Category: Local News

Residents express concern about crossing into Mexico

Residents of the Rio Grande Valley are expressing concern when traveling to cities along the border like Reynosa, especially after a number of violent skirmishes popped up. Despite the violence, many continue to cross into Mexico to visit family or for business reasons. “ I don’t think it’s too safe to go beyond a certain area. But I think in the front where the main Centro is located it’s pretty safe there, because of the soldiers that are there to protect us.” – Kassandra Martinez Approximately two weeks ago, McAllen couple was caught in the crossfire between Mexican Marines...

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Civil Rights Organization launches Border Wall Rights Campaign

Texas civil rights organization is launching a campaign for informing border landowners who could be affected by the border wall about their rights. This campaign stems from president Trump’s executive order which would require building a bigger border wall. “They have the right to be paid just compensation from the government. In addition, our litigation campaign entails representing as many of these land owners as possible and fighting against the government to make sure the government is complying with all the requirements.” – Efren Olivares However attorney Efren Olivares with the Texas civil rights organization says there are still cases...

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Undocumented woman detained in Rio Grande City Shopping Center

Agents with the border patrol arrested woman near Rio Grande City, Saturday as she left from a shopping center. According to border patrol, law enforcement took the woman identified as Leticia Garcia the Harlingen, where they communicated with her family. She’s married to a citizen of the United States and has lived in the country for the past 10 years, has two children ages 3 and 7 years, old the older identified as having special...

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Carpintero & Dellapé Insect Intercepted in Brownsville

Border agents at the Brownsville Port of Entry had a “first in port” Pest Discovery found in a shipment of eucalyptus. According to the agency CBP agents intercepted the pest on the 13th and identified the insect known as Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Carpintero & Dellapé) The insect is not native to the United States and according to CBP may have an economic impact in the nursery industry. The pest, along with the shipment it came in, were re-exported to Mexico as a precautionary...

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Hotly Contested School Board Election Early Voting Underway

Local elections in San Benito, early voting is underway for various races, among them School Board elections. A total of 8 candidates are confirmed in 2 running parties but only 4 will be chosen. “This is great, because we always like to see the same level of energy that we saw in November. It tapers off for local jurisdictions but we want to make sure people come back to the polls. We’re doing everything we can to remind people that the polls are open, Ballots are being cast, and candidates are counting on you to go out and vote.”...

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