Mission plans Independence Day celebration

Mission may be seeing some fireworks come July 4 this year. This week, the city of Mission held a special meeting granting a variance request for an ordinance regarding the shooting off, discharging, exploding guns, firecrackers or other explosive matter and bonfires currently prohibited. Assistant Fire Chief Rene Alvarez presented the item on behalf of…

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Candidates vie for Mission city council

This election season for the city of Mission features some familiar faces. This year, two places are up for grabs on the Mission city council, although only one includes an actual race. The race for Place 2 includes incumbent candidate Ruben Plata, a mortgage lender in Mission who has sat on the council for over…

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Colorful community crafts

Artesano Market Days gives platform to local artists and vendors Kathleen Akey, in a denim vest she hand-painted with Texas bluebonnets, was part of the rainbow of colorful vendors found last weekend in Mission. This past weekend, the Mission Historical Museum, along with the city and the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, hosted several events…

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Mission looking to spend $24.5 million on drainage improvements

Even after the Hidalgo County bond election secured $190 million for drainage improvements, Mission is responsible for an additional $24.5 million to cover additional in-city modifications. This week, the city of Mission held a joint workshop to discuss what the TEDSI Infrastructure Group has found in the beginning stages of the Mission drainage improvements. Following…

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MCISD discusses Pre-K program

The Mission Consolidated Independent School District met this week to discuss several items, including the Prekindergarten program. Dr. Sharon Roberts, the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, presented the item on the Prekindergarten program. Roberts said MCISD started a partnership with the Hidalgo County Head Start Program in 2017 on a School Readiness Partnership Model,…

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Families and local leaders celebrate opening of Katrina Park

Katrina Park will be host to even more children and parents following last weekend’s ribbon cutting. On Sat. Feb. 8, Precinct 3 Commissioner Joe Flores, in partnership with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, held a ribbon cutting for the grand re-opening of Katrina Park in Peñitas. Local leaders from across the area, including Espie Ochoa…

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RGV athletes compete in Special Olympics Texas bowling tournament

Andy Lopez, along with several other skilled bowlers, spent last weekend at Main Event for a competition that evens the playing field. Last week, Special Olympics Texas partnered with Main Event to host the 2020 Special Olympics Texas State Bowling Tournament. Districts from across the RGV participated, including Sharyland, Mission, La Joya, Donna, McAllen and…

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Veteran, senator, now craft beer investor

Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa is taking his support of 5×5 Brewing Co. to the next level. Hinojosa, a Marine Corps veteran from the Vietnam era, became an investor for the local craft brewery located in Mission last week. An announcement was made regarding his joining of the ownership team at the brewery, located in the…

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MCISD discusses Tom Landry Stadium and gifted and talented services

This article contained an error when printed. The project being discussed in the Facilities/Environment Meeting was for Tom Landry Stadium itself, not the scoreboard. It has been corrected to reflect the proper item on the agenda. This week the Mission Consolidated Independent School District met for three committee meetings leading up to next week’s regular…

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