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Mission citizens awards nominations now open

The Progress Times announced today that nominations are now open for the annual citizens awards for Mr. Mission and First Lady of Mission. Dee Rendon, publisher of the Progress Times, announced that nominations for the awards will be accepted until 5 p.m., Sept. 5 at the newspaper office.

The annual awards will be presented at the Mission Chamber of Commerce banquet on Friday, October 5 at the Mission Event Center.

20171019 Mission Chamber Banquet LG 69Clubs, organizations and individuals are encouraged to submit nominations for the citizens awards. These awards are designed to recognize and honor those who have devoted their time and effort to help others and to make Mission a better place to live, raise our families and to provide opportunity for our residents. Send in your nominations and recognize those who have served so well.

While a resume for the nominee is helpful, it is not required. Just provide a description of the ways the nominee has served the community, along with your name and phone number.

Nominations may be submitted in person at the Progress Times office at 1217 N. Conway or by mail to Citizens Awards, Progress Times, P.O. Box 399, Mission, Texas 78573. Nominations may also be submitted by email to or by fax to 956-585-2304. A pdf version of the nomination form, selection criteria, and a list of past recipients are available online at

Mr. Mission and First Lady
Selection criteria for Mr. Mission and First Lady of Mission are the following:

Must have provided long term service to Mission through a civic or church group or endeavor, or through charitable or benevolent service to the community, or a combination of these factors.

Service must be ongoing and cover a minimum of 11 years.

Length of service, character and integrity will be among considerations.

Value of service to the community in general is the primary factor.

Must live, work or have significant business interests in Mission.

Nomination Procedure
Nominations must include the nominee’s name, address and phone number as well as the qualifications of the individual. Qualifications may include positions and offices held, number of years of service and a description of the service the individual has given.

Also, list any honors the individual has received, whether civic, church, or professional. Include a description of what is particularly outstanding about this individual. Also, include the name and telephone number of the person submitting the nomination. Any person who works or resides in Mission can submit a nomination.

In addition to being available to submit online here, the nomination forms and criteria may also be picked up at the Progress Times office located at 1217 N. Conway. To request forms to be faxed or emailed, call 956-585-4893. Email requests should be sent to

Last year’s award recipients were Dolores Cantu, First Lady of Mission; Ruben Moreno, Mr. Mission.

Tickets for the chamber banquet may be purchased at the Mission Chamber of Commerce, located at 202 W. Tom Landry, phone 585-2727.

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