Tag: MCALLEN

Metro Connect Route Takes Valley From Mcallen To SPI

An inter-city bus route– connecting one end of the Valley to the other– has officially launched. Metroconnect began service on wednesday, operating routes from Edinburg to McAllen, McAllen to Brownsville and Brownsville to South Padre Island. Ticket prices vary from $1 to $5 and offers air conditioning and free WiFi on board. The route is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation. The grant lasts for a...

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60 Detained In McAllen Stash House Raid

Border patrol agents detained dozens of undocumented immigrants during a stash house raid early this morning. According to border patrol spokesperson, Daniel Tirado, 60 individuals were taken into custody at around 5:30 a.m. on the 74-hundred block of north Taylor Road in the city of McAllen. Their conditions or country of origins weren’t released. It’s unclear if any human smugglers were among the...

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McAllen Woman Added To ‘Most Wanted’ List

Federal authorities have added a Valley woman to their most wanted list. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is looking for 54-year-old Yolanda Gonzalez from McAllen, TX. wanted in connection to a conspiracy charge. The D.E.A. says to not approach this individual. Call their hotline at 877-WANTED2. They add rewards may be...

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New District Judge Is Mcallen High Alumnus

A McAllen high alumnus is now the 92nd state district court judge, starting today. Jaime E. Tijerina was sworn in today and has strong Valley roots, graduating from McAllen High School and receiving a bachelor’s degree from university of Texas Pan-American. Tijerina, an attorney and businessman, also serves as Lieutenant Colonel Judge Advocate Cor, in the Army Reserves. He was appointed by Governor, Rick Perry to fill a term until the end of...

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