Author Archive: Christopher Julian

March 23rd meeting

The McAllen Citizens League will host the McAllen ISD Board of Trustees Candidates during its noon luncheon meeting on Thursday March 23. The meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Center on North 23rd Street & Pecan in McAllen.
“This is the second of three Political Forums planned before the May election”, said Christopher Julian, President of the League.
All school board candidates have been invited to this forum. This includes Place 3 candidates Debbie Crane Aliseda, Mark Dougherty & Raul A. Moreno, Place 6, Larry Esparza & Homer Martinez & Place 7 Lynse Guerra & Sam Saldivar, Jr.
The Leagues forum format allows each candidate a 2 minute opening comments and a 1 minute follow up after all candidates have spoken. Then questions from League members only will be asked.
The meeting is open to the public and lunch is available for $12 for members & $15 for non-members. Membership in the League is only $10 per year. Go to for more information.

Hidalgo County Healthcare District Debate

The McAllen Citizens League hosted a debate on the establishment of a Healthcare District for Hidalgo County at its noon luncheon meeting on Thursday September 22nd. The meeting was held at the Salvation Army Center on 23rd street at Pecan in McAllen.
Invitations were sent to parties on both sides of the issue. County Commissioner Eddie Cantu spoke in opposition and Dr. Martin Garza, MD spoke in favor of the District.

see article in The Monitor.

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McAllen Citizens League monthly meetings

The McAllen Citizens League’s officers & board members attended their annual workshop recently. The primary topic of discussion was the program schedule for the 2016 – 2017 season. The board members reviewed nearly two dozen topics for consideration ranging from political forums to City Budget to the proposed Health District. “With all that’s going on, it will be difficult to choose a topic for our first meeting in September” said Ernest Aliseda, board member & program chair for the League. “I am so pleased with the total engagement of the entire board, said Christopher Julian, president of the League.

The League holds monthly noon lunch meeting September thru May of each year, except for November. The meeting are held at the Salvation Center on 23rd Street at Pecan in McAllen. Meetings are open to the public with lunch available to members for $12 & non-members for $15. Membership in the League is only $10 per year.