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Mission High School FFA Reserve State Champions in Senior Chapter Conducting  Valley Town Crier

The Mission High School FFA Senior Chapter Conducting (Parliamentary Procedure) team had phenomenal performances and stellar results at this year's state ...



“A new era for Mission High School”  Progresstimes

Introducing a renovated learning environment in Mission High School, the district hopes to promote upper-level learning and education for its students.



Mission High School unveils $33 million building  KGBT-TV

After almost four years of construction, Mission High School opened its doors to its newly renovated building on Friday.The kids went through a lot and the staff ...



Mission High School renovation nearing completion  Progresstimes

Revitalizing the high school campus environment and aiming to ensure the new buildings are of the highest quality, the Mission Consolidated Independent ...



Mission High School renovations nearing completion  KGBT-TV

Crews are getting closer to finishing renovations and construction at Mission High School.A new two-story entrance center with classrooms and a cafeteria was ...



Education Spotlight: School year begins with new-look Mission High School  Monitor

BY. With a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday, a new era has started for Mission High School. The event marked the end of several years of construction on what is ...



Mission High School grad signs with Central Methodist University  Progresstimes

Despite signing a letter of intent to run track at the Missouri-based Central Methodist University, a Mission High School graduate will still represent the Eagles ...



Mission High School students earn AP Scholar Awards  Valley Town Crier

Mission High School had a total of 11 students earn AP Scholar recognition for their exceptional achievement on AP (Advanced Placement) exams. The College ...



Mission CISD honors the top students in the classes of 2018  Valley Town Crier

The Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) Board of Trustees hosted its annual Mission Academic Excellence Awards Banquet March 22.



Final construction phase at Mission High School to continue through fall  Monitor

MISSION — A massive construction project is still taking over Mission High School, where construction crews are doing everything from building a new grand ...



Education Spotlight: Students complete Mission EDC STEM internship  Monitor

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR. A school year's worth of work by female students from Mission High School's T-STEM Academy and Mission Collegiate High ...



Mission native recounts Hollywood career  Progresstimes

With a blockbuster film on the horizon, his first leading role in a movie and a recurring role on a TV show, Mission native Dave Silva is facing a surge of work in a ...



Mission school district nearing completion of its second fully functioning kitchen  Monitor

MISSION — The ability to serve at least 1,000 students at once, provide a college environment and, most importantly, cook meals in-house, are the main goals of ...



Sharyland, Mission, Pioneer playing on in postseason  Progresstimes

After eight years as the head baseball coach at Mission Veterans lined with playoff appearances and district championships, Smith made the move to lead the ...



Los Fresnos bounces back, forces deciding Game 3 with Mission High  Brownsville Herald

LOS FRESNOS — It's become quite a baseball playoff series between the Los Fresnos Falcons and the Mission High Eagles.



Mission resident on the ballot for MCISD school board  Progresstimes

My name is Xavier Longoria and I am seeking election for Place 6 on the Mission CISD School Board. My wife Nora is the administrator for Mission's CTE Early ...



Police arrest 18-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting Mission High School student  KGBT-TV

Investigators have arrested an 18-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a Mission High School student.The student -- referred to as Princess Jasmine in ...



After 26 years with Mission, city manager announces retirement  Progresstimes

City Manager Martin Garza, who started as a police officer and worked his way to City Hall, where he became the mayor's right-hand man, announced his ...



Armando 'Mando' O'Caña wins Mission mayoral race  Rio Grande Guardian

MISSION, RGV – As expected, Armando ”Mando” O'Caña will be the new mayor of Mission. Unofficial election results show the longtime educator and city ...



Mission Historical Museum holds 12th annual banquet  Progresstimes

Adding five people to the Wall of Fame, the Mission Historical Museum continues to honor those who have lived in *service* to the community. The 12th annual ...



New Mission Jr. High School among likely future projects  Progresstimes

On Saturday, Aug. 12, Mission resident Rebecca Stubbs stood in the shade of the newly erected visitor's bleachers at Mission High School's remodeled Tom ...



