The number of families caught entering the country illegally at the southwest border in May increased sixfold compared with the same month in 2017. But despite that increase, some of Texas' historically busiest areas for illegal crossings have seen an overall decrease this fiscal year. 

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions.

McALLEN — As the Trump administration continues to dig in its heels over the separation of immigrant children from their parents, interfaith leaders here will hold a vigil and prayer walk Wednesday night in support of reunification and keeping families together.

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions.

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HARLINGEN — Troubled Valle Vista mall has been put on the auction block for sale at an undisclosed minimum price, according to a real estate listings website.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan imposed a May 17 deadline for the Trump administration to deliver a NAFTA deal to Congress if the president wants a vote on a new agreement in 2018.

McALLEN — According to the credit card giant, American Express, the coffee meeting is the “Swiss Army knife of networking.” It’s a low-risk (and low-cost) way to meet new people, swap advice and lay the foundation for relationships that foster growth.

WASHINGTON — Mexico is opening the door to compromise on the key NAFTA issue of auto manufacturing, though it's unclear if the flexibility is enough to reach a deal with the U.S. and Canada, according to four people familiar with the talks.

PHARR — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller visited the international bridge here on Wednesday and was briefed on the status of bridge produce crossings.

Allegiant Air, the low-cost commercial carrier that serves more than 100 U.S. airports, including McAllen, was the subject of a CBS “60 Minutes” investigation on Sunday that revealed serious safety concerns.

A quarter mile off Interstate 69C on most days, retirees, college kids and everyone in between sit on barstools, watch sports and sip stout and India pale ales made in the backroom.

PHARR — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller visited the international bridge here on Wednesday and was briefed on the status of bridge produce crossings.

FedEx plane on the tarmac at Valley International Airport

Kabob Guys recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark their opening at 137 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen.