McAllen city leaders held a news conference on Monday to announce $100 million worth of new development in the southwest of the city. The development will include a hotel, restaurants, stores and the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The location is at Palms Crossing, on the corner of West Expressway 83 (Interstate 2) and Ware Road.
Jaime Tijerina, judge for the 92nd state District Court, did not have to work hard to win the debate at the RGV Hispanic Chamber Candidate Forum at South Texas College’s Pecan Campus. Challenger Luis Singleterry failed to show up and failed to send a surrogate. If Tijerina wins he will be the first Republican elected in Hidalgo County.
The three challengers for Hidalgo County Sheriff criticized the incumbent, Eddie Guerra, for failing to show up for the RGV Hispanic Chamber Candidate Forum at South Texas College’s Pecan Campus on Monday evening. Pictured above are Sheriff candidates Al Perez, Geovani Hernandez and Vince Ousley, along with moderator Rafael Soto.
Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security, gave a lecture at UT-Brownsville on Monday about border security. Bersin said that starting in 1993, the U.S. and Mexico began to cooperate on border security. He predicted this will continue as the economies of the two countries become more integrated.
Worsley: Something magical is happening in Mexico On the first day of the 21st Annual U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson paid tribute to Mexico’s political leaders, saying they showed true leadership in deregulating their country’s energy sector.