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MEDA to discuss merger with MEDC

MEDAlogo_TNMission Economic Development Authority (MEDA) will meet Wednesday, Mar. 9 at 5:30 p.m. to again discuss the Mission City Council’s order to dissolve MEDA and move its operations under the direction of MEDC (Mission Economic Development Corporation).


Council removes Roseland as MEDC board president

logo_MEDCMISSION — Nearly a dozen days after the Mission City Council voted to disband the Mission Economic Development Authority, moving its work under the city-controlled Mission Economic Development Corporation, city leaders have made yet another change to the group by removing the MEDC board president.

On Monday, the council voted to remove Joe Roseland from the MEDC board after serving on the board for almost 15 years. Roseland said he was previously asked to resign from the board.


County, RMA tangled…again

image002_thumbEDINBURG — A question of eligibility for a few appointed members of the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority could not only negatively impact the group’s work on the project, but also affect the organization’s ability to hold onto $80 million in funding for the venture by stalling its progress.

Late last month RMA Chairman Dennis Burleson sent letters to Hidalgo County Commissioners and RMA board members about the need to ensure that all the members appointed fit the qualifications under a petition sent to the Texas Department of Transportation Commission for the board’s creation.


Mission councilwomen barred from MEDA executive session

MEDAlogoTwo Mission City Councilwomen were barred from participating in an executive session of the board of directors of Mission Economic Development Authority (MEDA) on Thursday, Feb. 24. The meeting of the MEDA board was called to discuss the action taken by Mission City Council on Feb. 18 ordering an immediate stoppage of funding to MEDA and the dissolution of the independent corporation.



Boy Scouts celebrate 101 years

20110225_Boy-Scout-troop-84_002MISSION — The skills young men learn as Boy Scouts can help them approach nearly any situation successfully, local scout leaders say.

Vidal Rodriguez, scoutmaster for Troop 83, recalled one incident during a summer camp where a scout became ill.

“The scout started showing signs of hypothermia and my troops picked up on it and stepped up to help, without me saying anything,” he said. “They knew how to react. They didn’t panic or think twice about it.”


Census dispute likely

Mission moves to 4th largest RGV city

20110225_TEXAS-MapMISSION — The commercial boom here along U.S. Expressway 83 hasn’t just proved beneficial for sales tax or hotel-motel tax receipts in Mission, but has also moved families to call the city home, 2010 U.S. Census estimates show.


Benavides: LJISD won’t cut pre-k

LA-JOYA-LOGOLA JOYA — Superintendent Dr. Alda T. Benavides put many La Joya pre-kindergarten teachers at ease when she said the district has no plans to cut their program.

“The state is talking about cutting pre-k. La Joya ISD is not,” Benavides said to the full boardroom. “There will be no discussion to cut pre-k.”


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