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Board approves price raise for lunches

sharyland-logo-copy-1SHARYLAND—The Sharyland ISD Board of Trustees approved a 25-cent raise in meal prices for elementary campuses at a Tuesday special meeting.

Cynthia Long, director of Children Nutrition Division, said a second 25-cent raise would be seen the following year as well.

“Behind the USDA thinking, they want us to be in line with the reimbursement we get from a free meal, which is $2.98,” Long said. “So the government is giving me $2.98, but I’m collecting from a parent $2. They want more equity between the two, a weighted average, and so we have to increase 25 cents and increase it again so we can at least get at $2.68.”

For the 2014-2015 school year USDA is requiring school food authorities that charge less than $2.65 for paid lunches to adjust lunch prices or add non-federal funds to the non-profit school food service account. The raise would only affect full paid lunches for elementary students, whose average has fallen short.

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Thousands spent in race for mayor

City-of-Mission-logoFrom the beginning, Dr. John R. Guerra has said his campaign to become the next mayor of Mission is a grassroots effort.

Never was that more clear than when the 30-day campaign finance reports were submitted April 10. From January through April 10, Guerra spent $12,100, a fraction of what incumbent Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas and challenger Jaime Gutierrez spent during the same time period.

Salinas took out $75,000 in loans and took in another $50,400 in contributions. He spent $102,000. Meanwhile, Gutierrez received $58,000 in contributions and spent $56,000.

Neither Salinas or Gutierrez returned calls for comment.

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County to hire attorney to investigate Integ

Hidalgo-County-SealThe Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 board agreed to advertise for an attorney to review the district’s agreement with Integ, the consulting firm owned by Godfrey Garza.

Garza was the consulting engineer for the 2006 bond election projects and is also consulting engineer for the 2010 projects of the drainage district approved in the April 15 meeting.

The purpose of the contract review relates to the $3.75 million Garza was paid for work that that included supervision of the construction of the border wall after funds were transferred from the 2006 bond election funds for drainage projects into the federal levee/wall project.

County Judge Ramon Garcia contends the contract between Hidalgo County and Integ did not include any work on the border wall. It was limited to projects from the bond election. He also questioned whether Garza should have been paid to supervise the work done by the architects and engineers who developed plans for the project.

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Shary Road lanes closed at Expressway 83

20140416 Shary-Rd-Lane-Closures JB 2408It’s the busiest intersection in the Rio Grande Valley, according to TxDOT. And the congestion just got a whole lot worse this week when construction crews closed parts of Shary Road down to just one lane of traffic to travel north and one to travel south.

Construction started this week to put in a raised median from Victoria Road (the Home Depot entrance) to the entrance to Cimarron (Cimarron Drive).

Concrete barriers were placed along Shary Road north and south of the expressway to take up the middle lane and one lane to each side. The three lanes will be blocked off for three months, according to Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez.

Northbound from the expressway there is now only one lane open to travel from the frontage road to the entrance to H-E-B. After H-E-B, Shary Road opens up again to allow two lanes of traffic going north.

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Sharyland High School FFA students qualify for state competition

sharyland-logoSHARYLAND—Sharyland High School competed in the Area X Future Farmers of America Career Development Events. Those who competed in Livestock Judging, Entomology, Milk Quality, Agriculture Mechanics, Veterinary Science and Wool Judging qualified from State FFA Career Developmental Events.

For Livestock Judging, students took second place at district and sixth place at the area competition. State qualifiers for this category are: Evan Acevedo, Shane Carter, Marshall Curl, Teah Barrientes, Robert Welch, Joaquin Garcia, Kayla Marek and Clyte Best.

In Entomology, competitors earned first place at the district level and second place in area. State qualifiers include: Caleb Hernandez, Joseph Williams, David Treviño and Amber Hollingshead.

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