Our founding fathers thought it was important enough to declare that it is a right to have the pursuit of happiness. If lasting happiness could be found in having material things and in being able to indulge ourselves in (almost) whatever we wanted, then most Americans in abundant America should be surrounded by unending happiness. Instead, Americans are sur rounded by high rates of divorce, suicide, depression, child abuse, and other personal and social problems. Happiness is never found by having all we want and being able to get even more. Ingrid Bergman, one of the great actresses of the twentieth century, used to say that happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Pharr, Texas – Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and City of Pharr officials are excited to announce that on December 31, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued a presidential permit for the expansion of the Pharr International Bridge. The news comes after a brief yet influential period of impressing upon the federal government the urgency and need for the expansion by city leaders, U.S. senators, and other key stakeholders. The 2020 permit amends the current permit to allow for the addition of another bridge at the international port of entry. This second span will give Pharr a competitive advantage by adding additional lanes to completely separate trucks and cars, dedicating specific lanes for empties, full cargo, certified cargo, and passenger vehicles, thereby adding capacity and reducing wait times. With this permit, Pharr will now have an official gateto-gate FAST lane, or set of FAST lanes, from Mexico to the United States.
EDINBURG – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents arrested a convicted sex offender on Christmas Eve while he was attempting to enter the United States illegally.
“It is such an honor and a tremendous accomplishment to be a qualifying All-Region Band Member,” said Manuel A. Rodriguez, M.Ed., Director of Fine Arts/UIL Academics at Valley View ISD.
McAllen has once again been recognized as one of the top cities in America for its low crime rate, but this time, the ranking compares the direct economic costs of crime to individual victims, perpetrators, communities and society at large. MoneyGeek website analyzed crime statistics and research findings based on victim; criminal justice systems; crime career; and intangible costs to estimate the cost of crimes in over 300 cities across the United States, ranking McAllen as #15 overall.