Area News

Federal judge approves temporary restraining order, stops construction on private border wall

At the request of the federal government, a judge on Thursday temporarily stopped a construction company from building a privately owned border wall south of Mission. U.S. District Judge Randy Crane approved a temporary restraining order against North Dakota-based Fisher Industries, which plans to build more than 3 miles of privately owned border wall near Madero.…

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Mission CISD will pay $20,000 to settle federal lawsuit

The Mission Consolidated Independent School District will pay $20,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former student who claims she was sexually assaulted by a classmate. The former student — a woman with a “severe disability,” according to court records, which identify her by the pseudonym “Jane Doe” — and her mother filed the…

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Mission to build PD target range and FD training facility

The police and fire departments are looking at some new facilities to improve their aim and keep Missionites safe. During this week’s regular meeting, the city council authorized staff to execute a contract to PBK Architects that would cover the design and construction management of a Police Target Range and Fire Department Training Facility. Eduardo…

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31 years of Christmas Cheer

Mission holds annual tree lighting celebration For Ashley Blanco and her sister Sherry, the lights shining at Leo Peña Placita Park last weekend spark memories and highlight the spirit of Christmas. Last Friday and Saturday (Nov. 22 and 23), Mission held the 31st annual Christmas Tree Lighting. For the first time this year the city…

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Ribbon cutting marks opening of the Mission Tennis Center

Mary Fernal is excited to see an influx of tennis players from across the state hosted in Mission, thanks to the new tennis complex. On Nov. 26 this week, the city of Mission held a ribbon cutting for the Mission Tennis Center at Birdwell Park, located at 2400 N. Stewart Rd. The facilities, said to…

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Spirit of giving in Mission

Mission officials exemplified the spirit of the season last week as they provided food to 250 needy families in the city. On Friday, Nov. 22, the Mission Crime Stoppers held their annual turkey giveaway to provide Thanksgiving meals to needy families in the city. The city of Mission and the Mission school district partnered with…

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Acting secretary of DHS visits border wall at RGV sector

Construction is underway, and 83 miles of “new border wall” have been completed so far. Last Thurs. Nov. 21, Acting United States Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf – after being officially confirmed for the position 17 days ago (Nov. 13) – visited a construction site of the border wall in…

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Voters return to the polls for La Joya runoff election

Voters returned to La Joya City Hall on Monday for a runoff election that pits the mayor against the former police chief. When the polls closed Monday night, 342 people had cast ballots — more than 10 percent of the registered voters in La Joya, according to preliminary data released by the Hidalgo County Elections…

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GMCC welcomes Downtown Cafe

Missionites have a new locally-owned spot to dine in the downtown area. This Tues. Nov. 19, the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Downtown Cafe, a new eatery located at 408 N. Conway Ave. The establishment, run by Maria Alcantara, was created to service the downtown area of Mission. “That’s…

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