Class of 1965 making a difference

HARLINGEN — You might say the marquee at Harlingen High School serves as its spokesman.

It has so many responsibilities.

“Congratulations,” it reads when students return victorious from a competition.

“Good luck” it might say to a team leaving for an event.

The marquee, however, is from another era, and posting messages with letters that may fall off is a laborious and now unnecessary task.

Members of the Harlingen High School Class of 1965 met with school district officials to announce its decision to donate $6,000 toward the purchase of a new electronic marquee.

The school district still will have to acquire several thousand dollars more to pay for the sign.

However, Principal Imelda Munivez said she expected it to be in place by the beginning of the 2016 – 2017 school year.

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