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City unveils new Fitness Court

Mission’s latest outdoor attraction is now open to the public. The city held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Fitness Court at Hollis Rutledge Park at 3408 N. Inspiration Road.  A Fitness Court is an outdoor gym with workout stations for bodyweight circuit training. It has seven stations with equipment designed for a full-body workout…

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Mission Resource Center coming soon

The Mission Food Pantry has been part of the community for more than 30 years, but soon it will transform into the Valley’s first resource center through the Food Bank of the RGV. The location at 115 S. Mayberry St. will be a multi-service outlet for Missionites and the surrounding area for those needing food…

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First U.S. monkeypox death, Hidalgo County cases increase

This article has been updated to reflect the most recent number of cases.  It’s been just over a month since the Hidalgo County health officials reported the first monkeypox case in the area. Since then, that number has increased to seven, according to the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department.  Each Monday, Hidalgo County…

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Mission CISD still tracking COVID cases, taking precautions

As school districts navigate through the second full school year in a pandemic, Mission CISD is trying to remain as vigilant as possible while still following state and CDC guidelines. And though the district has a daily report of active COVID cases on a public online database, that information might not always be accurate.  At…

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Uncertainty for Hall of Fame logo at Tom Landry stadium

By spring, the plan is to have new turf on the fields at Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium and Veterans Memorial High School Patriot Stadium. Although Mission CISD is in the design stage, there is a legal issue causing a hiccup in the process.  The Mission High School football stadium, named after Dallas Cowboys…

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City Council Highlights — tax rate, food pantry, school security

For the third year in a row, the city of Mission’s tax rate will remain at $0.5299 per $100 valuation. Mission City Council unanimously voted to approve the tax rate at the Sept. 12 meeting.  Along with the tax rate, the council also approved a $157,677,134 budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Last year’s budget…

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Tom Landry stadium nearly ready for football season

Mission CISD is in the final stretch of the repairs project at Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium. Although there has been much back and forth between the school district and the contractors, the plan is to have the stadium ready for the football game on Aug. 26.  The home side of the stadium, which…

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Balancing safety and culture at SISD

Sharyland ISD held its second safety and security town hall meeting Aug. 10, where a panel of experts updated parents and the community on the district-wide strategies for the 2022-2023 school year. And while SISD has increased its security measures from previous years, parents that spoke at the town hall felt it is not enough. …

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New Mission CISD dress code policy stays

Superintendent Dr. Carol Perez said Mission CISD is keeping the dress code policy the district initially temporarily implemented during the spring 2022 semester.  At the Aug. 10 school board meeting, Perez said parents received information over the summer regarding the updated dress code for the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, the district posted detailed information on…

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Mission City Council highlights — cats, ordinances, beautification

At the Aug. 8 Mission City Council meeting, city leaders accepted a donation to benefit local cats, approved ordinances that affect homeowners and business owners and awarded a contract to help beautify the city.  ORDINANCES The council adopted ordinance No. 5207, which pertains to mobile food units.  Planning Director Susie De Luna said many mobile…

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