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“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 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 ...



Shades of citrus: Royalty struts as Texas Citrus Fiesta kicks off with annual pageant  Monitor

MISSION — Aliah Garza, who is 6 years old, glided down the runway of the Mission High School gymnasium in her golden yellow ball gown Thursday night, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



MCISD accepts over $57,000 from city  Progresstimes

The city of Mission has contributed a significant amount to MCISD's subscription to an online learning tool for students. During this week's board meeting, Dr.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 mayoral race among runoffs Saturday  Monitor

The city of Mission's runoff elections Saturday will decide whether Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas will exceed two decades in office. During the May 5 city ...



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 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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Palmview K-9 escapes from handler, kills another dog  Progresstimes

The K-9 — a male Belgian Malinois named Ringo — slipped away from police Officer Gerardo Guerrero's home Saturday, Nov. 10 in Mission. 20181116 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Mission seniors among first Longhorn Scholarship Surprise recipients  Monitor

MISSION — High school senior Alejandro Martinez was weary of his family receiving an uncommon visit the morning after Thanksgiving when he saw his ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



MCISD takes a look at district's facilities  Progresstimes

Mission CISD employees have gotten good at making what they have work, district leaders emphasized while standing in a bus yard packed tightly with vehicles ...



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 ...



The 15th Battle of Conway  Lone Star Gridiron

video: Digital Glory Films. A Street Divides Them but Football Brings Them Together. The Battle of Conway all started when the City of Mission, Texas decided to ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



$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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



MCISD kicks off summer reading initiative  Progresstimes

Mission CISD students broke a record on May 17 with the largest choral reading in south Texas. About 5,800 students gathered at Tom Landry Stadium for the ...



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' ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



Drama students win state with class act  Valley morning Star

HARLINGEN — They gave it their all, and they got it all.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



Man arrested, charged with intoxication manslaughter following March crash in Port Isabel  KGBT-TV

An arrest has been made over seven months after a deadly vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred in Port Isabel. Ronnie Huerta was arrested on Monday ...



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 ...



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.



Catching the early bird: Valley dove hunters enjoy earlier start to season  Monitor

BY J. EDWARD MORENO. Hidden behind rows of of cotton and sorghum in rural Hidalgo County lies an iron gate to a ranch dubbed “El Cuacudo,” or “Big Buck ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



MCISD high school construction updates  Progresstimes

MISSION—Timelines for high school construction projects were discussed at the Mission CISD Facilities Committee meeting held last week. Superintendent ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Texas countdown to football: 5 Longhorns from South Texas  Hookem.com

The football season is approaching fast, and Texas fans are getting excited. Counting today, there are 17 days until the start of the football season. To help ...



Documents reveal new details about Agua SUD investigation  Progresstimes

After the Agua Special Utility District spent nearly $500,000 on severance payments, sparking a political firestorm, the Texas Rangers weighed a first-degree ...



Mission Food Pantry housed in new location  Progresstimes

City Manager Martin Garza said he remembers picking up food at 115 S. Mayberry Street with his mother when he was a child. The building has since been ...



8 YA novels you need to read in December  Monitor

“They Call Me Guero” by David Bowles. “M'ijo, pale folks catch all the breaks here and in Mexico, too. Not your fault. Not fair. Just the way it's been for years.



Council hires two city attorneys  Progresstimes

Two new city attorneys, who will work in-house for the city only, were hired Monday by the Mission City Council. Abiel Flores was appointed City Attorney and ...



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