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Mission CISD stadiums sport new turf

The fields at Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium and Veterans Memorial Patriot Stadium reached substantial completion last week for the turf installation projects. Both fields received new artificial grass after nearly 10 years. And for the first time since about 2017, Tom Landry stadium has no ongoing or upcoming construction.   Although the turf on…

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From Greece to the Valley

Eagles’ soccer coach has come a long way The World Cup is over but high school soccer teams across the state of Texas are just beginning their 2022/2023 seasons. This includes the Mission Eagles boys’ team whose coach is now in his 31st season on the job. With coaching being a, “What you have you…

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Mission CISD sports — new turf and netting for fields

Mission CISD’s football fields are one step closer to getting new turf. At the Nov. 9 board of trustees meeting, the school board approved the best and final offer for the synthetic turf projects at Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium and Veterans Memorial High School Patriot Stadium.   The same contractor that installed the turf…

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Mission CISD closes out construction projects

Four construction projects came to a close this month when the Mission CISD board of trustees approved final completion at the Oct. 12 school board meeting. The four projects are the Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium repairs, the maintenance structural warehouse and the baseball and softball field turf.  TOM LANDRY STADIUM  After more than…

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Running eXCellence

Rattlers boys and girls top ranked The fact that the high school XC (cross-country) season coincides with football and volleyball seasons, oftentimes results in XC being overshadowed by those highly popular sports. Add to that the fact that distance running is not exactly a spectator sport, and XC has two strikes going against it when…

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Uncertainty for Hall of Fame logo at Tom Landry stadium

By spring, the plan is to have new turf on the fields at Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium and Veterans Memorial High School Patriot Stadium. Although Mission CISD is in the design stage, there is a legal issue causing a hiccup in the process.  The Mission High School football stadium, named after Dallas Cowboys…

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Tom Landry Stadium Lives Again

​The Friday night lights were shining bright at Tom Landry Stadium once again for the first time in over a year as the Mission Eagles hosted the McAllen High Bulldogs in Week 2 of Valley high school football. That’s because the repairs project on the stadium’s home side stands finally reached the point of “substantial…

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Tom Landry stadium nearly ready for football season

Mission CISD is in the final stretch of the repairs project at Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium. Although there has been much back and forth between the school district and the contractors, the plan is to have the stadium ready for the football game on Aug. 26.  The home side of the stadium, which…

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RGV 13U reaches Pony World Series

Mission, La Joya and the RGV on the map Franco said the memories will last a lifetime for parents and children alike. “Meeting these teams from all over the world,” Franco said. “We just played Republica Dominicana, they were a little hesitant but they took the lead 15-3. They went in there and their mind…

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Administration concerned about urgency over Tom Landry project

Mission CISD officials continue to stress the priority of finishing the repairs at Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium. But Assistant Superintendent for Operations Rick Rivera said the district might need an alternate option if construction is not complete by football season.  “In my professional opinion, representing the district, I continue to stress that we…

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