Tag: Rio Grande Valley

Dept. Homeland Security Sec. Visits Rio Grande Valley

Congressmen Henry Cuellar and Ruben Hinojosa accompanied Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson in a tour of the South Texas border with the purpose of identifying regional needs and explore potential resources. During two different press conferences held at the Anzalduas International Bridge in McAllen, local officials and representatives announced plans to improve national and border security as well as trade and commerce, recognizing that the valley plays a key role. Cuellar also announced an addition of 2 thousand more Customs and Border Protection Agents over the next 2 years to revamp border crossings and inspections. This, after convincing...

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Valley Tire Recycling Plant Investigated For Illegal Operation

A one-of-its-kind recycling plant in the Rio Grande Valley may be facing fines of up to six figures over alleged use of toxic substances. According to public records, the tire recycling and processing plant in Harlingen is being investigated for its use of chemicals as well as not adhering to state law or city permits. Pending the outcome may face fines up to 100-thousand dollars. According to the Rio Grande valley partnership, the plant utilizes state-of-the-art technology to process and shred used tires, to in turn produce high value products, including bio fuel. The city of Harlingen, or tire...

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Tips To Prevent Fires During Winter

Region does not go through many cold fronts throughout the year.  A lot of electronic equipment used during this time is not given proper maintenance. The Rio Grande Valley has seen an increase in house and building fires lately. Today was not the exception. While heavy smoke consumed the 389 court room in Hidalgo County, an apartment complex in Harlingen was being consumed by flames. Although both incidents are the same, heaters seem to be a found commonality. “Our heating elements aren’t used throughout the whole year. They collect dust, lint,  a splice wire. All these things need to...

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