MCISD Transportation Dept. uses buses to bring cheer to graduates

Mary Lou Gomez, a bus monitor with the Mission CISD Transportation Department, wanted to show her son and his fellow graduates that the community is standing behind them as they move forward. Last week, the Mission Consolidated Independent School District held their graduation ceremonies for Mission High School, Veterans Memorial High School and Mission Collegiate…

Read More

Mission city council discusses Madero Bridge Project

This week, the city of Mission held a meeting focusing on the current state of the much-discussed Madero Bridge Project. The meeting included a proposed schedule of events for the construction of the project, which has been in contention because the presidential permit to build a rail bridge in Mission is set to expire in…

Read More

Palmview High School graduates with socially-distant measures

Senior graduations at LJISD have looked a bit different this year. The Palmview High School Class of 2020, along with all the other high schools in the district, celebrated their commencement at the La Joya Independent School District Stadium. The outdoor graduation was allowed in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, as per guidelines from the…

Read More

VMHS Valedictorian earns Gates Foundation Scholarship

Damian Gonzalez is ready to take the next steps on his academic journey. Gonzalez, the valedictorian of the Veterans Memorial High School Class of 2020, is one of 300 students in the country to earn a Gates Foundation Scholarship. A “last-dollar” scholarship that will fund every other expense not covered by other scholarships, the Gates…

Read More

Mission Collegiate High School Top 3 offer advice to future graduates

Valedictorian Katia Lizet Montemayor The 2020 Mission Collegiate High School valedictorian, Katia Montemayor, is the daughter of Arturo and Maria Montemayor. She plans to attend the University of Texas in Austin and study Clinical Psychology.  Montemayor says she hopes to obtain her doctorate degree and someday open her own practice. When asked about what she…

Read More

VMHS Top 3 Students prepare to leave the RGV for college

Valedictorian Damien Gonzalez Veterans Memorial High School valedictorian, Damien Gonzalez, is the son of Rodolfo and Maricela Gonzalez. Damien plans to attend Rice University and pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Gonzalez said his dream job would be to work at Space X as an engineer, but he also has aspirations to one day be…

Read More

MHS Top 3 Students moving on to the next level of education

Valedictorian Yazmin Cortez Mission High School has named Yazmin Cortez as their Class of 2020 valedictorian. She is the daughter of Vicente and Maria Cortez. Cortez’s plans are to attend the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and pursue a degree in engineering. Her ultimate goal is to obtain a doctoral degree in the same…

Read More

MCISD Principals look back at unprecedented end to 2019-2020 school year

Each principal of the three high schools in the Mission Consolidated Independent School District has seen their students, teachers and staff adjust tremendously in the wake of an unprecedented spring semester. When discussing the new routines and issues faced at each campus, all three expressed pride in the district population for everyone’s continued unity throughout…

Read More

LJISD names architect in second elementary roofing project

ArkiiForm, LLC is staying busy throughout the pandemic. This week, the La Joya Independent School District Board of Trustees met during a regular meeting to discuss several items. One item regarded a roof renovations project for Dr. Americo Paredes Elementary, located at 5301 N. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission. This follows the last regular meeting,…

Read More