Roma HS mariachi program performs at Biden’s pre-inauguration

After gaining nationwide fame in the last year for a series of viral videos of their virtual performances, the Roma High School Mariachi Nuevo Santander were in the national spotlight Tuesday as they took part in the pre-inauguration ceremony for President Joe Biden. The high school mariachi program was selected to perform the closing ceremony…

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New faces sworn into Mission Housing Authority board

An engineer and an insurance agent joined the Mission Housing Authority board after being sworn in by Congressman Henry Cuellar Thursday as the newest directors of the agency. Diana Izaguirre and Debra Lee Alvarez were appointed by Mission Mayor Armando O’Caña to replace outgoing members Irma Flores-Lopez and Chairwoman Connie Garza during a special called…

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Need for open enrollment questioned by SISD trustee

Open enrollment continues to be discussed at the Sharyland school district as school board trustees weigh in on the possible financial implications of such a move. During a meeting with the finance committee last week, the issue of open enrollment was brought up nearly a month after the district announced in their December board meeting…

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Trump’s marks final presidential visit to the RGV

It started with the border wall and ended at the border wall. After announcing his candidacy for president in 2015 by campaigning for stronger borders and a restrictive immigration policy, President Donald J. Trump made his second – and last presidential – visit to the Rio Grande Valley Tuesday. The President held a press conference…

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RGV re-designated as a high hospitalization area

Counties to reduce occupancy levels to 50% Facing an increase in new reported cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations, the entire Rio Grande Valley will decrease occupancy levels in all businesses and hold off on any performing elective surgeries. Starr County first made the announcement in a Friday morning virtual news conference where he announced the…

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