McAllen

Veterans home staff rolls up sleeves for blood drive

To help boost dwindling summertime blood supplies in the Valley, the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home will host a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 11.

McAllen mayor hopeful city will be reimbursed for funds spent on humanitarian effort

The City of McAllen is responding to the influx of undocumented immigrants with a humanitarian relief effort, but it comes at a hefty price.

Mexican pair pleads guilty to debit/credit card conspiracy

Mary Carmen Vaquera-Garcia, 27, and Daniel Dominguez-Guardiola, 28, both of Mexico, have entered guilty pleas to conspiring to use debit/credit cards with the intent to defraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Planned Parenthood of Hidalgo County to protest at McAllen Hobby Lobby store

Local community activists will line up on Thursday, July 10 in front of the Hobby Lobby store in McAllen to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling allowing employers to deny contraception health insurance coverage to.

Militia group expresses desire to put boots on the ground along border

 A militia alliance that calls itself the "Patriots" is trying to make its way to South Texas to assist Border Patrol and local law enforcement with the influx of immigrants.

Immigrant relief center sees thousands of immigrants in four weeks

Today marks exactly four weeks since the Sacred Heart church immigrant relief center opened in McAllen. For Catholic Charities a lot has changed since they opened the center on June 10th.

Woman struck by stray bullet to her face after shots fired at Mudd Pitts

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of a woman having a gunshot wound to her face on Sunday.

Driscoll Children's Hospital to open Valley dialysis center

Dialysis patients in the Rio Grande Valley seeking pediatric-specific care are used to laboriously long car trips to be able to undergo dialysis treatments. That is about to change.

McAllen airport boardings busiest in 7 years

The McAllen International Airport experienced its busiest May in seven years – with 34,371 enplanements – helping make it the busiest airport in South Texas so far this year and claim a bigger share of the Valley market, the most re

Governor Perry testifies that U.S.-Mexico border is not secure

Governor Rick Perry is calling for more boots on the ground.

Congressman Cuellar speaks out about immigration crisis and what needs to be done

The influx of immigrants in South Texas is garnering attention from members of Congress to address the situation.

Police asking for public's help in identifying burglary suspect

The McAllen Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a person of interest believed to be involved in a burglary.

Mexican man pleads guilty to possessing counterfeit credit and bank cards

Alfredo Alejandro Alvarez-Mendicuti, 35, of Mexico, has entered a plea of guilty to possessing 31 counterfeit credit and bank cards with the intent to defraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson tours McAllen Border Patrol facility

In his third visit to the McAllen Border Patrol station in less than two months, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is now speaking to the media regarding the current conditions at the Rio Grande Valley border.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to visit border facilities

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is traveling to South Texas to tour Border Patrol facilities amid the crush of immigrant children and families from Central America.