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Tax election fever sweeping Hidalgo County school districts

Most Hidalgo County voters will see local school finances on their ballots this November.

Here’s how you can watch the La Joya ISD state intervention hearing

A hearing that could determine whether the Texas Education Agency appoints a board of managers at La Joya ISD is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, and though the hearing will happen in Austin there's options to tune in from the Rio Grande Valley.

Former La Joya school board president gets 14 months in prison for corruption

McALLEN — Former La Joya school board president Oscar “Coach” Salinas has been sentenced to one year and two months in federal prison for his role in a massive Western Hidalgo County public corruption scandal.

La Joya school board proposes increasing tax rate to generate $5 million

The La Joya ISD school board on Monday approved a tax rate election for November, joining a growing number of local districts to do so.

107 people applied to be on the La Joya ISD board of managers

As of last Wednesday, the deadline to apply, 107 people applied for a position on La Joya ISD’s prospective board of managers.

Feds propose 20 miles of new border wall in Starr County … again

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday published a letter seeking input on a proposal to build up to 20 miles of new border wall in Starr County.

La Joya ISD names superintendent lone finalist as TEA decision looms

La Joya ISD trustees named Wednesday current Interim Superintendent Beto Gonzalez lone finalist for the permanent post just 12 days before a Texas Education Agency hearing that will determine whether or not the state intervenes at the district.

Edcouch-Elsa ISD names lone finalist for superintendent

The Edcouch-Elsa ISD Board of Trustees unanimously named Alda T. Benavides lone finalist for the position of superintendent Wednesday.

Palmview hires lawyer for La Joya ISD land dispute

Palmview hired Brownsville law firm Martinez and Tijerina on Tuesday to represent the city in a dispute with La Joya ISD over a 10-acre piece of land the district donated to the city.

La Joya ISD board to talk superintendent post despite potential state takeover

The La Joya ISD board will discuss Wednesday superintendent applicants and may name a lone finalist for the position, although three trustees have already described appointing a superintendent this month as potentially irresponsible and criticized the district’s superintendent search.