McAllen

Long time fugitive ordered to federal prison

Alexis Estevez-Alvarez, 46, of Havana, Cuba, has been sentenced to prison following his convictions of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and failure to appear, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

STC receives partnership for annual fundraiser

South Texas College (STC) is pleased to announce continued community support of their Valley Scholars Program having most recently received an Executive Sponsorship from Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) for their 8th Annual “A

Proposed private prison stirs controversy in McAllen

A proposed private prison prompted many McAllen residents to voice their concerns at a community hearing last night.  The mayor and other city officials listened as citizens expressed their opinions about the proposal.

Valley volunteers honor local firefighters

On the 12-year anniversary of September 11th, volunteers in the Valley are paying special tribute to local firefighters for their service.

Six men sentenced to prison in kidnapping of college student

Six men have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the kidnapping of a college student.

18 Wheeler rolls onto its side on U.S. 281

Texas Department of Public Safety is reporting of an 18-wheeler rollover accident on U.S. 281.

Suspect wanted on arrest warrants for burglary and evading arrest

McAllen police are searching for a man wanted on charges of burglary and evading arrest.

Progreso mayor arrested on charges in bribery scheme

The United States Attorney's Office has indicted Progreso Mayor Omar Vela and other family members on charges in a bribery scheme.

Mexican citizen convicted on illegal re-entry into U.S.

A federal jury in McAllen has convicted Mexican National Felipe Oviedo-Cerda, aka Felipe Telles-Sanchez or Mario Trevino-Leal, 55, on one count of illegally re-entering the country, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

McAllen teen arraigned after hit-and-run on Sunday

A McAllen teen is being charged with two third-degree felonies following a hit-and-run auto-pedestrian accident on Sunday.

McAllen Air Evac team selected as Region Service Base of the Year

The McAllen, Texas, Air Evac Lifeteam base has been selected as the company’s 2013 Region 5 Community Service Base of the Year. Region 5 consists of 22 Air Evac Lifeteam bases across the state of Texas.

McAllen 7 year-old cancer survivor to be honored by Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Cancer patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital can easily be described as warriors. They’ve adapted to battling a life-threatening disease with resilience and bravery, all the while buoying their families’ morale.

McAllen ridership hits record high

Metro McAllen ridership grew 18 percent the first nine months of the fiscal year recording all-time high passenger numbers and setting up a third straight year of double-digit growth for the public bus system.

McAllen Public Works conducts emergency exercise

The city of McAllen's public works department is getting hands on experience in case of a natural disaster like a hurricane. On Friday crews from the public works department are built a 15-hundred foot berm.

Tax free weekend kicks off in Texas

It's that time of year again--tax free weekend kicks off on Friday and La Plaza Mall in McAllen is one of many Texas malls bracing for massive crowds.