Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Making the case for a new Hidalgo County Courthouse

The inadequacy of the existing Hidalgo County Courthouse has been a topic of discussion with the Commissioners Court for a number of months. The current structure was built in 1954, and since that time, the county’s population has increased by an estimated 476 percent. Its present capacity has not matched the area’s growth challenges.

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Learning the art of Citrus Fiesta

20130109-Girl-Scouts-Citrus-Fiesta-Product-Costume-005MISSION—The Annual Texas Citrus Fiesta Product Costume Show has been around for decades, a competition that isn’t like any other, Girl Scout Troop 162 leader Rosie Olivarez said. Scouts, from her troop and neighboring troops, between the ages of eight and 17 have participated, though it is no easy task.

“Every year we learn something new, it is a big bunch of creative people here (at the Citrus Fiesta)…It’s wonderful that they share that passion,” Olivarez said. “It’s a labor of love. If we didn’t love it, we wouldn’t be spending the time on the product.”

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SHS alum graduates from basic training

20130104 Diana-A-RossiniAir Force Airman 1st Class Diana A. Rossini recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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SHS students create PAWS

20130104 SHS PAWS-GroupAfter students from Sharyland High School formed a group that would volunteer at Palm Valley Animal Shelter finally found a sponsor, they created Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS). PAWS was founded this fall by students with an interest in community service and volunteering with pets.

PAWS is dedicated to promoting animal welfare and responsible pet ownership and also to educating the community about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.

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