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Sunday, November 19, 2017

STATE NEWS

City of McAllen Receives Thousands of Dollars in Rebates from Non-Profit Group

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, (McAllen, Texas)-More than $418,000 — that’s how much has been delivered back to the City of McAllen thanks to its membership in the state’s leading municipal electricity buying group, the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. “The City of McAllen has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in rebates, thanks to its participation

LA PLAZA’S SECOND PARKING DECK OPENS NOVEMBER 10

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, La Plaza mall management, Dillard’s representatives, Mayor Jim Darling and city officials to conduct official ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening day McAllen, TX,  — La Plaza is pleased to announce the opening of its second parking deck to Rio Grande Valley shoppers. The state-of-the-art, three-level parking deck is connected to Dillard’s and adjacent

McAllen Public Library Kicks Off Food for Fines 2017 Campaign

Courtesy Laura Garcia, McAllen, Tx -Patrons of McAllen Public Library can help the less fortunate and reduce their fines through the Food for Fines drive, benefitting the RGV Food Bank. From November 1st through December 1st, the Main Library, located on 23rd and Nolana, the Lark Branch Library, located at 2601 Lark Avenue, and the

As All Souls Day Approaches, CBP’s Laredo Field Office Reminds Public of Prohibited Agricultural Items that Can Carry Citrus Greening Disease

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection, LAREDO, TEXAS — As the U.S.-Mexico border community prepares for the upcoming All Souls Day (Día de los Muertos) holiday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials representing Laredo Field Office ports of entry are advising the traveling public that certain agricultural items used in holiday decorations are prohibited from

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue Four Illegal Aliens Concealed in a Box Truck

Courtesy Richard Pauza,  LAREDO, Texas – On October 20, 2017, agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Highway 359, near Hebbronville, Texas encountered a white Ford box truck at the primary lane. The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and was referred for further inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the presence of

TxDOT REMOVES MORE THAN 10 MILLION CUBIC FEET OF DEBRIS HELPING COMMUNITIES RECOVER FROM HURRICANE HARVEY

Courtesy TxDot, AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Department of Transportation has collected more than 10 million cubic feet of debris – or the equivalent of about 186 football fields – in the four districts most impacted by Hurricane Harvey since landfall August 25. From Corpus Christi to Houston and numerous towns in between, TxDOT crews

McAllen’s Library Director Elected President of State Association

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Goals include growing membership and outreach (McAllen, TX) City of McAllen Library Director Kate P. Horan, MLS, has been elected president of the Texas Municipal League Directors Association (TMLDA).  She is the first library director from South Texas to be elected president since the start of the organization in 1966. The Texas Municipal

Dr. Katherine McAllen Speaking at IMAS on Principles of Harmony: Impressionism in Europe and North America, 1850-1900

McAllen, TX- Dr. Katherine McAllen will be speaking at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) on Saturday, October 14, 2017 starting at 4:00 p.m. Dr. McAllen’s presentation, titled “Principles of Harmony: Impressionism in Europe and North America, 1850-1900,” will explore the rich history of Impressionism and its intimate connections with artists in North

Amnesty offered by McAllen Municipal Court

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Failure to appear charges to be waived for those who come in voluntarily  (McAllen, Tx)  For a short window of time, violators of various traffic or other city laws who failed to show up for their day in court will now have an opportunity to do so: without additional fines.  For a

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