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Mission Classic Car Show rolls into town Saturday

20130222 MISSION CAR SHOW JB 0027The much-anticipated 10th Annual Mission Classic Car Show will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mission Sports Park, located in The Grove at Sharyland Plantation. Over $5000 in cash and prizes will be given away to the winners in five different categories.

While pre-registration is closed, car buffs can still register their cars the day of the show. “Just come over to the registration tent and sign up,” said Mindy Schroeder, show chairman. Registration is free, as is show admission and parking.

This show has grown rapidly to become one of the largest car shows in South Texas. An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people attend this car show each year. And the show typically draws over 250 classic car entries from several states.

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Sharyland rolls out Bring Your Own Device

Sharyland ISD is rolling out the district’s new Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative this week. They plan to start the initiative at the high school and add another campus every three to five school days in phases.

Sharyland Superintendent Virginia Richter said this would make it easier to recognize any issues that might come up such as slow speeds and overloading problems that might arise with an influx of students on their Wifi access.

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MHS field house to cost $1.3M more than Veterans

20130222 Mission High School Field House MapMISSION— On, Feb. 13, the Mission Consolidated Independent School District Board approved the final plans for the Mission High School field house. Executive Director of Maintenance, Facilities & Construction Ricardo Rivera explained the project was accelerated so the new facility will be ready before football season.

“We are trying to get this project started, that way it will hopefully be completed by next summer and before football season, next year,” Rivera said.

EGV Architects is the company working on the project; the proposed 16,000-foot field house has been designed to include a weight room, treatment room, boys and girls facilities with laundry rooms, and offices.

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Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day is Feb. 23

EDINBURG – A new artisan and a special dance performance have been added to this year’s Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day at the Museum of South Texas History set for Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event features traditional crafts, food, music, and dance from South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. Horse hair braiding, quilting, woodworking, spinning, weaving, and numerous other crafts will again be featured.

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Joe Correa Ag Science Lab dedicated

20130216 MCISD AgFarm Dedication AF 0019MISSION—Members of the community and Mission Consolidated Independent School District joined together last Saturday to celebrate the dedication of the MCISD Agriculture Science Lab in honor of Jose “Joe” Correa Jr. Correa, who dedicated 32 years to the district and the City of Mission.

Superintendent Dr. Cornelio Gonzalez said the event was a big step for the district, and a historical time.

“This is an opportunity to honor a person who had a tremendous impact on a lot of students,” Gonzalez said.

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Robert Dominguez named interim police chief

20130220 Robert-Dominguez AsstPoliceChief 0006MISSION – Genealogy enthusiast and Assistant Police Chief Robert Dominguez will be taking on a new role beginning March 1. He has been named interim police chief, taking over for current Police Chief Martin Garza who has been tapped by city fathers as interim City Manager.

Dominguez said he is excited to get this opportunity and looks forward to the challenge.

“Like anything, you never stop growing,” said Dominguez about what he hopes to learn as interim chief. “The day you close that book and stop reading is the day you stop learning.”

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Fire Station No. 3 dedicated to Celestino Ramirez

20130215 FIRESTATIONNO.3 CELESTINO-RAMIREZ DEDICATION CAB 0055 featureMISSION – Last Friday, the City of Mission dedicated Fire Station No. 3, at 1804 N. Shary Rd., in honor of former Mission City Councilman Celestino Ramirez. Ramirez passed away in 2009.

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MCISD honors Joe Correa with ag farm dedication

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.

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