afternoon shooting that left an individual with a gunshot in his mouth. Mission police responded to a call from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent who was flagged down for help by a female driver near Los Indios Road and Conway Avenue who had a male passenger…

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22 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Hidalgo County

Another 22 deaths from complications of COVID-19 were reported Friday while 202 new positive cases were logged, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a Friday news release. “The death and infection numbers continue to rise,” Judge Cortez said. “We should all be concerned and we should all pray for the families and friends…

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Palmhurst reviews minimum control measures for stormwater detention

The Planning and Zoning commission for the city of Palmhurst met over a phone conference to review the stormwater department’s MS4 Permit regarding minimum control measures for the Stormwater Department. City Planner Lupe Garcia presented the sections under review to the commission during a meeting held Tues. Sept. 15, 2020. He said the measures were…

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Nearly 1 million meals distributed by Sharyland ISD

When the spring 2020 semester started last January, the Sharyland school district began implementing an ambitious new breakfast program for its high school students. In January, the district’s child nutrition program rolled out a breakfast bar at Sharyland High School and Sharyland Pioneer High School that had an omelet, waffle and smoothie station for its…

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Three candidates run for LJISD Board of Trustees Place 7

Three familiar faces in the community are running for one place on the La Joya ISD Board of Trustees. Alex Cantu, Norma Chapa and Jerry Alaniz have all filed applications to run for Place 7 on the La Joya Independent School District board. The race is packed in the district, with 12 total candidates vying…

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Sharyland begins reopening plans

The beep of a metal detector at the entrance of the Sharyland Alternative Education Center was accompanied by an alert from a newly installed temperature walkthrough scanner. The aforementioned beep echoed through the hallways of the campus, seemingly replacing the sound of a busy hallway teeming with students and teachers on their way to class.…

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Presidential election expected to draw more Valley Republican voters

Over the last few years, the amount of people voting straight ticket Republican in Hidalgo County elections have been steadily increasing. During the 2012 Presidential election, 21,455 out of more than 141,000 ballots cast were for straight ticket voters for the Republican Party. In the 2016 Presidential election, that number increased to 28,705 out of…

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Mission approves 2020-2021 budget

The budget and tax rate has been approved by the city of Mission. This week, Mon. Sept. 14, 2020, the city council met to hold a public hearing for the proposed property tax rate, as well as pass an ordinance to adopt the annual fiscal year budget. City Manager Randy Perez presented the items regarding…

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Trial dates set in private border wall lawsuit

After nearly a year since a pair of lawsuits were first filed against several people and companies responsible for the construction of a private border wall south of Mission, the case will finally go to trial next year after months of status hearings. The lawsuits, filed last December, will head to trial September 7, 2021.…

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Fried to perfection

Southern Fried, a restaurant based originally in McAllen, has arrived in Mission. One of the charms of the establishment, which boasts a menu of fried fish filets, shrimp, chicken strips, wings and homestyle sandwiches, is that it is local, and family-owned and operated. Conveniently located just two minutes from the Progress Times office, Southern Fried…

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