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TxDOT road repairs planned for 23rd Street

Motorists should expect lane reductions on 23rd Street from US 83 to Sarah Street in south McAllen. Crews are working on an asphalt overlay operation. The work is scheduled from April 25 to May 9. 23rd Street is part of a district-wide overlay project that includes US 83, FM 1015, FM 907, FM 1926 & FM 1426. TxDOT has already completed work on FM 1015, FM 1426, and FM 907.

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Anzalduas Park remains closed for Easter

20100714_River-Flooding_JB_0113MISSION — Hidalgo County officials this week reminded residents that Anzalduas Park remains closed to the public and will not be available for use over the Easter holiday.

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Mission hires more police officers

20110413_MISSION_Fire-Police_Sub_Ribbon_Cutting_CAB_0002MISSION — The Mission City Council approved hiring 10 additional police officers last Friday at an annual cost of approximately $550,000. The council adopted a budget amendment to approve $248,503 for the remaining 12 pay periods of this fiscal year. The city will pay this expenditure out of the city’s general fund, said City Manager Julio Cerda.

This action comes on the heels of the opening of a new $2.2 million police substation and Fire Station No. 5 on Military and Glasscock roads.

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SISD discusses disciplinary education procedures

AE_Building_P1000516MISSION — Sharyland district officials this week questioned disciplinarian action programs for students, asking if there were better ways to help punish students without giving them a criminal record.

According to the student handbook, placement in the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) is mandatory or discretionary depending on the conduct of the student. Some actions also require the action of the local police.

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Alton to condemn land for drainage project

Alton_LOGOALTON — The Alton City Council will proceed in condemning a parcel of land where the city needs an easement for the Shary Woods drainage project.

Assistant City Manager Steve Peña said the city was in negotiations with the former owner of the property when the property was seized by the U.S. Marshals Service. The 21.9-acre tract, located on Glasscock Road, is now owned by a bank and is being held for resale. The city cannot wait for resale of the land, Peña said.

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Sharyland still ranked No. 3 in state

shraryland-logo_TNThe latest Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association poll, released April 14, shows Sharyland High School baseball is again ranked number 3 in the state for 5A schools, for the second week in a row.

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Photographer recounts war with Vietnam veterans

Doug-Binh-Chanh-1967McALLEN — Recalling memories of the Vietnam War, several soldiers talk about their struggles in the jungle and their return to civilian life, which, when dressed in military garb, was either met with disdain or complete disregard.

Last weekend with LZ: RGV, the community finally welcomed home and thanked Rio Grande Valley Vietnam veterans for their service with proclamations, presentations and the Healing Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., as an effort to remember those who died in combat.

“We failed to do that as a country,” said retired United States Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez at a dedication ceremony.

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Kika de la Garza immortalized in scuplture

20110408_KikadelaGarza_Statue_0508MISSION — It’s a 19-year-old dream coming to reality for Gen Long, former Mission councilwoman. Her overdue “dream” was to see former U.S. Rep. Eligio de la Garza II immortalized in bronze for his 44 years of service to South Texas and as a Mission’s “favorite son.” He is lovingly known as “Kika” by his family, friends and the constituency he served.

“Kika has been a Godsend for agriculture in this area and also throughout the United States and many countries of the world. People do not realize what all he has done, but I have seen a lot of the successes from what he has done,” said Long.

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