Police: McAllen man missing for month

He was last seen in the 200 block of 39th Street.

US Census 2020 jobs to open in RGV

Thousands of new jobs related to the U.S. Census count in 2020 will be open in the Rio Grande Valley, with local job fairs to be held in McAllen over the coming weeks as officials hope to “get the count right” in South Texas. Beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 5, Oct. 26 and Nov. 16, the city and an outside partner will hold job fairs at the McAllen Public Library affording residents in the region opportunities for various jobs, many of which will likely begin this winter.  Candidates for the jobs must be English-speaking U.S. citizens, 18 years or older, provide their own vehicle, and have basic skills and knowledge about emails and computers. There will be full-time and part-time positions open. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

UTRGV assesses tactics with active shooter exercise

During the exercise, the teams got to the mock shooter and arrested him without incident and the teams moved on from preventing killings to assessing and helping victims.

Fallen Mission police corporal honored on his birthday

American flags lined both sides of the road in front of the Mission Police Department on Friday morning. Stop signs along what was once 8th Street had the street name covered with black cloth, each with a single blue line running through the width of the sign. Soon to be unveiled were the new street signs, a tribute to the late Mission PD Corporal Jose Luis “Speedy” Espericueta.  Read the full story at themonitor.com.

IDEA has $2.6M in fed funds pumped into STEM efforts

IDEA Public Schools plans to improve educational quality in the scientific and technical fields across its campuses through federal funds. The U.S. Department of Education...

A quick look at Thursday’s local weather

Expect a cool and wet morning before clouds clear Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Brownsville. Thursday's highs will be in the...

Felon pleads guilty to possessing pistol

A Brownsville man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, records show. U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez accepted the plea to one count of illegally being in possession of a firearm from Alberto De Leon during a hearing Monday morning, records show. De Leon, 26, was arrested in May in connection with a federal investigation into the purchase of multiple firearms in what was believed to be a straw-purchase scheme. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Noon Fix: 2018 Farm Bill to bring new opportunity for local CBD distributor; Trump...

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