MHS High Flyers organizing alumni reunion  Valley Town Crier

Mission High School High Flyers Dance and Drill Team is organizing an alumni reunion. All former and current drill team members, directors, and principals from ...



Mission High School's last home football game will be away  Progresstimes

On Wednesday Mission CISD officials decided to move Mission High School's last home game of the season to Hidalgo after state inspectors failed to approve ...



Former NFL player, Vela coach arrested for drug possession  Monitor

A former NFL wide receiver and local high school assistant football coach was arrested last week on a drug possession charge. Henry Jamaar Taylor, 37, was ...



MHS graduate promoted to Commander of the 5th Recruiting Brigade  Progresstimes

For Colonel Roman J. Cantu, a career with the U.S. Army is something he always strived for and worked toward, but he never imagined where it would take him.



MCISD preps backpacks with supplies for annual Back to School Bash  Progresstimes

Hoping to foster a more accessible education for all students, MCISD got ready for their annual Back to School Bash by stuffing backpacks with school supplies ...



Jessica Ortega-Ochoa seeks re-election to Mission Council  Progresstimes

Jessica Ortega-Ochoa, born and raised in Mission, has filed for re-election for Mission City Council, Place 1 for the May election. Councilwoman Ortega-Ochoa ...



Minnie Rodgers announces re-election bid for MCISD board Place 7  Progresstimes

Herminia “Minnie” Rodgers has made her formal announcement for re-election to her current Place 7 seat on the Mission C.I.S.D. (MCISD) school board on May ...



Early mistakes costly for Los Fresnos in Game 1 loss to Mission High  Brownsville Herald

MISSION — Los Fresnos has relied on solid pitching and defense all season, but it just wasn't there in a crucial game against Mission High.



Mission says goodbye to Salomon “Sol” Marroquin - the gentleman public servant  Progresstimes

The Mission community recently said goodbye to a man that represented decency and goodness. A man who was determined to break barriers and did so with ...



Mission calls for runoff election for Mayor and City Council Place 4  Progresstimes

At this week's city council meeting, Mission approved ordinance #4633 calling for a runoff election for the office of Mayor and City Council Place 4. The city ...



Mission Councilman Dr. Armando O'cana announces his intention to seek for the position of Mission Mayor  Progresstimes

Dr. Armando O'caña Sr. announces his intention to run for the position the City of Mission Mayor. Dr. O'caña said, “I feel that with God, family, friends, neighbors, ...



Palmhurst Police Department holds memorial ceremony in honor of National Police Week  Progresstimes

Gathering at the Shary Memorial Chapel, police officers from across the Rio Grande Valley gathered for a memorial *service* for those who have fallen in the line ...



Original architect for MHS renovations sues MCISD  Progresstimes

ERO International LLP, the architectural firm originally hired to design the multi-million dollar Mission High School renovation project is suing the Mission ...



MCISD Bands make district history  Valley Town Crier

MCISD bands participated at the annual UIL Region XV High School Concert and Sight Reading Contest held at the performing arts center at UTRGV in ...



MHS High Flyers are flying high after competition  Valley Town Crier

The Mission High School (MHS) High Flyers brought home quite a few honors from the recent American Dance and Drill Team competition held at South Padres ...



First Hidalgo County High School Theatre Awards to take place in April  Progresstimes

Often competing only once a year, local high school theatre programs have geared up for a competition no one is likely to forget. This fall, 18 schools competed ...



Rev. Rafael Cruz to speak at Mayor's Prayer Luncheon  Progresstimes

Rev. Rafael Cruz, father of United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), will serve as the keynote speaker for this year's Mission Mayor's Prayer Luncheon.



Mission CISD board approves Tom Landry Stadium delay  Progresstimes

Based on statements from the construction contractor's project manager and a Mission Consolidated Independent School District official, there will be at least ...



