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McALLEN – McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez and Rebecca Olaguibel, Director, City of McAllen Retail & Business Development, are hosting a press conference announcing recently-approved grant revitalization program on Thursday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. at McAllen City Hall front lawn, 1300 W. Houston Ave.

One Liners...


You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

— Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.

—Mark Twain

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.

—Mark Twain

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $773 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $773.1 million in local sales tax allocations for October, 5.1 percent more than in October 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in August by businesses that report tax monthly.


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District 30-6A

Every team that faces McAllen Memorial knows that they are going to get a healthy dose of Campbell Speights.

It didn’t seem to matter much during Speights’ first three years. It definitely doesn’t matter this year.


 Pravda West

Truth Matters

I may have told the old Russian joke before about the match race (i.e. two horse race) between the American and the Russian steeds. If I have, however, it bears repeating. The American horse won by several lengths. Provda reported the race in this way: “Russian horse came in second, American horse next to last”. What Pravda reported, of course, was both true and a total lie. That’s the way our press is currently reporting Donald Trump’s phone call to Ukraine.

Comptroller releases 2020-2021 estimate of state revenue


AUSTIN — State budget writers likely will have more funds to meet the needs of Texas in the near term, based on information released Oct. 10 by the comptroller’s office.

Kurds Join Assad to Defend Syria

Washington is Wrong Once Again

When President Trump Tweeted last week that “it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars,” adding that the US would be withdrawing from Syria, Washington went into a panic. Suddenly Republicans, Democrats, the media, the think tanks, and the war industry all discovered and quickly became experts on “the Kurds,” who we were told were an “ally” being sent to their slaughter by an ignorant President Trump.


Pharr Announces Musical Lineup for Annual Christmas Posada

PHARR – Pharr officials are excited to announce the musical lineup for the city's annual Christmas Posada. Held annually in December, the Christmas Posada is a community celebration to ring in the holiday season. The free family festival includes carnival rides, ice skating, pictures with Santa Claus, story time with Mrs. Claus, a Grinch’s Village, a Polar Express Experience, Elsa and an ice village, among other fun festivities.

Hidalgo County to hold Surplus Auction on Drug-Seized Vehicles

EDINBURG – Hidalgo County will hold a Surplus Auction by Auction Marketing at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Grounds located at 711 El Cibolo Road in Edinburg on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. The auction will include the sale of police seized cars, trucks, tractor trailers, and trailers.

Altar de Muertos at IMAS October 20 – November 17

McALLEN – An exhibition of 17 works of art representing the spirit of Day of the Dead (Dia de los muertos) in conjunction with the annual display of the community altars will be hosted at IMAS this October 20 through November 17, 2019.



Veronica Edaly Reyna, 45, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Amara Hospice in Edinburg.


Margarita Y. Moreno, 84 of La Blanca passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, sister in law and friend. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her. She is preceded in death by her husband Amado Moreno, Sr.; and a daughter Gloria M. Sparks.


PHARR - Jaime Elizalde entered eternal rest Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg.

Jaime is survived by his wife, Delia Elizalde; two children, Krystal Nadine (Joel Garcia) Elizalde, Michael James (Lilia Clarissa) Elizalde; his parents, Gabriel and Rosa Maria Elizalde; four siblings, Javier Elizalde, Chriselda (John) Stevenson, Alexandra (Valentin) Diaz, Gabriel (Lisa) Elizalde; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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