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.

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

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MISSION — It was a historic and emotional moment when Armando O’Caña was sworn in as the new mayor for the city of Mission, the first new mayor in 20 years.

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McALLEN — Amid the outcry over the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar expressed support Monday for an agreement with Mexico that would force asylum-seeking migrants to first request help from Mexico.

The forced separation of migrant children from their parents fueled a weekend of intense criticism of President Trump's immigration policies. Both Democrats and some Republicans are now calling for an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. A look at the latest developments:

EDINBURG — In a white dress designed with Mexican floral and walking barefoot, Pharr native, Danielle Lopez, is a local Rio Grande Valley curandera who uses folk remedies for cures without using doctors or the medicines they prescribe.

SAN BENITO — Valley Metro has already cracked the 500,000-rider mark since the beginning of the fiscal year, with 23 percent of that ridership occurring in Cameron County.

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While an investigation into allegations of voter fraud in the Edinburg municipal elections, which has so far yielded five arrests, continues, another similar investigation quietly remains ongoing in Starr County.

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BIG WELLS, Texas — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.

EDINBURG — Rain poured over Hillcrest Cemetery and drenched the back section known as Restlawn as a group of people sang the “Negro National Anthem.” As the rain came down harder, the people sang louder. Nothing would stop them from celebrating their community, progress and freedom.

The forced separation of migrant children from their parents fueled a weekend of intense criticism of President Trump's immigration policies. Both Democrats and some Republicans are now calling for an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. A look at the latest developments:

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While an investigation into allegations of voter fraud in the Edinburg municipal elections, which has so far yielded five arrests, continues, another similar investigation quietly remains ongoing in Starr County.

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BIG WELLS, Texas — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.

EDINBURG — Rain poured over Hillcrest Cemetery and drenched the back section known as Restlawn as a group of people sang the “Negro National Anthem.” As the rain came down harder, the people sang louder. Nothing would stop them from celebrating their community, progress and freedom.

McALLEN — A new savings account program launched last month by the state Comptroller of Public Accounts is now helping families of the disabled plan for future living expenses.

A federally funded “service-level” study by the Texas and Oklahoma departments of transportation, exploring the feasibility of high-speed passenger train service between Oklahoma City and South Texas, concluded late last year that such service is “feasible” or “possible,” depending on where you live.

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PHARR — Several dozen Hidalgo County Democratic Party precinct chairs attentively listened to four district judge candidates, whose elevator pitches seemed to mirror each other’s, during a forum Saturday at the Nomad Shrine Club.

WASHINGTON — An enlarged photograph of immigrants apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley was placed next to a group of five U.S. senators inside the nation’s capitol here this week, condemning President Donald Trump’s recently implemented “zero tolerance” policy and the immigrant families left…