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Calculated, chaotic victory in The Queen’s Gambit

Mix genius, addiction, personal tragedy and triumph, and you get coming-of-age miniseries The Queen’s Gambit. Premiering to rave reviews on Netflix last year, The Queen’s Gambit tells the story of Beth Harmon, an introverted young girl (then woman) who discovers her masterful affinity toward chess. The seven-episode miniseries is based on the 1983 novel of…

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Mission moving forward on training facility for police and fire departments

In the coming weeks Mission will receive information on the technical requirements that would bring a state-of-the-art training and certification facility to the Police and Fire Departments. During this week’s regular called city council meeting, the council authorized city staff to acquire project program services from PBK Architects for a Police Target Range and Fire…

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Palmhurst to purchase over 37 acres of land

The city of Palmhurst will be seeing more growth in the new year after a proposal passed this week. On Mon. Jan. 4, 2021, the Palmhurst City Council met via an Uber Telephone Conference for a called meeting. During the executive session, they discussed a proposal to acquire property for the city. Palmhurst will purchase…

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Conquering Cancer

National Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month highlights Mission firefighter Over 29 years ago, Lieutenant Homer Salinas fought his first fire. Salinas was a reserve police officer in Mission when he witnessed a house fire on Glasscock Rd. When he saw them working to put out the flames, Salinas was in awe. “I wanted to be a…

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LJISD to negotiate with next health insurance agent

La Joya ISD may be signing on an agent of record to handle their health insurance, as ongoing litigation with Ruth Villarreal Insurance continues. The La Joya Independent School District Board of Trustees held a special called meeting Wednesday Jan. 6, 2021 via Zoom. The board discussed an approval to authorize district administration to negotiate…

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The new workspace

The bedroom in my parents’ house has always been a place of solace for me. As an adolescent I made it my cave, retreating into its depths to find a solitude and a quiet I can fill with my deepest desires. It is warm, and the large windows are covered by white painted blinds that…

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Mission city council extends line of credit payment deadline

This Mon. Dec. 28, 2020, the Mission city council met via Zoom and amended a resolution to extend the deadline for the authorization on a line of credit. Because the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from the county extended their deadlines for expensing and requesting reimbursements, and the current line of credit…

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Mission moves forward on Phase I of all-inclusive park project

A special meeting was held in Mission last week that has prompted the start of Phase I of the much-anticipated all-inclusive park project. Last Friday, Dec. 18, the Mission city council, city leadership and the Parks and Recreation board met with ARKiiForm, LLC via Zoom to discuss the ongoing renovation of Lions Park. Lions Park,…

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