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  1. Cop accused of drug trafficking tried to get money to run for office, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | GantDaily.com

    A former Texas police officer agreed to protect law enforcement informants posing as drug traffickers to earn money to mount a political campaign, authorities said. Geovani Hernandez, 43, formerly a sergeant with the Progreso Police Department, was charged with three federal offenses in an investigation dubbed Operation Blue Shame and placed in jail under a $100,000 bond.

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  2. Texas cop allegedly worked for Mexican drug cartelRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | Daily Mail

    ... riff's Office in 1996, according to KRGV . By 2010, he had allegedly worked as a police officer in six departments: Progreso, Alamo, Pharr, La Joya, Weslaco and La Villa.

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  3. A Texas cop needed to fund his political campaign. So he took a side gig with drug cartels, feds say.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | The Washington Post

    ... Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office in 1996. By 2010, he had worked as a police officer in six different departments - Progreso, Alamo, Pharr, La Joya, Weslaco, and La Villa. After his failed bids for sheriff, Hernandez accepted a gig as the police ...

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  4. Bond granted to lawman facing drug chargesRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2017 | The Brownsville Herald

    ... southern District of Texas, to name a few. Hernandez was most recently employed as a provisional sergeant in the Progreso Police department, his second stint with that department, before the news of his arrest over the weekend broke Monday. ...

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  5. Bond granted for lawman facing federal drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | TheMonitor.com

    ... southern District of Texas, to name a few. Hernandez was most recently employed as a provisional sergeant in the Progreso Police department, his second stint with that department, before the news of his arrest over the weekend broke Monday. ...

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  6. Former Police Chief Offered Bond in Drug Trafficking CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | KRGV

    ... he wanted to meet the bosses of the trafficking organization in person. The HSI agent stated Hernandez gave his Progreso police badge to the informant to show the drug bosses, in an apparent effort to show the bosses he was trustworthy. The second ...

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  7. Papayas Tainted with Salmonella Still Being Sold in Valley Flea MarketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | KRGV

    ... they must be good." Flea markets are not the only ones selling this currently forbidding fruit. A fruit stand in Progreso is also carrying the product. The vendor said, "The inspector comes and checks and says it's okay." He pointed to a health ...

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  8. Former Progreso police sergeant charged in drug conspiracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | MySanAntonio.com

    ... kilograms of cocaine. According to a court records, a confidential source met with Hernandez, a police sergeant in Progreso, from March through July 2017, to seek his assistance. Hernandez allegedly agreed to offer protection to a vehicle he ...

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  9. Progreso House Fire Leaves One InjuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | KRGV

    CHANNEL 5 NEWS is told a 7-year-old was inside the home when the fire broke out. The child's aunt was outside at the time.

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  10. Elderly Woman Injured in Progreso FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | KRGV

    According to Weslaco Police Chief Antonio Lopez, an elderly woman was transported to a hospital with burns. He believes the injuries to be non-life threatening.

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  11. Four area districts may drop in financial ratingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | TheMonitor.com

    The Texas Education Agency released its preliminary financial accountability ratings for public school districts and public charter schools this week and at least four area districts might see a decrease in their score. The preliminary reports show Mercedes, Progreso, Hidalgo and Roma school districts going down from a "A= Superior" rating received in the 2015-16 school year to lower passing scores.

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  12. First BLAST Camp undergoes successful lift off this summer at UTRGVRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2017 | The Brownsville Herald

    ... number of motivational speakers - was taught by Rene Leonhardt, a math teacher at Dorothy Thompson Middle School in Progreso, Texas. Schools interested in partnering with UTRGV to host the FSP at their campus should contact Barbara Garza, director, ...

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  13. US Army Corps Confirms Aerial Mapping for Border LeveeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | KRGV

    PROGRESO Markers are going in the ground and flyovers are happening in order to evaluate border security needs of the Valley levee system, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The Army Corp of Engineers is mapping the levee system from Roma to "an area south of Mercedes," a spokesman said in a response to a CHANNEL 5 NEWS inquiry. "A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor is gathering topographic data to help CBP plan its border security program."

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  14. Cotton distributor's Weslaco expansion to create 72 new jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2017 | TheMonitor.com

    ... its centralized location in the region, its "immediate access" to the overweight truck corridor and the neighboring Progreso-Nuevo Progreso International Bridge's capacity for overload and tandem truck privileges. Also considered was Weslaco's ...

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  15. Jury finds man guilty in kidnapping, murder caseRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2017 | The Brownsville Herald

    A tire shop employee will spend the rest of his life behind bars for his role in the shooting of a Progreso man. After less than four hours of deliberation, a jury found Adalberto "Gordo" Guardado Mosqueda guilty Friday of capital murder for his role in what authorities said was a shooting related to a drug deal debt.

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  16. Jury finds man guilty in kidnapping, murder caseRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2017 | Valley Morning Star

    A tire shop employee will spend the rest of his life behind prison walls for his role in the shooting of a Progreso man.

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  17. RGV Foundation honors top students for 28th yearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | TheMonitor.com

    ... that took part of the RGV Partnership Foundation, including UTRGV, Texas A&M, Valley Baptist Health System and the Progreso International Bridge organizations will be selecting students to distribute scholarships to over the summer.

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  18. Border Patrol make big liquid meth bust in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2017 | Chron

    ... inside a tractor trailer. Further down the Texas-Mexico border, agents found 138.4 pounds of methamphetamine at the Progreso Port of Entry, valued at $2.76 million on Jan. 16. The next day at the same port of entry, agents stopped a man driving a ...

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  19. STC's expansion to create space for Mid-Valley growthRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | TheMonitor.com

    ... from the Mid-Valley area and the northern areas like La Villa, Edcouch-Elsa, and then to our south - Santa Maria, Progreso and Mercedes just down the road," he said on Monday, April 24, further noting that STC's enrollment in Weslaco is just under ...

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  20. Texas woman busted at Progreso bridge with $1M in liquid methRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2017 | Valley Morning Star

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it arrested a Texas woman who tried to smuggle liquid methamphetamine inside milk and juice containers at the Progreso International Bridge over the weekend.

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