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Ban On Outdoor Music Leaves Some Scratching Their Heads

No outdoor music — in the city’s entertainment district? The McAllen city commission Tuesday voted 3-2 to prohibit amplified music in the downtown entertainment district. The sponsor of the ordinance, John Ingram, says near-downtown residents have been complaining about loud music. But the decision is coming under blistering criticism from others who say the ordinance […]

NATIONAL

Captain Of El Faro Sister Ship: Master Had Solid Plan

(AP) – The captain of the sunken freighter El Faro’s sister vessel says he believes the master of the doomed ship had a “solid plan” to deal with a hurricane that had sprung up quickly.  Capt. Kevin Stith of the El Yunque testified Tuesday before a U.S. Coast Guard panel investigating the Oct. 1 sinking […]

WORLD

Colombia Says 2 More Journalists Missing In Rough Area

(AP) – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says two additional journalists are missing in a lawless part of the country where security forces are already hunting for a Spanish journalist.  Santos said Tuesday two journalists from right-leaning RCN network are unaccounted for and are being sought. Officials already have been seeking Salud Hernandez-Mora, a longtime […]