- Category: Local News
- Published: Tuesday, February 01 2011 14:03
- Written by News Service
Alyssa Carrera, champion Brahman market steer; Zenaida Alaniz, champion junior hog showman; Daniel Hinojosa, champion breeding sheep; Olivia Garcia, reserve champion AOB market steer and Cristina Rios, reserve champion Yorkshire market hog were all contest winners from Veterans Memorial FFA.
Gavin De Leon and Gabriel Seigel are currently working on their Eagle projects, while Daniel Hinojosa, Derick Reyna and Aaron Tijerina are in the planning stages for theirs. Another member of Troop 84, Chris Martinez, has completed his Eagle project and only lacks submitting the paperwork and meeting with the Eagle board to complete his Eagle.
“We start putting the fruit on the float on Friday,” said Ben Lopez, a volunteer on the float for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. “We’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of us starting at 4 p.m. on ‘til 4 a.m. the next day.”
Members of their school’s Health Occupation Students of America of HOSA group, the students completed 21 hours of training with the help of the Mission Fire Department.
MISSION — Hailey Alexandria Tijerina may moonlight as a white-belt in karate, but next weekend, she’ll get her biggest kick on the parade route as the Princess of Tangerine for the Parade of Oranges along side Queen Citrianna 74th and other members of the Tangerine Court.
“I get to sit in the front,” said Hailey.
The Texas Citrus Fiesta Royal and Tangerine Court will have their first public event at this weekend’s Royal Reception Ball at the Mission Community Center. The Yoyal Coronation, where the community gathers for the crowning of King Citrus and Queen Citrianna 75th, will be held Thursday, Jan 27. at the Mission Neuhaus Center at 7 p.m.
LA JOYA — La Joya Independent School District board discussed the findings of an annual financial report for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31 that shows the district has approximately an extra $30 million in its general fund.
The school district’s general fund has increased from $63 million last year to over $93 million this year, officials said at last week’s board meeting. Revenues exceeded expenditures by over $25 million after the district did less spending than what they budgeted for.