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Immigrant shelter opens at Los Fresnos funeral home

HARLINGEN — A Brownsville organization that shelters immigrant children has expanded into a location in Los Fresnos — the Sunset Funeral Home building, a funeral home employee confirmed Thursday.International Educational Services, or IES, has leased the ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 2 hours ago]
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San Juan EDC director fired after staff complaints

SAN JUAN— When San Juan Economic Development Corp. staff learned in May that a majority of board members couldn’t make it to the monthly meeting, they moved to cancel it.But Director Ismael Delgado stopped them, according to an anonymous employee account ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 4 hours ago]
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Texas Intl' Fishing tourney lures anglers

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The Texas International Fishing Tournament launched to a good start Thursday with the annual children’s event.One volunteer estimated that more than 200 children were in the event hall at the South Padre Island Convention Center.Children ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 2 hours ago]
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In the Rio Grande Valley, frustration with inactive Congress

U.S. House leaders on Thursday gave themselves another day to pass a border bill that could appropriate money for border communities handling the influx of Central American immigrants or include a law to stem the tide — or both.But Rio Grande Valley officials, ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 4 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Incentives and agreements being negotiated, finalized

Cameron County and other officials have held discussions on possible incentives for SpaceX, including an application for a $1 million grant from a Texas Department of Agriculture fund.In Cameron County, SpaceX’s proposal to develop the world’s first private, ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 31 2014]
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Hispanic expo open for business

Small business owners in the Rio Grande Valley should have their business cards ready for this week’s expo if they want a shot at a lucrative deal.The 39th Annual Convention and Business Expo, organized by the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 3 hours ago]
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McAllen to add new high school to city limits, eyes future expansion

McALLEN — The new Sharyland ISD Pioneer High School is being annexed into McAllen city limits, and it’s bringing nine homes with it.The city commission last month approved the annexation of 140.2 acres of property — a backwards “L” shape that extends ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 4 hours ago]
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5 gang members detained in North McAllen raid

McALLEN — Police took five gang members into custody Thursday afternoon during a raid at a north McAllen house.San Juan police alongside the U.S. Marshals Service and McAllen police served an arrest warrant on the 300 block of Primrose Avenue about 5:30 ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Info still sought on Dolly Vinsant portrait

SAN BENITO — The Dolly Vinsant Memorial Foundation has received two responses about its search for the missing portrait of its namesake, but there have been no concrete leads about it.But the foundation members remain hopeful that the missing portrait ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Weslaco All Stars

ALL-STATE PHOTOGRAPHY Junior League Texas West District 24 Champions - Sitting left to right: Jacob Cavazos, Luis Longoria, Peter Puente, and Raul Camarena. Kneeling left to right: Axel Camarena, Mike Gonzales, Alex Hernandez, Michael Martin, Jaime Bañuelos, ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Rio Grande Valley mayors aim to refocus immigration story

As the countdown for Congress to do something to address the recent surge of Central American immigrants ticked from two days to one, a trio of Rio Grande Valley mayors repeated calls for legislators to not forget the plight of their cities — which they ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

1 dead in fiery Donna crash involving Valley Metro bus

DONNA — A Valley Metro bus slammed into a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon along Expressway 83, killing its passenger after the truck burst into flames, police said.Emergency crews rushed three other people to the hospital after responding to the multi-vehicle ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 31 2014]

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"HEB is a very strong competitor, and difficult to take business away from,” he said. “Wal-Mart is too, but most likely the remaining competitors will be affected more than H-E-B" he said, citing drugstore chains and convenience markets
...was possible it was a diversion or he was calling for reinforcement to divert law enforcement away from his location," said the La Joya chief. But "it was probably the echo from him firing or from the officers."
"My stance has been and remains that Congress needs to pass the supplemental funding request made by President Obama, but we must do so without violating the legal rights of these young, unaccompanied minors.  According to our law, signed by President George W Bush in 2008, these children from Central America have due process under that law,” he wrote in a statement in response to a question about the HUMANE Act."

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San Juan EDC director fired after staff complaints [Published McAllen Monitor - 4 hours ago]
McAllen to add new high school to city limits, ... [Published McAllen Monitor - 4 hours ago]
In the Rio Grande Valley, frustration with inac... [Published McAllen Monitor - 4 hours ago]
5 gang members detained in North McAllen raid [Published McAllen Monitor - 5 hours ago]
Incentives and agreements being negotiated, fin... [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 31 2014]
Info still sought on Dolly Vinsant portrait [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 31 2014]
New at Weslaco P.D. [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 31 2014]
Weslaco All Stars [Published McAllen Monitor - Jul 31 2014]
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