Killam Development projects in progress

The Shary Village Industrial Park and El Milagro subdivision projects are underway, according to the CEO of the Mission Economic Development Corporation Daniel Silva. In December 2019, Laredo-based real estate company Killam Development purchased more than 3500 acres of land in Mission and McAllen with the promise of creating new housing, entertainment and educational facilities.…

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Sharyland community rallies for bond support

Students and parents within the Sharyland community came forward during the March 29 school board meeting to speak in favor of the $35 million bond that will be on the May 1 election ballot. “Seven years ago, our community rallied for our sister school to be built — Pioneer High School — to accommodate the…

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City Flower Shop ordered to pay for peddler permit

City Flower Shop owner Gloria Guerra received a visit from a city of Mission employee ordering her to pay a permit fee for selling easter eggs in her shop. After some back and forth and refusal to pay the $150 fee, Gloria reached out to Mayor Armando O’Caña who eventually told her it must be…

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City passes no parking on grass ordinance

As of March 22, Mission residents will no longer be allowed to park their vehicles on the grassy areas of their property. Violation of this new law could result in a fine of up to $500. Mission City Council passed ordinance No. 5001, detailing that vehicles must be parked in the designated driveway area. Planning…

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Mission City Council highlights

This week, city leaders discussed potential amendments to inspections and planning fees, more modifications to COVID guidelines and the $24.3 million stimulus funds the city will receive from the Department of Treasury. City staff compared inspection and planning fees with other municipalities and determined the City of Mission needs to make adjustments to certain services…

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SHS library wins Innovative Programming Award

The blend of working remotely and on campus throughout a pandemic has presented some challenges, according to Nicole Cruz. But the Sharyland High School lead librarian has been steadfast at adapting programs to fit the evolving student needs. One such program is the Alumni Snapshot Campaign — an initiative highlighting Sharyland ISD graduates, which allows…

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Hidalgo County to receive $212.7 mil for COVID recovery

The City of Mission will acquire $24.3 million in recovery funds through the American Rescue Plan that President Joe Biden signed into law March 11. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is designed to support local governments, address public health and aid the communities that have faced economic crisis due to the pandemic. Texas will…

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“Cautious optimism”

City responds to lifted mask mandate Even though Governor Greg Abbott ended the statewide mask mandate and reopened Texas to 100 percent, Mayor Armando O’Caña urges the Mission community to stay vigilant in practicing CDC guidelines for the duration of the pandemic. All City of Mission buildings will continue to require masks for staff and…

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MCISD transitions to face-to-face learning

Superintendent Dr. Carol G. Perez announced that Mission Consolidated Schools will phase into face-to-face learning on March 23. Since about November 2020, students have had the option to attend in-person, virtual instruction. This means some students were in the classroom with a teaching assistant, while most teachers and students were still working from home. Face-to-face…

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MEDC requests fund for food park upgrades

Although Mission Food Park has only been in operation for a few months, business has been rapidly growing, according to Daniel Silva, the chief executive officer for the Mission Economic Development Corporation. Because of this, the EDC is already making plans to upgrade the park to better serve the vendors and patrons. At the Feb.…

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