Vanessa Garcia was charged Wednesday with capital murder. Her husband, Reyes Garcia, died from four gunshot wounds during a home invasion and robbery on June 23, 2010, police said.
Three other suspects were charged in June and one has a warrant for his arrest.
MCISD wrestles budget cut increases
MISSION — As the Mission Consolidated Independent School District continues to make painstaking cuts to its budget, administrators struck board trustees with another blow over the weekend: They’ll have to make bigger cuts.
Initially, over the past few months, administrators estimated the loss of funding to the district would be about $5 million, but after paying closer attention to talks in the House and Senate, that shortfall is now closer to $8 million.
The silent auction is to be held at the Blue Ribbon Fashion Show Gala hosted by the Angels of Love Foundation, a McAllen non-profit organization created to help children who are neglected or abused around the Rio Grande Valley.
Thursday, April 21 has been designated as an early release day for Mission CISD (Consolidated Independent School District) schools. Pre-k students will be released at 10:30 a.m. All other elementary grades will dismiss at 12 p.m. (noon). Junior high schools and high schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. on this day. Afternoon pre-k students will not attend school on April 21. The early release time for pre-k is needed to allow for proper busing procedures for the elementary schools on the early release day.
Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Constable Lazaro "Larry" Gallardo Jr. poses with his family and Hidalgo County Commissioners at Tuesday's Commissioners' Court where Gallardo was presented with a resolution honoring his 2010 Constable of the Year award with the National Constables Association, which was held last month. Gallardo is the first south Texas constable to receive the honor, along with the state-association award.
Important developments in the recent falling out between the Mission City Council and the organization that has served as the city’s economic development facilitator for 22 years.
Jul. 24, 1989 – City of Mission authorizes formation of MEDA (Mission Economic Development Authority) to conduct economic development activities on behalf of the city.
August 1994 – Due to legislation changes affecting sales tax revenues, the city of Mission forms MEDC (Mission Economic Development Corporation) to administer the portion of city sales tax revenues designated for economic development and quality of life improvements. The MEDC board has no staff, but approves city sales tax funds going to MEDA. MEDA staff still handles the day-to-day economic development activities for the city.
On the drive to the Cancer Center at Renaissance, she held my hand and asked a series of questions: Will it burn? Will I lose my hair immediately? Will I still be the same person? How sick will it make me? Will you be there with me? Is it wrong if I’m scared?
- Mission rescinds MEDA’s authority, hires its employees, except Townsend
- Gladys Porter Zoo welcomes new arrivals
- Council strips MEDA’s authority
- MEDA rebuffs city takeover of board
- Spring breakers help repair damage by Dolly, Alex
- Local FFA students win big at RGVLS
- MEDA board members tell council, ‘Slow down’
- Mission council supports MEDA board restructuring
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