Forty five years ago La Joya High junior Noe Hernandez became the first track and field state champion in La Joya Independent School District (LJISD) history when he ran the 880-yard dash in a time of 1:55.9 to finish just milliseconds ahead of the second place finisher. This past Saturday, La Joya Palmview High junior Felipe Valencia became the second member of LJISD’s exclusive state champions club when he threw the shot put 60 feet 5 1/4 inches to take the gold medal at the state track and field meet in Austin.
PEÑITAS—The Buckner Community Transformation Center held the Buckner Moms Soccer Game competition for women between the ages of 19-57 from the local colonias Pueblo De Palmas and Taurus 21 on April 27. Four different teams participated totaling over 50 women, and for many it was their first time playing the sport.
MISSION—Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, which won national recognition last year for its customer service, activities and operational excellence, has earned three more awards from the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO).
The awards, presented April 28, include “Park of the Year” in recognition of Bentsen Palm Village’s operational excellence, customer service, guest reviews, directory ratings, employee training techniques, community service, and association involvement.
“We have these awards every year and Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort was selected as the best in the large park category, which involves parks that have more than 151 campsites,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO.
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