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Sharyland ISD holds State of the District presentation

sharyland-logo-copy-1SHARYLAND—Superintendent Virginia N. Richter greeted local business owners at a State of the District presentation held on April 8.

Richter said she wanted to take the opportunity to get to know members of the business community and update them on current district topics.

The presentation covered academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities and financials.

A feeder pattern was also provided that explained how the district would divide students into Sharyland High School and Sharyland Pioneer High School.

Read more: Sharyland ISD holds State of the District presentation

OPINION: South Texas Voter Fraud - Epilogue: What happened to the evidence?

In the South Texas Voter Fraud editorial series, I did not tell the story of what happened to the evidence we had collected for a reason:   the current 2014 primary election.   It was important that readers not confuse the intent to inform the public and motivate action vs. trying to sway any outcome in the current election.   I’m not here to take sides.   Fraud is fraud no matter who is doing it.

So, the rest of the story…

Step 1:   Who do we take the voter fraud documentation to once it’s gathered?   The district attorney for the county in which the election is held is the proper official to investigate and to bring it to trial, if necessary.

Read more: OPINION: South Texas Voter Fraud - Epilogue: What happened to the evidence?

Community unites in Relay for Life

20140411 MISSION Relay-for-Life 1686Some ran, wearing headphones to help pass the time, huffing and puffing around Tom Landry Stadium in Mission on Saturday morning.

Others walked casually around the track in pairs or groups, laughing or chatting.

All of them had been touched by cancer and wanted to do something about it. During the 16th American Cancer Society Relay For Life, groups from around the Upper Valley joined to raise money for the agency. At least one person from each group had a member walking on the track at all times.

“Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” Carlos Contreras, American Cancer Society specialist, stated in a news release. “Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that the Upper Valley is not immune to this disease and that by participating in relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays."

Read more: Community unites in Relay for Life

Precinct No. 4 gets new constable

20140411 Commisisoners-CourtAtanacio “J.R.” Gaitan was named the new constable for Hidalgo Country Precinct No. 4 during the April 8 meeting of the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court.

Gaitan replaces Eddie Guerra, who was named interim sheriff in the previous meeting. After being selected Gaitan, posted the required $1,500 bond and returned at the end of the meeting with Judge Rudy Delgado, who officially swore him in as Constable of Precinct No. 4.

Meanwhile, in order to save money, the court agreed to refinance bonds as presented by Cris Vela, financial advisor with First Southwest. Bonds refinanced were Limited Tax Refunding Bonds Series 2014A and Limited Tax Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2014B.

Read more: Precinct No. 4 gets new constable

New Chief Patrol Agent takes reins of Rio Grande Valley Sector

20140411 Chief-Kevin-OaksEDINBURG—Kevin W. Oaks has been appointed as the new chief patrol agent of the Rio Grande Valley Sector. Oaks officially entered on duty in his new position Sunday and replaces Chief Patrol Agent Rosendo Hinojosa, who retired in January.

Oaks most recently served as the Operations Division Chief, Office of Border Patrol in Washington, D.C. His distinguished career in the Border Patrol has included a variety of supervisory, managerial, and leadership positions, including chief patrol agent of the Buffalo Sector and Commander of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit. He has served 29 years with the Border Patrol and a total of 33 years with the federal government, including his service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

As chief patrol agent of RGV Sector, Oaks will manage more than 3,000 Border Patrol agents and have oversight of nine Border Patrol stations, three traffic checkpoints and an intelligence office.

Read more: New Chief Patrol Agent takes reins of Rio Grande Valley Sector

More Articles...

  1. Election contests head to court
  2. ‘Working Hands’ exhibit opens at Conner Museum
  3. 2 challenge Salinas for Mission mayor title
  4. Sharyland eyes new campus projects
  5. Hidalgo County appoints new sheriff
  6. Election contests spur denials
  7. Sharyland cracks down on Twitter
  8. OPINION: South Texas Voter Fraud - Part 6: What's Ahead?
  9. Jackson Street Car Show set for April 12
  10. Chris Wallace to perform for Sharyland Athletic Booster fundraiser
  11. OPINION: South Texas Voter Fraud - Part 5: Are you the problem or the solution?
  12. New high school now has power
  13. Candidates question election results
  14. Mission Fire to take part in task force
  15. OPINION: South Texas Voter Fraud - Part 4: Procedures, practices and pitfalls = problems
  16. Lobos smash Rattlers 54-game win streak
  17. Dinosaurs roaming Gladys Porter Zoo – again
  18. Tape sheds light on drainage district director’s pay
  19. Congressmen get first-hand look at RGV
  20. Progress Times seeks reader feedback

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