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CARES Act funds available for ‘Exceptional’ spring 2021 semester

MCALLEN, TEXAS– Coming back to college means moving forward with your dream of earning a degree, and South Texas College makes it as easy as possible to register and get started.

Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 350 Pounds of Marijuana

Yesterday evening, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station responded to suspected illegal activity near El Refugio, Texas. As agents arrived to the area, they observed multiple subjects carrying large bundles of suspected narcotics.

President-Elect Biden Names Vela To Top DNC Spot

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) released the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden named the Congressman from Texas the Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Sex Offenders arrested by Border Patrol

EDINBURG, Texas – On Tuesday, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens with prior convictions for sexual offenses.

McAllen Fire Department Video Teaches Kitchen Fire Safety

Normally, every October sees the McAllen Fire Department visiting local elementary schools during National Fire Safety Week, teaching fire safety and other helpful hints, with Sparky and other fire suppression tools and vehicles.

January 31st Deadline for Paying Property Taxes

Edinburg, Texas – February 1, 2021, is the last day that 2020 taxes may be paid without penalties and interest. Mailed in payments are considered timely if postmarked by February 1, 2021. Our business hours are weekdays from 8:00 a.m. thru 4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Caraballo And Cruz Earn Preseason All-WAC Honors

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) volleyball team learned on Wednesday that senior outside hitter Samaret Caraballo and junior outside hitter Sarah Cruz are Preseason All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) selections as voted on by the WAC head coaches.

Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $307K Worth of Marijuana

EDINGURG, Texas – On Tuesday, agents from the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station seized nearly 400 pounds of marijuana in Starr County. Yesterday afternoon, Rio Grande City Border Patrol (RGC) agents responded to suspected criminal activity near Garciaville, Texas. As agents arrived, they observed an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) departing the area. Agents attempted to make contact with the ATV operator, however the subject quickly abandoned the ATV and absconded into Mexico. A search of the immediate area led to the discovery of one bundle of marijuana. The marijuana weighed approximately 108 pounds and has a value of $86K. Hours later, RGC agents working near La Grulla, Texas, observed multiple subjects attempting to load bundles of suspected narcotics into a vehicle. As agents responded to the area, the subjects abandoned the narcotics and fled back to Mexico. Agents were able to apprehend one suspect and five bundles of marijuana weighing more than 276 pounds and valued at over $221K. The suspect and marijuana were turned over to the Starr County HIDTA Task Force. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Debbie Crane Aliseda filed for re-election for McAllen ISD Place 3

McAllen ISD Trustee Debbie Crane Aliseda filed for re-election to serve Trustee Place 3 for the McAllen ISD School Board. This citywide race for the seven-member board will take place in the May 2021 election, hosted by the Hidalgo County Elections Office.

Teach For America Honor Roll Gala to Recognize Nolan Perez, MD, and Martin Winchester

MISSION, TX - On April 17, Teach For America will hold its annual Honor Roll Gala. Nolan Perez, MD will receive the Educational Champion award, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Institutional Catalyst award; and Martin Winchester, the Alumni Leadership award. Now in its third year, this event honors leaders and institutions which have had a substantial impact on the educational opportunities for students across the Rio Grande Valley.