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  1. McAllen firm to assist in funding of Madero International BridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Progress Times

    The city of Mission is much closer to begin construction of the much-anticipated Madero International Bridge following a Tuesday, Jan. 30 special meeting for the Mission Economic Development Corporation. At that meeting, MEDC Chief Executive Officer Alex Meade announced the hiring of Pathfinder Public Affairs, a McAllen-based government affairs consulting firm, to help move the project along.

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  2. Local movie rental store still standingRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 13 | Progress Times

    The Edinburg Blockbuster, located at 1510 S Sugar Road, closed its doors last month. Only eight locations around the country remain open, a far cry from the more than 9,000 stores the corporation had in the U.S. at its peak, before beginning to close them down after filing for bankruptcy in 2011.

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  3. 2019 Queen Citrianna celebrates her new titleRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 13 | Progress Times

    "A few weeks ago, I told my mom 'I wish I could talk to my grandmother," Canchola, a McAllen resident, recalled as she spoke of her grandmother who passed away Christmas Eve 2004, after a then six-year-old Alexandria was selected as Princess Anna. "She made the dress for Princess Anna back then and my dress when I competed for Queen Citrianna this year was made with tools and materials my mother inherited from my grandma," she said.

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  4. Sullivan City settles annexation lawsuit with Starr County, will pay $105,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 13 | Progress Times

    Sullivan City settled a lawsuit with Starr County last year, promising to pay $105,000 and abandon a 300-acre annexation. The dispute started during October 2014, when Sullivan City attempted to annex 300 acres across the Hidalgo County-Starr County line - extending the city west toward La Grulla.

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  5. DA: Texas Rangers to investigate Agua SUDRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 19 | Progress Times

    At the request of Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez, the Texas Rangers will investigate the Agua Special Utility District, according to a news release issued by his office Friday. "Regarding recent actions undertaken by Agua SUD, the Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office has requested the Texas Rangers to join their review to determine if there has been a criminal offense committed," the release stated.

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  6. Lady Lobos look to bounce back in 30-6ARead the original story

    Friday Jan 19 | Progress Times

    With just over half of district play behind them, Palmview's chances of accomplishing that goal became more difficult after the Lady Lobos lost their second game in district play Tuesday night to the McAllen High Lady Bulldogs 39-31, falling two games behind 30-6A leader, the McAllen Memorial Lady Mustangs. Maybe it was due to the bitter winter weather that hit on Tuesday, both teams started cold from the floor as the Lady Lobos and Bulldogs struggled with their shots early.

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  7. Looking back: The top 20 stories for the Progress TimesRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2018 | Progress Times

    With the start of a new year comes a lot of reflecting on what the previous year has brought to us. For us at the Progress Times, 2017 saw a variety of news to bring to you which brings us to this post.

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  8. Agua SUD interim GM steps downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | Progress Times

    During their final meeting of the year, the Agua Special Utility District announced their interim general manager had submitted a letter of resignation, leading the board of directors to appoint a new interim GM. Richard LeFevre, president of the McAllen-based firm LeFevre Engineering & Management Consulting, LLC, was appointed as interim GM during a September 2017 board meeting but stepped down from his role due to health reasons, Board President Roger Hernandez stated at the Dec. 27, 2017 board meeting.

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  9. Council sets costs of using Mission properties other matters also addressed MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | Progress Times

    It will cost producers $15,000 to put on a show or concert at Mission's new Events Center when it opens in March. It's the highest price of any combination of ways the nearly $18 million, 45,000 square foot facility can be configured for community events.

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  10. South Texas College expands STEM education center in La Joya ISDRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | Progress Times

    Noting the need for more access to college for students in western Hidalgo County, officials with the La Joya Independent School District and South Texas College held a ribbon cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the expansion of the college's higher education center housed at a La Joya campus. The South Texas College Higher Education Center, located on the second floor of the district's Jimmy Carter Early College High School, went through a renovation this past spring that lasted until October, officials said during the ceremony held Friday, Dec. 8. The $2 million for the center's expansions and renovations upgraded three science labs, three classrooms and two computer labs in the campus.

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  11. Palmhurst holds first Christmas tree lighting ceremonyRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2017 | Progress Times

    The Christmas spirit was alive and well in Palmhurst as the city held its first ever Christmas tree lighting ceremony Wednesday evening. Located at the Shary Municipal Park at 4915 N. Shary Rd., the community was invited to marvel at the city's 30-foot-tall artificial Christmas tree that was followed by a screening of the movie "Home Alone."

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  12. The spirit of giving at Rio Grande Children's HomeRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2017 | Progress Times

    For many of the children in the Rio Grande Children's Home, the other children they interact with at the home are like a second family to them. The home serves as a foster home for children across the Rio Grande Valley where 33 children currently reside, Skrzypinksi said.

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  13. State puts hold on future Agua SUD projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2017 | Progress Times

    Citing concerns about "management issues" at the Agua Special Utility District a state agency has put a hold on funding its future projects. But despite the concerns, utility officials say already planned sewer and water projects continue moving forward.

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  14. Mission attorney key witness in Irene Garza murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2017 | Progress Times

    There are some things people never forget, like for those who are old enough, where they were when they heard John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in 1963. Or for those who are younger, when they first learned the twin towers had been struck in 2011.

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  15. $1 Million scoreboard for Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | Progress Times

    After one game played in the new Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium at least one member of Mission Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees is calling for a new scoreboard to go with the new stadium. Trustee Jerry Zamora asked the proposal be placed on the agenda of the board's Dec. 6 Facilities/Environment Committee meeting.

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  16. TEA passes Mission CISD, Auditor gives clean billRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | Progress Times

    On Nov. 14 the Texas Education Agency released its updated accountability reports for 2017. The report shows MCISD "met standard" in all four areas it rates: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and preparing students for post-secondary education.

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  17. Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium comes aliveRead the original story

    Nov 24, 2017 | Progress Times

    For most of their adult lives attending Friday night football games at Mission High School was a family tradition for Joe and Maria Montemayor. Herself a Mission High graduate, Maria said the couple's four children are also MHS graduates and all three daughters, Marizol, Lauri and Melinda were cheerleaders.

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  18. New property annexed into the city of PalmviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | Progress Times

    The Palmview city council approved an ordinance at their Tuesday meeting annexing around 400 acres into the city. However, the city council voted to make the ordinance take effect next summer instead of the standard 15 days it normally takes for an ordinance to take effect.

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  19. Thanksgiving meals available at various locations and timesRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2017 | Progress Times

    Whether one is in need or just wants a sociable setting there are numerous opportunities in and around Mission to enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal. Today from 5 to 7:30 p.m. the public is invited to a free Turkey dinner with all the fixings plus desert, music, raffles and games at Dr. Saenz Middle School, 39200 Mile 7 Road in PeA itas.

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  20. Tom Landry Stadium likely site of VMHS playoff gameRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2017 | Progress Times

    With Mission CISD's Veterans Memorial High School locked in the District 31-5A playoffs, and having won a recent coin toss to become home team in the first round of bi-district play, school district officials say they are gearing up to host the game in the long awaited Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium. District Athletic Director Leticia "Letty" Ibarra said Wednesday she expects the stadium to be ready by the Nov. 17 playoff game between the VMHS Patriots and Brownsville's Lopez High School and is not making contingency plans to move the game to another stadium as she has had to do for all home games this season for both the Patriots and Mission High School's Eagles football teams.

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