Court monitor warned of medical care issues at Border Patrol stations before girl’s deathMay 26, 2023 GMT
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A court-appointed monitor said in January that child migrants held in medical isolation may be overlooked when Border Patrol stations get too crowded, a warning issued five months before an 8-year-old girl with a heart condition died in custody during an unusually busy period in the same Texas region he inspected.
Daughter of 1 of 3 missing women in Mexico hasn’t lost hopeMarch 16, 2023 GMT
PEÑITAS, Texas (AP) — The daughter of one of two sisters from Texas who went missing in Mexico along with their friend three weeks ago while traveling to a flea market says she hasn't lost hope that they'll be located.
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3 in Texas charged with trying to smuggle migrants by airSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Three people have been arrested and accused of trying to transport smuggled migrants into the interior of the United States by air, bypassing Border Patrol checkpoints, according to court records.
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South Texas mayor arrested, accused of bribery, fraudJune 14, 2022 GMT
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas mayor was arrested Monday after a federal indictment accused him of committing bribery and fraud.
Peñitas Mayor Rodrigo Lopez was arrested as he re-entered the country at the Hidalgo Port of Entry, according to a statement by the U.S.
Mexico agrees to review US workers’ rights complaintJune 1, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday it has agreed to review a labor complaint filed by the United States under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact.
The complaint filed earlier this month said workers’ rights to freely choose their union may have been violated at a Panasonic Automotive Systems factory in Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas.
Mayorkas tours border to prepare for asylum limits to endMay 18, 2022 GMT
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that authorities were prepared for an anticipated increase in migrants crossing the border from Mexico, days before a public health order is set to end after being used to turn people away nearly 2 million times without a chance to seek asylum.
Mexico relocates migrant camp; Haitians appear at borderMay 3, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have relocated a migrant camp that sprung up in a park in the border city of Reynosa, moving about 2,000 people from Central American and Haiti to a shelter in the city, across the border from McAllen, Texas.
Mexican workers vote for independent union at border plantApril 23, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican workers have voted yet again for an independent union, this time in a city where border assembly plants have been largely dominated by old-guard unions.
A government labor board announced late Friday that employees at the Panasonic Automotive Systems factory in Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas, voted overwhelmingly to be represented by a new union.
Man sought in Texas killing arrested in AlabamaFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — A man sought on capital murder and other charges in a killing near the Mexican border in Texas was arrested in north Alabama, authorities said.
Jose Angel Becerra, 20, of Fyffe was taken into custody by a team of local police and federal officers on Monday, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
FBI confirm search near Texas home of US Rep. Henry CuellarJanuary 20, 2022 GMT
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — FBI agents searched near the Texas home of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar on Wednesday as they conducted what an agency spokeswoman called “court-authorized law enforcement activity.”
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How Biden’s border plans went from hopeful to chaoticNovember 3, 2021 GMT
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — For about four months before President Joe Biden took office, advisers engaged in intense internal debate about how quickly they should undo his predecessor’s hardline border policies.
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In South Texas, aging water system meets growing populationOctober 16, 2021 GMT
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — On a scorching afternoon in South Texas, Sonia Lambert looked out at an open-air canal that carries mud-green water from the Rio Grande to nearby towns and farmland, losing much of it to evaporation and seepage along the way.
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At least 10 dead as van carrying migrants crashes in TexasAugust 5, 2021 GMT
An overloaded van carrying 29 migrants crashed Wednesday on a remote South Texas highway, killing at least 10 people, including the driver, and injuring 20 others, authorities said.
Noem jumps into border policy debate on border visitJuly 27, 2021 GMT
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s whirlwind tour of the U.S. border with Mexico on Monday was filled with climbing into military vehicles, visiting with troops and positioning herself as tough on an issue that's sure to loom large in 2024 presidential debates.
GOP eyes Latinos in South Texas in effort to regain CongressJuly 17, 2021 GMT
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — In Republicans' bid to retake control of Congress, this traditionally Democratic stretch of South Texas has quietly become a top battleground.
After making unexpected gains last November, the GOP is zeroing in on a trio of House seats in the region as key targets heading into next year's midterm elections.
Armed commando springs local cartel leader from Mexican jailJuly 14, 2021 GMT
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A commando of men dressed in military gear and carrying rifles burst into a prosecution holding facility in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas, and freed the local leader of the Gulf cartel.
Fear shakes Mexico border city after violence leaves 18 deadJune 21, 2021 GMT
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxis drivers, workers and a nursing student, and security forces responded with operations that left four suspects dead.
US eases asylum restrictions at border amid legal challengesMay 18, 2021 GMT
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Domingo Antonio Zeledon traveled for nearly three weeks from his hometown in Nicaragua, leaving behind his wife and three youngest children to come to the United States with his 17-year-old son.
Emergency sites for migrant children raising safety concernsMarch 18, 2021 GMT
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government has stopped taking immigrant teenagers to a converted camp for oil field workers in West Texas as it faces questions about the safety of emergency sites it is quickly setting up to hold children crossing the southern border...
Texas prep football player attacks refereeDecember 4, 2020 GMT
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A Texas high school football player charged onto the field and McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ surprising status as a battleground came into clearer focus on Friday as Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris devoted one of the race's final days to campaigning across America's largest red state and early voter turnout zoomed past 9 million — already more than the total number of ballots cast during the entire 2016 election...
