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Hikes and Boyfrndz Mosh McAllen
Austin twofer ventures far south on a Lone Star trek
DAILY Music  June 6, 2016, by Bryan Rolli
"...And yet, that was the predicament Hikes bassist Colin Jenkins found himself in on Friday night at the Yerberia Cultura in McAllen after popping the strap lock clean off his instrument during the cacophonous freak-out at the end of “Tenth Walk.” Thankfully, a fellow bass player came to the rescue with the loan of his axe for the remainder of the set. Order restored, the Austin fourpiece resumed their unique brand of technical, mind-bending math-rock, infused with nature-inspired soundscapes dubbed “math-folk.”..."

Bus Stops and Court Benches
On immigration in McAllen
News Story  September 27, 2018, by Martín Steinhagen
"...Every day migrants cross the southern border and get apprehended by Border Patrol, who detain and question them, and if they're lucky, drop them off here in McAllen, where they're free to board a bus heading in the direction of their friends or relatives somewhere in the U.S. until an immigration court decides their case..."

Showdown in the Rio Grande Valley
Abbott's demands means audience not welcome at debate with Davis
DAILY News  September 2, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, but it seems their arguments over a Rio Grande Valley meeting have paid off. Carlos Sanchez, editor of the McAllen-based The Monitor said, "We've got beyond that impasse, and September 19 we will be having a debate."..."

Live from the House
Regular updates from the swearing in
DAILY News  January 13, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...So far, only Rep. Veronica Gonzales, D-McAllen, has mentioned his name, but Straus' comments got Rep..."

UPDATED: Abortion Regulations Trial Continues in Federal Court
Second day of testimony continues this afternoon
DAILY News  October 22, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...But that's simply not feasible over the long run. As such, if the hospital admitting privileges provision goes into effect next week, she said she'll have to close three of her five clinics – in Fort Worth, McAllen, and San Antonio &ndsah; because the doctors working there do not have local privileges, and to date none of the hospitals to which WWH doctors have applied for such privileges have actually responded to those applications (in some cases, WWH Vice President Andrea Ferrigno testified earlier today, the hospitals have not, despite repeated follow ups, responded to requests for an application.)..."

Facing the South
The Democratic primary for the new CD 25 pits Austin's Lloyd Doggett against McAllen's Leticia Hinojosa
News Story  February 13, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...No road (at least none I could find, on the ground or on a map) crosses this line through the gas fields and ranches and prickly pear, where the urban needs of most of the district's voters, crowded at its very ends, seem very far away. (This point is much closer to both Corpus Christi and Laredo – and to six other congressional districts – than it is to either Austin or McAllen.)..."

Fifth Circuit Upholds Anti-Abortion Law
Only eight clinics expected to survive ruling
DAILY News  June 9, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...In the latest ruling, judges allow HB 2’s ASC rule to take effect, with an exceptions for McAllen (but not in El Paso, as requested by plaintiffs). “In plain terms, HB 2 and its provisions may be applied throughout Texas, except that Supreme Court precedent requires us to partially uphold the district court’s injunction of the ASC requirement as applied to the Whole Woman’s Health abortion facility in McAllen, Texas, and to uphold the district court’s injunction of the admitting privileges requirement as applied to Dr..."

New HB 2 Suit Challenges Regulations That Could Shutter All But Six Texas Clinics
Suit seeks to block enforcement of two provisions
DAILY News  April 3, 2014, by Jordan Smith
"...The lawsuit – filed yesterday afternoon by lawyers with the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of Whole Woman's Health, Abortion Advantage, Austin Women's Health Center, Killeen Women's Health Center, and a group of abortion-providing doctors – seeks an immediate court order to block enforcement of the admitting-privileges provision as applied to Whole Woman's Health in McAllen and Reproductive Health Services in El Paso...."

Whole Woman's Health Closes Two Abortion Clinics
HB 2 fallout continues
DAILY News  March 6, 2014, by Jordan Smith
"...Whole Woman's Health clinics in Beaumont and McAllen, which have provided comprehensive reproductive services – including ultrasounds, STD testing and treatment, and contraceptive care – will close because doctors there have not been able to comply with the hospital admitting-privileges portion of HB 2, passed in a special-called session last year. The closing in McAllen means no provider remains in the Rio Grande Valley; the closest clinic still open is in Corpus Christi, more than 100 miles away...."

