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McAllen Public Utility Raises Water and Sewer Rates

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Increase goes into effect October 1, includes base fee and use tiered structure McAllen, TX)  At Monday night’s joint McAllen City Commission and McAllen Public Utility meeting, both governing bodies separately approved a rate increase for water and sewer.  The increase, which goes into effect on October 1 includes an increase to

Special Olympics Texas Faces Financial Hardship Due to Harvey

Courtesy Steve Helm, AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath has forced Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) to cancel and postpone several competitions and fundraisers not only in the affected Houston and Coastal Bend areas, but across the state of Texas. Due to the significant loss of income from those fundraising events, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is forecasting a

McAllen boasts lowest unemployment rate in RGV

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, McAllen, TX- The City of McAllen continues to be an economic leader in the Rio Grande Valley, posting a significantly lower unemployment rate versus other cities in the region for the month of August and for the second month in a row. McAllen’s unemployment rate was at 5.5 percent, still the lowest of all

City of McAllen Brings Home 13 Gold Pinnacles

Courtesy Laura D. Garcia, McAllen Holiday Parade, Planta Nativa and McAllen Marathon Amongst Winners Boise, Idaho- The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the City of McAllen on September 14 during the Pinnacle awards ceremony held at IFEA’s 62nd Annual Convention in Tucson, Arizona held Sept 13-17. McAllen was presented with 35

Passport Division open for Passport Day in the USA

Courtesy Laura Garcia,  McALLEN, TX –The Passport Division will celebrate Passport Day in the U.S.A . on Saturday, September 23. They will accept applications from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m. however, the office will remain open until 5 p.m. No matter where you go, a U.S. passport will get you back home. To learn more

CBP Officers Continue to Maintain Vigilance and Seize Narcotics Worth More Than $9.7 Million at the Laredo Port of Entry

Courtesy Diego Hernandez,  LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine with a combined value of more than $9.7 million recently in three separate enforcement actions. “These three interceptions of hard narcotics are significant and I am extremely proud of our CBP officers for

Man sentenced to 10 years for aggravated assaul

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-The District Attorney’s Office has secured a guilty plea in its case against Gilberto Alejandro Arevalo for attacking a man at a store parking lot. On September 7, 2014, the Laredo Police Department Communications Division received a 911 call of a reported assault that occurred at the Walmart Store parking lot

McAllen to Host 25th Anniversary of Annual Texas Festival & Events Association Conference

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, Founding members of organization from Rio Grande Valley invite all area events to participate (McAllen, Tx)-The City of McAllen is proud to host next year’s Texas Festival & Events Association (TFEA) Annual Conference, which this year, will be held from July 12-15, 2018, right here at the McAllen Convention Center. With over

McAllen Public Library Launches 3D Printing Services to the Public

Courtesy Laura D. Garcia, McAllen-, TX- McAllen Public Library is offering an exciting new service at the main library. The library’s 3D printers are now available to print designs submitted by library patrons. The printers, which use plastic filament to build objects layer by layer, can print just about any object that can be designed. Patrons

CBP to Temporarily Halt Vehicular Traffic at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge During 16th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony to Honor the 9/11 Attack Victims

Courtesy Richard Pauza, Colombia-Solidarity Bridge to Serve as Alternate Vehicle Crossing Location  Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry would like to advise the traveling public of the temporary stoppage of vehicular traffic at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge the morning of Sep. 11, during the 16th annual commemoration ceremony to honor

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