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Rowe boys baseball coach placed on leave

McAllen ISD put James “Nikki” Rowe Head Baseball Coach Michael Segovia on administrative leave Thursday just three weeks after the University Interscholastic League placed the school on probation for player eligibility violations in its basketball program. The district confirmed in a statement Friday that it placed Segovia on leave but said he remained an employee.…

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Mission city manager quits again

Mission City Manager Randy Perez announced his retirement Thursday. The city met with Mike Perez, a well known former Rio Grande Valley city manager, Monday evening while Randy Perez was out on a trip. Council took some sort of undisclosed action on Randy Perez’s contract last month. Randy Perez didn’t respond to calls Thursday. “We…

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Mission city attorney resigns

This article has been updated to include comments from the former city attorney. The Mission City Council accepted City Attorney Victor Flores’ resignation Monday. Council unanimously approved Flores’ resignation, which was effective that night. He served as city attorney for a little over a year. Both Flores and the city describe the parting of ways…

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Mission City Council to discuss attorney’s resignation, replacement

The Mission City Council may accept its city attorney’s resignation Monday and discuss appointing someone to replace him with. Mission hired Victor Flores as city attorney in January of 2023 after the resignation of Gus Martinez. Flores said Friday evening that he and Mayor Norie Gonzalez Garza had talked the previous afternoon about his resignation,…

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McAllen ISD: Yebra removed as coach, Rowe must forfeit basketball games

The University Interscholastic League’s 31-5A District Executive Committee determined Wednesday that James “Nikki” Rowe’s boys basketball team let an ineligible player take the court and determined the team had to forfeit all games in which that player took part, according to McAllen ISD. According to the district, that decision followed an internal investigation that found…

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Mission boots Salinas from EDC board

The Mission City Council voted to replace Noel Salinas as a director on the Mission Economic Development Board Monday evening, a move he argues was retaliation for speaking out about the city incorrectly withholding at least $3.4 million worth of sales tax money from the corporation. City leadership denies the move being prompted by Salinas’…

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Mission council to discuss city manager exit after finance controversy

The Mission City Council will discuss at a special meeting Thursday the departure of City Manager Randy Perez and the appointment of an interim to replace him. The leadership change follows significant cash flow discussions prompted by the discovery of a few million dollars in sales tax money the city withheld from its economic development…

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Edinburg authorizes city manager to buy H-E-B Park after Toros closure

The city of Edinburg authorized its city manager Tuesday to enter into a real estate purchase agreement related to acquiring H-E-B Park as a venue for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s football program. The council and the city’s economic development corporation have been discussing the deal  under the name “Project Swap” since September,…

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Voters back Gerlach in Mission council race, runoff uncertain

Marrisa Ortega Gerlach finished drastically ahead of her three opponents in the city of Mission’s special city council race Saturday and may even avoid a runoff — though that’s not completely certain yet. To avoid a runoff, she’ll need 50% of the vote plus one additional ballot. With all precincts reporting Saturday, Gerlach had received 1,502…

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