MCISD hosts Mission Exemplary Migrant Senior Banquet  Valley Town Crier

The Migrant Department hosted their Mission Exemplary Migrant Senior Banquet on April 19, 2018. A total of 35 migrant seniors from Mission High School, ...



Mission CISD proceeds with Tom Landry stadium renovation while delaying two other major projects  Progresstimes

Mission Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees has voted to move forward with a major renovation project on the stadium dedicated to ...



Police: Sex offender attacks jogger near Mission High School  KGBT-TV

A convicted sex offender is back behind bars after being accused of attacking a jogger near Mission High School.



New Tom Landry Stadium described as “breathtaking”  Progresstimes

The good news is the architect for the $8 million Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium said construction is completed with the only remaining task standing in the ...



Mission High School welcomes new principal  Progresstimes

MISSION—Mission High School welcomed new principal Edilberto Flores in November 2013. The principal is on his 21st year with Mission CISD and said he ...



RGV Sports Hall of Fame inductee Frank Hernandez stays true to Mission roots  Monitor

Frank Hernandez was part of a few historic moments in college football history, but his heart always goes back to the Rio Grande Valley. “I played in what is ...



Coronation highlights colorful fiesta’s 86th year  Monitor

MISSION — The local citrus industry has a new king and queen. King Citrus and Queen Citrianna were crowned Thursday night as part of the annual Texas ...



District 30-6A basketball: Big 7 teams looking for strong showing in 2017-2018  Progresstimes

Last year, these four of the Big 7 teams had a good showing, but are looking for more in the 2017-2018 season. Here's a look at their status among the Big 7 ...



New Mission Collegiate High School under construction  Progresstimes

Mission CISD students attending Mission Collegiate High School will have a brand new campus next year. Construction on the new campus, located behind ...



Attorney General's Office investigating voter fraud complaint in Agua SUD election  Progresstimes

The Texas Attorney General's Office is investigating a complaint about illegal voting during the Agua Special Utility District election. Eric Sanchez — a Mission ...



Mission High FFA brings comics to life  Progresstimes

The Mission High School Future Farmers of America are giving the Parade of Oranges another go for the Texas Citrus Fiesta. And this year, they're going big.



Patricia O'Caña-Olivarez running for 275th District Court Judge  Progresstimes

Patricia O'Caña-Olivarez is the eldest of four children born to young migrant workers, Guadalupe and Jorge O'Caña, Sr. of Mission, Texas. She graduated in the ...



O'Caña: If elected mayor, I will only serve two terms  Rio Grande Guardian

MISSION, RGV – The candidate challenging longtime Mission Mayor Norberto 'Beto' Salinas says if elected to office on Saturday, he will definitely only serve a ...



Tom Landry stadium work might continue into October  Progresstimes

Tonight's varsity football game between two Eagles squads, from Mission and Eagle Pass High Schools, will be played at Sharyland High School's stadium ...



Big 7 teams looking for improvement in '17-'18  Progresstimes

District action tipped off on the hardwood Tuesday night for the six 30-6A girls' basketball teams and so begins the race to secure a playoff spot. Here's a look at ...



Eagles are on a Mission to succeed  Progresstimes

Mission Eagles head football coach Koy Detmer probably has a better view from his office window than any other coach and athletic coordinator in the Valley.



Hanna Gets Tough In Second Half, Upends Mission  Brownsville Herald

In a game that had multiple turnovers by both teams, the Mission High Eagles found themselves down three to the Hanna Golden Eagles with the ball and just ...



$1 Million scoreboard for Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium?  Progresstimes

After one game played in the new Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium at least one member of Mission Consolidated Independent School District Board of ...



Mission High School construction projected to cost more than $30 million  Progresstimes

MISSION—Mission CISD is looking at spending more than $30 million to complete the third phase of the Mission High School renovation, according to Eli Ochoa ...



Mission CISD approves $183 million budget  Progresstimes

The Mission Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees has approved a $182.9-million budget for the 2017-2018 school year, an increase of ...



