Sharyland community members speak out on alleged hazing incident

Details on an alleged hazing incident involving students at Sharyland Pioneer High School last semester remain unclear, angering community members. During a special school board meeting Wednesday, Sharyland Pioneer students and community members confronted the school board over what they say is inaction on the school district to punish the students involved.   “My son…

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Help on wheels

Local biker club focuses on supporting community With members all over the state, a local chapter of a motorcycle club recognized by the Texas House of Representatives is gearing up for a new year. The Calaveras Motorcycle Club has a diverse membership that includes doctors, lawyers, firefighters, teachers, mechanics and retired military personnel. The club…

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Peñitas library celebrating 10 years

With their 10th anniversary coming up later this month, the city of Peñitas honored their local library Wednesday. At their monthly regular meeting, city council members passed a resolution recognizing the anniversary of the opening of the Peñitas Public Library. “The library has been one of our most successful parts of the community.” Peñitas Mayor…

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B.L. Gray Jr. High unveils new outdoor roofs

B.L. Gray Junior High School students returning to school from the winter break will get to enjoy a new roof in the patio area. Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, the campus held a red-ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the outdoor roofs that will provide shade and cover to students from the weather-thanks to multiple sponsors…

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Mission Housing Authority hires interim executive director

The Mission Housing Authority kicked off the new year with a restructured board and an interim executive director. During a special Thursday meeting, the board hired Antonio “Tony” Sandoval, 73, to serve as the housing authority’s interim executive director as the housing authority searches for a permanent replacement to their former executive director, Joel A.…

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Local mayors reflect on Christmas traditions

With Christmas approaching, city leaders from across western Hidalgo County shared how they spend the holiday. For all of them, faith, family and building new memories were the cornerstone of the holiday. Sullivan City Mayor Leonel “Leo” Garcia did not respond as of press time. ALTON For Mayor Salvador Vela, Christmas dinner is as important…

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Christmas celebrated in western Hidalgo County

Christmas was celebrated last weekend in a trio of events by three cities in western Hidalgo County. Palmhurst, La Joya and Alton held their annual Christmas celebrations that highlighted, among other things, the spirit of the season in the community. PALMHURST Palmhursts’ 3rd annual Christmas in the Park highlighted the city’s sole attraction. Held Friday,…

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Bringing pets home for the holidays

As a child, Michael Bricker always wished for the same thing as a gift. “As a kid I remember whenever I got a present I’d always open it up hoping there was a puppy in there because that’s all you see in movies and TV, a puppy in a box and I would’ve loved that…

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La Joya swears in new mayor, commissioners

Following 11 months of campaigning and a runoff election, La Joya Mayor Jose A. “Fito” Salinas stepped down from his seat on the city commission Tuesday as commissioners swore in a new mayor. Former city police Chief Isidro Casanova was sworn into office during a special meeting alongside his running mates-former Agua SUD Director Roger…

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