City of Alton appoints new roles

The City of Alton appointed a new Associate Judge and Assistant City Manager during their second meeting on Tuesday evening. After opening the first meeting with public comments and approving the minutes of the council meeting of February 9, the Alton City Council touched on the agenda items involving the rezoning and annexation of several…

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Edinburg City Council emphasizes the importance of Fine Arts and prepares Municipal Pool redesign finalization

Mayor Richard Molina opened Tuesday’s City Council meeting with an update on the number of citizens who have gotten the chance to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. “2,000 people have received their shot this week alone,” said Mayor Molina, mentioning that the total of citizens vaccinated is now over 12,000. The city of Edinburg continues to…

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Molina Healthcare partners with CVS for Flu Shot Drive-Thru

PENITAS — Last Wednesday, Molina Healthcare partnered with CVS to provide flu shots during a drive-thru event at the Penitas Community Food Pantry. The drive-thru, which was from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., had CVS pharmacy staff administer vaccinations to families who needed them while getting groceries from the pantry. Penitas, Mission, and La Joya…

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Alton City Council approves Interlocal Agreement with Mission CISD, shares update after statewide mask mandate loses effect

On Tuesday evening, the Alton City Council held two separate meetings, with one that highlighted an update to the approval of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Alton and Mission CISD and an update to the Mayoral Declaration of Local State of Disaster. After approving the minutes of the February 9 meeting, the preliminary…

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Edinburg City Council unveils Hometown of Heroes Honorees, recognizes March 2021 as National Nutrition Month and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

During last Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Richard Molina announced the ‘Hometown of Heroes Marathon’ and signed two proclamations that recognize March 2021 as ‘National Nutrition Month’ and ‘Colorectal Awareness Month’. Mayor Molina opened the floor with a report, which mentioned Governor Abbott’s recent rescind to the statewide mask mandate. “The city is reviewing the…

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