Patriots and Lady Patriots tip off new season
Winning may not be everything, but when it comes to basketball, Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) head coaches Rafael Cantu, Jr. and Romeo De La Garza, Jr. have certainly turned winning into a long-standing tradition. With both the Lady Patriots and the Patriots boys having made the playoffs...Read More...
Rattlers face Madison today in regional playoffs
The Sharyland Rattlers’ football season is looking remarkably similar to last year’s. In both 2012 and 2013, Sharyland won the District 30-5A football championship by going undefeated and outscoring their opponents by more than four to one. In 2012 and 2013, Sharyland opened...Read More...
Landez proves key to Sharyland Win
He may be the Sharyland’s Renaissance Man - the player who can do everything. During the Rattler’s 23-20 second playoff round win over Harlingen last Saturday afternoon, Sean Landez proved he could do it all on both sides of the ball. Though he achieved national...Read More...
Sheriff’s office asks for help in shooting
More than a month after a 28-year-year old man was shot and killed, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office released a statement asking for help solving the case.
“Investigators have developed several theories, but have no solid leads or evidence to support their validity,” a news release from the county states.
Eleazar Padilla Jr., 28, was shot Nov. 2 in the 5300 block of Coyote Circle, outside of Mission. He was taken to McAllen Regional Hospital, which called in law enforcement. On Nov. 14, Padilla died from his injuries.
MHS choir students advance to area auditions for All-State Choir
MISSION—Six Mission High School choir students recently took part in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region/Pre-Area performances. They are, from left to right: Oscar Salinas, Carolina Gonzalez, Frankie Chaires, Joel Guerrero, Samantha Sanchez and Xavier Alonzo. Of these six students, five have qualified to compete in the TMEA Area auditions in January that will be held at Rockport-Fulton High School. Those students are: Oscar Salinas, Carolina Gonzalez, Frankie Chaires,...Read More...
Freedom Life Church gives the extra mile
Members of Freedom Life Church dug into their own pockets to provide 250 strangers with free gas Saturday morning at Leo’s gas station at the corner of W. Griffin Parkway and Inspiration Road. Dozens donned scarves, beanies and coats to deliver $5 gas vouchers to unsuspecting drivers...Read More...
OBIT-Julian Parra Barba
MISSION – Julian Parra Barba passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at his home in Mission.Read More...
PENITAS/McALLEN - Eva Chapa, 91, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Briarcliff Nursing Home.Read More...
OBIT-Raul Cruz Jr.
MISSION - Raul Cruz Jr., 68, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Mission Regional Medical Center.Read More...
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