Written by Carina A. Brunson Friday, 22 February 2013 07:00
MISSION—Mission Consolidated Independent School District will hold a dedication ceremony tomorrow at 10 a.m., renaming of the district’s ag farm in honor of longtime agricultural sciences teacher Joe Correa. The new name for the farm is the Jose “Joe” Correa, Jr. Agriculture Science Lab.
The facility is located behind the MCISD Central Kitchen at 1201 W. Griffin Parkway.
PALMHURST – The City of Palmhurst will participate with over 300 other city and county entities throughout the state in the Great Texas Warrant Roundup. The city is looking to close about 2,200 warrants and citations between now and March 10.
City of Palmhurst will be mailing out approximately 2,200 unpaid warrants today, Feb. 15. The city will be seeking out those that have unpaid speeding tickets and other Class C penal law offenses, such as local theft or parking, driving and city ordinance violations. The city has outstanding warrants as far back as 2008.
LA JOYA—The La Joya Board of Aldermen Tuesday discussed speed limit changes along Highway 83 within the city limits as well as a special election in May to change the city form of government to a home rule charter.
The city approved a special election scheduled for May 13, seeking voter approval to change the city government from general law to home rule, which gives the city greater powers, such as annexation authority without consent of the property owners affected.
MISSION – Sharyland Independent School District will be holding a tax ratification election, although the date has not been set. The tax ratification would not raise taxes, but change how tax dollars are allocated.
At the school district’s board meeting held Monday, Feb. 11, Jesse Muniz, assistant superintendent of business and finance, suggested two proposed calendars to get the information out to the public, setting the proposed tax rate adoption, and having the election for the proposed tax rate.
MISSION—The Mission Consolidated Independent School District Finance Committee discussed new security options for its campuses on Feb. 6. MCISD Assistant Superintendant for Finance & Operations Lucio Mendoza explained they have worked with the Mission Fire Department and Mission Police Department to develop the proposed changes.
Mendoza showed a video to the committee that depicted gunmen entering a campus and attacking staff and students. He explained they used the video to see what measures can be taken to prevent every move the gunmen make.
MISSION – Mission Police Chief Martin Garza was named interim city manager for the City of Mission Monday, Feb. 11. He will begin his new duties on March 1 when Julio Cerda officially leaves the post.
About being appointed to the position, Garza said he will remain a public servant and is humbled and honored to serve the citizens of Mission in this capacity.
Cerda said Garza would serve in the position the next several months until the city council decides it is time to go forward and make their decision on a permanent city manager.
MISSION—Starting with a field of 36 competitors, it took about an hour to whittle that number down to one at this year’s Mission CISD Spelling Bee, held last Friday at Salinas Elementary School. This year’s top speller in the Mission School District is the same as last year – and the year before that.
Kimberly Garza, an eighth grader from Mission Jr. High School won this year’s annual district spelling bee for the third year in a row.
- Alton City Commission approves May election
- Innovative Mission teacher makes lasting impressions
- Mission property crimes continue decline
- MCISD considers demolition vs. renovation of high school buildings
- MPD officer fired after DWI charge
- Aggravated robbery leads to Mission school lockdowns
- LJISD school board extends super’s contract
- Julio Cerda resigns as city manager
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