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SISD students share Christmas spirit

MISSION — The Sharyland Independent School District is celebrating the holiday season by giving to others. Several elementaries, the high school and Sharyland North Junior High are sponsoring toy and can food drives, concerts and other activities this month.

Shimotsu Elementary is collecting gifts for the Toys for Tots campaign. The student council sponsors the event. They will be collecting toys through Dec. 16. For more information call 956-583-5643.

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Local students offering holiday performances

MISSION — The public is invited to attend the holiday performances hosted by local school districts. Below is a list of performances for the Mission Consolidated Independent School District and the Sharyland Independent School District.

MCISD Performances

Mission High School

• The Mission High School band will hold their concert in the school’s Fine Arts Building, 1802 Cleo Dawson Dr., on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

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Tonight city starts Christmas season with tree lighting

20091210_MissionLightingCeremony_0198MISSION — The Christmas season will kick into high gear tonight with the City of Mission hosting its annual tree lighting ceremony.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Leo Peña Plazita Park along Conway Avenue, near Business 83.

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Mr. Hodgson brings 'Grease' to the stage - again

20101201_VMHS_Grease_DressRehearsal_0193The Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) Harlequin Drama Club has rehearsed, studied the movie, the characters, and the play performed eight years ago. Now they are ready for lights to shine bright on the stage as they perform “Grease” to a full house for the second time tonight.

Eight years ago, under the tutelage of drama teacher James Hodgson, the Harlequin’s performed “Grease” in the gym. There was no real stage, and they were very limited to props and how much space they had.

Hodgson said the productions finally feel more normal now that they can be performed in the auditorium that was built a few years ago.

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Christmas tree forest winners to be announced at reception

The Mission Historical Museum began celebrating Christmas early this year with their "Christmas Across Texas" theme for their fourth annual Christmas tree contest, which began Nov. 16. The trees will be on exhibit through Dec. 23 at the museum annex, 200 E. Tom Landry.

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