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McAllen Moving Forward with Annexation

4 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, October 17 2017 Oct 17, 2017 October 17, 2017 8:51 PM October 17, 2017 in News

MCALLEN – The city of McAllen is moving forward with its annexation plans.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reported last month, the city plans to annex more than 1,600 acres of land adjacent to city limits.

They want to move on it now, before a new state law takes effect Dec. 1.

In the future, any proposed annexation would require cities to have an election.

Tim Wilkins, the owner of Sofie’s Saloon located off South 10th Street, is fighting the proposed annexation.

“What they’re telling us is we’re going to annex you whether you agree or not, and oh by the way, we’re not going to provide you with services for a least five years or longer. I’ve got a problem with that,” said Wilkins.

City manager Roy Rodriguez said the city excluded Wilkins' property from the initial plans.

There are two more hearings on the annexation plans.

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