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8,000 early ballots cast thus far in Hidalgo County

Early voting for the 2023 Special Constitutional Amendment Election and Local Entities Elections kicked off Monday.

La Joya ISD hopes ‘proactive measures’ influence board of managers decision

La Joya ISD and the Texas Education Agency met with Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath in a hearing Wednesday at the TEA headquarters in Austin for the next step in the appeal process regarding the recommendation to replace the school board with a board of managers.

Local races, tax rate elections and constitutional amendments now before voters in Hidalgo County

Early voting has commenced in the Hidalgo County area with local races, tax rate elections and Texas constitutional amendments on the ballots.

TEA decision on potential takeover of La Joya ISD board looms

The State Office of Administrative Hearings last Thursday released its findings over an appeal from the La Joya Independent School District, which stemmed from the special investigation by the Texas Education Agency.

Hidalgo County residents have until Tuesday to register to vote in Nov. 7 elections

Residents have until the end of day Tuesday to register to vote in the upcoming November elections, and local officials want to help.

Mariachi Mariposas breaks barriers for women in male-dominated genre

Mariachi Mariposas, created with the goal of giving women mariachi an opportunity to showcase their talent, has gone above and beyond by breaking barriers in the male-dominated genre by creating their own traditions and legacy.

La Joya ISD employee accused of forging school bus inspections

The 39-year-old woman and 31-year-old man arrested last week at the La Joya school district are accused of creating false documents indicating school buses were properly inspected when they weren’t, according to a probable cause affidavit.

La Joya school district fires back at TEA after intervention hearing

An attorney for the La Joya school district has doubled down and expanded on his criticism of a state investigation that could lead to a potential intervention there.

La Joya ISD accuses TEA witnesses of providing ‘unfounded’ and ‘false’ testimony

La Joya ISD issued a statement from attorney Jerry “Jaime” Muñoz Tuesday denouncing a hearing on potential Texas Education Agency intervention at the district held earlier this week, along with criticizing the investigation that preceded it.

Board President Cantu in the spotlight at La Joya TEA hearing

Current La Joya ISD Board President Alex Cantu found himself — along with $271,525 in nonprofit money he could scarcely remember earning — very much in the spotlight at a hearing Monday that could determine whether the Texas Education Agency appoints a board of managers at the school district.