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Monday, January 22, 2018

STATE NEWS

City of McAllen Wants Residents to Know It’s Time to Get Healthy

Courtesy  Xochitl Mora, Texas-sized competition to promote healthy living  McAllen , Texas- Mayor Jim Darling and the McAllen City Commission recently voted to have the city compete in the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, a statewide competition where residents earn points for their community by simply making healthier choices.  It’s free, fun and holds people

McAllen Bridge System Prepares for Icy Weather Bridges to be brined

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,  McAllen, TX–  The City of McAllen is prepping both Hidalgo International and Anzalduas International Bridge with brine today, starting at 4:00 p.m. and continuing through 4:30 p.m. The City of McAllen will be conducting this anti-icing operation utilizing City staff and City equipment, in an effort to keep visitors and residents safe

CBP Officers Seize More Than $862K Worth of Cocaine at World Trade Bridge

Courtesy Margie Garza,    Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a noteworthy amount of alleged cocaine at the World Trade Bridge in one enforcement action this weekend. “This significant seizure was realized due to the continued vigilance and alertness our CBP officers put forth on a daily basis,” said (A) Port

Chivas Set to Face Santos at H-E-B Park

Courtesy Yajaira Flores, Edinburg, Texas, –LIGA MX action will return to H-E-B Park on March 21, 2017 when Club Deportivo Guadalajara faces Club Santos Laguna, stadium officials announced today. The match will kick off at 8p.m. and is presented by SPD Sports  “Bringing world-class soccer and entertainment to H-E-B Park and the Rio Grande Valley

CBP Officers at The Laredo Port of Entry Apprehend Fugitive Wanted on Warrant for Child Sexual Abuse

Courtesy Margie Garza, LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a commercial bus passenger with an outstanding Dallas, Texas warrant for sexual abuse of a child.  “CBP officers remain vigilant in intercepting travelers with outstanding warrants,” said (A) Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of

Governor appoints McAllen’s Bridge Supt. to Committee

Courtesy Roy Cantu, Rigo Villarreal to join Texas Facilities Commission McAllen, TX– Governor Greg Abbott announced recently that he appointed Rigo Villarreal to the Texas Facilities Commission for a term set to expire on January 31, 2023.  The commission manages state government buildings and handles the sale of surplus property, including property donated to the

CBP Officers Seize More Than Two and Half Tons of Marijuana at World Trade Bridge

Courtesy Richard Pauza,  LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers marked the new year with a significant seizure of narcotics in the cargo environment; more than two and a half tons of marijuana seized at World Trade Bridge. “Amid heavy traffic as travelers begin to return from the holiday break, our frontline officers

McAllen Recycling Mobile App Available Now

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Newly relaunched app renamed to reflect purpose  McAllen residents wishing to stay connected to their waste management services and programs can do so through their mobile phones.  The recently redesigned McAllen Public Works mobile waste application has a new look and new name,McAllenRecycles, and may be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Apple Store

Don’t Just Throw Away Your Christmas Tree

Courtesy Laura D. Garcia, McAllen Recycling Center will turn trees into mulch    McAllen, TX– Out with the old and in with the new. The McAllen Recycling Center is assisting residents with their after holiday cleanup by providing Christmas tree drop-off locations. All natural Christmas trees free of décor and tinsel will be accepted at

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