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Seven more people test positive for COVID-19

There are now 18 cases of COVID-19 in Hidalgo County after seven more people tested positive for it, the county announced Friday. Early indications are that most of the new cases are travel related, said Hidalgo County health officials. All of the new positive cases are residents of McAllen and Judge Cortez has alerted McAllen Mayor…

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Mission increases emergency readiness level

MISSION, TX – Mission Mayor Dr. Armando O’Caña elevated the city’s emergency readiness to Level One on March 25, its highest level due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. “My top priority as mayor is keeping our city, our community and our employees safe,” he said. “Part of the plan directs departments to identify…

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Campus closures create new classrooms

Local students speak on attending school from home Students throughout the county, state and country have been making the transition from attending class on campus to doing school work from home. This week, students in La Joya ISD, Sharyland ISD and Mission CISD have “returned” from Spring Break only to find their classrooms in their…

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Area Sports

Area track teams, athletes experiencing success

Just days before the UIL mandated suspension of athletic events across the state of Texas a good number of area athletes got the chance to showcase their speed, strength and jumping skills at a couple of local track meets. Two team titles The Mission Veterans Lady Patriots put up 168 points in route to a…

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Big 7 soccer teams go the distance

Editor’s note: After this article was sent to press, UIL announced they had extended its suspension of all UIL athletic events until Monday, May 4. In the midst of the uncertainty currently surrounding almost every aspect of daily life in this country it would be remiss to just forget about the accomplishments of our local…

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UIL suspends all events

Editor’s note: After this article was sent to press, UIL announced they had extended its suspension of all UIL athletic events until Monday, May 4. High school athletics a Coronavirus victim It was a decision that sent shock waves across the Lone Star state. Last Friday, the UIL (University Interscholastic League) announced that effective Monday,…

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