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McAllen Monitor (Newspaper) - August 29, 2015, McAllen, TexasS p o r t s s High school scoreboard 18 a Sharyland High s 42 a Mcallen memorial 28 a Weslaco 24 a Harlingen South 88 a la Joya Palmview 7 a Brownsville Lopez i4 Psia memorial 7 a Juarez Lincoln 48 0 san Benito Edinburg High 14 a Mcallen Rowe 21 a Edcouch Elsas 7 a la Joya High 18 a Roma 78 28 Psia North Psia High the Ivel sultor saturday August 29,2015 serving the Rio Grande Valley since 1909 75 cents dail\1,500 at it Rev displaced from courses four advisers cleared schedules next week to help students with changes by Danya Perez Hernandez staff writer Edinburg a with Only a few Days before the first generation of Vaqueros Start at the University Sermon by Ula Ilnytzkyj the associated press new York a an army chaplain has won a National prize for an original Sermon that he will deliver on sept. 11 at a Chapel near ground Zero that became a Sanctuary of Consolation after the terrorist attacks. The Rev. David Peters of Austin will give his winning Sermon during a special morning service at St. Paul a Chapel. See Sermon a Civ Fillol i0ws.coni Leam More at cwt the sen Nofi Competition. A of Texas Rio Grande Valley University officials Are scrambling to reassign about 1,500 students to different courses after part of the Core curriculum Wasny to approved by a state education Board. A fall of the students in those classes Are affected but they might not notice much difference Quot said Kristin Croyle vice president of student Success at it Rev. A we Are doing our Best to move them to another about 120 Core courses were proposed and reviewed by faculty before being reviewed by the Texas higher education coordinating Board in May Croyle said adding that officials were informed last week that 24 courses were not approved. Officials began working t or amp a with the Board to find possible solutions she said and to identify affected students. Email notifications were sent out Friday and Croyle said they expect to notify All affected students by today. A due to a change in the it Rev Core curriculum As approved by the Texas higher education coordinating Board we have made a change to your course schedule for fall 2015," states the email. Quot this change was necessary because a course you were enrolled in is not available for Core curriculum the most affected area in the curriculum is language philosophy and expert Olive Oil could be big for Valley by Kristen Mosbrucker staff writer Mission a while the Rio Grande Valley May be located outside of two otherwise a or shale formations where pockets of Oil and Gas Are Bountiful one economist argues that South Texas could be a Sweet spot for another kind of Oil a Olive Oil see Economy say he re audio released in crash that killed Veteran Pilot oved Mcallen above technical sergeant James Castagna 774th expeditionary Airlift Squadron c-130 Hercules flight Engineer at Bagram Airfield Afghanistan assists his Pilot while flying aboard a c-130 with supplies for a Forward operating base in oru Zgan province. Castagna was killed in a plane crash aug. 17 in Mcallen. A Mirtise photo at top a Cross is planted wednesday in ground left burned by a plane crash aug. 17 South of Mcallen Miller inter National Airport. Joel Martin Ion no nor swim Joni see the web version of this Story to listen to the audio from the crash. By Kristian Hernandez staff writer Mcallen a the final words of Lames Castagna a former air Force Pilot and part time flight instructor were recorded by Mcallen Miller International Airport s control Tower after he was cleared for Takeoff on aug. 17 at 6 48 . The single engine zen air cd 2000 Trainer aircraft a also boarded by ast Agnas student Hector Garza 42, of Monterrey Mexico a lifted from runway 13 but was Only airborne for a few seconds before stalling and dropping some 1,200 feet from the end of the runway some witnesses told a lice. The plane crashed into the thick Mesquite Brush just outside the airports Southern perimeter Fence Between South 10th and old South 10th streets. Air traffic control is heard asking them if they re alright but the Only response is dead air. See crash 6a volume Power Davif vices s1.00�o plus of n apr h h 72mo of fume Power having so you Ca it red it has Imam 7.000 a Hosp see a list of Core it Rev courses that weren to approved. Q culture which can be covered by taking one course or three credit hours. Thirteen communication and see it Rev 5a Mcallen Lote stays trending upward room revenues increase 9 percent City officials say by sky chador staff writer Mcallen a the n umber of people staying in the City a hotels a and the Revenue from it a have trended up in the past year according to the Mcallen chamber of Commerce. Using Agures from hotel consulting him source strategies inc the Cham her announced room Rev Crucs increased 9 percent the average daily rate a the Overall Revenue earned divided by the number of room s sold a increased 4.5 percent and occupancy increased about 3 percent for the Vear ending Lune 30. For Mcallen the numbers inc encouraging said Nancv Millar the Chambers convention and visitors Bureau vice president in a statement. The City relies on tourists to generate Money a sales taxes Are expected to make up More than 40 percent of the City is Overall Revenue this upcoming fiscal year. Quot this really Points out How important tourism is to Mcallen a Millar said. A these visitors whether Tai Eye a business travellers mexican nationals Winter see hotels i a View the Pomon of the proposed 2015-16 budget related to the hotel occupancy tax. Loony s weather 2a mostly sunny very warm High 99 Low 77 091 00006 an aim Media Texas newspaper Voi. 107, no. 33 44 pages. 5 sections

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