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Friday, 04 April 2014 08:09
McALLEN—As part of the South Texas Campaign, Customs and Border Protection has brought in additional resources and more than 100 Border Patrol agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector to assist with the targeted enforcement efforts against transnational criminal organizations.
Utilizing a flexible and unified workforce, the STC is mobilizing resources to supplement the manpower currently in the Rio Grande Valley. In addition to personnel already deployed in from Laredo Sector; agents and vehicles have been temporarily reassigned from California and Arizona.
This risk-based approach enhances enforcement efforts and aims to disrupt and degrade criminal organizations that are responsible for smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs throughout the South Texas Corridor.
Friday, 04 April 2014 08:06
HARLINGEN – The Seventh Annual Jackson Street Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, April 12, in downtown Harlingen. The event is organized by the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Cars will be displayed along Jackson between 4th and Commerce. The show is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Car registration opens at 8 a.m. the day of the event. Hot rods and classic cars that are 25 years old or older are welcome. Nearly 200 cars participated in the show last year.
In lieu of a monetary entry fee, participants are asked to bring non-perishable food products for the Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry. The first 100 entrants will receive an event T-shirt.
The awards presentation is at 2 p.m. This year, there will be 10 different award categories, including Best Muscle Car, Antique, Classic, Import, Street Rod, etc. Entrants must be present at that time to win awards.
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Big 6 well represented in soccer playoffs
Five out of the “Big 6” boys soccer teams, along with four of the girls sides, advanced to the high school soccer playoffs that kicked off on Monday and conclude with the UIL state tournament on April 17-19 at Georgetown. The battle for supremacy in the boys District 30-5A...Read More...
MHS and VMHS soccer teams playoff bound
Four for four. All four soccer teams from Mission High School (MHS) and the Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) have finished their District 61-4A schedule and all four teams are heading to the playoffs – boys and girls. With the old and politically incorrect adage of ladies first in mind, here is a breakdown of how the Lady...Read More...
Juarez-Lincoln Huskies are for real
Surprise! That’s what the La Joya Juarez-Lincoln (LJJL) Huskies boys soccer team did to their District 30-5A opponents last year. They caught them by surprise. They not only compiled an impressive 15-1 record in their inaugural 5A...Read More...
MCISD, city study pool improvements
MISSION—The Mission CISD Board of Trustees discussed the use of the North Side Swimming Pool at the March regular board meeting. Issues with heating, drainage and filtration maintenance have left the facility inoperable for student practice. The board discussed and agreed on a memorandum of understanding with the city of Mission to conduct a feasibility study to correct issues. “Just to let the community know that we do have a contract with the city of Mission, as far as the swimming pool is concerned, for 50 years,” said trustee James E. Olivarez.Read More...
AMJH teacher a finalist for H-E-B Excellence in Education
Alton Memorial Jr. High School Math teacher Rosbel Peña had a surprise visit this morning by representatives from H-E-B. He is one of six South Texas educators to be named as a finalist for a 2014 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, spotlighting him as one of the best educators in Texas. The H-E-B program is the largest monetary awards...Read More...
Peñitas bids for city hall over budget
All five bids Peñitas received to construct a new city hall and police station were over the city's $3 million budget. The lowest bid, from Highmark Construction, was about $4.3 million, and the highest, from Foremost Construction, was $5.2 million. Other bids came from J Con Construction, Texas Descon and Col Air Inc., and ranged from $4.4 million to $5 million. City Secretary Ana Valdez said the city would look at rebidding the project. In July, the city announced a $3 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for rural development to replace the city's deteriorating city hall...Read More...
MISSION - Kevin Boehmer, 56, passed away March 5, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.Read More...
LA JOYA - Abel Garza, Jr., 71, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at his home in La Joya.Read More...
DEATH NOTICE-Cecilio Jose Chapa
MISSION - Cecilio Jose Chapa, 82, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Amara Hospice in Edinburg.Read More...
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