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Community unites in Relay for Life Some ran, wearing headphones to help pass the time, huffing and puffing around Tom Landry Stadium in Mission on Saturday morning. Read the Full Story
Forgotten Friends works to save dogs Eight black puppies piled onto each other for naptime Friday morning in cage in a back room at Smith Ranch Kennels in Los Fresnos. Read the Full Story
Howling Trails: La Joya ISD drops $5 million on golf course Martin Valley Ranch Golf Course soon will be Howling Trails Golf Course as La Joya ISD is expected to close on purchasing the property this week at a $5 million price tag. Read the Full Story
Palmhurst approves cameras for PD Every officer in Palmhurst will soon have video footage of every call to which he responds. Tuesday night, the city commission agreed to spend more than $22,000 on point-of-view cameras that each officer will wear on a pair of glasses or on his collar. Read the Full Story

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Big 6 well represented in soccer playoffs

Big 6 well represented in soccer playoffs

Five out of the “Big 6” boys soccer teams, along with four of the girls sides, advanced to the high school soccer playoffs that kicked off on Monday and conclude with the UIL state tournament on April 17-19 at Georgetown. The battle for supremacy in the boys District 30-5A...

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MHS and VMHS soccer teams playoff bound

MHS and VMHS soccer teams playoff bound

Four for four. All four soccer teams from Mission High School (MHS) and the Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) have finished their District 61-4A schedule and all four teams are heading to the playoffs – boys and girls. With the old and politically incorrect adage of ladies first in mind, here is a breakdown of how the Lady...

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Juarez-Lincoln Huskies are for real

Juarez-Lincoln Huskies are for real

Surprise! That’s what the La Joya Juarez-Lincoln (LJJL) Huskies boys soccer team did to their District 30-5A opponents last year. They caught them by surprise. They not only compiled an impressive 15-1 record in their inaugural 5A...

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MCISD, city study pool improvements

MCISD, city study pool improvements

MISSION—The Mission CISD Board of Trustees discussed the use of the North Side Swimming Pool at the March regular board meeting. Issues with heating, drainage and filtration maintenance have left the facility inoperable for student practice. The board discussed and agreed on a memorandum of understanding with the city of Mission to conduct a feasibility study to correct issues. “Just to let the community know that we do have a contract with the city of Mission, as far as the swimming pool is concerned, for 50 years,” said trustee James E. Olivarez.

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AMJH teacher a finalist for H-E-B Excellence in Education

AMJH teacher a finalist for H-E-B Excellence in Education

Alton Memorial Jr. High School Math teacher Rosbel Peña had a surprise visit this morning by representatives from H-E-B. He is one of six South Texas educators to be named as a finalist for a 2014 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, spotlighting him as one of the best educators in Texas. The H-E-B program is the largest monetary awards...

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Peñitas bids for city hall over budget

Peñitas bids for city hall over budget

All five bids Peñitas received to construct a new city hall and police station were over the city's $3 million budget. The lowest bid, from Highmark Construction, was about $4.3 million, and the highest, from Foremost Construction, was $5.2 million. Other bids came from J Con Construction, Texas Descon and Col Air Inc., and ranged from $4.4 million to $5 million. City Secretary Ana Valdez said the city would look at rebidding the project. In July, the city announced a $3 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for rural development to replace the city's deteriorating city hall...

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OBIT-Kevin Boehmer

MISSION - Kevin Boehmer, 56, passed away March 5, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

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OBIT-Abel Garza

LA JOYA - Abel Garza, Jr., 71, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at his home in La Joya.

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DEATH NOTICE-Cecilio Jose Chapa

MISSION - Cecilio Jose Chapa, 82, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Amara Hospice in Edinburg.

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