Area News

Mission museum screens movie filmed in Mission

Decades after its release in theaters, a movie set and filmed in the city of Mission was honored Wednesday. “She Came to the Valley,” a 1979 film set in the city of Mission, was screened to audiences at the Mission Historical Museum at two sold showings throughout the day. The movie was based on the…

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MHA to suspend taking housing applications

Due to a waiting list containing four years’ worth of applications, the Mission Housing Authority will temporarily refuse incoming housing applications next month. “We really don’t have a problem, it’s just we have an excessive amount of applications on file which is normal,” newly appointed interim MHA Executive Director Antonio “Tony” Sandoval said. “Some agencies…

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Veteran, senator, now craft beer investor

Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa is taking his support of 5×5 Brewing Co. to the next level. Hinojosa, a Marine Corps veteran from the Vietnam era, became an investor for the local craft brewery located in Mission last week. An announcement was made regarding his joining of the ownership team at the brewery, located in the…

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La Joya discussing new funding opportunities

When officials with the Pharr-based R. Gutierrez Engineering Corporation met with councilmembers of the city of La Joya, the firm presented city officials with a 20-minute presentation on the services they could offer the city. The firm offers drainage, land surveying and transportation services as well as grant writing and development to cities, among other…

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Mission Housing Authority receives $54K in federal funds

A program at the Mission Housing Authority dedicated to ensuring tenants are able to get back on their feet received federal funds last week. During a press conference at the Mission Housing Authority, state Rep. Henry Cuellar presented the local agency with a $54,456 check Friday, Jan. 31. The federal funds will go toward funding…

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MCISD discusses Tom Landry Stadium and gifted and talented services

This article contained an error when printed. The project being discussed in the Facilities/Environment Meeting was for Tom Landry Stadium itself, not the scoreboard. It has been corrected to reflect the proper item on the agenda. This week the Mission Consolidated Independent School District met for three committee meetings leading up to next week’s regular…

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LJISD board meets to discuss financial state

The La Joya ISD board of trustees met this Tues. Feb. 4 to discuss a summary of the current debts incurred, along with an analysis of future findings and refunds. The summary was presented to the La Joya Independent School District by Dr. Miguel de los Santos, the Executive Vice President of Estrada Hinojosa Investment…

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U.S. Border Patrol appoints new chief patrol agent

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott selected Brian Hastings as the new Chief Patrol Agent of the Rio Grande Valley Sector. Hastings, who began his Border Patrol career in 1995 at the Cotulla station in the Laredo Sector, has held key leadership roles on both the southwest and northern borders to include CPA of the Buffalo Sector as well as multiple…

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Local citizens scammed into switching energy providers

Hidalgo County officials are warning the public of a new scam involving people posing as Hidalgo County employees to trick people to switch energy providers. There have been numerous reports of fraudulent activity in which people posing as Hidalgo County employees have been going home to home and encouraging citizens to switch energy providers, according…

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Local forum raises awareness on disabilities

With early voting for the March 2020 primary elections set for later this month, one local non-profit is ensuring that local candidates are aware of local issues affecting the disabled community in the Rio Grande Valley. On Wednesday, the McAllen-based Capable Kids Foundation teamed up with the Disability Advocates Coalition RGV to host the inaugural…

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