Written by Ed Salas Friday, 11 January 2013 07:00
Parent meeting planned for special needs baseball teamMISSION—The Mission Boys & Girls Club has started to move forward with its adaptive baseball program...17 May 2013Read More...
The deadline to register for entering the annual Mission Quilt Show is Saturday, Jan. 5. The show will be held at the Mission Historical Museum Annex, located at 200 E. Tom Landry. Show dates are Jan. 12 through Feb. 9.
In a special meeting held New Year’s Day, the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved $631,000 of the approximately $1.9 million in salary increases and new positions asked for in their final meeting of 2012. Other requests will be reconsidered during their January 8 meeting.
MISSION—Cycling, pageants and education are three passions that fuel the life of Miss Hidalgo County 2013, Maritza Jimenez. The Mission native has received the title of Miss Hidalgo County 2013, an opportunity she has been hoping for, for the last three years.
Jimenez was born in Harlingen, and moved to Mission at 5 years of age. She graduated from Mission High School and attended Southwest Texas State (Texas State University-San Marcos) and the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA).
Currently, Jimenez works at UTPA as an academic advisor for the Migrant Program. Jimenez admits she started in pageants to cure her shyness as a child.
The Palmview High School (PHS) Mariachi “Los Lobos” and Grupo Folklorico “Ozomatli” groups will bring a Hispanic flare to the 57th Inaugural Parade in January. The Palmview Lobos were chosen to perform for Barack Obama from nearly 2,800 marching bands, musical acts and drill teams that applied to be part of the historical event.
“The talented groups chosen to participate in the Inaugural Parade reflect the spirit, values and diversity of our great nation,” President Barack Obama said in a statement released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. “Vice President Biden and I are honored to have them join us in the parade.”
February 10, 2012
One week after Sharyland Independent School District board extended Superintendent Scott Owings’ contract, trustees accepted his resignation. The resignation letter stated Owings resigned due to state budget cuts and not receiving a raise in the past two years. Owings resignation was also at the heels of allegations that he harassed two female school officials at a Texas Association of School Administrators conference. His resignation was effective as of June 2012, but Owings’ last month present with the district was February.
Rumors of possible campus violence at Sharyland High School this week have prompted police and school officials to heighten security measures at the campus.
Sharyland ISD issued a statement to parents regarding measures being taken in response to rumors of possible violence at one of the district's campuses this week. The recorded statement was released Tuesday evening through the Skyward portal that is used to provide parents with updates and announcements concerning their children's school.
It was rumored that a student made comments regarding taking a gun to the high school on Friday, the last day of school for Sharyland before the Christmas break.
- Tractor Supply Santa
- SISD breaks ground for second high school
- La Joya ISD passes meal audit
- Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort awarded National Park of the Year
- Newspaper Christmas Schedule
- University of Phoenix donates computers to Boys & Girls Club
- IDEA Schools wins $29 million in ‘Race to the Top’
- Mission police officers investigated
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