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    Pioneer High updates, McAllen annexation

    sharyland-logo-copy-1Sharyland ISD administrators hoped for more construction to be completed on the Pioneer High School, but the weather delayed it further. The main projects still under construction are the agriculture farm facility and the baseball dugouts.

    Over the winter holiday, the metal canopy for the agricultural structure was completed, but the sidewalks, concrete draining and the roof remain unfinished. However, Director of Maintenance Jesse Muñiz explained that he met with Magic Valley Cooperative and is working on sorting out the electric fixtures. He is still aiming for the February completion date, pending weather conditions.

    “We got the pens ordered. Hopefully, they’ll be delivered the first week in February,” the director of maintenance said. “But if we really get some good weather, I think we can make a lot of progress.”

    Read more: Pioneer High updates, McAllen annexation

    Benefit concert planned for Texas Lions Camp

    20150123 Lions-Camp-183Three musical groups will come together to perform a special concert at Trinity Worship Center in Pharr on Friday, Feb. 6. Rio Grande Valley Concert Band, Swing Street Swing Band and the Senior Ambassadors will perform a benefit concert for the Texas Lions Camp (TLC) for children with physical disabilities. The bands and chorus are donating their services for the children.

    TLC is a camp for children with disabilities where counselors are assigned at almost a one-to-one ratio, often matching the specific needs of the campers to the skills of the counselors.

    For nearly 60 years, TLC has provided more than 50,000 Texas children with physical disabilities a place to spend a week during the summer to participate in fun and challenging activities, to meet and make friends and, more importantly, to accomplish things they never thought possible.

    Read more: Benefit concert planned for Texas Lions Camp

    Royal family: Mission sisters carry on princess legacy

    20150123 TCF Princess-Anna 5395When 6-year-old Amanda Leal Tijerina is honored as a princess in the Texas Citrus Fiesta this year, she will be carrying on a family tradition, following in the footsteps of her two older sisters. The Princess of Lime Blossom will don her viridescent gown for the 78th Citrus Fiesta, where she’ll sit on a float for the town to see.

    The oldest sibling, Ashley Tijerina, now 13, was named Princess Anna in her time. She admitted that she doesn’t remember much about her reigning year, but even at the time knew that it was an honor to be crowned.

    “I remember saying that I wanted to be Princess Anna because being a princess to me was the world,” Ashley said. “I would watch princess movies when I was younger and I always wanted to be one.”

    Read more: Royal family: Mission sisters carry on princess legacy

    Neighborhood Market opens its doors in Mission

    Walmart Neighborhood Market opened its doors to much fanfare Wednesday morning with city leaders, local students and eager shoppers in attendance.

    The market, about one-fifth the size of a typical Walmart Supercenter, is one of three of its kind in the Valley. However, 115 stores are set to open nationwide this month and Wednesday, alone, 15 markets opened across the state.

    Read more: Neighborhood Market opens its doors in Mission

    RGV Concert Band: 17 years keeping the beat

    20150123 RGV-Concert-BandThe Rio Grande Valley Concert Band 2014-2015 season is in full swing. With two concerts “under their belts,” the 60-plus members are gearing up for a busy February and March with six scheduled concerts.

    The band typically performs every other Sunday afternoon during their concert season. This year they will also be part of the Lion’s Club Camp Fundraiser for Children.

    The RGV Band is a unique combination of retirees and non-retirees. Some are full-time Valley residents, but many are Winter Texans. Organized in 1997 with their first concert in February, 1998, the band recently recognized five of the charter members who are playing in their seventeenth season. They are Harry Bardo (trombone), Glen Johnson (trumpet), Hartley Brown (clarinet), Em Laskey (flute and piccolo) and Gary Meidt (trumpet and director).

    Read more: RGV Concert Band: 17 years keeping the beat

    More Articles...

    1. B.L. Gray finalist for excellence award
    2. Give me liberty or give me cupcakes: Ag. commissioner declares pastry amnesty
    3. From mishaps to magic: Costume makers prep for competition
    4. Former Rattler Pistokache joins Broncs basketball
    5. Lady Rattlers shooting for return to playoffs
    6. MHM remembers Cleo Dawson in Jan. 30 special program
    7. Shary Road expansion moves forward
    8. Education issues in 2015 session
    9. Pioneer looks to compete in district despite ‘underdog’ moniker
    10. Lady Diamondbacks laying foundation for future success
    11. Watercolor Society exhibit opens Jan. 7
    12. What to expect: Sharyland moves into 2015
    13. New DA ready to take over
    14. H-E-B donates $1 million to UTRGV South Texas Diabetes & Obesity Institute
    15. Mission council prepares to annex land
    16. Deadlines approaching for Texas Citrus Fiesta
    17. SISD adds to staff, shifts principals
    18. The end of a Guerra; DA readies to leave office
    19. Danville Chadbourne exhibit opens at IMAS
    20. Mission church presents a white Christmas

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