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Pharr woman who killed Mercedes High School senior in fiery crash sentenced

EDINBURG — A 29-year-old Pharr woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for an alcohol-fueled chase in 2022 from Progreso that ended in a fiery crash in Weslaco that killed a Mercedes High School senior on the verge of graduation.

Grieving family of man who died in police custody sues Progreso

Dawn Stapleton was 14 years old when her younger brother Joshua was born in 1984. She had given up hope of having a sibling at all but then he came along.

Suspected arsonist caught with 60 Xanax pills during arrest at Progreso bridge

A 19-year-old suspected arsonist picked up an additional drug charge Tuesday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers held him on a warrant for the Progreso Police Department when he tried to enter the country.

Lawsuit moves forward in Progreso teen’s pandemic arrest

Two years after a teenager was stopped, cited and arrested during the pandemic, attorneys in McAllen are debating whether the Progreso Police Department was justified in making the stop.

Bond reduced for woman charged with murder in crash that killed Mercedes High School...

A judge on Wednesday afternoon reduced the $1 million bond for a 27-year-old Pharr woman accused of leading Progreso’s police chief on a chase following a drunk driving traffic stop and killing an 18-year-old Mercedes High School senior in a fiery Weslaco crash as a result.

Toy gun’s discovery prompted Progreso schools to be on high alert

The Progreso school district said police found a plastic toy gun in a suspicious vehicle that a concerned parent reported to authorities Wednesday.

New details revealed in Progreso teen’s murder

A probable cause affidavit revealed new details about a woman accused of killing a Progreso teen after she fled from police for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Progreso teen killed in police chase for suspected intoxicated driver

A Progreso police chase for a suspected intoxicated driver turned deadly Saturday evening when the pursuit reached Weslaco city streets and ended in a fiery crash that claimed one person’s life.

Texas Civil Rights Project asks that Progreso turn over records

The Texas Civil Rights Project has filed a motion for summary judgment asking a judge to rule that the city of Progreso violated the...

Extended Service: Brownsville donates patrol units to Progreso

The City of Progreso took delivery Monday afternoon on four fully equipped police patrol cars from the Brownsville Police Department, a gift that will...