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MISSION — The Mission City Council approved hiring 10 additional police officers last Friday at an annual cost of approximately $550,000. The council adopted a budget amendment to approve $248,503 for the remaining 12 pay periods of this fiscal year. The city will pay this expenditure out of the city’s general fund, said City Manager Julio Cerda.
This action comes on the heels of the opening of a new $2.2 million police substation and Fire Station No. 5 on Military and Glasscock roads.
MISSION — Sharyland district officials this week questioned disciplinarian action programs for students, asking if there were better ways to help punish students without giving them a criminal record.
According to the student handbook, placement in the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) is mandatory or discretionary depending on the conduct of the student. Some actions also require the action of the local police.
Assistant City Manager Steve Peña said the city was in negotiations with the former owner of the property when the property was seized by the U.S. Marshals Service. The 21.9-acre tract, located on Glasscock Road, is now owned by a bank and is being held for resale. The city cannot wait for resale of the land, Peña said.
The latest Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association poll, released April 14, shows Sharyland High School baseball is again ranked number 3 in the state for 5A schools, for the second week in a row.
McALLEN — Recalling memories of the Vietnam War, several soldiers talk about their struggles in the jungle and their return to civilian life, which, when dressed in military garb, was either met with disdain or complete disregard.
Last weekend with LZ: RGV, the community finally welcomed home and thanked Rio Grande Valley Vietnam veterans for their service with proclamations, presentations and the Healing Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., as an effort to remember those who died in combat.
“We failed to do that as a country,” said retired United States Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez at a dedication ceremony.
MISSION — It’s a 19-year-old dream coming to reality for Gen Long, former Mission councilwoman. Her overdue “dream” was to see former U.S. Rep. Eligio de la Garza II immortalized in bronze for his 44 years of service to South Texas and as a Mission’s “favorite son.” He is lovingly known as “Kika” by his family, friends and the constituency he served.
“Kika has been a Godsend for agriculture in this area and also throughout the United States and many countries of the world. People do not realize what all he has done, but I have seen a lot of the successes from what he has done,” said Long.
“We made a commitment to serve and to be the mayor and city council, and my commitment was to be able to do things that were going to be able to help our community,” Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas said. “Our commitment to our community is a very big commitment and we’re not going to stop there. We need to continue doing what we have made that commitment to be.”
- TEA demands MCISD refund $362,153 in migrant funds
- Grand opening planned for new fire, police substation
- TxDOT Road Construction Advisories
- Mission woman charged in husband’s home invasion death
- NO HAPPY OPTIONS
- SHS students donate artwork to Angels of Love Foundation
- Mission CISD announces early release for Easter weekend
- Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Constable Lazaro "Larry" Gallardo Jr. presented with resolution
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