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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

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso (left), and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at their respective election night rallies on Nov. 6, 2018. O’Rourke was in El Paso. Cruz was in Houston.

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Ivan Pierre Aguirre: O’Rourke/Bob Daemmrich: Cruz

How the race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke became the closest in Texas in 40 years

“Who?” That was the reaction back in late 2016 from former Houston Mayor Annise Parker when she first heard that a sophomore Democratic congressman from El Paso named Beto O’Rourke

Featured, from left: Hidalgo City Council Member Abram Ramírez, Council Member Linda Ayala, Mayor Sergio Coronado, and Mayor Pro Tem Gustavo “Gus” Sánchez were among city and state leaders present on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for the groundbreaking of Lepowitz Park at the Villa Garza Flores Subdivision. On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Hidalgo Mayor, his six colleagues on the Hidalgo City Council, and the Board of Directors of the Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation will host another ceremony, which will take place at the city-owned, $23 million State Farm Hidalgo Arena, to announce the first phase of a major commercial and industrial development, known as the The Hidalgo Infrastructure Project 2018, that will be built near the multi-event complex. The State Farm Hidalgo Arena is located at 2600 N. 10th Street (Hwy. 336).

Photograph By CHARLIE BARRIOS

$54.6 million The Hidalgo Infrastructure Project 2018 set for groundbreaking ceremony November 14

A projected $54.6 million economic development plan, known as The Hidalgo Infrastructure Project 2018, will be celebrated during a 10 a.m. groundbreaking in front of the State Farm Arena on

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Obituaries

PHARR- Maria Ninfa Fontecha, 87, died Monday, February 4, 2019, at The Heights at Alamo.

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