U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar visited Colombia recently to meet with Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos. Cuellar said they discussed joint counter-narcotics efforts. Cuellar also visited Mexico to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. “We have great partners in the administrations of Mexico and Colombia,” Cuellar said.
The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council voiced concern Wednesday about consultancy fees proposed for Hurricane Dolly disaster relief apartment projects. Board members agreed to limit the fees to no more than five percent. Among those concerned were San Juan Mayor Pro-Tem Armando Garza and McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.
Attorney and JP candidate Jaime “Jerry” Muñoz has deposed a number of individuals involved in contesting the Hidalgo County Democratic Party primary elections. Muñoz said the depositions show that the election contests are “entirely frivolous.” Muñoz is concerned the JP Precinct 2 Place 2 runoff will be delayed due to the contest.
IBC Bank-McAllen announced its annual college scholarship winners at the McAllen Chamber on Wednesday evening. Twenty two students from 22 different high schools in Hidalgo County are to receive $1,000 each. The scholarship is named in honor of the founder of IBC Bank, the late A.R. Sanchez. The program is now in its 24th year.