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Once a common sight at McAllen airport, MD-80s to depart for final time

When American Airlines Flight 2338 departs McAllen Miller International Airport this morning it will mark the end of an aviation era at the airport as an iconic aircraft type becomes rarer in the sky. American Airlines will retire the last remaining MD-80 aircraft from its fleet, a type that has been an almost daily visitor to MFE for the last 40 years. Allegiant Airlines, which frequently utilized the aircraft for its flights from McAllen to Las Vegas and Florida, retired their last MD-80s last November. A statement provided by American Airlines said the MD-80, also known at the airline as the Super 80, has been “providing customers and team members with heartfelt memories on adventures ranging from family vacations to key business trips. It’s a bittersweet but well-earned retirement as American celebrates the aircraft’s history while modernizing its fleet.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Proposition, charter amendments approved in Elsa

Elsa voters approved the creation of a Municipal Development District and a slew of city charter amendments.The proposition, which abolishes the city’s Industrial Development...