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Mission police officers investigated

MISSION – Following media reports that two Mission police officers were arrested Wednesday in a federal investigation into allegations of corruption, Mission Police Chief Martin Garza said he would not give names of the officers because they have not officially been charged. He did confirm that at least one officer had been taken into federal custody, but no charges had been filed.

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Former Coyote Sergio Castillo receives All-Conference, All-American distinctions

20121214 SergioCastillo featureCANYON – Four years ago, former La Joya soccer standout Sergio Castillo thought he was going to play soccer in college and never imagined he would be an All-American college football player for West Texas A&M University.

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Peñitas holds first annexation public hearing

PEÑITAS— The City of Peñitas held its first of two public hearings on Dec. 4 to allow the public to discuss any concerns over the proposed annexation of 1300 acres. The city would grow in size by over 40 percent if the annexation is approved. Peñitas currently covers approximately 3,132 acres within its boundaries.

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Peñitas plans Chirstmas Posada and Toy Giveaway

PEÑITAS—The Peñitas 2nd Annual Christmas Posada and Toy Giveaway is not like your average toy distribution; the city has competitions, food, toys and games fit for the whole family. The posada is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Peñitas City Park.

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City of Alton throws Christmas Parade tomorrow

ALTON—The Christmas Parade for the City of Alton is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. Citizens will be able to enjoy performances, treats and gifts from Santa Claus.

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Services scheduled Saturday for Mission businessman Jim Schroeder

20121207 OBIT-JamesJSchroederServices are scheduled this Saturday for prominent Mission businessman and civic leader Jim Schroeder. He passed away last Sunday, Dec. 2, at Doctor’s Hospital in Edinburg.

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Sharyland FFA, Mission FFA teams win state

Several area Future Farmers of America students placed at a recent State FFA Leadership Development Event (LDE) in Huntsville. The students first had to place in their division and area before competing at the state level.

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City of Peñitas will add La Joya Migrant Services Director to city council in December

20121127 PENITAS JR Flores new councilmember AF  0006PEÑITAS—Jose Roel “J.R.” Flores has been chosen as the newest addition to the City of Peñitas Council, and as a new member Flores is excited to push safety and business growth in the expanding city.

Flores moved to Peñitas in 2002 with his wife and two children. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling and engineering.

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