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McAllen Lifts Stage Two Water Restrictions

The City of McAllen is lifting mandatory water restrictions imposed last summer. The city announced Wednesday that stage two water restrictions have been lifted. The restrictions were imposed last August as the city and the rest of the Rio Grande Valley dealt with falling water levels in reservoirs that serve the area. The move means all water conservation measures suggested by the city are now voluntary rather than mandatory.
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City of McAllen makes a deal with new ambulance service

The city of McAllen has made a deal with Lone Star Ambulance to provide emergency services. The city will pay Lone Star about $600,000 a year once the year-long contract starts in three weeks. City officials will evaluate how things are going after six months. "If they do well, and...

6 Amazing Things To Do In And Near Magnificent McAllen, Texas

McAllen, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing and most cosmopolitan cities in Texas. It’s becoming a big city while still retaining its small-town feel. Almost everywhere you go, things are posted in both English and Spanish. The Rio Grande Valley area is the number one destination for birders from all over the world who come to look for its 540 bird species and over 330 butterfly species.

Attorney weighs in on fetus found next to pipe in Mission

MISSION, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The investigation of a fetus found next to a drainage pipe in Mission continues pending autopsy results. On Jan. 30, Mission police responded to the 400 block of San Antonio Avenue in reference to a fetus that was found by a tenant in an apartment complex.

13 Year Old McAllen

As a Scot, obviously I am a whisky fan, and although I prefer the smoky malts of Islay (where my grandfather was from and where I visit my friends there frequently), I am also a huge fan of McCallan 18-year-old whisky, the sticky toffee pudding of single malts. But as...

San Juan woman had 33 AK-47s and more guns hidden in truck, feds say

HIDALGO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A woman has been arrested after attempting to cross the border from Texas into Mexico with dozens of firearms, including 33 AK-47s, federal authorities said Thursday. Jessica Alvarado was arrested on charges of unlawful transport or attempted transport from the United States, federal records show. According to a criminal complaint obtained […]

DPS chase ends in bailout; youngest runner was 2 years old

HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A recent Texas Department of Public Safety high-speed chase in Hidalgo County ended in a bail out with the youngest runner being a 2-year-old migrant, according to state law enforcement. On Jan. 27, troopers were led on a high-speed chase that began on US 83 in Hidalgo County and ended […]

Who’s hiring? 6,500 jobs up for grabs at upcoming McAllen expo

McALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — McAllen in February will host the largest career expo in the Rio Grande Valley. Jumpstart Career Expo will allow potential job seekers to speak to over 150 employers to speak about their business, interview and hire on the spot. “The expo is strategically focused on connecting the community with new opportunities […]

La Joya ISD To Close Two Schools

The La Joya school district plans to close two schools due to low enrollment. The school district confirmed Wednesday that Leo James Leo Elementary and Rosendo Benavides Elementary will close at the end of the current school year. Both schools currently have less than 400 students enrolled. The school district...

Developers Adding To Growth In North McAllen

Banners began appearing in late 2022 above storefronts at Sam’s Trenton Plaza Phase II in McAllen. The west side of Phase I faces Trenton and then wraps around as if highlighting the path for customers heading to Sam’s Club. Phase II rests immediately to the north of Phase I. It’s all part of the bustling growth and traffic in north McAllen. In this case, it’s the broad area of 10th Street and Trenton Road.

Student finds his way to STC’s nursing program after tragedy

South Texas College Nursing student Enrique Rodriguez had just started classes when tragedy struck. One month into his education, in September 2021, Rodriguez’s car was hit by a vehicle that was speeding at over 90 mph during a police chase. He suffered a traumatic brain injury. His chances of survival were slim to none.

4 Fun Things to Do In McAllen for Valentine’s Day

February is the month of love, so why not spend it together while doing some fun things to do in McAllen for Valentine’s Day? If you are looking for ways to spend the day with your loved one, the wait is over! Here are a few ideas of what you can do with your loved ones as you celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Update: Tenant finds fetus while working on apartment plumbing in Mission

Update: Police on Wednesday provided clarifying details of how a fetus was found in the plumbing of a Mission apartment complex. ValleyCentral broke the story on Tuesday. MISSION, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Mission Police Department provided details Wednesday about an investigation that is underway after multiple sources told ValleyCentral that a fetus was found in […]

Man sentenced in 2017 Mission kidnapping, murder case

MISSION, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A California man has been sentenced for his role in a 2017 murder case in Mission. Benjamin Chavez Sanchez was sentenced Tusday to 30 years in state jail after pleading guilty to a charge of murder, according to Hidalgo County Jail records. According to previous ValleyCentral reports, on Nov. 8, 2017, […]

Feds stage Edinburg sting with 97 pounds of ‘sham cocaine’

EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Federal authorities arrested three men on drug charges after federal investigators conducted a sting in Edinburg, records show. Jose Guajardo, Sergio Ledesma and Jaime Longoria were charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and conspiring to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, federal records show.

McAllen PD investigates death of a child

MCALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — McAllen police are investigating the death of a child, authorities say. At 6:10 a.m. Monday, McAllen police responded to a residence at the 2200 block of Hackberry Avenue where they discovered the child, according to Lt. Joel Morales with the McAllen Police Department. Morales told ValleyCentral no additional information would be […]