Day Trips
The Los Ebanos Ferry takes passengers from the U.S. to Mexico and back again with the simple tug of a rope
Columns  October 21, 2005, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The Los Ebanos Ferry glides across the Rio Grande southwest of McAllen with the grace of the plot of a good romance novel. Except for the slapping of the water on the ferry's steel hull and the occasional shout of one of the men tugging at the rope, the car- and passenger-laden boat slips quietly from one nation to another without the roar of an engine...."

On the Lege, One Last Time
News Story  June 6, 2003, by Michael King
"...Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, released a statement anticipating the effects on South Texas and the Valley, the poorest region not only of Texas but of the nation..."

How DPS's Occupation of a Border Town May Have Crippled Its Economy
Rio Grande City sees a marked decline in sales and tourism
News Story  October 5, 2017, by Debbie Nathan
"...The judge's bailiwick is Starr County, an arrowhead-shaped stretch of land about an hour west of McAllen that abuts the Rio Grande River. Starr is mostly rural, including Judge Vera's ranch..."

Roe's End?
After nearly three years of fighting, Texas reproductive rights advocates will get their day at the U.S. Supreme Court
News Story  January 28, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...Miller recounts the story of a woman who reached out to her McAllen clinic. Tem­po­rar­ily closed, the clinic referred the caller – pregnant, poor, and desperate to secure an abortion – to the nearest licensed facility, 250 miles away in San Antonio..."

SXSW Music: Mega Third List
L7, the Cult, Loretta Lynn and 556 more added to the Fest
DAILY Music  January 12, 2016, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...Creepside (McAllen)..."

Day Trips: Quinta Mazatlan
McAllen home to diverse ecosystem
Columns  January 15, 2015, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Quinta Mazatlan, in McAllen, is an island of green in a sea of shopping malls, highways, homes, and fields. On a map of the Rio Grande Valley from Brownsville to Mission, barely 4% of the land remains unmolested...."

All but Illegal
As the final provisions of HB 2 loom, Texas abortion clinics brace for closure
News Story  July 24, 2014, by Mary Tuma
"...Miller's network of five reproductive health clinics in Texas is slowly disintegrating under the weight of restrictions imposed by HB 2. Following the hospital-admitting privileges section of the law, Whole Woman's Health clinics in Beaumont and McAllen ceased operations in March, and the Fort Worth location is not an ASC; the only surviving ASC-compliant clinic will be in San Antonio...."

The Debating Game
Abbott offers two face-to-face meetings, Davis to demand more
DAILY News  May 19, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Sept. 19 in McAllen, hosted by The McAllen Monitor, KGBT-TV Action 4 News and KLTM Telemundo 40..."

Democrats Get a Boost From Court Redistricting
District 25 will now be more rooted in Travis County, yet also more conservative
News Story  August 11, 2006, by Lee Nichols and Kimberly Reeves
"...And Doggett is determined to make it work. Just as he made sure places like George West, Freer, and McAllen tripped off his tongue two years ago, he now must make sure his vocabulary includes San Marcos, Lockhart, Fayetteville, and Schulenberg, all while wondering whether a serious Republican challenge is imminent..."

Capitol Chronicle
The fight over re-redistricting is a battle for the civil rights of minority Texans.
News Column  August 29, 2003, by Michael King
"...the shade or the color of your skin determines your political philosophy," Bonilla continued, "is a great disservice to minorities."Holy Frijoles It all sounded reasonable enough. Alas for Dewhurst and Bonilla, even as they spoke, the Texas Republican Party was airing an attack radio ad in South Texas aimed at one of the missing Democrats, McAllen Sen..."

2018 Primary Elections: Giddy With Energy
Tracking back on a wild election night
News Story  March 8, 2018, by the News Staff
"...Elsewhere, Mike Collier, a former Texas Democratic Party finance chair and retired Houston accountant, won the Democratic lieutenant governor nomination, and Aus­tin entrepreneur Joi Chevalier bested local attorney Tim Mahoney for comptrol­ler. Other winners were Roman McAllen for railroad com­mis­sioner, and Miguel Suazo for land commissioner..."

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