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RGV Sports Hall of Fame inducts Coach Larry Howell

Beloved Mission coach Larry Howell was properly inducted into the RGV Sports Hall of Fame this weekend. The Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame had their 33rd annual induction ceremony and dinner this Saturday at the Mission Event Center. Howell was officially part of the 2020 class, but the pandemic postponed his recognition by…

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Defying the Odds

Valedictorian Aaliyah Alvarez and Salutatorian Briana Chapa are both La Joya High School graduates pursuing degrees in the fine arts. Some say to keep the arts out of schools, but these two young women defy the odds with their artistic ambitions. Alvarez will be attending the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Arizona. She…

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Mission PD hosts National Crime Victims’ Walk and Ceremony

The Mission police department held a remembrance walk and ceremony for victims of crime and their family members on Thursday. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is from April 18th-24th. It’s a week for those affected to show support for one another and gain support and resources from their community. This year it was held at…

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Palmview collision shop celebrates 25 years in business

Joel Garcia has spent the majority of his life working on cars because of his passion for auto body work. He opened the doors to his business, Collision Masters, 25 years ago and attributes their success to their customers. “I was born in McAllen, and raised in Rio Grande,” Garcia said. “Started off as a…

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Sharyland ISD bids farewell to athletic director Coach Thompson after 40 years at school board meeting

Sharyland ISD presented their special called board meeting on Monday evening and said a bittersweet goodbye to one of their beloved coaches. Sharyland ISD Athletic Director Richard Thompson announced his retirement at the meeting on Monday evening. “When you put kids always first, you never lose,” Thompson said at the board meeting. “That’s what I…

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Juarez Lincoln High School hosts second dose vaccination clinic

A second dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine was administered on Thursday at Juarez Lincoln High School in La Joya. Recipients eligible include those who previously received their first vaccine on January 14th at the school. Public Relations and Communications Coordinator Blanca Cantu, who has worked on Operation Lone Star which brings free health services…

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