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  1. Mission CISD approves $183 million budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 5 | Progress Times

    The Mission Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees has approved a $182.9-million budget for the 2017-2018 school year, an increase of $2.8 millon from the previous year's budget. The budget, approved during a board meeting June 28, includes a $1,000 annual pay increase for teachers, nurses, special education pathologists and other professionals along with a 2 percent pay hike for all other employees, according to Rumalda Ruiz, the school district's assistant superintendent for finance.

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  2. City council updated on ongoing road projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 2 | Progress Times

    A $592,000 storm drainage improvement project in central Mission is about halfway completed, according to the city's chief engineer. Mission Engineer Juan P. "J.P." Terrazas said excavation began about six weeks ago on the project along 11th, 12th and 15th Streets between Perkins and Conway Avenues.

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  3. Mission cyber security boot camp receives $100,000 grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 26 | Progress Times

    With the growing demand for more people literate in computer science, Mission Economic Development Corporation held a news conference June 15 to celebrate the passage of a computer science bill and grant that will prepare Valley residents for a career in cyber security. Public officials were present at the Mission Center for Education and Economic Development June 15 to formally announce a $100,000 state grant Awarded to MEDC to provide cyber security training to Rio Grande Valley residents.

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  4. Mission housing growth continues; City weighs dog parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Progress Times

    Mission's city council has approved two new housing subdivisions and has taken steps toward creating the city's first "off leash" dog park. The actions were among many on the council's Monday agenda.

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  5. Agua SUD bill presents a dilemma to two La Joya ISD board membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | Progress Times

    A bill spearheaded by State Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, to curb conflicts of interest within the Agua Special Utility District board of directors has been sent to Gov. Greg Abbot's desk. If it becomes law it will create a dilemma for two members of the La Joya ISD board of trustees.

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  6. California non-profit to acquire MRMCRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2017 | Progress Times

    A California-based health-care foundation that touts itself for saving struggling hospitals has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mission Regional Medical Center. Prime Healthcare Foundation of Ontario, Calif., made the announcement jointly with Mission Regional Medical Center in a news release Wednesday.

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  7. New mayor and commissioners take office in Sullivan CityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | Progress Times

    About 200 people, including Hidalgo County's sheriff, district attorney, a district court judge and other western Hidalgo County elected officials and dignitaries attended Wednesday's swearing in ceremony for Sullivan City's new mayor and two city commissioners. The ceremony, which filled the cafeteria of Sam Fordyce Elementary School, occurred 12 days after then-mayoral candidate, Leonel "Leo" Garcia, was temporarily detained by federal agents during the arrest of Garcia's childhood friend and one-time business partner, Lombardo Bazan, of Mission, for an alleged federal weapons violation.

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  8. Mission priest asks forgiveness for man convicted of animal crueltyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | Progress Times

    A disabled Mission man who was charged with animal cruelty after being caught on video dragging his dog by its leash behind his motorized scooter has been sentenced to two years house arrest. And the canine victim in the case has found a new home among the numerous other adopted pets of a Mission Catholic priest.

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  9. Mission's city council endorses Sen. Hinojosa's Agua SUD billRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | Progress Times

    Despite opposition from the president of McAllen's Tea Party and one city council member, Mission's city council has approved a resolution supporting state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa's bill to control who can serve on the board of directors of the Agua Special Utilities District. The district provides water service to more than 15,000 residents in the cities of Palmview, Penitas and Sullivan City and portions of Mission and La Joya and rural portions of western Hidalgo County, per the resolution.

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  10. What to watch out for in the Progress TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | Progress Times

    Below is a sneak peek at tomorrow's front page stories, which include coverage on Monday's vigil for National Crime Victims' Rights Week and La Joya School board Trustee Juan "J.J." Garza stepping down from board amidst his indictment. To read the full stories, make sure you pick up an issue of it tomorrow wherever our papers are sold.

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  11. Push for Mission immigrant minors center droppedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | Progress Times

    An official with the group seeking to place a center for unaccompanied immigrant minors in Mission said opposition to the plan from residents neighboring the proposed site has halted the proposal. At the same time officials of some Rio Grande Valley cities that already have such centers say they don't understand what all the fuss is about.

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  12. Renovations underway at Tom Landry StadiumRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2017 | Progress Times

    Major changes are taking place at the football stadium named after Mission native and Dallas Cowboys legendary coach Tom Landry. The most obvious changes are that the stands on both sides of the field have been completely demolished and both press boxes are gone - the first step in replacing the approximately 9,000 seats with an equal number of new seats, including about 700 seats with back rests.

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  13. Residents voice opposition to immigrant center in MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | Progress Times

    There are 84 chairs for the public in the Mission City Council chambers. On Monday night each was filled and at least 50 more persons stood along three walls of the chamber.

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  14. Alton, Penitas cancelling city council electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | Progress Times

    After the only challenger withdrew his application to be on the ballot, the Penitas city council voted to cancel its May 6 city council elections Wednesday. Noe Garza Jr., a security officer for the Mission Consolidated Independent School District, had filed to run in Place 3 against incumbent Felipe Quintanilla.

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  15. Sneak peek at our latest issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Progress Times

    Friday will see the release of our latest issue. Below is a sample of all our front-page stories for our next issue.

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  16. MCISD trustees extend Super Lopez's contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2017 | Progress Times

    The Mission Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees has given their popular superintendent, Dr. Ricardo Lopez, a $15,000 pay raise and a two-year extension on his contract. "He's tied here for five years," said board of trustees president, Patricia Y. O'Cana-Olivarez, following the vote and referring to the fact Lopez still had three years remaining on his current contract.

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  17. Sneak peek at our latest issueRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2017 | Progress Times

    A visit from a United States senator and a pay raise for the Mission CISD Superintendant were among the stories that dominated the week. Below is a sample of all our front-page stories for our next issue.

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  18. Low-income housing project in MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | Progress Times

    Mission's city council has taken steps paving the way for an Austin-based developer to increase the number of rent-subsidized apartments in the city. As it stands now there is an 18-month to two-year wait for one of the approximately 1,000 subsidized housing units managed by the Mission Housing Authority, said Jaime Ayala, the authority's deputy executive director.

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  19. Candidate announcement deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | Progress Times

    The Progress Times deadline to accept candidate announcements for the upcoming May 6 election is Friday, March 10. Announcements received after this date must be run as paid advertising. Candidates may submit their announcements by email to [email protected] or deliver them to the Progress Times office at 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission.

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  20. MCISD to begin installing surveillance cameras in some classroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | Progress Times

    Mission Consolidated Independent School District board of trustee members are being asked to consider spending approximately $600,000 to place video and audio recording devices in some classrooms where students receive special education instruction with about a third of that amount already approved. In addition, board members are considering a proposal to put live video streaming on some district school buses.

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