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County proposes rural trash service

The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court hopes to solve the illegal dumping problem in rural areas with a trash collection program for residents outside the city limits. The county has not implemented the program yet, but precinct leaders seek feedback from the community.  The commissioners court is holding four sanitation hearings so residents may provide their…

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City of Mission- ORDINANCE NO. 5238

 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MISSION, TEXAS GRANTING A REZONING OF A 0.499 OF AN ACRE TRACT OF LAND, MORE OR LESS, BEING THE NORTH ½ OF THE EAST 1.00 ACRE OF THE WEST 1.73 ACRES OF A 35.71 ACRE TRACT OUT OF THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF LOT 15-7…

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Jury finds businessman and former Hidalgo County commissioner guilty in Weslaco water treatment plant corruption case

A jury convicted former Hidalgo County Commissioner A.C. Cuellar and businessman Ricardo Quintanilla on bribery, money laundering and wire fraud charges Thursday in the Weslaco water treatment plant corruption case. After an eight-day trial, the jury took just four hours to find Arturo “A.C.” Cuellar Jr., 68, of Progreso Lakes and businessman Ricardo “Rick” Quintanilla,…

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Notice to Creditors

 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the ESTATE OF SHIRLEY M. KEMP, DECEASED, were issued on April 26, 2022, under Docket No. P-41383, pending in the Probate Court of Hidalgo County, Texas, to Katlin Svendsen and David N. Steier. Claims may be presented to the Co-Independent Executors, addressed as follows:…

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City selects firms for drainage projects

This article ran in the July 23, 2021 issue of Progress Times.  It’s been nearly two months since members of the El Valle Subdivision assembled to inform Mayor Armando O’Caña about the severity of the flooding issues in their neighborhood. Following a storm, residents reported waist-deep water and sinking floors at a May 21 meeting…

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Agua SUD may request restitution from former La Joya ISD trustee, businessman convicted in corruption case

The Agua Special Utility District may request restitution from a former school board trustee and a businessman who pleaded guilty in the western Hidalgo County corruption case. During a meeting on Monday afternoon, the Agua SUD board authorized General Manager Roberto J. Salinas to request restitution from former La Joya school board Trustee Armin Garza…

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Coming Attractions

February 18-20 Don’t miss out on the award-winning troupe of UTRGV Ballet Folklóricoin their annual production with Alegría 2022 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and…

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Death Notices

Lidia Garza Barrera ROMA – Lidia Garza Barrera, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at Doctors Hospital in Edinburg. Armando Bazan MISSION – Armando Bazan, 74, passed away on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, at his home in Mission. Alicia Cantu MISSION – Alicia Cantu, 76, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at…

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Death Notices

Rigoberto Aguillon MISSION – Rigoberto Aguillon, 42, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen. Abel Alvarez RIO GRANDE CITY – Abel B. Alvarez, 80, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at Doctors Hospital in Edinburg. Velma Alvarez RIO GRANDE CITY – Velma Alvarez Alvarez, 48, passed away…

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