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Sharyland ISD hires new superintendent

20180430 VidaurriSigningNearly eight years since she left the district, Maria “Mimi” Vidaurri is officially coming back to Sharyland as its new superintendent.

Last month, the Premont native was selected by the Sharyland Board of Trustees as the lone finalist for the district superintendent position and during Monday’s meeting, Vidaurri’s hiring was unanimously approved.

“It feels like I came home, it’s such a privilege and honor to be serving such an incredible community,” Vidaurri said. “I can’t wait to be a part of that.”

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SHS welcomes class of 2022

20180424 SHSOrientationOn Tuesday, Anapaula Martinez took her first steps toward the start of her high school career.

She, as well as other 8th grade students from B.L. Gray Jr. High School, attended Sharyland High School’s freshman orientation to be familiarized with the campus.

“I’m nervous, but also excited to be here,” Martinez said. “I have older cousins who’ve attended the school but I’d be the first in my immediate family to attend here. I’m going to become the older sibling that makes her own memories and tells them to her younger relatives.”

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Early voting underway

STVotingGuideWith early voting underway, the Progress Times has prepared this guide filled with the bios and related articles running in the city of Mission.

Below are the candidates for the city of Mission, Sharyland ISD Board of Trustees, Mission CISD Board of Trustees, Agua Special Utility District and South Texas College. Early voting begins today and runs through May 1. Election Day is Saturday, May 5. 

Be sure to pick up our latest issue for early voting locations in the city.

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Sharyland ISD mulling increase in meal price for students

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Students at the Sharyland Independent School District may pay an additional 50 cents for their meal at the next school year.

The Sharyland School Board of Trustees met Wednesday at a board workshop to discuss the meal price increase, which would raise the price of a school meal from $2.50 to $3 at the elementary level and from $3 to $3.50 for high school students.

As this was a board workshop, the board won’t take action on this and any other items discussed Wednesday until the upcoming April 30 school board meeting.

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Pioneer High School theatre troupe heading to regionals

20180413 PioneerPlayFor the second time in the history of the school, Pioneer High School will advance to the regional level in this year’s One-Act Play UIL competition. Previously, the Alpha Theatre Troupe advanced to regionals back in 2016.

Pioneer’s Alpha Theatre Troupe will be competing Monday at the 5A Region IV One-Act-Play Competition in San Antonio after placing in the top three at the area competition held March 30, according to the campus’ theatre director Charles Brenner.

The students competed by performing an act of Laura Lundgren Smith’s play “Dark Road.” The play tells the story of two sisters living in Nazi Germany who begin to drift apart after one of them begins working as a guard at a concentration camp, leaving the other sister horrified at her actions.

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Big 7 teams look to finish strong

20180316 STSoftball SHS vs VMHS LG-08With only one week remaining in the local high school softball season and two weeks remaining in the baseball season, it’s do-or-die time for the Big 7 teams with playoff aspirations. This is especially true for those teams that currently find themselves trailing the top four teams in their respective districts since they have some catching up to do just to get into one of the top four playoff-qualifying spots in each sport’s district.

If the District 30-6A and District 31-5A softball and baseball seasons were to end today, three Big 7 softball teams and four baseball teams would have their playoff berths all locked up. And of those seven teams, one would be district champions.

Let’s take a look at each of these four districts and the Big 7 teams that remain in the hunt for either a district championship or a playoff spot.

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