Tag: McAllen

Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a "pilot program" in...

State shuts down virus center amid low numbers

HARLINGEN — After two months of operation, the state is shutting down its second-largest COVID-19 recovery center at Casa de Amistad after few patients...

McAllen opens commission chambers to public

McAllen eased its restrictions on commission meetings and opened them up to 50% in-person capacity Monday. The meetings will now be held virtually on Zoom...

Border Postmates: Personal shoppers become the new delivery service

HARLINGEN — Whataburger and Chick-fil-A are two of the most popular Texas cravings, but they are also the main requests made by Mexican citizens. However,...

Heineken testing new hard seltzer in McAllen market 

Heineken USA is launching a new line of premium Mexican flavored hard seltzers. Known as Canijilla, the hard seltzer will come in two varieties, including...

FBI informant from Mission sentenced for bank fraud

U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced a Mission woman to a 21-month federal prison term for her role in a case of bank fraud,...

Man held in wife’s death seeks release

Within 24 hours of a 40-year-old McAllen man's arrest on charges of aggravated kidnapping/sexual abuse, harassment and violation of protection order stemming from his...

HHS sends supplies for McAllen convention center hospital

McALLEN — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sent a cache of medical supplies to the McAllen Convention Center earlier this week...

Rio Grande Valley becomes Texas site for COVID-19 recovery centers

HARLINGEN — The Rio Grande Valley is Texas’ only region in which state officials are setting up COVID-19 recovery centers in such facilities as...

State turning facilities in COVID-19 recovery centers

HARLINGEN — State officials are converting Casa de Amistad and the McAllen Convention Center into COVID-19 recovery centers as part of a plan to...

Task force supports local hospital through storm, COVID-19

McALLEN — For the past week, a medical task force of dozens of personnel from across the nation have been added to McAllen Medical Center’s...

1,000 new coronavirus fatalities in Texas in just 6 days 

By Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the...

Tuesday Morning shutting down stores in Harlingen, McAllen

HARLINGEN — Discount home retailer Tuesday Morning is closing its stores at the Dixieland Corners shopping center in Harlingen and at the McAllen Pavilion. Two...

Hidalgo County judge tries slowing coronavirus, but Abbott has limited his options

By Sarah R. Champagne, Texas Tribune As the Rio Grande Valley grapples with an onslaught of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez...

Brownsville Post Office employees test positive for COVID-19

The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday confirmed that several of its employees at the Brownsville Post office have tested positive for COVID-19. “This has been...

Virus case prompts public defender’s office to close

McALLEN — The U.S. Public Defender’s Office in McAllen is closed after a person who visited the office tested positive for COVID-19 last week,...

Bond set for man wielding chainsaw at protesters

A man who was seen shouting and brandishing a chainsaw at Black Lives Matter protesters downtown McAllen on Friday was arraigned Saturday and is...

Duo arrested for suspected auto theft ring

McAllen police arrested a duo that investigators say used specialized reprogramming technology to steal vehicles across McAllen and Mission with remote entry systems. Police say...

Records: Used car salesman charged with theft

McAllen police arrested a 49-year-old used car salesman late last week who they accuse of defrauding Burns Motors out of payment of $154,840 for...

Woman in custody after houses of worship vandalized

McALLEN — A woman has been taken into custody by McAllen police after three houses of worship in Hidalgo County were found vandalized Tuesday...

H-E-B selling meals from McAllen eateries amid COVID-19 pandemic

H-E-B selling meals from McAllen eateries amid COVID-19 pandemic Like many other restaurateurs, Larry and Jessica Delgado of McAllen were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Records show Crime Stopper tips lead to drug, cash seizure

A probable cause affidavit reveals how multiple tips to McAllen Crime Stoppers resulted in at least three arrests and the seizure of more than...

Former McAllen officer shot in San Marcos

A former McAllen police officer was one of three officers shot during a violent incident in San Marcos Saturday night. Former McAllen police officer Franco...