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Modernizing Mission’s neighborhood watch program

20120504-Missiion-Police-Neighborhood-QR-Code-012MISSION — The Mission Police Department unveiled a new “mobile” Neighborhood Watch Program this week. The effort will allow residents to scan QR codes from signs located throughout the city, which will provide information about crime within an area as well as safety tips or warnings.

On Wednesday, MPD unveiled their first sign at La Tierra de los Encinos neighborhood, Thornwood and Mayberry streets. The new Neighborhood Watch signs now include two QR codes.

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Election Q&A: Mission City Council candidates

20120504_Mission-City-CouncilEditor’s note: The Progress Times asked the four candidates in the Mission City Council election questions about their qualifications, top issues facing the city and their vision of the future for Mission. Candidates were given a word limit for each question. If a candidate went over the word limit, their response was truncated.

Question #1:

What are your qualifications for elected office for the Mission City Council? (50 word limit)

Rene De La Cruz, Place 2 Candidate:

I have been self employed since 1985; the experience of owning and operating different kinds of businesses and succeeding in all of them speaks for itself, the experience of owning and operating a restaurant, special event center, developer, builder, working with engineers, architects and other business owners well qualifies me to….

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Election Q&A: MCISD board of trustees

20120504-Mugs-of-CandidatesWEEK THREE

Editor’s note: For the third and final week, the Progress Times asked Mission Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees candidates questions about the district and its future. Candidates were given a word limit for each question. If a candidate went beyond the limit, their response was cut. Place 4 candidate Jorge Esquivel did not reply to a request for participation. The candidates for contested results were asked to participate; J.C. Avila, candidate for Place 5 was not included because the race for the seat is uncontested.

• If cuts need to be made to balance the budget, what would help guide you toward your decision?

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Expressway 83 Lane Closures Wednesday

East Bound US 83 – Two Lane Closure

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Pharr District will be performing a two lane closure (east bound main lanes) on US 83 in Weslaco to perform roadway work on Wednesday, May 2. The lane closure will be needed between FM 88 and Mile 4 Rd. West to complete work being performed by Leal Construction.

Work will be conducted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to observe all posted warning signs, and speed limit signs.

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Election Q&A: MCISD board of trustees

20120427-Mugs-of-CandidatesWEEK TWO

Editor’s note: For the second week, the Progress Times has asked Mission Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees candidates a series of questions about the district and its future. Candidates were given a word limit for each question. If a candidate went beyond the limit, their response was cut. Place 4 candidate Jorge Esquivel did not reply to the request for participation. The candidates for contested results were asked to participate; J.C. Avila, candidate for Place 5 was not included because the race for the seat is uncontested.

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Martin Garza named new Mission Police Chief

20120427_MISSION_Martin-Garza-named-new-Mission-Police-Chief_IMG_49483_TNMISSION — After nearly three months as the interim chief, the Mission City Council elected Martin Garza as the new chief of the Mission Police Department (MPD).

“This will be a day I will never forget,” he said after officially being sworn in as chief alongside his family on Monday. “I want to thank my colleagues who are here with me today from both local, state and federal agencies. I really appreciate their support.”

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A production 77 years in the making

20120423-VMHS-Theater-Group-008VMHS advances to state competition

MISSION — This May, 23 students are set to embark on Veteran Memorial High School’s first trip to the state finals for the U.I.L. one-act play competition. While it’s their school’s first appearance at the state level, it’s been 77 years since the Mission school district has had a one-act play troupe compete at the state level.

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18-year-old charged with capital murder

20120420_Kalifa_CAB5110MISSION — An 18-year-old was charged with capital murder Friday morning in the death of Christine Jacqueline “Jackie” Kalifa.

Aaron Gonzalez was charged with capital murder Friday morning. If convicted, Gonzalez could face the life in prison or the death penalty. He was also charged with aggravated robbery in connection to an attempted home invasion on Wednesday morning.

Kalifa, 23, was found early Tuesday morning at 2 ½ Mile Line and Moorefield roads with a gunshot wound to her neck. According to authorities, her body had not been at the location long before passerby’s reported seeing her body.

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