Immigrant respite center in McAllen adds locations

More than 300 asylum-seeking immigrants have been arriving daily recently to the humanitarian respite center in downtown McAllen, a surge that has led officials to rent two additional buildings to accommodate the influx.

Attorneys file arguments in appeal of Mission election

Attorneys for Mayor Armando O’Caña filed their brief to the 13th court of appeals late last month, detailing their arguments for why the trial court’s decision to void the June mayoral runoff election should be overturned.

In this Nov. 28, 2018, photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to speak to media at Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, to announce her nomination by House Democrats to lead them in the new Congress. (Carolyn Kaster | The Associated Press)

Pelosi rejects funding wall to protect young immigrants

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is rejecting the idea of paying for President Donald Trump’s border wall in exchange for a deal to help hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation.

Mission Veterans quarterback Landry Gilpin (12) runs by San Antonio defenders its Class 5A Division I area round victory over San Antonio Veterans at Cabaniss Field on Nov. 23, 2018. (Roman Madrigal | Special to The Monitor)


Mission Vets football joins elite Rio Grande Valley company

Mission Veterans’ foray into the fourth round of the UIL state football playoffs is a Rio Grande Valley anomaly, if there is one for the region.