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city (1990 pop. 84,021), Hidalgo co., extreme S Tex., on the Rio Grande; inc. 1911. It is a port of entry and a packing and processing center for the citrus fruit, truck crops, and other produce of the lower Rio Grande valley. The growing city has oil refineries and light manufacturing industries. It is also a winter resort, and is known as the City of Palms, since 40 varieties of that tree flourish there. McAllen, connected by bridge with Reynosa, Mexico, and by a toll road with the more distant but prosperous Monterrey, saw a 50% increase in population from 1970 to 1990.
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In recent years, McAllen has seen an economic and population boom making it one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States.
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In McAllen, the shuttering of the city's only abortion clinic has increased the costs, the time and the travel distance for women seeking abortions.
Especially now that we're into summer, the librarians say it's like spring break every day in there," said McAllen Deputy City Manager Brent Branham, the city official in charge of overseeing the city's three libraries.
Total price-adjusted Medicare spending was 86% higher in McAllen than in El Paso, and was 75% above the national average in 2007.
The Simi Valley Girls Softball 16U All-Stars have qualified for the ASA Western National championship tournament in McAllen, Texas, July 31-Aug.
Although the Chinese nationals were economic migrants, their discovery August 16 in downtown McAllen left many with an uneasy feeling," observed syndicated columnist James Pinkerton.
Japanese are attracted by Australia's relative safety and also swimming champion Ian Thorpe, who is an ambassador for Tourism Australia, McAllen said.
On 3 September, AeroMexico and Aerolitoral will inaugurate a six-days-a-week service between McAllen and Monterrey using a 19-seat Fairchild Metro aircraft.
In a White House ceremony, President Clinton presented three Rio Grande Valley mayors with the necessary State Department permit to build the US$30 million Anzalduas International Bridge on a busy stretch of the Rio Grande between McAllen and Mission, Texas.
Birdwatcher-watching" has become a favorite pastime of many city officials, and the results include land acquisition for preservation, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, and even the first Director of Nature Tourism position in the country in the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.