MCISD: new hires and new assignments for coming year  Progresstimes

When school begins Aug. 28, students at Leal Elementary School will find they have a new assistant principal. On July 27 the Mission Consolidated Independent ...



Tom Landry Stadium likely site of VMHS playoff game  Progresstimes

With Mission CISD's Veterans Memorial High School locked in the District 31-5A playoffs, and having won a recent coin toss to become home team in the first ...



Are you ready for Big 7 football?  Progresstimes

Ready or not, Valley high school football is back. And the seven varsity teams from Mission, Sharyland and La Joya school districts are all in action this weekend ...



Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium comes alive  Progresstimes

For most of their adult lives attending Friday night football games at Mission High School was a family tradition for Joe and Maria Montemayor. Herself a Mission ...



The 15th Battle of Conway  Lone Star Gridiron

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91 MA High Schools Among U.S. News Best In 2018  Arlington, MA Patch

91 MA High Schools Among U.S. News' Best In 2018 - Arlington, MA - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country.



Koy Detmer returns to Mission  Progresstimes

The Valley's all-time leading passer is returning to his alma-mater. During a special CISD school board meeting Monday morning, former Mission Eagles' ...



New head coach hopes to bring life to Mission hoops  Progresstimes

Changing the culture of a program is a tall order; the team needs to buy-in from the top down, coaches and players alike. That is the challenge the Mission ...



Mission museum inducts Wall of Fame honorees  Progresstimes

Educators like Romulo D. Martinez, Maria Lydia Rodriguez, Rosa M. and Gustavo Zapata affected the lives of thousands of students over multiple decades.



The Valley's Super Fans: Eagles or Patriots?  Valley morning Star

BROWNSVILLE — Even in deepest Cowboys country, Patriots and Eagles dwell.



Contractor on Tom Landry Stadium: two weeks more, max  Progresstimes

Tonight's football game between the Veterans Memorial High School Patriots and the Nixon High School Mustangs originally scheduled to be played in the Tom ...



MHS High Flyers earn multiple awards  Progresstimes

MISSION –The Mission High School (MHS) High Flyers Dance and Drill Team attended two competitions over the summer break and brought home a number of ...



Tom Landry stadium project manager: 'Battle of Conway' may be played elsewhere  Progresstimes

Though nothing is “official” yet, the contractor in charge of renovating Mission High School's Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium said it's looking more and more ...



Fans take 'home away from home' games in stride  Progresstimes

Except for a smaller press box and visitor's bleachers – and the absence of a 12-foot tall statue of Tom Landry out front – Mercedes High School's Tiger Stadium ...



What you need to know to vote in Tuesday's primary run-off elections  Standard-Times

Tom Green County voters can vote in one of two primary election runoffs Tuesday. Democrats need to sort out who will be facing off against incumbent Gov.



Valley educators call for Mexican-American Studies  Monitor

McALLEN — The Texas State Board of Education is once again opening the floor to discussion regarding Mexican American Studies. This time the agenda item ...



MCISD valedictorians share dreams  Progresstimes

Both valedictorians for Mission CISD showed vulnerability Monday when they addressed a crowd at the McAllen Convention Center filled with their classmates, ...



Edinburg hires new parks director  Monitor

EDINBURG — The city's new parks and recreation director began his post earlier this week. Javier Garza, an educator and coach, took over the position recently ...



Mission teen dead after auto-pedestrian crash  Progresstimes

A 16-year-old Mission High School student died after he was struck by a drunk driver Monday night, according to McAllen police. Hermann Alejandro Hernandez ...



A tribute to Elizabeth Abbott Sweeten  Port isabel south padre

By MARTHA McCLAIN. Special to the PRESS. Elizabeth Abbott Sweeten was a very colorful person: strong, independent, opinionated, generous to a fault, and ...



Thanksgiving Basketball Classic tips off Friday  Progresstimes

Originally known as the Grapefruit Classic, in honor of the Texas Citrus Fiesta, the Mission Thanksgiving Basketball Classic is now in its 55th year. For 53 of ...



