Sam's Town Point
"...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.”..."
"...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."..."
"...So far, only Rep. Veronica Gonzales, D-McAllen, has mentioned his name, but Straus' comments got Rep..."
"...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.)..."
"...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.)..."
"...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..."
"...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 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...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...Sept. 19 in McAllen, hosted by The McAllen Monitor, KGBT-TV Action 4 News and KLTM Telemundo 40..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...Railroad Commissioner: Roman McAllen Former Brownsville city planner McAllen's calls for anti-cronyism, greater public transparency and accountability, and water protection measures make him the right choice to head the state's oil and gas regulatory agency...."
"...Up against incumbent Christi Craddick on the GOP side is Weston Martinez, a conservative San Antonio oil and gas industry water supplier who proudly touts his endorsements of Ted Cruz and Trump. On the Democratic side, Chris Spellmon, a Houstonian who's worked on several Dem campaigns and criticizes fracking and air pollution, competes with Roman McAllen, a former Brownsville city planner who calls for eliminating freshwater for fracking; cronyism controls at the RRC; and a commission name change to, you know, actually reflect what the agency does...."