Tag Archives: McAllen Police Department

Large Donation of Gifts Benefit McAllen Police Officers

McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez, McAllen City Comm. Omar Quintanilla, Vital Church Pastor Chali Martinez, McAllen Police Captain Irene Luna, Martinez Furniture & Appliance CEO & President Ramon Martinez, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, McAllen Police Sgt. Gaston Balli and McAllen City Comm. Victor “Seby” Haddad.

Martinez Furniture and Appliance, and Vital Church have given a collective total of more than $1 million in gifts to McAllen police officers.  The gifts for each of the 298 McAllen police officers include a voucher for a new mattress set with a retail worth of $2,000 from Martinez Furniture and a two-night stay at Beach Resort at South Padre Island. Each will also receive a Beach Park at Isla…

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McAllen PD “Christmas For Kids” Accepting Toy Donations

Christmas For Kids

McAllen Police Department is holding its “Christmas for Kids” for local children in need and is seeking donations. The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys to deliver to the department. The drop box location is at 1200 Ash Avenue. Hour of acceptance are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Toy distribution takes place Dec. 23 at the McAllen Convention Center. The event will…

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Former Officer Finds New Life In Business

Though they appear to be common household items, each of these is actually a diversion safe.

Ric Tamez moved back home to McAllen in the early 1980s after working for Kroger in Corpus Christi. He soon realized he should have secured a job before returning.  “I was young and stupid, and before long, I was desperate,” Tamez said.  He moved back in with his parents with only $200 to his name when he received a job offer to work as a teller at Texas State Bank. That…

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McAllen Chamber Announces Man & Woman of the Year

Victor Rodriguez and Sally Fraustro-Guerra are the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Man and Woman of the Year. The two will receive honors in 2021 at the chamber’s annual banquet. Fraustro-Guerra is a McAllen native, graduating from McAllen High School and The University of Texas-Pan American. She is a real estate broker at Coldwell Banker La Mansion, serving in that role for more than 20 years. She is also the owner/publisher of…

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