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An unexpected Christmas film

One wouldn’t normally expect a Christmas movie to start with a bank robbery, but Hope for the Holidays takes us there from the get-go. Just in time for the season, Hope for the Holidays is available to rent or purchase on Amazon Prime. When our publisher Dee Rendon suggested I review it, and we watched…

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Kops 4 Kids

Mission Crime Stoppers hold annual Christmas event Nearly 400 children received Christmas gifts thanks to the organized efforts of the Mission Crime Stoppers. Last Thurs. Dec. 17 the Mission Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with the city of Mission, Mission Police Department, held their annual Kops 4 Kids Giveaway. Due to social distancing guidelines enacted in…

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Palmview distributes food and clothing in time for the holidays

The Palmview community came together over the last week to make some families’ holidays a bit brighter. Starting last Monday Dec. 14, the city of Palmview launched their C.A.R.E.S. (Community Assistance Reaching Everyone Supportively) Donation Center. The center, temporarily located at the Palmview Recreation Center (406 W. Veterans Blvd.), began accepting food, household items and…

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Mission’s Merry Christmas

The city of Mission and local entrepreneurs have gathered all their resources to ensure the Christmas holiday season is still celebrated safely. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, traditional holiday events have had to make some adjustments. In the last week, the city of Mission has been host to events held with social distancing in mind.…

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COVID-19 vaccine may be mandatory for Mission’s first responders

Mission may make the COVID-19 vaccine a requirement for all first responders. This Mon. Dec. 14, 2020 the city council held a regular meeting. During the presentation on the city’s COVID-19 guidelines, City Manager Randy Perez spoke about Mission’s mandates for employees when it comes to travel and reporting. Council member Norie Gonzalez Garza asked…

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Sullivan City welcomes new subdivision

Mayor Leonel “Leo” Garcia is excited to see growth happening in Sullivan City. Last Thurs. Dec. 10 leaders at Sullivan City held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Salinas Estates, a recently-built subdivision funded by the Janix Loan Origination, Inc. and Solares De Venta. Located on Guadalupe Flores Rd. south of W. Expressway 83, 65 lots…

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Clean, safe and warm

LJISD holds third annual Winter Coat Drive Students in need at La Joya ISD received some welcome warmth just in time for the winter season. Last Saturday Dec. 5, the La Joya Independent School District held their third annual Winter Coat Drive. Set up in a drive-thru style outside the district’s Public Information Center, the…

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Free COVID-19 testing available at MCISD

The Mission CISD has partnered with Hidalgo County and Curative, Inc. to provide free coronavirus testing to anyone in the Rio Grande Valley. On Monday, a kiosk at the Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium (702 W. 15th St. in Mission) opened to the public. The walk-up testing center at the Mission Consolidated Independent School…

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Behind closed doors

How the coronavirus pandemic feeds the pandemic of abuse Arguably, worse than the terror of traumatic abuse at the hands of a loved one is the fear that there is nowhere to turn or escape. Articles from the last nine months detail the ever-increasing issue of violence fed by a decrease of contact. They are…

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