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Patriots round up Diamondbacks

20141017 PHOTO Football SPHS vs VMHS lg-21sEven without their main offensive weapon in the lineup the Veterans Memorial Patriots improved their overall record to 5-2 and their district record to 2-1 with a 33-19 victory over the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks Friday night at Tom Landry Stadium. Patriots’ senior quarterback Santos Villarreal, who is still recovering from a high ankle sprain he suffered two weeks ago against the Sharyland Rattlers, watched from the sidelines in street clothes as his backup, sophomore Diego Hernandez, led his team to victory for the second week in a row.

The Patriots led off the scoring with a field goal at the 9:43 mark in the first quarter and never gave up the lead the rest of the night. the Patriots' first touchdown of the game came when John Garcia ran the ball in from the two yard line with 4:08 remaining in the first quarter. Garcia's touchdown was set up by a Kevin Liebano interception and return to the Diamondbacks' two yard line.

With the help of a 99-yard drive early in the second quarter, the Patriots extended their lead over the Diamondbacks to 20-7 by halftime and then to 26-7 by the end of the third quarter.

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Rattlers defense stifles Gladiators

Sharyland platooned three quarterbacks, scored four touchdowns and played solid defense en route to a 28-6 homecoming game victory over Roma on Friday at Richard Thompson Stadium to remain undefeated in the District 31-5A and in the hunt for the title.

“I’m happy and proud of our boys,” Sharyland head coach Ron Adame said. “Roma came in and they didn’t lay down for us, they gave us their best. In my humble opinion, that team is going to make the playoffs in this district.”

“It was a good feeling because we got to play players that up until now haven’t gotten a lot of playing time due to the closeness of our previous games,” he added. “When you look at your team and you see a lot of smiles on everybody’s face, that brings a lot of gratification to us as coaches.”

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Sharyland High School celebrates Teen Read Week

20141017 SHARYLAND Teen-read-weekSharyland High School Librarian Nicole Cruz had seven student library ambassadors assisting her with the Teen Read Week activities.

“My senior library assistants and my amazing full time library assistant, Gina Sanchez, have made the magic behind the scenes. The students have been instrumental with inviting speakers and constructing displays. I give them the guidelines; they come up with terrific ideas,” she said.

Cruz directed the students to the website. Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association known as YALSA. It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October.

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Voters to decide on hospital district

20141017 Senator-Juan-Chuy-HinojosaOpponents of the Hidalgo County Hospital District believe an 8-cent tax rate will quickly escalate to 75 cents.

Supporters believe the hospital district not only will improve current healthcare services, but also is essential for a county on the verge of having its own medical school.

The issue will come to a climax on Election Day, Nov. 4 when voters decide whether to accept the creation of an ad valorem tax rate to fund the district. On the ballot is a proposition to actually create the hospital district with an 8-cent tax rate. However, the proposition lists the maximum rate as 75 cents, and that has opponents of the tax concerned over how quickly the 8 cents could increase.

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Residents protest Taylor Road expansion

20141008 MISSION Taylor-Road 9865Residents along Taylor Road pushed for an even more streamlined project at a public hearing to discuss expanding the roadway, citing safety concerns and lack of traffic.

In August, the city of Mission first presented a plan widening Taylor Road from U.S. 83 to Mile 4. The project brought together Mission, McAllen, Palmhurst and Hidalgo County, but after hearing opposition at the August meeting from residents of Palmhurst, the project was shortened to Mile 2 Road. Sharyland Independent School District, which has two campuses off Taylor, has issued a resolution in support of the project.

During the second public hearing earlier this month on the widening, Damien Tijerina, project engineer, said because of population increases and new development, Taylor Road is not carrying all of the traffic needed. According to Tijerina, there have been 81 reported accidents in five years on Taylor Road between the expressway and Mile 2.

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  6. SHS’s Principal Wilson moves MCISD
  7. Mission Eagles hold lead in Football Contest
  8. Diamondbacks look to bounce back against Vela
  9. Drainage District sets 2015 tax rate, budget
  10. Free V.I.P. Wynonna concert tickets
  11. Rattlers spoil Mission Veterans district home opener
  12. Richter bows out, Leo steps in
  13. Monday last day for voter registration
  14. County considers financing options for capital needs, courthouse
  15. Rattlers and Patriots set to clash
  16. PalmFest Folklife Celebration offers variety entertainment
  17. Big Play Rattlers Triumph Over Sabercats
  18. Bulldogs shoot down Eagles in district opener, 48-7
  19. Survey says low morale at SISD
  20. Wynonna & the Big Noise to headline Sharyland ISD benefit concert

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