Publication: McAllen Monitor

First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 32 mins ago - 1 reports

No Valley locals among ‘local’ leaders who met in Dallas with Obama, Perry on immigration crisis

President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry met Wednesday to discuss the influx of Central American immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley. But where they met — in Dallas, nearly 500 miles north of McAllen — raised eyebrows in the Valley about the seriousness ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 4 hours ago]
First reported 35 mins ago - Updated 35 mins ago - 1 reports

Perry in Valley today, no media availability scheduled

WESLACO — Gov. Rick Perry received another border security briefing from Department of Public Safety officials here this morning, he tweeted just before 10 a.m."Informative #bordersecurity briefing this AM in Weslaco. This crisis must be seen to be understood," ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 35 mins ago]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

McAllen Fire Department secures majority of votes in ‘Good Morning America’ video challenge

Although it's usually the McAllen Fire Department that comes to the city's rescue, they hoped the public would come to their aid to help them win $10,000.On a whim, the McAllen Fire Department decided to compete in Good Morning America's "5-Alarm Challenge," ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 2 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Pharr seeking input on community projects ahead of budget planning

PHARR — Have an opinion about which projects Pharr should spend citizen money on this year?If so, city leaders would like to hear it.The city announced Tuesday what it called the first annual Public Forum for City Projects and Priorities, which leaders ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 4 hours ago]
Entities: Citizen, Fiscal Year
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Country club chef changes eating habits, menu items ‘por vida’

It was about a year and a half ago that Chef Santiago “Jimmy” De La Cruz decided to change his eating habits.As a chef, he said, his eating habits were all out of whack - he wouldn’t eat in the morning or afternoon, and then he would eat large portions ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 13 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Obama to address border crisis in statements at 5:45 p.m., media reports say

President Barack Obama, arriving in Texas this afternoon for two days of fundraisers, is expected to deliver a statement regarding the ongoing immigration crisis on the Texas border, media reports are saying.Republicans have been pressuring Obama to visit ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Hidalgo County Courthouse evacuated

9:50 a.m. UPDATE: Officials gave the all clear to reenter the building at about 9:40 a.m., roughly 20 minutes after the evacuation, an Hidalgo County spokeswoman wrote in an email.Officials reported the cause of the odor was a leaky pipe.Original story:  ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 09 2014]
Entities: Hidalgo County, Workers
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

HEALTHY SAMPLING: ‘The Monitor’ announces ‘Por Vida Food Festival’

Media gathered at a news conference yesterday to nosh on healthy snacks and watch chefs demonstrate how to create them while they heard an announcement about “Por Vida Food Festival,” The Monitor’s upcoming inaugural food and wellness festival.The Monitor’s ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Hidalgo city election contest echoes challenges to voting machines

EDINBURG — Hidalgo’s non-victorious candidates in the May City Council race are disputing their losses with an election contest quietly filed last month that challenges the same voting machines that have been the subject of scrutiny in Democratic primary ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Mexican pair pleads guilty to using stolen bank account numbers related to Target breach

McALLEN — Two Mexican citizens Tuesday pleaded guilty to using stolen credit and debit card information to produce fake cards and rack up more than $35,000 in purchases.Mary Vaquera-Garcia, 27, and Daniel Dominguez-Guardiola, 28, bought stolen account ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 09 2014]
Entities: Breach, Fake, Hidalgo County
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

After 65 years writing poetry, local Texas Poet Laureate still seeking and finding surprises

After more than six decades of writing about everything from birds and bees to power and politics, Jan Seale still finds the extraordinary in the mundane.The 2012 Texas Poet Laureate’s collection The Wonder Is (Ink Brush Press, 2012) contains a culling ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 09 2014]
Entities: Review
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

LETTERS: Weslaco districting system debated

This is in reference to a recent letter concerning Weslaco single-member districts that exemplifies what many people do not seem to understand about single-member district elections. Single-member districts are best suited in highly diverse communities, ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 08 2014]

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"Informative #bordersecurity briefing this AM in Weslaco. This crisis must be seen to be understood" the post to Twitter read. The hashtag "#SecureTheBorder" followed the two-sentence tweet
"We've been putting the word out all over Texas to help vote" said Assistant Fire Chief Jim Schultz
"I think our odds are pretty good — at least getting to the finals" Schultz said
...your upcoming trip to Texas, we urge you to visit South Texas to see firsthand all that is being done," the last of letter's four paragraphs read. "We know that you share our interest in caring for these young migrants while addressing the root causes which have driven them to leave their homes and seek refuge in the United States, and we look forward to seeing you in Texas."

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Hidalgo city election contest echoes challenges... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 09 2014]
After 65 years writing poetry, local Texas Poet... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 09 2014]
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