Rattlers vs Cardinals - Clash of the titans
In what’s shaping up to be an epic battle between two of the Valley’s 5A powerhouses, the 11-0 Sharyland Rattlers and the 10-1 Harlingen Cardinals will be taking to the gridiron tonight at Boggus Stadium in Harlingen in the UIL Region IV area round playoff game. This clash of...Read More...
Rattlers Win Bi-District
With a swarming defense that kept Laredo United South bottled up, the Sharyland Rattlers met the Panthers on their home turf and came away with a convincing 42-13 win. The two scores United South posted on the board came late in the game when head coach Ron Adame sat out his regulars. “We keep playing defense the way we did tonight, we got a chance to win any football game we play in” said Adame, giving credit to both his athletes...Read More...
Gilpin, Patriots ready to achieve something special
Coach David Gilpin is expecting something special this year. Something that has not only eluded him as a head coach but every Veterans Memorial High School football team that has ever taken to the gridiron – a second round playoff win. Breaking into the third round of the state playoffs has been one of Gilpin’s goals long before his quarterback took his first snap from center this season – a goal that he is determined to see his...Read More...
Community members become Principals for a day
MISSION—At 7:30 a.m., Principal Orlando Farias can be found enjoying his first cup of coffee, and standing at the entrance of Mission Collegiate High School greeting his students every morning. Mission Collegiate HS is known for its size of 225 students and rigorous curriculum. Farias said the idea that the top students in the district are attending his campus is a misunderstanding, but he said by the time the students graduate, they will be. Through the annual Principal for a Day Mission CISD event, members of the community had the opportunity to shadow a principal for half a school day to...Read More...
Palmview takes hard look at finances
PALMVIEW—Entering into the tightest part of the year, city leaders hope to save enough money at the end of the fiscal year to put away for a rainy day. “I want to be part of a group, of a team, of a city that’s going to have a fund balance,” Palmview’s Mayor Pro Tem Ricardo Villarreal said Monday night as city leaders discussed finances. “Even if we start at $3,000 this year in the black, please help us do that.” City Manager Ramon Segovia only was named to the position last month, but he’s working with the finance director to streamline procedures, implementing a new purchase...Read More...
La Joya High School graduates receive migrant award
LA JOYA—Before leaving for college—one in Boston, the other in Austin—twin brothers Jesus and Julian Gonzalez had never been apart for more than a few days. When they graduated from La Joya High School in May, Jesus was honored as valedictorian while Julian took the title of salutatorian. High honors for brothers who grew up in a primarily Spanish-speaking household. Now the two will share another recognition as they have been named Exemplary Migrant Students...Read More...
LA FERIA – Harry Haruo Shimotsu, 93, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013/ Born in Hidalgo, Mr. Shimotsu was the last surviving member of the six children of Uichi and Takako Shimotsu. He was born into a farming family and was involved in farming his entire life. He served his country from 1945-46 in WWII in the U.S. Army infantry in Germany. When he returned to the Rio Grande Valley, he purchased 72 acres of farmland and increased his holdings to 3,500 acres...Read More...
OBIT-Isaura G. Macias
MISSION - Isaura G. Macias, 94, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at Mission Regional Medical Center.Read More...
DEATH NOTICE-Clara Boyd
MISSION – A memorial service for Clara Boyd will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.Read More...
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