Publication: McAllen Monitor

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Pharr awarded $1.2 million grant to build international bridge center

PHARR — Architectural renderings for a projected $2.2 million international bridge center unveiled Friday morning highlight another boost from the federal government to spur economic growth at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.The 3,000-square-foot ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 10 hours ago]
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Hispanics protest lack of representation at national veterans’ celebration

McALLEN— Hispanic associations are criticizing HBO and Starbucks for the exclusion of Latino performers in a concert celebrating U.S. veterans.HBO, Starbucks and Chase announced a partnership to offer a first-of-its-kind live concert, dubbed “The Concert ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 10 hours ago]
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Worldwide investment expert, a PSJA grad, returns to Valley as part of humanitarian organization

McALLEN — When she graduated from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School and headed to Harvard nearly 25 years ago, Gina Sanchez never imagined she’d return to do humanitarian work.But that’s part of what Sanchez did Friday morning, as she visited Sacred Heart ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 10 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Cornyn Invites VA Secretary to Rio Grande Valley to meet with local veterans

Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn wrote to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald earlier today to invite him to visit the Rio Grande Valley to hear firsthand from South Texas veterans about the need for a full-service inpatient health care facility ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 16 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Lawmen shoot and kill suspect in Brownsville

Authorities shot and killed a man after he allegedly charged with an axe at officers who were serving an arrest warrant Wednesday morning in Brownsville.Brownsville police spokesman J.J. Trevino said the incident occurred as U.S. Marshals, Task Force ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

STC Mid-Valley Campus to host Family Reading Night on tonight

MID-VALLEY — Looking for some fun entertainment for the entire family? The South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus Library is a good place to start when it celebrates Reading Week with its annual Family Reading Night tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Death threat temporarily closes Pharr H-E-B

PHARR — A man told a woman shopping at the Pharr H-E-B on Thursday that "he was going to kill people," prompting the store's temporary closure, the police chief said in a statement.Pharr police responded to H-E-B Plus!, 1300 S. Cage Blvd., where store ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Feds charge another militia member

BROWNSVILLE — Federal authorities have arrested another militia member on a charge of being a felon in possession of a weapon.John Frederick Foerster appeared Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald G. Morgan on the charge, according to court d ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

NWS: Flash floods not expected to continue this week

Wednesday’s rainfall might have surprised some motorists who drove through flooded roads and dangerous conditions across the Rio Grande Valley. But put down the umbrellas for a second, because according to the National Weather Service in Brownsville, ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Discussion reveals history of Mexican gastronomy

HARLINGEN — Corn doesn’t grow naturally, so the ancient Mexicans spent thousands of years developing it as a major food source.Gregorio Luke, a Smithsonian lecturer and expert on Mexican art, included that interesting bit of history Wednesday night in ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

New Mercedes fire station replaces 87-year-old firehouse

MERCEDES — Gleaming red fire trucks sat behind a row of firefighters who stood at attention Wednesday, saluting the American and Texas flags hanging outside the city’s new firehouse.The $2.6 million, 17,500-square-foot fire station is the Mercedes’ new ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Amid high turnout, Hidalgo County Dems rally for ticket

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County Democrats hope the high voter turnout numbers during early voting will help their statewide counterparts.County Judge Ramon Garcia hosted candidates running under the Democratic banner for sheriff, state district court judge ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]

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"The defendant was a career fraudster who in the past had committed theft after theft and learned nothing," prosecutors said. "She continued to commit this type of offense for one reason only, greed."
...He gives us a daring grin and declares "If you want to continue down this trail you'll have to quickly pass through the party." We turn towards each other and our smiles silently accept the challenge. After the guard steps aside, our feet soar...
"I have great faith that we will succeed in this important mission; once we have put it behind us we will be the stronger for it and more prepared to meet the kinds of challenges that we as Americans are uniquely prepared to face."
"He just brought up something yesterday, saying about retiring," she said. "He made a joke of it last time. We don't know whether to take it seriously or not."

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Worldwide investment expert, a PSJA grad, retur... [Published McAllen Monitor - 10 hours ago]
Hispanics protest lack of representation at nat... [Published McAllen Monitor - 10 hours ago]
Pharr awarded $1.2 million grant to build inter... [Published McAllen Monitor - 10 hours ago]
Cornyn Invites VA Secretary to Rio Grande Valle... [Published McAllen Monitor - 16 hours ago]
STC Mid-Valley Campus to host Family Reading Ni... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
Death threat temporarily closes Pharr H-E-B [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
AgriLife Extension schedules sugarcane aphid fi... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
Feds charge another militia member [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
Amid high turnout, Hidalgo County Dems rally fo... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
Discussion reveals history of Mexican gastronomy [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
Lawmen shoot and kill suspect in Brownsville [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
NWS: Flash floods not expected to continue this... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
New Mercedes fire station replaces 87-year-old ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 23 2014]
Edcouch to receive $4 million in federal money ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 22 2014]
Edcouch woman sent to prison for embezzling $90... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 22 2014]
Woman gets prison time after $204K stolen for '... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 22 2014]
19 killed in armed confrontations between Rio B... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 22 2014]
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McAllen chamber launches new campaign to attrac... [Published McAllen Monitor - Oct 22 2014]
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