Area News

Canadian woman accused of mailing poison to President Trump, local law enforcement agencies

The Canadian woman accused of mailing envelopes containing the poison ricin to President Donald J. Trump and local law enforcement agencies appeared in federal court on Tuesday in Buffalo, New York and faces another court appearance later this month. Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 53, is the woman the FBI believes mailed the highly toxic poison…

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STC Theatre goes virtual this season

In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, STC is aiming to preserve the art of theatre while staying safe. The South Texas College Drama Department is taking the 2020-2021 season virtual, with subscriptions and online shows. Drama Department Chair Joel Jason Rodriguez and Theatre Support Services Coordinator Roberto De Hoyos spoke about adapting to the…

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EDA awards $3M to Mission

More than $3 million will be invested into the Shary Village Industrial Park in the hopes of creating hundreds of jobs and nearly $58 million in investments. During a virtual press conference held Friday, Sept. 18, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $3 million have been awarded to the Mission Economic Development Corporation through the…

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RGV excluded from next phase of state reopening process

When state Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week that much of the state could loosen restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rio Grande Valley was not included due to its designation of having a high amount of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Under the expansion, restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms, exercise…

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Palmview approves $6.7M budget, lower tax rate

Despite a decrease in projected revenues for the upcoming fiscal year, more revenue from property taxes predicted to happen in the next fiscal year led the city of Palmview to approve a one cent property tax decrease. During a city council meeting, council members approved a $6.7 million budget that called for the tax rate…

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Mission discusses all-inclusive park design

Mission is making strides toward building their first all-inclusive park. The city of Mission held two workshops this week to discuss the progress made on the transformation of Lions Park, located at 1500 Kika de la Garza Loop, and other proposed projects. Upon completion Lions Park will be an all-inclusive destination for children and adults.…

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‘Let Your Dream Blossom’

A look at the upcoming Texas Citrus Fiesta and their new president The Texas Citrus Fiesta tradition will continue through the pandemic, with safety in mind. TCF Director Lisa Rivera and new board President Oscar Martinez are excited to see the festivities for the Mission tradition continue. Starting with the 71st Annual Princess Anna Pageant…

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Three charged in assault in Madero area

After an assault was mistaken for a shooting in the Madero area, three individuals have been charged for their involvement in the incident. On Monday, Matthew Deion Veliz, 24, and Dylan Andrew Lopez, 18, were both charged with aggravated assault following a drug deal gone bad that occurred the day before that resulted in an…

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