Tag: Easter

US Customs & Border Patrol anticipate heavy traffic ahead of Easter weekend

Agents with US Customs and border patrol are anticipating heavy traffic ahead of Easter weekend. The Anzalduas International Bridge will take part in a federal program that provides public and private funds to pay for overtime at the Crossing. This allows officers to work overtime as well as aid CBP agents with opening more Lanes. The operation begins April 13th and will continue through Friday until 4pm on both days. On average Anzalduas bridge sees 3000 Crossings with a 65% increase during...

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Catholic Church Stresses Jubilee Message of Mercy During Easter Weekend

Hundreds of Catholics across the Valley have started Easter celebrations by holding the traditional vigil of Good Friday. And as they gather in basilicas and parishes, catholic leaders remind them of Pope Francis’ jubilee message of mercy. The Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan is one of the places of worship during the vigil for Christ’s death. The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville says Good Friday is particularly important this time around, after Pope Francis called for mercy during this year of jubilee, stressing the need to forgive others for their sins as Jesus did when he died on...

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Pharr Teen Volunteers to Play Jesus on Good Friday

As many prepare for Easter, one young man in Pharr prepares for the biggest role of his life. He plays Jesus in his church’s production of The Passion of the Christ. At age 16, this young man has taken on the most important role on Good Friday, something he says has been challenging. For a month, Jose Angel Sosa has gone through rigorous preparation in order to play the role of Jesus. Something he admits was intimidating to him. Jose Angel says it was the first time he participated in an event like this. He says he owes his...

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Easter Border-Crossings Brings Big Money to Rio Grande Valley

Valley residents and Mexican nationals prepare for Easter weekend.  Many people are expected to cross the border-during the celebrations. More than 3.5 million people cross the border with Mexico every year whether it’s for shopping or for vacation, the benefits for the valley are great. We take a look at the economic impact they are expected to have in the...

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