Local veterans continue serving the community

A local chapter of a veteran’s group ensured that other veterans who gave their life for their country were still recognized during a pandemic. During Memorial Day, members of the Catholic War Veterans Post #1065 did a tour of the cemeteries surrounding the city of Mission for a 21-gun salute to the veterans buried there.…

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Local food truck serves up drive-in theater experience

The smell of BBQ greeted dozens of people who were at a theater for the first time in weeks. On Saturday, May 23, Smoke Crafters, a Mission-based BBQ food truck, welcomed people to a drive-in experience as they screened the animated blockbuster “Toy Story 4” in a makeshift drive-in theater on their property, located on…

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SHS holds first athletic signing outside of campus

With schools continuing to be closed for the rest of the school year, Sharyland High School ensured that one of its top golfers was still celebrated. Maialen “M” Erana, a senior on the Sharyland High School Women’s Golf Team, signed a letter of intent Tuesday to continue playing golf at Concordia University, an NCAA Division…

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Aspiring artist wins congressional art competition

Karina Vela’s dreams of becoming a recognized artist are coming true this summer. Vela, a senior at Palmview High School, has a won the Spring 2020 Congressional Art Competition for the 28th district of Texas, the La Joya school district announced in a Wednesday press release. As part of this competition held each spring, the…

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Palmview High School’s Top 3 plan to give back to their community

Adrianna Garza is the valedictorian of Palmview High School’s graduating class of 2020. As the daughter of Alejandro and Esmeralda Garza. She is grateful for her family’s endless support, and the friends, teachers, and counselors who provided guidance and memorable experiences throughout her high school years. As a student at Palmview High School, Adrianna was greatly invested…

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Hidalgo County to distribute $63M in federal COVID-19 relief funds

Hidalgo County municipalities looking for financial relief from expenses accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic will see some aid in the form of $63 million. During Tuesday’s Hidalgo County Commissioners Court meeting, county commissioners voted 4-1 to provide $63 million in federal funding under the CARES Act to reimburse the county’s 22 municipalities for COVID-19 related…

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Despite operating loss, Agua SUD turns in ‘favorable’ audit

Growth in the finances of the Agua Special Utility District and new infrastructure contributed to the utility district turning in a “favorable” audit despite operating under a deficit of nearly $1.9 million. The audit for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2019, was presented to the Agua SUD board of directors Monday by Guillermo Reyna…

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Sharyland ISD to continue investing in technology

After purchasing $100,000 worth of Wi-Fi hotspots for students earlier this past spring, the Sharyland Independent School District will continue to offer tech support to students attending school from home. During the district’s upcoming school board meeting, trustees will vote on purchasing new Chromebooks for students to assist them in schoolwork. The meeting, set for…

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La Joya Housing Authority appoints new chairperson

Nearly two months after her appointment to the board, former La Joya ISD superintendent Maria Filomena Leo was selected to serve as the housing authority’s new chairperson. Leo, widow of former La Joya Mayor William “Billy” Leo, was selected as chairperson in a unanimous vote during a Thursday, May 7 meeting of the housing authority’s…

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