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Mission CISD announces delay in school day start for February 3

MCISDlogoMission Consolidated Independent School District schools will start one hour late on Thursday, Feb. 3. Bus schedules will be adjusted accordingly. The end of the school day remains unchanged at this time. District officials will continue to closely monitor weather forecasts and conditions.

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Wednesday’s chill prompts power outages

Weather_TNLast Updated 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 2, 2011

MISSION — Residents across Hidalgo County woke up Wednesday morning without electricity on the first day of some of the coldest temperatures predicted for the week.

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Cold weather expected, officials urge caution

20110201_WinterEDINBURG — Wednesday will usher in a blast of wintry weather, quite the change from last weekend’s unseasonably warm temperatures.

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FFA students win championships at RGV District stock show

20110120_FFA-Alyssa-CarreraMISSION — Several students from the Veterans Memorial FFA and Mission FFA chapters had projects that earned championship status at the recent RGV District FFA Livestock Show.

Alyssa Carrera, champion Brahman market steer; Zenaida Alaniz, champion junior hog showman; Daniel Hinojosa, champion breeding sheep; Olivia Garcia, reserve champion AOB market steer and Cristina Rios, reserve champion Yorkshire market hog were all contest winners from Veterans Memorial FFA.

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MCISD changes start date for voluntary resignation initiative

MCISDlogoUpdate: After press time, MCISD officials said the start date for the resignation incentive plan had changed. Staff can begin volunteering for the program on Sunday, Feb. 6.

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Troop 84 Scouts uphold Eagle rank tradition

20110128_EagleProjectContinuing a strong troop tradition, several members of Mission Boy Scout Troop 84 are earning their Eagle rank, Scouting’s highest rank.

Gavin De Leon and Gabriel Seigel are currently working on their Eagle projects, while Daniel Hinojosa, Derick Reyna and Aaron Tijerina are in the planning stages for theirs. Another member of Troop 84, Chris Martinez, has completed his Eagle project and only lacks submitting the paperwork and meeting with the Eagle board to complete his Eagle.

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Product parade float designers dish secrets to success

20110128_OLG_FloatMISSION — Three groups are set to put the final, and arguably most important, touches to their floats for the Texas Citrus Fiesta on Friday before unveiling them at Saturday’s Parade of Oranges.

“We start putting the fruit on the float on Friday,” said Ben Lopez, a volunteer on the float for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. “We’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of us starting at 4 p.m. on ‘til 4 a.m. the next day.”

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VMHS Students the First Community Emergency Response Team

20110121_VMHS-CERT-studentsMISSION — Thirteen students from Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) learned how to save lives over their winter break.

Members of their school’s Health Occupation Students of America of HOSA group, the students completed 21 hours of training with the help of the Mission Fire Department.

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