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García leads Pioneer to inaugural victory over Hidalgo

HIDALGO – Sharyland Pioneer sophomore quarterback Alec García scored twice, including a 95-yard TD run from scrimmage, to lead the Diamondbacks to a 21—10 inaugural season-opening victory over Hidalgo on Friday at Bill Pate Stadium.

“It’s exciting, it’s a starting point. I felt that we matched up pretty well,” said Pioneer first-year head coach Jason Wheeler. “We got some things we’ve got to correct, but anytime you get a win and you’re a young program, it’s huge on confidence and you can almost tighten up a bit more now. When you get a tough loss, it’s harder to get after them so much and we’re going to learn from this.”

20140829 Pioneer v Hidlalgo small dy 002We got a lot of work to do, but I saw some things,” he added. “We stood up defensively a lot there and kept them out of the end zone real well. Alec García, our speed guy, we put him back there at quarterback and he really gave us a spark there in the first half, and that really helped.”

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Conway Streetscape behind schedule

20140616 Conway Streetscape Workers JB 3939Construction on the Conway Streetscape project has been slow-going and a consultant told the Mission Redevelopment Authority this week that the estimated completion date has been pushed back a month.

The original substantial completion date was set for Nov. 9; however, that date is now set for Dec. 12. The contractor’s time on the project expires Nov. 25, and the city can charge $500 for each day past that if the project is late.

However, the contractor may be due some days because of weather delays.

Read more: Conway Streetscape behind schedule

Trustees push for finished high school, approve 5-cent tax increase

sharyland-logo-copy-1An Alton resident called on Sharyland ISD board members to hold contractors at Pioneer High School accountable as the school year kicked off and construction is ongoing.

“I’m here because I really want you to hold this architect and this contractor’s feet to the fire about wanting 28 rain day delays. I live out there. There’s no rain out there,” Myra Baker told trustees at Tuesday’s board meeting. “You guys have a lot of rough stuff to fix out there. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the softball fields and the baseball fields that some of this caliche goes away.

“You need to hold his feet to the fire. It’s him; it’s not the weather.”

Read more: Trustees push for finished high school, approve 5-cent tax increase

Sharyland High School students receive AP Scholar awards

20140829 SISD-FOCUS Eugene-Richard-VaughanEighty students at Sharyland High School earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 20 percent of the nearly 2.1 million high school students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.

Students took AP Exams in May 2014 after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student’s performance on AP Exams.

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Residents split on Taylor expansion

20140820 MISSION Taylor-Road-expansion 0113Residents on Taylor Street are split on a joint effort to expand the roadway to five lanes.

Dozens of residents showed up at a public forum at Romulo Martinez Elementary School to learn more about the project, which requires cooperation from the cities of Mission, McAllen and Palmhurst as well as Hidalgo County.

“I’ve been looking at Taylor Road for the last 30 years,” Mission Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas said. “I never thought we could do this project because of the funding, but we finally got it put together, and I think we can make it happen.”

Read more: Residents split on Taylor expansion

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  17. Mission business owner a finalist in H-E-B contest
  18. SISD eyes 5 cent tax increase
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  20. State braces for students to go back to school

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