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Robot Being Constructed Downtown with A.I. Potential

Fab Lab is a 501-C3 non-profit in Downtown El Paso that aims to provide accessible educational experiences for students and professionals to support the development of more ingenious and resourceful products.
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Publisher’s Word: A Superintendent Feels Local Students’ Journeys Mirror His Own

The Pharr San Juan Alamo area should be proud to have a professional like Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo as the superintendent.

Paxton Partners with Gov. Abbott’s Task Force on Border and Homeland Security

Yesterday Gov. Greg Abbott announced the formation of a Task Force on Border and Homeland Security. The Task Force is comprised of key leaders from several state agencies, including the Office of the Attorney General of Texas

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Choose Harlingen: Texas Plating & Polishing Solutions

Texas Plating & Polishing Solutions (TPPS) is a metal finishing company that provides clients with chrome, polish, and nickel finishes for the plastic and mold industry.

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Exclusives

A Letter from McAllen City Commissioner District 1 Candidate Tony Aguirre

"I have not lived my life as a politician; I have lived my life as a public servant, and anyone who knows me would agree." Tony Aguirre

“I Am Running to Be the Next Mayor of McAllen Because This Is a Critical Time for the City,” Michael Fallek

On May 1st, the City of McAllen will elect a new Mayor. One of the candidates vying for the position is entrepreneur and attorney Michael Fallek, who believes his background is exactly what McAllen needs in 2021.

Quintanilla Seeks to Continue Serving His Community with Leadership and Commitment

Omar Quintanilla, the current McAllen City Commissioner for District 3, has been serving his District since May 2017.

“I’m Not Afraid to Make the Tough Decisions That Have to Be Made,” Javier Villalobos

Javier Villalobos, a McAllen City Commissioner who has served District 1 for almost three years, seeks the mayoral office.

Clampitt Paper Company in Alliance to Provide Free Printing of Menus

Don Clampitt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clampitt Paper Company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, told Texas Border Business in exclusivity to "accept uncertainty because we can't control what's going on."

Harlingen EDC Adapted Quickly Under the Pressure of COVID-19

What is the main ingredient for a city to be successful? I would say the right people. People are vital for a city to grow and prosper. However, it's challenging to find the right people who can work together like a fine-tuned orchestra.

The BIG Story

Biden Admin Seizes South Texas Family’s Property for Border Wall

A federal judge in McAllen, TX handed down a court order granting the U.S. government’s request to forcibly seize possession of the Cavazos family’s property for the border wall.

U.S. Congress

Senator Hinojosa Announces Re-Election for Senate District 20

Today, Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa announced that he is running for re-election to the Texas Senate.

87th Legislative Session Update

On Monday, the Texas Legislature adjourned the 87th Regular Session

What They’re Saying: Cornyn’s Bipartisan Border Solutions Act

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)’s Bipartisan Border Solutions Act, the only bipartisan, bicameral legislation to respond to the surge in migrants coming across our southern border,has garnered support from immigration groups, elected officials, and business organizations. You can learn more about this legislation here.

Special Session Drama Escalates

The Texas Legislature closed out its biennial 140-day session Monday with sniping among the state’s top political leaders — and with lawmakers already well aware they will be back this year for an overtime round.

Border Patrol at The Texas Border

Checkpoint Agents Foil Human Smuggling Attempt

Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents apprehended 123 subjects in four failed human smuggling attempts.

Border Patrol Arrests 68 Migrants and Dismantle Four Stash House Operations

U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupt four stash houses and arrest 68 migrants in the Rio Grande Valley.

RGV Agents Deploy Life Saving Rescue Beacons

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector (RGV) expands its technological capabilities to reduce the number of migrant deaths.

Pick-up Full of Marijuana Rafted Across the Rio Grande

Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Border Patrol agents interdicted two drug smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of more than 945 pounds of marijuana.
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Robot Being Constructed Downtown with A.I. Potential

Fab Lab is a 501-C3 non-profit in Downtown El Paso that aims to provide accessible educational experiences for students and professionals to support the development of more ingenious and resourceful products.
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McAllen’s Own – Wallet Making Transit Director

The City of McAllen has many talented employees.
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Varney and Co. Interviews McAllen Mayor Elect Villalobos

Your honor, you are right on the border. 85% of the voters in your County are Hispanic. You are a Republican and you won. Can you explain that because not many Americans expect a Hispanic electorate to go for a Republican mayor?
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Cornyn: VP Harris Travels to the Wrong Place

Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) lamented the Vice President’s decision to visit Guatemala instead of the U.S.-Mexico border and offered to meet with her and President Biden to discuss his Bipartisan Border Solutions Act.
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Outdoors with Roy Independence Day Celebration

The City of McAllen will be hosting the 93rd Annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3rd.
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Rep. Cuellar’s Questions to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas During Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing

Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Vice Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, asked Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas
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School Districts (ISD)

City School Park Hours Adjusted as Students Attend Summer School

This past Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the McAllen Independent School District began their summer school program. In following safety protocols for all students, city school parks will continue to follow the normal school day gate closure schedule.

‘McFarland, USA’ High School Athlete Thomas Valles inspires PSJA Elementary students

Former student athlete of the McFarland High School team, which inspired the 2015 Disney movie, “McFarland, USA”, Thomas Valles, motivated 3rd and 4th grade students at Henry Ford Elementary on May 28.

PSJA ISD Launches Vaccine Pfizer Clinics for all 12 years and older

PSJA ISD launched its first COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for students 12 years and older, and overall community members still needing the vaccine on June 3, 2021.

National School Boards Association selects Dr. Carol G. Perez for roundtable discussion

Mission Consolidated Independent School District superintendent, Dr. Carol G. Perez, has been invited to lend her expertise in a virtual roundtable discussion for the National School Boards Association (NSBA) in conjunction with ABM Industries Incorporated.

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