McALLEN - Registration is now open for McAllen Parks & Recreation esports with Mission Control
LIBERTY HILL – The office of family owned Game Shows To Go was almost an instant business casualty of the COVID-19 shutdowns. Being in the live event business they lost three months of future bookings in just three days. “We had over $50,000 in bookings cancel on March 12th alone! That’s a lot for a small company like ours”, says C.J. Johnson, co-owner of the company. “We were in tears, I was literally throwing up sick knowing that I was going to have to lay off our 5 employees, who are more like family” he added. “I didn’t even want to answer the phone anymore as every time it rang it was more lost business.”
WASHINGTON – ,Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $151,582,672.50 for Hidalgo County from the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Coronavirus Relief Fund. The federal funding is required to be spent on expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic.
EDINBURG – During a 24 hour period, agents seize nearly 400 lbs. of marijuana in four separate smuggling events.
AUSTIN – Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $824.1 million in local sales tax allocations for May, 5 percent less than in May 2019. These allocations are based on sales made in March by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in January, February and March by quarterly filers.