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McAllen Monitor (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, McAllen, TexasThe Hor monday March 30, 2015 Spring colors Texas roadsides coming alive with carpet of wildflowers following Winter Rains. Page5aviief6stite serving the Rio Grande Valley since 1909 75 cents daily in ifs a Palm sunday Obser de around the world. Page 3a Imp a election strategies did ter for Mcallen candidates. Page 5a a vipers working to launch professional soccer team. Page in spot Day a league hosting Valley wide Art exhibit in Mission. Page 1c i drownings Spike along Rio Grande enforcement surge driving immigrants to Cross in More dangerous locations by Seth Robbins the associated press Mission a a. Surveillance helicopter Hov ering Over the Rio Grande s k to a Ilkiv floating near a Muddy Bank on the mexican Side of the River. Soon another body turns up then another. A mexican investigator arrives and holds up his hand confirming the grim tally four men and a woman. Tote grisly discovery last month is pan of a Spike in drownings since october. Immigrants desperate to avoid detection at a time of increased patrols Are choosing More dangerous and a Mote Crossings into Smith i. The Border patrol has responded let a expanding its search and Rescue teams to Monitor the area panic Early Weed choked irrigation canals where Many of the bodies Are being found. A the canals and areas of the River Uliey Are try ing to traverse they typically weren to trying to go across Quot before Quot said Raul i it Estyl Tolk Ono a month. Now its Noa rent Lopez or. Mission fire chief l Ortiz Deputy chief of Rio Grande Valley Sec Tor. Encompassing some i2i Miles of River his sector has already seen at least 16 drownings in nearly six months nearly a third of them in the canals. The tally is Only five Shon of the number of deaths reported from october 2013 to september when mexican officials examine a body Tower Center in the water discovered by the. Customs and Border protect ton at and Manne while on patrol feb. 24 near Rio Grande City Eric Oay 1 it aug Clatt press a historic surge of immigrant women and children were crossing into South Texas. Thou Gli illegal Crossings have a greased drama Kaily from last summer More Law enforcement officials Are patrolling the Border to deter an outlier wave of immigrants. See drownings 7a country crooning benefits veterans proceeds from show to fund Camp for those with pts by Kristian Hernandez staff writer Mcallen a military veterans and Winter texans Sang and tapped their feet to the tune of old country classics and a few new Chart toppers from Nashville recording artist Tim Hadler sunday afternoon during a special Benefit concert. "1 live for that moment when the crowd is listening to your song and they Are feeling it and portraying that Hadler said before the show. A was a performer and As an entertainer 1 always strive to make that moment Over 200 country music lovers and about 50 vets were drawn out to the show at the Mcallen Mobile Park 4900 n. Mccall Road. A $5 donation was optional at the door of the Parks dance Haij but the show see veterans 7a Nathan Lambracht Tim Hadler laughs after telling a joke while singing Johnny Cash s a bring of fire Dunn a concert sunday at Mcallen Mobile Park. Hadler a set if it Ciudad Many songs from Cash Hank Williams or. And a few of his own tunes. Border produce Bill faces concerns legislation Aims to reduce inspection times at International Crossings by sky Chadde staff writer a Bill authored by two Rio Grande Valley representatives to encourage a partnership Between the state and the Federal government faced criticism wednesday a Over the possibility of trusting the Federal government. State reps. Bobby Guerra. A Mcallen and Sergio Munoz 1>-Mission, drafted House Bill 979, which would allow the Texas department of agriculture to award Grants to nonprofit organizations in an Effort to reduce ins Section times at ports of entry. A oui $725, 0 Over the next two years would go toward paying. Custom and Border Protection officers overtime so More tractor trailers a mainly carrying produce a can pass through International Bridges according to the budget Board. In turn lawmakers Hope the increased traffic will result in economic gains. Read the be station. See produce 7a St officials consider $21m Library by Danya Perez Hernandez staff writer my Lijen a As South Texas College prepares to begin construction of four new buildings at its Pecan Campus. The Board of trustees is contemplating an additional project an estimated $21 million four Story Library. The College is beginning to Roll out 16 construction projects across its campuses As part of the $159 million let Ond Issue approved in 2013. Week College administrators recommended building a 100,000 to 140,000-Square-foot Library to the Board during its facilities committee meeting. The Board accepted the proposal and will vote tuesday on its location. A we Are going to need a new Library Quot Reed St president Shirley Reed said Quot it was in our master plan. See St i 7a today s weather 2a partly sunny Breezy High 86 Low 66 6 you or i Uruu i an aim Media Texas newspaper vol. 106, no. 246 32 pages 3 Seebons

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