Agua SUD may increase water rates  Progresstimes

During a workshop at Schlitterbahn on Aug. 4, the utility board met with Jeff G. Snowden, the president of Frisco-based Capex Consulting Group. 20180804 ...



Hanna looks sharp as tough district games loom  Brownsville Herald

The Hanna Golden Eagles are steadily building momentum as they enter the most crucial part of their football schedule.



Mario Pena announces retirement  Progresstimes

Thirty-seven years after starting his varsity football coaching career at Mission High School, Mario Pena has announced he will be ending it at Mission as well.



FDA seizes documents at San Francisco headquarters of America's largest e-cigarette seller JUUL  KTRK-TV

The Food and Drug Administration is now reviewing documents seized from the San Francisco headquarters of JUUL Labs -- America's largest seller of ...



MCISD moves forward with high school, junior high renovations  Progresstimes

MISSION—Mission CISD trustees agreed to move forward with improvements to both Mission High and Mission Junior High schools at a meeting last week.



Son of migrant farm workers new Mission planning director  Progresstimes

As a young man growing up in Mission Jaime Acevedo had dreams of becoming a doctor. That is until he began taking pre-med classes at the University of ...



Eagle Pride: First MHS graduating class reunites 50 years later  Progresstimes

Gloria Garza stopped mid-sentence as the intro to “Hand Jive” filled up Balli's ballroom Saturday night. “Sorry, but she's been so excited about this,” Garza said, ...



Some Tom Landry Stadium materials stuck in Houston  Progresstimes

Despite that materials for the Tom Landry Hall of Fame Stadium have been stuck in Houston due to Hurricane Harvey, the project's architect said he's still ...



Superintendent urges MHS grads to finish college  Progresstimes

Perhaps no one knew better the 409 members of the Mission High School graduating class of 2017 than principal Edilberto Flores, who for some students had ...



Former Judge Arnoldo Corpus seeking Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Pl. 2  Progresstimes

Former Judge Arnaldo Corpus speaks with great pride as he jubilantly regales a story of a phone call received from a young man who once stood before goes ...



McAllen Performing Arts Center architect home grown in Mission  Progresstimes

When Eli R. Ochoa was in second grade his father, Ciro, a Mission Barber and businessman, hired a friend to design and build a new home for his growing ...



MHS DECA students advance to state competitions  Valley Town Crier

The Mission High School (MHS) DECA Chapter will be sending almost two dozen of its students to state competition at the Texas DECA Career Development ...



The Race to MAS: Mexican American Studies for 100 TX School Districts  Huffington Post

Students from Mission High School, Mission, Texas. Photo used with permission. “. . . it seems to me to strengthen the argument that the state's regulation is ...



Mission Historical Museum names new director  Progresstimes

Mission Historical Museum board president Gen Long announced this week Cynthia Lopez has been appointed as the new director of the museum.



Lady Eagles' Iglesias coaching her final season  Progresstimes

For Mission High Lady Eagles softball coach Iris Iglesias, coaching is more than a profession, it's a way of life. However, after 35 years of coaching – all at ...



MHS and VMHS soccer teams playoff bound  Progresstimes

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 ...



MCISD remembers the 21  Progresstimes

Ciro Ochoa Jr. still can remember the face of every parent he saw in the aftermath of a bus accident that killed 21 students on a September morning 25 years ago ...



It's all in the family for Lady Eagles  Progresstimes

When it comes to the Mission High School girls' soccer team, it's all in the family. With Aaron Clemons as the head coach, his wife Edna Clemons as his assistant ...



Progress Times honors city's 'finest' through Citizen Awards  Progresstimes

Progress Times continued a more than 50-year-old tradition this month, honoring four of the Mission's “finest” residents through the Citizens Awards at the ...



Deadline for entering Texas Citrus Fiesta parade looming  Progresstimes

With a week left to file applications to participate in the 80th Annual Texas Citrus Festival parade the festival's director said the organization has received only ...



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