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Sacred Heart English Lourdes Cardenas

The Miracle Prayer Dear heart of Jesus in the past i have asked many favours. This time i ask you this special one(mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen.…

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Letter to the Editor: Proper pet care in the summer

This article originally appeared in the Friday June 28, 2019 issue of the Progress Times. Editor:The Rio Grande Valley is in dire straits. It is in this current occasion of heat advisories and scorching weather that media rescue groups, and pages all across social media involving pets and animals, have come into a surplus of…

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Letter to the Editor: Dear Mission Taxpayers

This article originally appeared in the Friday June 21, 2019 issue of the Progress Times. Dear Mission Taxpayers:There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, political, nor popular, but because ones conscience says it is the right thing to do. This letter is directed at all current MCISD school…

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Letter to the Editor: September Flooding

This is an open question to the Citizens of Hidalgo County Precinct #3. We along with other cities in this and other precincts have suffered through agonizing flooding in the last three years. Don’t you think that it is time our Commissioner Mr. Flores and the rest of the Gang of Five in Edinburgh get…

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Letter to the editor

Concerned citizens of Mission:“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”- Martin Luther King We are a group of educators, both retired and active, who feel that our children in the MCISD seem to have become lost in the politics that has invaded our community like a cancer and…

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Does this medical bill look fat to you?

On March 16 I cut open my forehead and needed 16 stitches. When it was all said and done I had been charged $6,070.45.   I’m not going to name the walk-in clinic that provided my services. Suffice it to say it’s one of those located along a major thoroughfare in Mission and whose large…

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Kika de la Garza Remembered

The news of the death of Eligio “Kika” de la Garza evokes feelings of sadness mingled with fond memories of a gentle giant of a man. We miss him already. His gentle manner. His warm, caring spirit.  His can-do attitude and confidence that you can become anything you aspire to be in this country, if…

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The Overreach of SB 4, Sanctuary Cities

As a country, we have the right to define and defend our border. I do not support open borders as we would cease to be a nation. However, Senate Bill 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill, is an overreach and goes too far. It threatens to disrupt the lives of all our citizens, not only…

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More cameras needed in schools?

Slow down. What’s the rush?   Due to a new law passed in the last Texas Legislature, school districts across the state are now being required to install video cameras in certain special education classrooms, if requested.   Although there are differing opinions regarding how the law – SB 507 – should be implemented and…

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