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PEÑITAS—Children and parents stood on a makeshift stage here, Saturday evening, and expressed what they were most thankful for at a festival held at the Buckner Community Transformation Center. Attendees enjoyed a hot turkey dinner with hundreds of their neighbors and friends.
MISSION—Long-awaited parks improvements at Bannworth Park on Shary Road and CWV Park on South Mayberry, are nearing completion, according to Mission City Manager Julio Cerda. The projects include a new indoor swimming pool and a separate gymnasium building at Bannworth Park. The Mayberry Pool at CWV Park has undergone extensive refurbishing and a new gymnasium has been added next door. The gyms will serve as satellite locations for the Mission Boys & Girls Club.
MISSION—The Mission School Board last week approved a restructuring plan for the Kenneth White Junior High campus. The action was taken in response to federal No Child Left Behind Act mandates to make improvements at the campus, which has failed to meet AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) test score requirements for four consecutive years.
MISSION—The Mission Food Pantry has found a new home at 1400 E. Kika De La Garza loop, occupying the old Texas Citrus Fiesta building. The pantry supports feeding families in Mission and neighboring cities, not only during the holidays but year round.
Assistant Manager Joe Garcia explained this is his 11th year working with the Mission Food Pantry, along with his wife, Manager Nadine Garcia. The pantry is an organization that helps citizens who have suffered through house fires, lost their homes, or are directed to their facility through community referrals.
“I have lived on Lucky J. Street for 26 years and have not needed any services provided by the city. The county takes care of us and we do not need to pay taxes for the city of Mission to get services we do not need.” Those words, which drew a round of applause from many seated in the audience, were from Jesse Sanchez who spoke in opposition of the planned annexation of land north of Mile 3 Road on Moorefield Road in the Monday, Nov. 13, meeting of the Mission City Council.
It was a somber evening at Team Excellence’s campaign headquarters in La Joya Tuesday as the election results for La Joya Independent School District school board started coming in. Both Arnolodo Ochoa and Isaac Sulemana were quite surprised at the outcome.
“We were confident,” said Sulemana.
Both candidates believe there were too many issues at some polling locations and refused to surrender too quickly. Calls were coming in to them saying numbers were not adding up.
MISSION— Over the last 40 years football field turf has changed drastically. Starting with professional football teams, Astroturf was adopted by many clubs across the country. Problems with turf injuries has caused manufacturers to develop the more modern Field Turf and RealGrass, a synthetic alternative created to mimic natural grass.
- Peñitas pushes for annexation of bordering land
- Football Contest prize money grows to $1,000
- Thousands of butterflies wow Texas Butterfly Festival visitors
- MCISD welding program offers career options
- La Joya, Palmview, Sharyland bands advance to area competition
- Mission’s leading citizens honored
- Chamber promotes positive business climate
- HIGH EXPECTATIONS - New Shary superintendent raises the bar
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