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Progress seen at La Joya ISD Natatorium complex
After a one year delay, construction on La Joya ISD’s $16.4 million Natatorium Complex has resumed construction and is making good progress, according to a district official.

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La Joya ISD Facilities Manager Daniel Garza said 20 percent of the total project has been completed through September 30.

 

The two-and-a-half-acre complex, which will consist of a natatorium, a water park and a planetarium, should be completed by mid-2017, Garza said.

 

MCISD hits snag on new admin building proposal
The Mission Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees Facilities Committee was surprised Tuesday, Oct. 11 when they were told the school district didn’t have enough bond money to pay for the proposed $11.7 million administration building, and would not be able to cover the overage with other fund sources.

 

Mission Bert Ogden KIA celebrates Re-grand opening
Customers who stop by to see the newly remodeled Mission Bert Ogden KIA dealership will not be able to recognize it from before the remodeling.  The building has been completely reconstructed from the foundation up, nearly doubling the size of the dealership.

 

That’s according to Bert Ogden Marketing Director Marsha Green, who explained that the remodeling took longer than expected.

 

National Butterfly Center draws media attention
Marianna Wright, CEO of the National Butterfly Center (NBC) in Mission told the Mission City Council in their Monday, Oct. 10, meeting, the Butterfly Center is drawing favorable attention to Mission as the time for the Texas Butterfly Festival draws near.

 

Wright said many species of butterflies, including the endangered Monarchs could be expected in South Texas during mid- to late October through mid-November, which is the peak of butterfly season.

 

Mission EDC facility officially opens
The entrepreneurship hall of the city’s new Center for Education and Economic Development (CEED) building was appropriately named the Norberto Salinas Entrepreneurship Hall during the building’s official grand opening ceremony held Wednesday.

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