I have so much hard news to write this week that it’s coming out of my ears and my fingers; but they’re not making it into this week’s Advance. Stories

Allen Williams, PSJA ISD’s Landscape & Wildlife Habitat Specialist gives a mini lesson to PSJA students as part of their school’s outside classroom.

PHARR - The National Wildlife Refuge Association recently named Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s Landscape & Wildlife Habitat Specialist Allen Williams as the National Wildlife Refuge System Advocate of the Year. Williams

Edinburg CISD elementary and middle school science fair winners pose for a photo during the awards presentations at Canterbury Elementary School and the Edinburg Activity Center. The 2019 Edinburg CISD Elementary School Science Fair winners Campus Cluster A (grades kinder-fifth),
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EDINBURG – The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District recently hosted its annual science fair contest, receiving hundreds of entries from students at 38 elementary and middle schools. The Edinburg CISD

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) Superintendent Dr. Daniel P. King was awarded the Leopoldo “Polo” Palacios Award during the City of Pharr’s State of the City Address held Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

PSJA ISD Superintendent honored with the City of Pharr’s Polo Palacios Award

PHARR – Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) Superintendent Dr. Daniel P. King was awarded the Leopoldo “Polo” Palacios Award during the City of Pharr’s State of the City Address held

Photograph By LUIS LARRAGA

Featured: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, addresses elected officials, business executives, and other community dignitaries soon after his selection on Monday January 7, 2019 by the local business lobby group as its top administrator. One of Larralde’s first major projects for this year as executive director will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019, with the chamber’s RGV Census Forum, which will bring together the four county judges from the Rio Grande Valley to emphasize the importance of U.S. Census Day, which is April 1, 2020.

Share of $800 billion to be focus of RGV’s Four County Judges

The Rio Grande Valley’s political power from the state house in Austin to the Congress and White House in Washington, D.C. will be significantly influenced by the upcoming U.S. Census

Top photo: Valley View’s goalkeeper dives for a shot during a home game at Valley View.

Right photo: Brownsville Lopez defenders converge on a Valley View player trying to score.

Brownsville Lopez players try to clear the ball after a Valley View attack.

A Valley View player and Brownsville Lopez player collide on the sideline duringtheir game earlier this year at Valley View.

A Valley View player celebrates after scoring the second goal of the game in a 6-1 win over Brownsville Lopez

A long pass by a Valley View player sets up the Tigers for a goal.

Valley View top soccer team in the Valley

PHARR – If nobody was sure through the first part of the soccer season who the top boys team in the Valley is this year, there’s not much doubt. It’s

Destin Sensky and Brandon Waltens, two employees of Texas Scorecard, a product of the influential political group Empower Texans, sit at the end of the Texas Senate press table on Jan. 16, 2019.
-- Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune

In the Texas House, they’re seen as lobbyists. In the Senate, they sit at the press table.

It’s become a common scene in the Texas Legislature. A bill comes up for a vote — caps on property tax rates, maybe, or a referendum on “sanctuary cities” —

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Obituaries

HIDALGO - Jose Luis Munoz, 55, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.

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