Race for Texas intensifies amid surging turnout, COVID casesOctober 31, 2020 GMT
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ surprising status as a battleground came into clearer focus on Friday as Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris devoted one of the race's final days to campaigning across America's largest red state and early voter turnout zoomed past 9 million — already more than the total number of ballots cast during the entire 2016 election...
2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shootingJuly 12, 2020 GMT
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a suspect who later fatally shot himself in a South Texas border town after responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said...
Court to decide if private border wall can go next to riverJanuary 9, 2020 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — For Tommy Fisher, a federal court hearing set for Thursday next to the U.S.-Mexico border could result in his company getting a chance to prove it can build President Donald Trump's signature border wall faster and better than the government...
Pelosi: Immigration reform is Congress’ moral responsibilityAugust 12, 2019 GMT
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she sees comprehensive immigration reform not only as Congress' official work but also as its moral responsibility as she finishes up a tour of Central America...
Pelosi delegation visits Central America amid migrant crisisAugust 9, 2019 GMT
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The speaker of the U.S. House, Nancy Pelosi, arrived in Guatemala with a congressional delegation Thursday, starting a Central American trip that seeks to explore the causes of immigration amid a crisis of migrants on the southern U...
Trump defends border detention campsJuly 14, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday defended conditions at the border detention facilities visited by his vice president, painting a rosier picture than Mike Pence encountered...
Pence tour of migrant center shows men crowded in cagesJuly 13, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence toured two detention facilities on the Texas border Friday, including a Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots...
43-year-old El Salvador migrant dies in US border custodyJune 30, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 43-year-old El Salvadoran man who crossed into the U.S. with his daughter collapsed at a border station and later died at a hospital, officials said Saturday...
Cold, cramped, filthy: Migrants describe border centersJune 28, 2019 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — At night, the teenage girl from Honduras wraps a thin foil blanket around herself and her infant son as they lie on a floor mat in the cold...
Lawmakers decry perilous federal lockups for migrant kidsJune 21, 2019 GMT
CLINT, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers on Friday were calling for swift change after reports this week of more than 250 infants, children and teens being held inside a windowless Border Patrol station, struggling to care for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation...
US border center scrutinized after teen found with preemieJune 15, 2019 GMT
A U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas came under new scrutiny Saturday after a teenage mother was found there with a premature baby.
Immigrant advocates expected the facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen to allow doctors inside to conduct health assessments, but it was not immediately clear whether those assessments took place.
2 Texas men died trying to jump car over open drawbridgeMay 24, 2019 GMT
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Two Texas men are dead after trying to jump a compact car across the gap on a raised drawbridge...
US closes facility that detained migrant who later diedMay 22, 2019 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border agents temporarily closed their primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas one day after the death of a 16-year-old who was diagnosed with the flu at the facility...
Cradling children, migrant families cross border in wavesMarch 21, 2019 GMT
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower...
Crush of desperate migrant families seek asylum at borderJanuary 23, 2019 GMT
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Maria Orbelina Cortez says she fled El Salvador for the U.S. after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son's head...
At the border, Trump moves closer to emergency declarationJanuary 11, 2019 GMT
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Taking the shutdown fight to the Mexican border, President Donald Trump edged closer Thursday to declaring a national emergency in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall...
As Trump visits border, Texas landowners prepare wall fightJanuary 10, 2019 GMT
HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump traveled to the border in Texas to Thousands experienced a holiday tradition Saturday afternoon at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, with a show that included classically trained Russian dancers and local ballet talent. They danced to the story and music created by the famed master composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky that was first performed in St.
Young and old enjoy Valley holiday traditionDecember 31, 2018 GMT
Thousands experienced a holiday tradition Saturday afternoon at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, with a show that included classically trained Russian dancers and local ballet talent. They danced to the story and music created by the famed master composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky that was first performed in St.
Local post offices extend Saturday hoursDecember 11, 2018 GMT
Some local Rio Grande Valley post offices are either opening early and/or extending their hours leading up to Christmas Day, according to a U.S. Postal Service news release.
McAllen marks start of season with annual Holiday ParadeDecember 3, 2018 GMT
McALLEN — A winter wonderland glistened over the Veterans Memorial Stadium Saturday night, and it was 83 degrees.
Children were fascinated by the artificial snow that floated around, catching the soap bubbles in their hair and shoulders as evidence to their parents that they were playing with the machine.
Hidalgo County contracts firm for barracksNovember 26, 2018 GMT
EDINBURG — Hidalgo County Commissioners entered into an agreement Tuesday with the Mission-based engineering firm that will be tasked with overseeing the construction of barracks behind the county jail, a first step toward temporarily alleviating space constraints at the facility.
Over 7K-strong, migrant caravan pushes on; still far from USOctober 23, 2018 GMT
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U...
Texas’ O’Rourke tells national audience he’d impeach TrumpOctober 19, 2018 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke told a national television audience Thursday night that he'd vote to impeach President Donald Trump and believes Texas can lead the way to a national embracing of relaxed immigration policies and gun control — unapologetically liberal positions that may be hard for some in his deep-red state to stomach.
Area jobless rate drops again in AugustSeptember 24, 2018 GMT
HARLINGEN — The Brownsville-Harlingen jobless rate for August dropped to 6.2 percent for the month, a full percentage point below the 7.2 figure of August 2017.
In the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metropolitan Statistical Area, the numbers were even better, with that area showing an August rate of 6.6 percent, down from 7.0 percent in July, and fully 1.2 percent better than in August 2017.