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Adopted McAllen man reunites with biological dad
Robert Chaney, left, was recently reunited with his biological son Jason Gabbert, who was adopted 50 years ago and grew up in McAllen.
Families gather for vigil outside McAllen, Texas, facility
MCALLEN, Texas (KGBT) - Numerous families, activists and representatives of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, along with several other groups, were expected at a vigil Sunday to support immigrant children being held inside a McAllen, Texas, processing center without their parents.
FBI at office of doctor once charged with fraud
Dr. Osama Nahas, who is listed as the internist and who The Monitor has reported previously was the owner of the clinic, was indicted in May 2017 on two counts of Medicaid fraud, a first-degree felony, in state district court. One of Nahas’ former employees, Gerardo “Jerry” Jackson, also was charged
Weslaco police investigating deadly late-night shooting
When officers arrived, according to authorities, it was determined that two men had been shot. One of the men, a 43-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound and is in stable condition.
Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage. There are bottles of water, bags of chips, and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
U.S. Border Patrol Opens Doors to Processing Center at Texas Border
Just before the tour, Padilla presented a somber picture of the challenges currently being faced at the border where criminal organizations continue to risk the lives of unsuspecting migrants in order to make a profit. By criminal organizations, Padilla was referring to the Gulf Cartel that controls
Sen. Merkley heads to Texas for answers on Trump administration's 'zero tolerance policy'
MCALLEN, Texas — Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) is leading a group of Democratic lawmakers to the Texas-Mexico border on Sunday to demand answers about the Trump administration's "zero tolerance policy," which has resulted in children being taken from parents seeking asylum at the border.
Trump Administration To Open Temporary Tent Shelter In Texas For Migrant Children
A 2-year-old Honduran girl cries as her mother, who seeks asylum, is detained at the Southern border near McAllen, Texas, in June.John Moore/Getty Imageshide captionA 2-year-old Honduran girl cries as her mother, who seeks asylum, is detained at the Southern border near McAllen, Texas, in June.As th
FBI conducting law enforcement activity at Edinburg clinic
Michelle Lee, a spokesperson for the FBI, couldn’t comment further on the case, saying that more details will likely be released next week.
Nearly 2,000 Children Have Been Separated from Adults at Mexico Border Since April 19
FILE PHOTO: Immigrants who turned themselves in to border patrol agents after illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. wait to be transported for processing in the Rio Grande Valley sector, near McAllen, Texas, U.S., April 2, 2018. Picture taken April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/Fi
Credit card skimmers found at gas pumps across RGV
The placement of skimmers at gas pumps has been going on for years, but according to the Secret Service, they have seen an increase in the number of hacked credit card readers.
Pharr police searching for credit card abuse suspect
According to the report, a preliminary investigation revealed that a female suspect had been using the victim’s credit card at the Bank of America, located at 501 S. Jackson in Pharr.
BREAKING: Pharr Interchange project to start in 2020
The Pharr Interchange has heavy congestion because Hidalgo county has grown tremendously in the last ten years. When the interchange was built in 1993, there were 25,000 vehicles a day traveling through Expressway 83 (I-2). Today, 25 years later, there are 150,000 vehicles a day.
Migrant father: 'Just destroyed' by separation from children caused by Trump policy
MSNBC’s Mariano Atencio reports from the Catholic Charities Christian shelter center in McAllen, Texas, the next stop for many migrants after they’ve been released from detention centers. A migrant father describes his anguish at being forced apart from his child for five days. Also, MSNBC’s Aaron G
Hundreds of Immigrant Children Separated from Parents in McAllen
“When I heard about the sheer magnitude of children that have been separated from families, I think it’s a very sobering figure,” said John Michael Torres, Communications Coordinator for LUPE.
Teens charged after drug bust in Alamo
The investigation began in Alamo and ended in Hargill, where police found meth and about 10 pounds of marijuana, according to Alamo police.
Pharr police need your help locating aggravated robbery suspect
According to a release, on May 30, police were called out to a convenience store in the 1500 block of E. Nolana in reference to an aggravated robbery.
2,000 Kids Separated From Parents Under Trump Border Crackdown
The Trump administration separated nearly 2,000 immigrant children from parents or guardians at the border over the span of six weeks, a Department of Homeland Security official said on Friday.
1,995 children separated from families at border under 'zero tolerance' policy
The Trump administration separated 1,995 children from 1,940 adults from April 19 to May 31, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.The administration's "zero tolerance" policy, which wasannounced by the Department of Justice in April, separates children from their parents o
Three new Valley gas stations to offer 76 cent per gallon gas on Friday, Saturday
• Friday, June 15 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at 1701 S. 10th Street in McAllen• Friday, June 15 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at 2601 S. Cage Road in Pharr• Saturday, June 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 620 East Ridge Road in McAllen