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McAllen Considers New Animal Ordinance

McAllen, TX — In response to recent high-profile animal hoarding cases, the City of McAllen is considering a new ordinance to limit the number of cats and dogs that can be housed in a single residence. This move aims to address public health and welfare concerns for both residents and animals.

Proposed Ordinance Details
The initial proposal sets a cap of four (4) adult cats or dogs, or a combination thereof, per residence. Residents wishing to exceed this number would need to apply for an Excess Animal Permit. The ordinance also includes provisions for permit issuance based on factors such as space, adequate food and water, shelter, sanitary conditions, noise level, and up-to-date vaccinations.

Meeting Highlights
During the city council meeting on July 22, 2024, the ordinance was reviewed and some recommendations were made:

Cap Increase Consideration: Commissioners discussed increasing the cap from four to six or even eight animals per residence.

Permit Fee: The proposed fee for the Excess Animal Permit was $50. However, this fee was debated, with some suggesting it be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Exclusions for Foster Animals: Commissioner Victor "Seby" Haddad proposed that foster animals should not be counted towards the cap, as they are typically temporary.

Emphasis on Spay and Neuter Programs: Many comments surrounding the importance of implementing robust spay and neuter programs.

City Management's Input
City Manager Roy Ramirez explained that the ordinance would provide an opportunity to engage with residents who have large numbers of animals and offer neighbors a chance to report concerns. Ramirez noted that significant improvements have been made in animal care over the past few years, with further advancements expected.

Revisions will be made and an updated version will be brought in the upcoming session or the next.
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McAllen, Texas

McAllen New Animal Ordinance

In light of recent animal hoarding cases and public health concerns, the City is considering a new ordinance to cap the number of cats and dogs per residence.

Proposed Ordinance Highlights:

Maximum of 4 adult cats/dogs or combination per residence.
Excess Animal Permit required for more than 4 adults or more than one litter at a time.
Permit issued based on criteria like space, food, shelter, noise, and vaccinations.
Permits last for one year, with a fee to cover administrative costs.
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President Biden announces he will not seek re-election 🗳️
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Edinburg, Texas
Don Pepe’s will be coming soon!
Construction is expected to start in August and should be completed by end of December 2024.

📍 500 N Closner Edinburg, TX 78539

Start Date:
8/1/2024
Completion Date:
12/31/2024
Estimated Cost:
$400,000
Type of Work:
New Construction
Type of Funds:
This project is privately funded, on private land for private use.
Scope of Work:
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Square Footage:
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Creative Arts Studio presents: South Padre Island The Musical! A story about the love of Oscar and Catarina throughout the years, and a love and appreciation for our beautiful island here in the RGV. Come and enjoy our third original play the Creative Arts Studio theatre program has produced. Don't miss this original musical completely in Spanish!

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McAllen, Texas

HUGO Boss will be bringing its new HUGO store concept to La Plaza Mall.
According to records it should be completed by 11/8/2024

📍 2200 S. Tenth St., Suite E01A
Mcallen, TX 78503

Start Date:
9/23/2024
Completion Date:
11/8/2024
Estimated Cost:
$150,000
Type of Work:
Renovation/Alteration
Type of Funds:
This project is privately funded, on private land for private use.
Scope of Work:
Interior tenant improvement with new fixtures and finiishes
Square Footage:
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Ramses Tacos and Tequilas is coming soon to Brownsville.

Construction is set to start July 15th!

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Brownsville, TX 78526
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McAllen & Brownsville metro areas Ranked Among Least Educated U.S. Cities

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Beryl is forecast to strengthen
on Sunday & Sunday night and become a hurricane before it reaches the Texas coast on Monday
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FREE Sandbags!

See below for Precinct locations and times.
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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Captain Chris Dowdy said there have been a total of four shark bite incidents since 12 p.m. Thursday.
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11 am on the 4th of July and someone already got bit by a shark! Please be careful if you’re coming to SPI. Lots of jellyfish and sharks in the water!

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Two new Dollar General Stores were just announced for San Benito and Brownsville.

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Completion date of 12/1/2024

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🍜 Kiwami Ramen is Coming to The District Building on 10th Street and Auburn Ave, McAllen, Texas 🍜
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22 days ago
Beryl will weaken as it crosses the Caribbean and reaches the Yucatan. By the weekend, the beaches can expect dangerous surf and possible tidal run-up. 🤔What we don't know: The final track. Stay aware; be prepared.

Via NWS Brownsville
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24 days ago
Hurricane Beryl continues to quickly strengthen this Sunday morning. The storm is now a very dangerous category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. Life-threatening winds and storm surge are expected in portions of the Windward Islands by early Monday