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Husband of Mission city councilwoman killed Thursday

The husband of Mission Mayor Pro-Tem Norie G. Garza was killed yesterday after being struck by a vehicle near his Mission home.

Oscar Garza, 59, a longtime Mission businessman and public servant was struck by a southbound vehicle about 6:30 a.m. as he walked his dogs in the 2900 block of North Bryan Road, according to a Mission Police Department Press release. The driver, whose name was not released, called Mission police to the scene.

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Garza was transported to Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg where he succumbed to his injuries, per the press release. A traffic investigation is in its preliminary stages. A Mission Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team will continue to gather information relevant to the accident.


Viewing will be Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 620 Dunlap Ave., Mission, with the Rosary at 7 p.m.   Funeral services will occur at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29 at Our Lady of Guadalupe with burial immediately following at approximately 11 a.m. 


No further information was immediately available before Thursday’s press deadline but Mission City Manager Martin Garza Jr. expressed his condolences for the Garza family saying it was “a very sad day in our city…our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this very difficult time.”

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