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Saturday, May 27, 2017



CBP Officers Seize More Than $350K in Narcotics at the Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Richard Pauza, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine valued at more than $350,000 in one enforcement action. “I congratulate the officers in advancing the CBP mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of


Congressman Vicente Gonzalez Statement on Formal Notice to Renegotiate NAFTA

Cosurtesy Jose Borjon, WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Trade Representative issued a formal notice to renegotiate NAFTA: “I welcome the Administration’s announcement that it will formally begin the process of updating NAFTA, an agreement that has transformed the U.S.-Mexico border region, the State of Texas

McAllen ONCE AGAIN Honored as Playful City USA Community

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, 258 cities and towns recognized for putting the needs of kids and families first as part of Playful City USA program [McAllen, TX] – National non-profit KaBOOM! is honoring McAllen, Texas with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the seventh time. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country

Parks & Recreation Asking for Citizen Ideas for Future Parks

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Town hall meetings and online survey will help gather community input (McAllen, TX)  Ever wonder how your favorite McAllen park got built?  Chances are, it was a citizen’s great idea, and now, the City of McAllen Parks & Recreation Department needs new ideas for new parks. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department


CBP Laredo Recruiting Office is Open for Business

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, Recruiters to Provide Application Assistance for OFO, USBP, AMO Positions LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is informing potential job seekers interested in a fulfilling federal law enforcement career that the Laredo Recruiting Office, housed at Laredo Field Office, is open for business and provides a one-stop shop for

City of McAllen Stands with Hidalgo County Regarding SB4

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, (McCallen, Texas)-Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Abbot signed into law SB4, requiring police chiefs, officers, sheriffs, deputies and other local law enforcement beginning on September 1, 2017 to ask individuals who have been detained for other infractions regarding their immigration status. Sheriff Guerra, Chief Rodriguez and other law enforcement personnel will speak


Statement by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez on the Dismissal of FBI Director James Comey

Courtesy Jose Borjon, WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15) issued the following statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the need for a special counsel to investigate Russia’s meddling in the 2016 General Election: “The timing of Director Comey’s firing is questionable and raises doubts about the current Administration’s commitment to

McAllen Communications Office Launches “McAllen Minutes”

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Commission meeting recap video will help create more awareness of City business (McAllen, TX) The City of McAllen Office of Communications has launched “McAllen Minutes,” a brief City Commission recap video, highlighting different actions taken at the City Commission meeting. The three to four minute video will focus on recognitions and proclamations

It’s Our City: Keep McAllen beautiful and “Scoop the Poop”

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, McAllen launches awareness campaign  McAllen– To keep our community beautiful and healthy, the City of McAllen is launching an awareness campaign encouraging pet owners to be responsible and “Scoop the Poop.”   In other words, pick-up after dogs go….  The bilingual multi-media campaign (see links to PSAs below) will include electronic messages spoken


CBP Officers Seize More Than $2.5 Million in Narcotics at Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Mucia Dovalina, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin and marijuana valued at more than $2.5 million, in two enforcement actions. “This is truly an example of our CBP officers’ hard work, experience and dedication to the CBP mission,” said Port Director Gregory

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