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Mission Baccalaureate planned Thursday

MISSION — Trey Ware will deliver his message to the 2012 graduates at the Mission Baccalaureate, honoring graduates from Mission High School, Veterans Memorial High School and Sharyland High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the V.F. Neuhaus Health and P.E. Center on the Mission High School campus.

Ware is an institution in San Antonio media. A San Antonio native, he began his career 35 years ago at the age of 10 as America’s youngest DJ and is now the host of the popular "Trey Ware Morning Show" on 550 KTSA and KTSA.com

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Archery tournament for all ages set for May 12

20120511_ArchersAn archery tournament will be held on Saturday, May 12, at the Mission Skeet and Trap Club facilities located on Conway Ave., 1/4-mile south of Expressway 83 adjacent to the Hike and Bike Trail. It begins at 10 a.m.

Medals will be awarded in all divisions and categories for compound, recurve, longbow and for seniors, men, women, youth, cubs and mini-cubs. Participants under 14 years of age must

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Day camps bring kids closer to nature

On Saturday, May 12, Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center presents, “Amazing Daisy,” part of their Wild Things Day Camp series.

The May 12 program for 5 to 7 year olds is designed to inspire love for plants and gardening by increasing awareness of native wildlife and the close relationship between plants and animals. Participants will study daises growing wild at Quinta Mazatlan, identify plant parts, meet plant pollinators, and prepare a mini garden to grow at home.

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STC, UTPA registrations underway

Summer and fall semester registration is underway for The University of Texas-Pan American and South Texas College.

The University of Texas-Pan American registration for the Summer I, Summer II and Fall semester registration deadlines are June 5 for Summer I (classes start June 4); July 12 for Summer II (classes start July 11); and Aug. 30 for Fall (classes start Aug. 27).

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Dallas Cowboys visit MRMC patients

20120504_Dallas_CowboysAlexandria Serna Canizalez, held by her mother Claudia Canizalez, was among the surprised children—and surprised parents—who received a special visit from a few Dallas Cowboys players at the Pediatric Unit of Mission Regional Medical Center last Saturday.

Surrounding the mother and daughter are, left to right, Stephen McGee, QB; Philip Tanner, RB; Tony Hill, WR, (1977-1986); Teddy Williams, CB; Brandon Carr, CB; and Jesse Holley, WR. The visit was arranged by Rene Capistran, regional head of The SpawGlass Foundation, and Tony Hill with the Texas Legends Cowboys Stars.

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MPD seizes drugs, charges couple

MISSION — Over 5,000 pounds of marijuana were seized in three separate incidents the Mission Police Department and Narcotics Division took part in this week.

Nearly 4,000 pounds of marijuana was seized after MPD received a tip a resident had 2,000 pounds of marijuana in a house. When MPD arrived, they found more than anticipated, police said.

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MPD to host Community Day in Madero

MADERO — The Mission Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the City of Mission will host a Community Day at Madero Community Park on Saturday.

MPD officials invite the community to come out the event from 2:30-5 p.m. The event will have food, prizes, moon jumps, piñatas, balloons, clowns, face painting and games like tug-of-war and potato sack races. Entertainment will be provided for “Los Federales,” a band comprised of agents.

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County readies for 2012 primary elections

EDINBURG — After a lengthy and delayed process to get the 2012 primary elections underway due to federal and state redistricting, the Hidalgo County Elections Department officials said they have been working to ensure that the county is prepared for the primary elections.

The department has redrawn voting precinct lines, moved voters into their new precincts, confirmed addresses, and mailed out new voter registration certificates, all the while preparing the voting machines and ballots for the elections that will be held in May – city and school and also the primary elections. Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramón urged residents to be aware of several key issues regarding the 2012 primary election process.

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