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Starr County authorities continues investigation into two February murders

By Kenneth Roberts The Starr County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate two murders committed within a six-day period, with the most recent slaying occurring in the late afternoon hours of Wednesday, Feb. 19 near Garciasville, a small community about eight miles east of Rio Grande City. In the Feb. 19 homicide, Juan Carlos Olvera,…

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Mission native recognized for fighting Australia bushfires

A Mission native who was greeted in Australia with a thunderous applause received a similar homecoming back home last week. On Thursday, Feb. 20, Mission native Rey Navarro, 39, an assistant fire management officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was recognized by the Boys and Girls Club of Mission after spending over a…

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La Joya Housing Authority chairman steps down

After four years serving on the board, John J. Peña announced Tuesday he is stepping down from the La Joya Housing Authority board of directors. Peña, who served as chairman of the board, announced his resignation during the latest housing authority meeting. “I feel sorry to say this, I love all of you guys, and…

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Area Sports

VMHS senior signs letter of intent

Veterans Memorial High School senior Bella Dominguez will be heading to Victoria Junior College in the fall. Last Thursday, Dominguez signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the college. Surrounded by her family, peers and coached, she committed to continuing her athletic and academic career. “She gets to play a game that she…

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Two up; two down

Pioneer, Mission Vets boys’ basketball teams open playoffs with wins It didn’t take long for the five starters of the Sharyland Pioneer boys’ basketball team to get it rolling this past Monday night at Pioneer High School. Before it was over the rest of the squad showed what it could do too. The end result…

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Battle of Conway II – Duel on the Diamond

It was the Battle of Conway baseball style. The Mission Veterans Patriots took the short bus ride to Leo Najo Field Monday night to take on the Mission Eagles in their annual Duel on the Diamond. And while this game does not have anywhere near the hype, or the fan turnout, that the gridiron Battle…

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