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South Texas All Hazards Conference Underway

Agencies from across the Rio Grande Valley gather today for the two-day South Texas All Hazards conference. What started as a hurricane conference and training for emergencies Beyond natural disasters. Thousands of people are expected to gather in McAllen convention center for the 5th annual South Texas all-hazards conference. This two-day event give the Emergency Services personnel and opportunity to learn Vital Information that will help them become more prepared to respond to all kinds of emergencies. The conference addresses the evolution of emergency preparedness and with constant change as a technology it to men’s agencies continue to train...

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Great American cleanup happening this Weekend

In McAllen, it’s an annual community effort to banish litter and trash from our parks, Schools, streets, and sidewalks. It’s almost time for this year’s Great American cleanup and Texas trash-off It’s happening Saturday April 1st at the McAllen Municipal Park on Bicentennial just south of Bulldog Stadium from 8 in the morning to 12 noon this coming Saturday. For more information log on to www.keepmcallenbeautiful.org and click on the Great American cleanup. Recommended: Aaron Carter featured Live at KVLY’s Listener...

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Anti-Drug Initiative Launched in Willacy County

CASA Coalition, an organization working to prevent drug abuse, has launched an education campaign focused on children under the age of 12. The coalition is trying to inform the residents of Willacy County about the rising dangers of drugs in their community. Recommended: Robbery suspects caught after getaway car runs out of gas Willacy County Files Suit Against Private...

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Vehicle Flips in Weslaco

WESLACO (KFXV) — Another driver lost control of their vehicle, causing their truck to flip over. The rollover happened on FM 88 and Mile 1 around 11 this morning. Officials with the Department of Public Safety confirmed the driver received treatment at an area hospital for their minor injuries. It is still not know whether this morning’s rains factored into this incident, but authorities urge the community to take precautions when on roadways during wet weather. Recommended: Clown Threats Continue Across RGV Public’s Help Needed in Locating Elderly Patient’s Family Second Suspect Still On the Loose After...

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McAllen Celebrates International Women’s Day

MCALLEN (KFXV) — The city of McAllen honored 300 women today – recognizing their work in the community as part of the city’s celebration of International Women’s Day. The women highlighted today, hold jobs that were previously only held by the opposite sex. According to McAllen officials, the city has 34 departments, in which 18 women hold management positions. According to the Department of Labor, women make up 47 percent of the U.S. Workforce, and 70 percent of women with children under the age of 18 participate in the labor force. Recommended: No...

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Reactions to Senator Lucio’s Support of Senate Bill 6 for Transgender Bathrooms

“If gender identity is something on the inside. It has nothing to do with your body or your genitals. It’s just who you are… and I am deeply disappointed in Senator Lucio for standing behind this awful bill.” –Sissi Yado You just heard from a woman who today went to local Senator Eddie Lucio Jr’s office in Austin to express her concern on his decision to support Senate Bill 6. Otherwise known as the bathroom bill that would require transgender people to use bathrooms according to the sex listed on their birth certificate and not the one they identify...

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Apprehension Arises With Executive Orders Implementation

RGV (KFXV) –Some Valley residents are concerned over the new changes to guidelines proposed by the president’s administration that could land them in jail. In Sullivan City, Police Chief Ricardo Ozuna says his department constantly works with other agencies like the Border Patrol, and says it does not affect the security of their community. The concern arose after a set of documents leaked highlighting sections of the president’s executive orders to use local police to enforce federal immigration law. Recommended: Teens Lead Police on...

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Protesters Demand to Speak to Ryan During Visit

RGV (KFXV) — While speaker Paul Ryan toured the valley others protested the visit. This including community members and several pro-immigrant organizations. Several people took to the streets in McAllen to protest Paul Ryan’s tour of the valley. In a visit not open to media, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker, toured the South Texas border on land, air and water. Ryan’s visit marks a first as part of the new administration trying to see firsthand border issues in this region. After finishing the tour and meeting with local officials at the Border Patrol Station in McAllen. Several organizations gathered...

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Man Found Guilty of Brutal Double Homicide

A grand jury in Starr County indicted Jesus Angel Rebollar for two counts of capital murder that sent shockwaves of disbelief throughout the community. We first reported in early November, the grisly murder of a father and his son, 41-year-old Hector Garcia and three year-old, Julian Garcia, in Rio Grande City near the intersection of Woods Brothers Road and Sagunada St. The victims were found, gunned down in their vehicle. Julian Garcia later died at an area hospital from his injuries. Rebollar, now faces life in prison. The Texas Rangers, Starr County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney continue...

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Edinburg EDC announces that $10 million TownePlace Suites by Marriott offers latest proof that Edinburg is becoming the “Destination City

Featured: TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Edinburg, whose owners, the Qube Hotel Group of Carrollton, Texas, hosted a grand opening on Friday, February 10, 2017, is the first of its type for the famous Marriott International brand, considered one of the top hospitality companies in the world, according to Ron Stewart of Dallas, Area Vice President, Lodging Development for Marriott International, Inc. “We have been watching Edinburg for a while. I have heard a lot of interesting things about what is happening with the growth, and among the most impressive things now, there have been some really big changes,...

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