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Agua SUD names new interim executive director

The Agua Special Utilities District (Agua SUD) board appointed a new interim director just one week after the board’s previous executive director stepped down at a contentious board meeting.


Oscar Cancino, an engineer who previously worked for the Texas Department of Transportation, was unanimously selected to serve as the Agua SUD interim executive director Monday. Oct. 3.


Julio Cerda, the previous director, resigned during the Sept. 26 meeting. Assistant Executive Director Rudy Flores was originally appointed to replace Cerda. However, newly appointed board president Rogelio Hernandez III said Monday they needed to appoint a new interim director because Flores wished to return to his former position.


Mission teen dead after auto-pedestrian accident

Hermann Hernandez, a 16-year-old Mission High School student died after he was struck by a drunk driver Monday night, according to McAllen police.


New MCISD administration building may cost $11.7 million

Apparently this is not the best time for school districts to begin new construction projects.  Mission Consolidated Independent School District just received the bids on the new administration building the district has been planning for more than two years. Instead of the project costing $9.5 million as originally estimated, the cost could now run $11.7 million.


The district received only two bids for the project


McAllen lawyer Roberto Yzaguirre to represent J.J. Garza

La Joya Housing Authority Director Juan Jose “J.J.” Garza will have a new lawyer representing him as he faces federal fraud charges.


Court records show Chief Judge Ricardo Hinojosa approved a motion to replace Garza’s former lawyer – Palmview-based attorney Roberto Jackson Jr. – with McAllen lawyer Roberto Yzaguirre.

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