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Federal funds awarded to city of Mission PD and UTRGV

This week Congressman Henry Cuellar announced $1,899,545 in federal funds will be awarded to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and $18,825 to the city of Mission Police Department.  Cuellar held a press conference on Tues. Oct. 20, 2020 at the Mission Center for Education and Economic Development to discuss the funding. The money…

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“Until we meet again”

Mission mourns PD K9 hero Roxy Officer Adrian Guerra bid his faithful partner Roxy farewell this week, but it was not a goodbye – it was a “see you later.” On Tues. Oct. 20, in the Mission Police Department Courtyard, a memorial service was held for Police K9 Roxy, who served the department for seven…

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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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Palmhurst celebrates a safe National Night Out

The city of Palmhurst held this year’s National Night Out with a drive-thru-style celebration. On Tues. Oct. 20, 2020, Palmhurst held their ninth annual National Night Out at the Church of Christ. The event, usually conducted with large festivities and carnival rides, had to take a different approach that kept safety and social distancing in…

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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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DHR Health opens new cardiac rehab facility

Patients recovering from cardiac related conditions now have  a new place to go to thanks to DHR Health. The hospital announced Wednesday the opening of the new location for its Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention program. This service plays a crucial role in returning patients to optimal health after a serious cardiac event and…

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COVID-19 ICU patients increase, 7 more deaths reported in Hidalgo County

Seven more COVID-19 deaths and 172 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported Monday by officials with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Wednesday. The result is a total of 1,906 recorded deaths related to the outbreak of this disease and 34,515 known positive cases. 2,473 of those…

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Peñitas polling location raises electioneering concerns

La Joya school board trustee Claudia Ochoa said she plans to contest a citation given to her by Peñitas Police over the weekend for campaigning in her designated area near the city library. The Peñitas Public Library has served as the polling place for the area since early voting started last week and thus far…

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