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  1. "Sull1van" slate sweeps city elections, outspends opponents 3 to 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 12 | Progress Times

    Having outspent their opponents by a three-to-one margin, a trio of candidates running under the unified slate, "Sull1van," has defeated the city's incumbent mayor, a city commissioner and one newcomer challenger. Leonel "Leo" Garcia, 31, received just fewer than 66 percent of the 1,134 ballots cast in the election ending May 6, defeating incumbent two-term mayor Rosendo "Cheno" Benavides.

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  2. La Joya ISD welcomes first female athletic coordinatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | Progress Times

    As a high school junior on the school's basketball team, Cynthia Canchola recalled an instant during a competitive game where she saw a player from the opposing team trip and fall. Without hesitating she helped the player get back up.

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  3. La Joya ISD school board member resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | Progress Times

    A few days before his pre-trial hearing, the former La Joya Housing Authority executive director has resigned from his position as a school board member with the La Joya Independent School District. Juan J. "J.J." Garza turned in his letter of resignation to his fellow board members earlier today, Garza said in a phone interview.

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  4. Agua SUD, La Joya ISD, Penitas, respond to bill seeking to curb conflict of interestRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | Progress Times

    Five weeks after a senate bill was filed seeking to limit who can work for the Agua Special Utility District, three local entities affected by the proposed legislation have almost simultaneously passed resolutions against it. Around mid-day Monday the Agua SUD board of directors, the La Joya School Board and the Penitas City Council each passed resolutions in opposition to Senate Bill 814.

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  5. Bill aims to curb Agua SUD 'conflicts of interest'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | Progress Times

    Following what he described as "pushback" from his constituents, State Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, filed a bill Feb. 10 aimed at blocking the Agua Special Utility District board of directors from hiring elected officials. If passed, State Bill 814 would prevent Agua SUD, which provides water services to nearly 15,000 residents in Western Hidalgo County, from employing elected officials who oversee the schools and cities where utility board members work.

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  6. Winners in La Joya ISD school board elections outspent losers by nearly four to oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2016 | Progress Times

    It was Election Day night and after losing to her opponent, Alex Cantu, by 259 votes Graciela "Gracie" Flores was obviously dejected she had lost following her unsuccessful run for the Place 7 seat on the La Joya Independent School Board of Trustees. "I'm not surprised because they spent a lot of money," Flores said of the four winning candidates, all of whom ran together on a slate called "Team Liberty."

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  7. La Joya Housing Authority suspends executive directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | Progress Times

    The La Joya Housing Authority voted Saturday to suspend its Executive Director Juan Jose "J.J." Garza without pay two months after he was indicted for allegedly using false companies to engage in a bid-rigging scheme. The special board meeting was called after the board was notified of a letter from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sent to Garza last October banning him from working for the board.

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  8. La Joya ISD board election draws 10 candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Progress Times

    With a surge in early voters compared to four years ago, the Progress Times reached out to the 10 candidates in the three slates vying for four seats in the La Joya School Board. Newcomers Anselmo Barrera and Oscar "Rito" Martinez make up the "Education First" slate.

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  9. Progress seen at La Joya ISD Natatorium ComplexRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | Progress Times

    After a one year delay, construction on La Joya ISD's $16.4 million Natatorium Complex has resumed construction and is making good progress, according to a district official. La Joya ISD Facilities Manager Daniel Garza said 20 percent of the total project has been completed through September 30. The two-and-a-half-acre complex, which will consist of a natatorium, a water park and a planetarium, should be completed by mid-2017, Garza said.

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  10. Laura Avendano seeks election to LJISD Trustee Place 4Read the original story

    Sep 12, 2016 | Progress Times

    I have always been a person committed to the service of others, because I believe that in order for our community to prosper, we have to work together. My late husband, Jesus "Chuy" AvendaA o was a devoted public servant who always encouraged that the right choices be made to benefit our community and our children, a trait, which though should be the premise of great leadership, is often lost when someone takes office.

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  11. Espie Ochoa to seek reelection on LJISD boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | Progress Times

    Esperanza "Espie" Ochoa will seek re-election to the Place 5 La Joya ISD trustees' seat in the Nov. 8 school board election. Ochoa was first elected to the La Joya ISD board in 2007.

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  12. Alex Cantu campaigns for La Joya ISD School Board Place 7Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | Progress Times

    A product of the La Joya Independent School District, I understand the importance of a good education and value the commitment to education that this school district has provided to thousands of students, who like myself, have reaped the benefits of its success. Throughout the last decade, we have seen an exponential growth at La Joya ISD, which is ranked one of the "fastest growing" school districts in the state.

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  13. Gracie S. Flores seeking election to Place 7 La Joya ISD boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | Progress Times

    Gracie S. Flores is seeking election to Place 7 on the La Joya ISD Board of Trustees in the Nov. 8 school board election. Flores, who graduated from La Joya High School in 1972, serves as a councilwoman on the City of Palmview City Council where she was the first woman to be elected to the city council.

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  14. La Joya ISD approves $358 million budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2016 | Progress Times

    La Joya Independent School District on Aug. 24 approved a $358.5 million budget, including debt service costs, for the 2016-17 fiscal year and adopted a tax rate of $1.311. The district has had the same tax rate for at least five years.

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  15. La Joya ISD gives out free school supplies to studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2016 | Progress Times

    With five children of her own, Nereida Davila struggles to keep up with her kids' expenses for the upcoming school year. Despite traveling throughout the Valley every day for work at a housekeeping service, the only school supplies Davila can afford for her children are just a few pencils and one folder for each of her kids, she said.

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