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La Joya ISD board approves policy barring employees from public office

LA JOYA — The school board here voted unanimously Thursday on a new board policy that prohibits certain district employees from holding elected office with the superintendent saying it is to ensure problems of the past do not repeat themselves.

Some South Texas school employees could be barred from holding elected office after fraud...

McALLEN — Certain school district employees in the Rio Grande Valley may be prohibited from holding elected office under a new proposed policy.

New La Joya superintendent gives hard truth for district’s future

LA JOYA — On the same night where La Joya Superintendent Marcey Sorensen had her contract approved, she gave an eye-opening presentation regarding the school district's financial decisions over the last four years, which revealed a $19.5 million budget deficit.

Fugitive sought in fatal La Joya smuggling crash arrested

A 39-year-old Mission woman accused of renting a vehicle used in a 2019 fatal smuggling crash that killed two San Juan residents and sent six people in the country illegally to the hospital has been arrested after nearly three years on the run.

New era sets in for La Joya ISD as TEA officially takes over school...

LA JOYA — A special school board meeting here ushered in a new era as a TEA-appointed school board and acting superintendent were welcomed to the district through public comments.

Texas Education Agency takes over La Joya ISD school board

The Texas Education Agency announced the appointment of a new La Joya ISD board of managers and new superintendent, Marcey Sorensen, to oversee operations for the district. 

Truck driver killed in gravel loading accident near La Joya

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office investigators are investigating an early Tuesday morning workplace accident that resulted in the death of a truck driver.

Valley comedians to appear on streaming services film stand-up specials at Cine El Rey

McALLEN — Local comedians Mario “Superstar” Salazar and Raymond Orta had offers to film their stand-up comedy specials in El Paso or San Antonio, but they made the choice to film it at the historic Cine El Rey for their love of the Valley.

Edinburg sees close races while La Joya slate cruises to victory

Election night went late Tuesday with the Hidalgo County Elections Department not reporting the unofficial results for 100% precincts to around midnight that day.

Edinburg, Weslaco and Donna incumbents see upsets

More Hidalgo County voters went to the polls this November than the last comparable election cycle, according to unofficial early voting data published on the Hidalgo County Elections Department website.