Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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MissionPink boosts breast cancer awareness

Imelda Martinez was bald for a year while she underwent chemotherapy, but she refused to let her breast cancer diagnosis stop her from living.

“Sometimes I wouldn’t wear my scarf. I’d put on the biggest pair of earrings I had and the highest stilettos, and I danced all night,” Martinez told the thousands who showed up for the sixth annual MissionPink 5K Walk/Run.


Free V.I.P. Wynonna concert tickets

If you’re not a subscriber to the Progress Times print edition, you have until noon Friday, Oct. 10 to subscribe and you will automatically be entered in our drawing as we give away 5 pairs of $200 V.I.P. tickets to see five-time Grammy winner Wynonna in concert at Las Palmas Race Track Park Saturday.

If you’re a Progress Times print edition subscriber, you’re already entered this Friday’s drawing. We will notify you Friday afternoon if you are a winner.


Mission museum honors Wall of Fame inductees

From a man that makes the news to the man that reports the news, with businessmen and volunteers in between, Mission residents with decades of service to the community were honored last week.

Six honorees were recognized by the Mission Historical Museum as the 2014 Wall of Fame inductees at a banquet Sept. 18. Honorees were Jim Brunson, publisher of the Progress Times; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa; Don Riter Lester, chair of barbecue at the Texas Citrus Fiesta since 1995; Blanca Vazquez Marroquin, longtime volunteer for the Texas Citrus Fiesta and the museum; Amador and Alicia Esqueda Requenez, owners of Valley Welding Services.


Mission seeks dog lovers

Mission city employees said the biggest reason dogs aren’t adopted out of the kennels is the requirement to have those pets spayed and neutered.

Last month, the city started featuring a pet of the week, a dog they deemed friendly and adoptable, to raise community awareness about dogs picked up by animal control. Dogs can be adopted free, but the new pet owners must show proof that they’ve taken care of vaccines and spaying/neutering within 30 days.


Mission police chief: RGV is safe

Many Winter Texans have been calling their RV parks and the local chamber of commerce offices asking if it is safe to come back to the Rio Grande Valley this fall because of the influx of immigrant youth and children. National media has given many the impression that the border is running wild with immigrant children all over the place.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on July 21 issued an order to deploy 1,000 Texas National Guard members along the border to assist the Texas Department of Public Safety with law enforcement efforts along the river. Since then, the numbers of illegals crossing the Rio Grande have dropped dramatically.


Palmview High School hosts Operation Lone Star

Operation Lone Star returned to South Texas this week, bringing with it free health care services for children and adults alike.

Student physicals, hearing and vision screenings, child immunizations and in some locations dental care and eye exams for prescription glasses were among the services provided all week and will continue to be provided until 2 p.m. today by hundreds of health care professionals at five sites across south Texas.


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