Tag: ACTION

Thousands Expected at McAllen Holiday Parade Happening Saturday, December 6

Everything is set for this weekend’s McAllen Holiday Parade. The parade, starting at 6 PM on Saturday, will begin at Bicentennial Boulevard and Business 83, and travel north along Bicentennial to McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium. This year, attendees can expect to see colorful, illuminated floats, giant helium balloons, and celebrity appearances from Mario Lopez, Caroline Sunshine, Willow Shields and more. If you can’t make it out to the largest illuminated holiday parade in Texas, you can also watch live coverage of all the action on our sister station, the...

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Undocumented Families Seeking Legal Help could become Victims of Scams

The Manchaca family is cautiously optimistic about the future, but as they move on with the legal process, there are some dangers they need to be aware of. President Barack Obama has announced he will grant temporary legal status and work permits to almost five million undocumented immigrants living in the country illegally. That includes Adela, who has spent the last 15 years without a legal status. But the president’s orders might benefit more than just undocumented immigrants… Nonprofit organizations such as south Texas civil rights project say scammers could prey on families seeking legal aid. That is why...

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UTPA Students Gather to Watch Presidential Address Regarding Immigration Reform

Although an immigration reform was not announced this evening by president Barack Obama, more than 4 million immigrants will be able to remain in the united states legally. Dozens of students gathered this evening on the grounds of UTPA to watch the long-awaited executive action. But although, a deferred action permit was granted to millions of parents and expanded to approximately 290,000 more students, those childhood arrivals parents’ will not be included in the new...

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Weslaco City Manager Terminated

Tonight the newly elected Weslaco city commission takes swift action by removing their current city manager. Commissioners passed a motion this evening at Weslaco city hall to terminate Leo Olivares after nearly 5 years from his original appointment. The city’s secretary, Elizabeth walker has been appointed as interim city manager. Olivares took to twitter after the decision was announced, stating quote: “thanks for the opportunity to serve a great community. Best of luck to the commission and manager. Now hitting slopes with my bud, cawabunga” end...

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Expected Delays on Immigration Reform

Back in September President Obama announced he would not take executive action towards immigration until after elections but now many are saying the wait is still not over. State Representative Terry Canales says since the Republican Party has taken over the senate, the immigration reform seems further away than ever. And after the immigration crisis this year it seems most valley residents agree a reform is much needed. Pro immigration groups say they are still waiting for what was promised to them. And although most valley residents say immigration reform is long overdue the only thing they have left...

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