SHS alum hits first MLB home run

Tres Barrera, a 2013 Sharyland High School graduate turned professional baseball player, hit his first major league home run against the Miami Marlins Monday night. With the Washington Nationals up by four, Barrera led off the bottom of the second inning by launching the ball into the left-center field stands on a first-pitch hit, earning…

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O’Caña warns community about Delta variant

State health officials confirmed the first case of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Hidalgo County just days after Mayor Armando O’Caña urged the Mission community to be wary of the newer and more contagious COVID-19 strain. Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced that a 33-year-old unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 while he was…

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SISD proposes ESSER plan, talks stipends

“This article appeared in the July 2 issue of the Progress Times.” Sharyland Administration presented their proposed plan for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds at the June 22 school board meeting. They broke down the use of funds by function and dollar amount. And although it was not an item the trustees…

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MCISD board reorganization fails

“This article appeared in the July 2 issue of the Progress Times.” Mission CISD school board President Minnie Rodgers said she had a farewell speech prepared for when the new board president was voted into office, but she didn’t have the opportunity to read it. Two different motions to reorganize the trustees failed at the…

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Sharyland board approves 2021-2022 budget

“This article appeared in the July 2 issue of the Progress Times.” Following a public hearing on June 22, the SISD board of trustees approved the $129,223,777 budget for the upcoming school year. There was a 2 percent decrease in total revenues from the last school year because of a decrease in average daily attendance,…

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MCISD increases pay scales, finalizes budget

“This article appeared in the July 2 issue of the Progress Times.” Mission CISD approved the $189.3 million budget for the 2021-2022 school year and increased employee pay grades between 2.5 percent and 3.5 percent. The trustees voted in favor of the proposals at the June 23 school board meeting. As far as budget, three…

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City council discusses drainage projects

“This article appeared in the July 2 issue of the Progress Times.” Of the 72 total drainage projects the City of Mission identified in their drainage assessment plan, seven of those are considered high priority. Those seven projects involve work on Stewart, Elm, Esperanza, Gabriel, Leandro, Tulip and Glasscock roads. City staff identified the high…

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SHS senior accepted into West Point

Sharyland High School’s Matthew Worthington accepted admission to the United States Military Academy at West Point in March — an accomplishment that has been years in the making. The SHS senior had been working on his West Point application since he was a sophomore, but conversations about the school had been present throughout his childhood.…

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MCISD awards contract for stadium repairs

Mission CISD approved a $1,024,580 contract with G&G Construction to complete the Tom Landry Stadium Repairs Project. The district has already spent $8 million on the project but has now hired G&G to correct the problems that occurred during original renovations done by Holchemot LTD in the 2016-2017 school year. Although the stadium has been…

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City of Mission called out for violating their ordinance

“This article first appeared in the April 30 issue of the Progress Times.” When the City of Mission released butterflies during their National Crime Victims’ Rights ceremony last week, they broke their own city ordinance. Mission, which is home to the Texas Butterfly Festival and the National Butterfly Center, signed Ordinance 4158 into law in…

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