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General Interest

The first steps to success: Mission hospital CEO discusses beginnings

20121016-Mission-Regional-Medical-Center-Iruegas-003-featureMission Regional Medical Center CEO Javier Iruegas walks down a third floor corridor in the hospital Tuesday afternoon as he visits various departments. Progress Times photo by Doug YoungEveryone starts somewhere.

Before Javier Iruegas, CEO of Mission Regional Medical Center, began his career in health care administration, he was a college student putting himself through school with a part-time job at a pizza joint.

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UTPA Carnival of the Great Pumpkin will be a ghostly good time

EDINBURG—The University of Texas-Pan American will be holding its 46th annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the UTPA Fieldhouse. Thousands of people are expected to attend the yearly event, which is free and open to the public.

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UVAL offers new classes

The Upper Valley Art League has opened up new classes to be offered at the UVAL facility at 921 E. 12thStreet in Mission.

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Peñitas plans Halloween Bash

The City of Peñitas, the Peñitas Whitewing Festival, Peñitas Library and the Peñitas Police Department are joining together to put on the 2012 Halloween Bash. It runs from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Peñitas Veterans Memorial Park.

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2013 Tangerine Court royalty

20121026 Princess-Anna DSC 6320The youngest court of the upcoming 2013 Texas Citrus Fiesta was announced at the Princess Anna contest held on Oct. 13 at the Mission Community Center. Thirteen young ladies from throughout the Rio Grande Valley competed. Members of the incoming court, from left to right, are Gabriela C. Ramirez, second alternate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rene Ramirez from Linn; Jewelisa D. Gonzalez, Princess of Red Grapefruit Blossom, Jorge Gonzalez and Vianey Zarate, Mission; Jaelynn A. Mendez, Princess Anna 63rd, Mr. and Mrs. Andres Mendez, Mission; Riza R. Hernandez, Princess of Lime Blossom, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hernandez, McAllen; Angelika K. Ochoa, Princess of Tangerine Blossom, Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Ochoa, Palmview; Leslie R. Bishop, first alternate, Mr. and Mrs. Brent Bishop, McAllen; and Sofia C. Pecina, Princess of Lemon Blossom, Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Pena, McAllen.

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Mission duchesses chosen for 2013 Citrus Fiesta

20121026 Duchesses DSC 6282Mission area duchesses were selected Oct. 2 to be presented to the 2013 Texas Citrus Fiesta Royal Court in January. This year’s TCF theme is “Kaleidoscope of World Cultures.” New duchesses include, left to right, Alyssa M. Aguilar, Duchess of Honeydew Mission, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Daniel Aguilar; Anyssa L. Vela, Duchess of Ruby Red Grapefruit Mission, Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Vela; Itzel Flores, Duchess of Star Ruby Mission Grapefruit, Mr. and Mrs. Jose E. Flores, Palmview; Sierra N. Long, Duchess of Marshwhite Grapefruit Sharyland, Melisa Awbrey and Richard Long; and Melanie K. San Roman, Duchess of Pink Grapefruit Sharyland, Mr. and Mrs. Mario San Roman. Not pictured is Adela I. Parras, Duchess of Wildflowers Mission, Mr. and Mrs. Jose Parras-Canchola.

 

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Early Voting Begins Today

Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election begins today. Voters who are registered to vote in Hidalgo County may vote at any polling site in the county during the early voting period, which runs from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2.

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General Election early voting begins Monday

Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election starts Monday, Oct. 22. During early voting, voters can vote at any polling site in their county. Mobile locations will also be provided.

Besides the presidential election, voters will be casting their votes on the $184 million drainage bond; United States Senator and United State Representative District 28; Railroad Commissioner; Justice Supreme Court Place 2, 4, and 6; presiding judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7 and Place 8; member, State Board of Education, District 3; State Senator, District 20; State Representative, District 35; Chief Justice, 13th Court of Appeals District 13, and Place 2, 4 and 5; District Judge, 92nd, 93rd, 139th, 332nd, 389th, 398th, 430th, and 449th Judicial Districts; and County Sheriff.

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