EDINBURG – Smuggling continues in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, leading to the seizure of more than $329K worth of drugs.
PHARR — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a commercial shipment arriving from Mexico that contained more than fresh produce. CBP officers discovered 4,616 pounds (2,094 kg.) of alleged marijuana hidden within the banana boxes that were destined for the United States. “Amid the ongoing effort
McALLEN – McAllen Public Utility announced that the online credit card convenience fee will not be charged, beginning today, when using the following payment options: Online payments at www.
EDINBURG –Hidalgo County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Tuesday to suspend normal operations beginning Monday, March 30 because of “events beyond the control of the County,” related to the pandemic of COVID-19. The order will remain in effect until Monday, April 27. The suspension of normal operations includes a provision in which county elected officials and department heads will determine how many employees must stay – and which ones – so that the essential functions of county government may continue. County officials are using guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other resources in assessing critical functions.
LAREDO – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX- 28) released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that the U.S.-Mexico border will close to non-essential travel to limit the spread of coronavirus. “Non-essential travel” includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.