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HHSC reimbursement reduction could cost McAllen ISD $961,000

McALLEN — The school board held its fourth budget workshop Monday with an update on a budget reduction plan to deal with the district’s ongoing deficit that has been reduced to $10.3 million from the initial $14 million.

Buried stories: What could be uncovered at a dig at a former McAllen school?

Conducting an archaeological dig is like putting together a story from the past, and UTRGV Assistant Anthropology professor Edward Gonzalez-Tennant, who is spearheading a dig at Bonham Elementary, said anything dug up can give a glimpse of how people lived thousands of years ago.

McAllen city leaders alter IMAS funding after MISD pulls funds

McALLEN — The financial fallout has begun after a decision by McAllen school district leaders to pull funding from some high-dollar civic projects.

Pink Mamba mentality: McAllen all-girl robotics team advocates for women in STEM

The Pink Mambas, an all-girls robotics team from McAllen’s James Nikki Rowe High School, takes their mamba mentality and passion for STEM to encourage other girls to break stereotypes and follow their dreams no matter the obstacles.

McAllen ISD terminates IMAS contract, begins Quinta Mazatlan mediation

In efforts to curb the district’s $13.7 million budget deficit, McAllen ISD took action at Monday’s meeting by voting to terminate a $2 million contract with the International Museum of Arts & Science (IMAS) and begin to mediate with Quinta Mazatlan over a $4 million project.

McAllen ISD cuts black box theaters contract due to budget deficit

McALLEN — The McAllen school board voted to terminate the contract regarding black box theaters for its high schools and to not proceed with the project due to budget constraints at a meeting Monday night.

Rowe boys basketball coach Yebra relieved of coaching duties

McAllen ISD announced it has relieved McAllen Rowe head boys basketball coach Jose Yebra of his coaching duties following an internal investigation that determined Rowe used an ineligible player this season.

McAllen ISD facing $13.7 million budget deficit

The McAllen ISD school board held its first workshop for the 2024-25 budget Monday with board members asking questions about an expected deficit while expressing their opinions on possible solutions to help mitigate it.

Mayor says McAllen’s can-do spirit drove 2023 successes

McAllen experienced a banner year in 2023 across all sectors, from the economy, to public safety, to quality of life.

McAllen ISD teacher named H-E-B award finalist for passion in teaching

McALLEN — Michelle Cavazos, a McAllen ISD 3rd grade dual language teacher, is one of five finalists in the state of Texas for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Rising Star Award and received a surprise visit by H-E-Buddy and McAllen ISD administration to congratulate her.