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Last Chance to Register

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.

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County Commissioners approve $631,000 in pay hikes, new positions

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.

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Mission native named Miss Hidalgo County 2013

20130104 MISSION native named Miss Hidalgo County 2013 AF -(photo-credit)RockyLozanoPhotographerMISSION—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.

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PHS’s Mariachi and Folklorico groups chosen to perform in Inaugural Parade

20130104 PHS-mariachi-folkloricoThe 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.”

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Mission area top stories for 2012 in review

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.

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MCISD Migrant Program pushes college readiness through robotics project

20121215 MCISD Alton JRhigh Migrant Robotics program AF  0029 featureMISSION— Migrant students are spending their Saturday mornings in school – learning about robotics, math and engineering.

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Mission Police respond to rumors of high school violence

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.

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Tractor Supply Santa

20121215 Tractor-supply Santa Pct photos JB 0002Jahaira Gonzalez took advantage of Tractor Supply's free photos with Santa for pet owners with their little friends. Jahaira is shown with Khloe, her Shih Tzu (that's "lion dog" in Chinese), and the famous man in the red suit. Mission Post Office employees may recognize the white bearded Santa as co-worker, Luis Reyna, who volunteered to play the part.

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