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Mission CISD prepares to welcome students back during pandemic

Mission CISD is taking steps to welcome its faculty, staff, and students for the upcoming school year to in-person learning at 100% capacity. Superintendent Dr. Carol G. Perez for the Mission Consolidated Independent School District said that protocols the district adopted at the start of COVID will still be in place to ensure everyone’s safety.…

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Edinburg North High School mourns the loss of beloved track coach

Edinburg North High School track coach and teacher Douglas Erickson passed away Saturday evening, leaving students, staff, family, and community members in a state of mourning as they remember his legacy. Homer Martinez, head cross country coach and distance coach at ENHS, said Erickson “is one of those rare ones” that come in once in…

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City of Mission unveils street dedication to Oton Guerrero Jr.

The city of Mission honored the late Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame member, Oton “Tony” Guerrero Jr., with a street-naming ceremony at the corner of First St. and Mayberry on Wednesday morning. Guerrero, who gave generously to the community he lived in, is a highly praised individual in and beyond the Valley. Among…

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‘An unstoppable force’: Palmview High School’s Class of 2021

Palmview High School students graduated at the La Joya Coyote Stadium last Saturday morning as parents, families, and loved ones watched from the bleachers with pride. Principal Yvonne Ayala served as master of ceremonies before introducing Student Council President Ariana Duran for the opening statement. “We are not just graduating here today,” said Duran. “We…

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Seizing the possibility of success

At the start of his freshman year, Xavier Piña was a shy and introverted kid unsure what he would do with his high school career. Now accepting the opportunity to attend Harvard, he shares how people who pushed him helped him seize the possibility of success. After joining Palmview’s Mariachi Los Lobos, he was encouraged…

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Two Time Gold Seal Winner

When coming into high school as a freshman, Anaili Garcia believed she wouldn’t fit in. After finding her place in leadership for multiple school organizations and a calling for art that won her the Gold Seal at state twice in a row, Garcia led a journey that made her four years at Palmview High School…

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Engineering with a purpose

Despite undergoing a rollercoaster of a school year, Luis Sarabia accepted and overcame the challenge COVID placed in front of him with his acceptance to Stanford with a Gates Millennium Scholarship. “Coming into high school, I was shy, I was timid, I was quiet,” said Sarabia, saying his younger self never would’ve expected to be…

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