Publication: McAllen Monitor

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City requesting proposals for Baxter Building

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Community Improvement Board and the city hope to wake the sleeping giant in downtown Harlingen by seeking proposals from the private sector to develop the nine-story Baxter Building.Investors and developers have until Nov. 14 ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
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BBQ, Italian food at Labor Day events

Workers celebrated workers Monday as most enjoyed the three-day Labor Day weekend.In Edinburg, the local chapter of the United Steelworkers union invited members and their families out to the municipal park pavilion for friendly competition and barbe ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
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Plan to awaken sleepy bay town

LAGUNA VISTA — Many Rio Grande Valley residents may have thought of Laguna Vista as a sleepy little town by the bay.But in recent months, the town’s leaders have taken steps to aggressively market the town, which City Manager Rolando Vela calls “a sleeping ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
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Campaign workers tell FBI they gave voters cocaine for commissioner’s 2012 bid

McALLEN – An unnamed Hidalgo County commissioner’s campaign manager used cocaine to buy votes in the 2012 primary election, the FBI said in court records filed last week.The allegations came after the FBI arrested two politiqueras as part of an ongoing ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
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Valley-native professor shares research on unaccompanied child immigrants

“Cowboy” was 12 years old when he walked away from Honduras alone and raced along train tracks in Mexico to leap onto the notorious “La Bestia” train toward the Rio Grande Valley.Smugglers on the train stole the 100 pesos he had with him to buy food. ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
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Alton home invasion ends in deadly gunfight

ALTON — One man is dead, one is being treated for gunshot wounds and four are missing after a botched home invasion late Sunday ended in a shootout.About midnight Sunday, police believe a group of four men arrived at a home on the 1800 block of Kantunil ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
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McAllen noise ordinance prompts First Amendment lawsuit

McALLEN — Hector Guzman Lopez pointed to the megaphone slung on his shoulder Monday morning while he explained his freshly-filed lawsuit alleging the city is infringing on his First Amendment rights.But, if he used the megaphone, he could be issued a ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
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Attorneys call judge in Perry case thoughtful, fair

If Bert Richardson remains on the bench for the criminal case against Gov. Rick Perry, those who know the former prosecutor say trial watchers will be treated to an engaged judge.“He’s got a great passion for the law,” said Patrick Hancock, a San Antonio ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
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3 more arrested in Mission home invasion

MISSION — Police arrested three more men involved in a home invasion after their getaway driver was caught last week when police used a tracking application on a stolen cell phone to find him.Two men wearing ski masks kicked in the back door of a home ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 11 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Mercedes ISD bus drivers push for more pay

MERCEDES — Returning from summer vacation can be tough, after months of beach days and family barbecues.But for some children at Mercedes Independent School District, there was another unexpected hurdle: no school buses.It was a bold statement byabout ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Alamo jazz venue looks to turn back the clock

ALAMO — Vaudeville theater is getting a revival, as La Villa Theater & Entertainment attempts to turn back the clock in the Rio Grande Valley with a new venue expected to entertain the public this fall.Nestled next to a mobile phone shop and a La Quinta ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

$1 billion electricity line to run through South Texas

In January, Texans broke a record set in February 2011 for energy use as those used to warmer temperatures cranked up heaters, putting aging electricity infrastructure statewide at risk for rolling blackouts.The 2011 cold snap prompted the Electric Reliability ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 01 2014]

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“It’s hard to get people to make that drive out there to the vineyard,” Abraham said. "And a lot of people, they don't know about the vineyard."
"This is the harsh truth of our broken immigration system: immigration officials can reinstate a removal order from so long ago and shatter the life Isabel has built since" Torres wrote
IMAS "has reopened its search for a new President after candidate George Jacobs decided not to fill the position," the release said. "While this recent development is disappointing, we wish Mr. Jacob the best in his future endeavors. The IMAS Board of Trustees has already begun its search for new candidates."

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City requesting proposals for Baxter Building [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
Attorneys call judge in Perry case thoughtful, ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
McAllen noise ordinance prompts First Amendment... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
BBQ, Italian food at Labor Day events [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
Alton home invasion ends in deadly gunfight [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
Plan to awaken sleepy bay town [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
Valley-native professor shares research on unac... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
Campaign workers tell FBI they gave voters coca... [Published McAllen Monitor - 6 hours ago]
3 more arrested in Mission home invasion [Published McAllen Monitor - 11 hours ago]
$1 billion electricity line to run through Sout... [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 01 2014]
Alamo jazz venue looks to turn back the clock [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 01 2014]
Mercedes ISD bus drivers push for more pay [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 01 2014]
Fed court lays ground rules in immigrant court ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 01 2014]
Rosenthal’s attorney gets extension to file app... [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 01 2014]
Edinburg school board president draws challenger [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 01 2014]
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