EDINBURG - Hidalgo County officials say they expect an increase in illegal dumping in the coming months. They say the reason is a new sanitation permit program.
The county will begin charging to dump trash at its community collection stations. The service was provided free of charge. County officials... more »
WESLACO - Police arrested a 17-year-old at the Weslaco Border Patrol station after he became violent with other detainees.
Border Patrol officials will not speak about the incident. Weslaco police said they had never handled a similar case.
Two detainees were victims of the assault. The incident happened... more »
McALLEN - The McAllen chapter of the Salvation Army is serving hot meals to illegal immigrants at the city's bus station.
The city of McAllen asked the agency for help feed the immigrants.
Volunteers with the Salvation Army will be at the station Monday through Friday. They expect... more »
McALLEN - A full-fledged humanitarian effort is underway along the border as volunteers rally to help illegal immigrants being released from Border Patrol custody.
Hundreds of immigrants are boarding buses to travel north of the Rio Grande Valley. Volunteers are taking food, water and other basic necessities to those... more »
McALLEN - Workers at the McAllen bus station are turning away people who want to drop off goods for illegal immigrants.
The assistant transit director said city officials are working with non-profit organizations to help bring on-site services for the immigrants.
Hundreds of illegal immigrants are being dropped... more »
McALLEN - Workers at the McAllen bus station are putting in extra work to make sure the building is clean. The attention to cleanliness comes following news of diseases being spread by a surge of illegal immigrants.
Some bus riders, like Benito Cerda, say they worry about the increase... more »
HARLINGEN - A driver lost control and crashed into a woman's car pinning her between the vehicle and a gas pump.
The incident happened Friday at the Stripes Store at Tyler Street and Frontage Road in Harlingen. Police said a 19-year-old driver lost control after speeding through the intersection... more »
BROWNSVILLE - A car fire on Thursday at a gas station was accidental, Brownsville fire officials said.
The driver noticed smoke coming out of the vehicle and decided to drive to a gas station. The driver escaped without injuries.
The blaze happened at a Stripes Store on Central... more »
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