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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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McAllen Residents Invited to Attend Public Meetings on Proposed Drainage Utility Ordinance

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Two community public meetings to be held (McAllen, Texas)-The City of McAllen Engineering Department will be hosting two public meetings to provide information and receive feedback on a proposed Drainage Utility Fee Ordinance.  The proposed purpose of the drainage utility fee will be used to create a funding source for drainage related

McAllen Holiday Parade to Air to National Hispanic Audience on Telexitos

McAllen Holiday Parade to Air to National Hispanic Audience on Telexitos Emmy Award Winning Telemundo 40 to help air the largest illuminated Texas holiday parade on Christmas Eve Thanks to its partnership with Telemundo 40, the  McAllen Holiday Parade, the largest illuminated and helium balloon holiday parade in Texas, will help bring the McAllen  Christmas

Keep McAllen Beautiful Holiday Home Lights Contest 2017

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, McAllen, Texas-Keep McAllen Beautiful invites McAllen residents to participate in the annual Holiday Home Lights Contest. This is a chance to show off that jolly Christmas spirit and to-notch decorating skills by lighting up your home! Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, December 20, and judging will be held Thursday, December 21.

City of McAllen, McAllen Development Corporation Receive ‘AAA’ Bond Rating from S&P

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Ratings based on strength of debt service and economic outlook  (McAllen, Texas)-The City of McAllen and the McAllen Development Corporation recently went before S&P Global Ratings for review on its upcoming bond series and received a rating of ‘AAA,’ viewing “the outlook for this rating as stable.”  The bond, set for $5.135

CBP Officers Seize Over $1.3 Million in Narcotics at the Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection, LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of alleged marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1.3 million in two separate enforcement actions. “Our CBP officers face many challenges daily while facilitating lawful

Laredo Explorer Post 2304 Hosts the Leadership and Wisdom (LAW) Enforcement Award for Laredo Youth

Courtesy Richard Pauza, (Laredo, Texas)-Explorer Post 2304 on Friday, Dec. 1 bestowed the November 2017 Leadership and Wisdom (LAW) enforcement award to Laredo Independent School District recipient Joseph Abraham Flores, a senior at J.W. Nixon High School. Flores distinguished himself with his leadership skills and was nominated to receive the award by his ROTC instructor,

Men Indicted for Marijuana Felony Charges During Operation Ranch Road 13

Courtesy Yanira Deleon,  (Laredo, Texas)-The District Attorney’s Office reports the indictment of several men associated with a drug trafficking organization responsible for transporting marijuana from South Texas to Houston. In 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Border Patrol initiated an investigation targeting a significant Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) responsible for transporting marijuana

Explorer Post 2304 Together with other Volunteers Distribute Turkey Dinners

Courtesy Richard Pauza, Members of Explorer Post 2304, together with approximately 100 other law enforcement Explorers and volunteer, non-profit, school group members in support of an effort organized by the Emergency Action Team (EAT)helped to package and distribute turkey dinners yesterday destined for local needy families in Laredo at a local medical office complex.

McAllen Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Selected into Prestigious Firefighters Leadership Training

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Chief Schulz competed against hundreds to be chosen for Fire Service Executive Development Institute (McAllen, TX ) The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) announced that Assistant Fire Chief Jim Schultz of the McAllen Fire Department has been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI). Chief Schultz competed with new

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