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Harlingen church vandalized, parishioner steps up

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Over the weekend three statues at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Harlingen were vandalized. The church reported two angel statues were stolen and one statue of the Virgin Mary was toppled over. Elias Zamora, a longtime member of the church, said he was going to church as he’s done for years […]
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Meet the 14-year-old bringing a queer youth conference to rural Texas

A ninth grader in Mission, Texas is bringing a queer youth conference to his rural hometown after winning a $10,000 grant from the nonprofit group It Gets Better. Mars Gamez told TODAY that he was inspired to apply for one of the LGBTQ advocacy group's "50 States, 50 Grants, 5,000 Voices" initiative after learning about them from his club advisor Alexander Hernandez and seeing the program advertised online.
MISSION, TX
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New McAllen connector in Pharr I-2/I-69C Interchange Project

PHARR, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A new development in the I-2/I-69C Interchange Project allows drivers traveling southbound to McAllen to do so on a newly-opened direct connector. Those traveling south on I-69C and who are planning to merge onto Interstate-2 west toward McAllen can take the new connector, DC4, a news release from the Texas Department […]
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Drunk Driving Arrest Puts Edinburg Cop’s Job In Jeopardy

An Edinburg police officer is off the job for the foreseeable future after being arrested for drunken driving. Adan Ariel Moreno was arrested by his colleagues early Saturday morning. Moreno was arraigned later in the day and booked into the Hidalgo County jail on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. The...
EDINBURG, TX
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Valley airport director shares summer travel tips

A Valley airport has seen an increase in demand for air travel over the past few months — and has tips for a hassle-free trip. Linda Monroe spent the weekend at South Padre Island, but says she and her family had to delay other trips because of the pandemic.
HARLINGEN, TX
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Pet of the Week: Sid Arthur

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Looking to add a new member to the family, or know someone who is? This might be the sign you are looking for. Get to meet this week’s pet of the week, available for adoption:. Trenton Center: 2501 W Trenton Rd. Edinburg, TX 78539....
EDINBURG, TX
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New Development to Bring Travel Center & Restaurants to Mercedes

Mercedes, TX: One of the nation’s premier fuel distributors will develop and open a 12,000-square-foot travel center in Mercedes – a first of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley. Victron Energy, Inc., plans to break ground on the project this summer and open its travel center in...
MERCEDES, TX

Wing resturant continues to expand in the RGV

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) – A local-owned wing restaurant is opening its tenth restaurant in the Valley this week. Since opening its first location in Brownsville in 2010, Wing Barn has expanded to several locations in the Rio Grande Valley. Brownsville, Olmito, McAllen, San Juan, and Weslaco are all home to the now 10 locations. The […]
EDINBURG, TX
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In past three months, VIA passenger numbers best since 2008

HARLINGEN — Valley International Airport officials say they haven’t seen passenger numbers like those of the past three months in 14 years. The airport, benefiting from pent-up demand following the travel downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic, posted more than 40,000 enplaned passengers in March and April, and then 39,294 passengers in the month of May.
HARLINGEN, TX
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Coming Attractions

McAllen’s 94th Annual Independence Day Celebration begins with an early morning patriotic program at 8 a.m., followed by the Main Street Parade at 9 a.m. along Main St. from Houston Ave. to Beech Ave. and then the Freedom Festival at Archer Park, 101 N. Main, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for classic family fun, music, food, and games. The day ends at Municipal Park, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd., from 6 to 10 p.m., for more food, live music and entertainment. Starting at 9 p.m., the H-E-B Concert in the Sky fireworks extravaganza will go live from Municipal Park; listen to the fireworks set to patriotic music by tuning in to 710-AM KURV.
EDINBURG, TX
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Mission to install Fitness Court this summer

This article originally ran in the June 3 issue of the Progress Times. Mission will soon add a new attraction to its parks and recreation amenities — a Fitness Court. Through the National Fitness Campaign and sponsorship from BlueCross BlueShield, the city of Mission received a $50,000 grant to make the Fitness Court possible.
MISSION, TX
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