Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Mayberry Blocked Between Griffin and 2 Mile

Work has begun on Mayberry Road between Griffin Parkway and 2 Mile Rd. This is just south of Veteran's Memorial High School. There is a detour that takes you west through Las Brisas and Francisco (I think). The detour is through a residential area. Work was previously scheduled to expand the bridge that crosses the drainage canal. The construction sign states "Utility Construction Ahead", so it is possible that this is a small project before the expansion begins. I'll find out more.

UPDATE

I received confirmation in the Mission forums about the construction on Mayberry. Here is the message:
The work on Mayberry between 2 Mile and 495 is part of the construction to
improve the bridge and widen the road, too. Construction should be completed
within 12-16 weeks at the most. Thanks

Mission Has a New City Manager

In a recent post, there was this information about our new city manager:
At Monday's City Council meeting, Interim City Manager Julio Cerda was appointed
City Manager by the Council in a 4-1 vote with Councilman O'Cana voted "nay."
Mr. Cerda will be sworn into office at the next Council meeting.

For information like this, visit http://forum.missiontexas.net, the official City of Mission forum.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Power Outage at 495 and Stewart

Shortly before 2 PM a Wal-Mart truck going South onto 495 through an alley West of Stewart Rd. got tangled on a low power line. The result was that as the truck pulled forward, it pulled the power line off the poles. Power was cut to the area around that intersection while AEP workers restored the power line. The area was blocked off and the fire department was present. In addition, a Mission Police officer was dispatched to direct traffic at the intersection during the power outage.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

La Joya Class of 1996 and 1986 Reunions

This week's Progress Times has an announcement for La Joya High School's Class of 1996 Reunion. Dangit, I'm too late. There was a meeting on Sunday, Sept 18 at 5 PM at Allstar Kids' Daycare Center off Moorefield Rd and Expwy 83 in Palmview. The meeting was to finalize reunion plans. Fees are $25 per graduate and $20 per non graduate. Events planned are a tour of the High School, Homecoming parade, and bonfire on Sept 22nd. On Friday, Sept 23rd, everyone will sit together at the football game. Afterwards will be a post-game menudo dinner with drinks at Mario's BBQ in Palmview. Saturday will have a dinner and reception. Sunday will have a family day picnic at Cascade Park in McAllen. Contacts are Patty Gonzalez at 458-7368, or Maribel Barrientos at La Joya Area Federal Credit Union at 585-6207 to deposit dues to the Class of 96 account.

La Joya Class of 86 has an announcement in The Monitor. The reunion is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 23rd. For more information, call Cindy Ramirez Ponce at 584-2250, or Rames Gonzalez at 458-5777.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Community Announcements

There are a couple of Mission High School reunions planned for October. For details, visit http://www.missionhsreunion.com

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Speer Memorial Library. For more information, call 519-3760 or 580-0599.

Texas Advocates for Migrant Students (TAMS) invites the public to the first annual Harvest of Hope golf tournament on Monday Nov. 14. Registration and breakfast starts at 9 am. The tournament starts at 11 am. Dinner, awards, and a raffle will follow the tournament. For more information, or to register, call 585-8575, or email at tamsorg@yahoo.com.

The Blues Committee announces its second annual Blues Festival benefiting the Comfort House. The event is scheduled at 7 pm on Nov 19 at the Club at Cimarron. For info on how to support the Comfort House or tickets to the 2nd annual Blues Festival, call Diego Rivera at 580-9870 or the Comfort House at 687-7367.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Forum Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the City of Mission Forums are back online. Simply visit http://forum.missiontexas.net to visit the forum. It is a good source of city information. You may also post questions that you have about Mission.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Target Shopping Center

I got the word on the Target shopping center:

The proposed Target will be on the east side of Shary and Expressway 83 to
Taylor Road. An HEB is also proposed to be included at the site, as well as
various shops and restaurants.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Mission Reunion Site Coming Back

I straightened out everything with the hosting company. Missionhsreunion.com should be online in the next 24 hours. In the meantime, there is a default page in place. Once the site is active again, the old site should be back in business.

High School Subdomains Created

I made two high school subdomains for Mission High School and Veterans Memorial High School. For the first, visit http://mhs.missiontexas.net. For the second, visit http://vmhs.missiontexas.net. Both will redirect you to the official school sites.

Mission Police Bulletins

Be on the look out for a brown or primer color long oldsmobile type passenger car occupied by two hispanic subjects. One described as 6'00" tall and thin. These subjects are driving around after 10 p.m. and breaking into vehicles and storage rooms.

Vehicle Break-ins
We are currenltly experiencing an increase of burglary/vehicle thefts at the parking lot of Foy's, Wal-mart and both HEB's. Please don't leave anything of value where it can easily be seen through the windows. While in the parking lot of these businesses, look around, and if you see anyone that looks like there up to no good, call us with a description and we'll go and check them outl. The suspects have been seen driving an aqua blue van with handicap license plates. Sometimes the license plates are switched off with Mexican license plates.

Visit http://police.missiontexas.net for more information.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

New Target in Mission?

I'm trying to find out if and where there will be a new Target shopping center in Mission. As soon as there is a reply in the Mission forum, I'll let you know. If there will be, then it would be exciting. I like Wal-Mart. In my opinion, Target has better products for low prices. Regardless, it's good to have options and not have to drive across McAllen for good shopping.

Search for a brother

This message is posted on the City of Mission Forum:
I am currently searching for James Franklin Bledsoe born on 2-27-28. James is my
brother and I was informed by a family member that he had died a few years ago.
I have reason to believe that this information is false. James might also have a
son with identical name who is probably in his 50's living in that area. I would
much appreciate any information provided. James was born in Kansas and lived
much of his life in Texas and South America. If you know this family and can
provide any information it would be appreciated.


To reply, visit here.

This Week in the Progress Times

I had a chance to pick up last Friday's Progress Times today. Here are the best headlines. Of course, if you want more details, stop by the office. The paper is only 25 cents.

MCISD's New Budget Increased by $4.8 Million (Total is $122,745,695)
City of Mission Hikes Water, Sewer Rates (City needs to comply with required debt ratio)
Penitas Man is Facing Charges (Body was found on a property near 107 and Giles Rd)
La Joya ISD Budget, Tax Rate Are Adopted (Budget of $221,685,595)
Sharyland ISD Approves $56.5 Million Budget, Same Tax Rate
Road Closing Will Affect School Traffic (Mayberry between 495 and 2 Mile)
H-E-B Official Faces Charges (He stole drugs from the pharmacy)

There is other news but those are the more interesting headlines. There is another part of the paper for local sports. The section includes information about last week's games and this past week's games, which have now been played. Sorry, I don't have scores.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Inconsistent Sidewalks

This morning, while jogging, I saw that the sidewalks on Mayberry are not consistent from Griffiin Parkway up to Veteran's Memorial High School. There are parts where there are no sidewalks. The areas in front of new subdivisions have sidewalks that do not match. One bridge has a pedestrian crossing and another does not. I will suggest to planning to make specifications to builders how the sidewalk in front of their new subdivision should look. Or, perhaps the developers could pay the city to have a sidewalk installed. This way the same workers that make city sidewalks would make them the same everywhere. Just an idea.