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Destructive tortoise beetle found in pineapple shipment at Progreso port

An invasive species destructive to the agriculture industry known as the tortoise beetle was found in a shipment of fresh pineapple attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico at the Progreso port of entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said in a news release Friday.

Alamo woman gets 10 years for fatal drunk driving crash

A judge sentenced a 23-year-old Alamo woman to a decade in prison Tuesday for driving drunk and killing an 18-year-old.

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.

Progreso man charged with attempted murder over Friday stabbing

Progreso police have charged a 35-year-old man with attempted murder for an early morning stabbing on Friday on 100 E. Palm Street.

Progreso school district now free from longtime state oversight

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Progreso school district is no longer being overseen by a Texas Education Agency conservator.

3 die in crash with semi north of Edcouch

UPDATE: The victims have been identified as Elias Galaves, 26, Gerardo Ibarra, 42, and Axel Jimenez, 22, all residents of Progreso. By XAVIER ALVAREZ and...

Second man suspected of lighting Progreso vehicle on fire arrested

A second man suspected of lighting a vehicle on fire in Progreso, and getting burned in the process, was arrested this week. Julio Cesar Treviño,...

Weslaco man accused of lighting Progreso couple’s vehicle on fire

Two men who allegedly lit a Progreso couple’s vehicle on fire suffered two fates: one was arrested on Thursday and the other was burned. Fernando...

Former Progreso cop convicted of sex assault seeks new trial

Matthew Lee Sepulveda, the onetime Progreso police officer who in March 2021 was convicted of sexually assaulting two young men he had taken into custody, wants his conviction overturned.

Marijuana bundles tossed over fence at Progreso port leads to arrest

Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man who was caught receiving bundles of marijuana that were being tossed over a fence and behind a dumpster at the Progreso port of entry Tuesday.