Tag: Officials

NFL HALFWAY: All seem to agree NFL officiating is appalling

In a divided nation, NFL officials are a unifying factor, because everyone seems to disagree with them. Quarterbacks say they take too many dirty hits. Receivers complain they are targeted. Defensive backs say they can’t touch anyone without getting a flag. And coaches say their teams never catch a break. Fans want games to move along without endless reviews and flags. The league’s head of officiating even found himself tweeting during Monday night’s Bills-Seahawks game when the crew bungled a series of calls at the end of the first half on a field goal try that would prove crucial...

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Historic Early Voting Turnout

RGV (KFXV) — Tonight early voting ends with historic voter turnout in counties across the Rio Grande Valley including Cameron and Hidalgo but, don’t forget you are still on time to make your voice heard during this 2016 election. Thousands of voters went out to the polls on this last day of early voting. In just a 12 hour period more than 15,000 votes registered in Hidalgo County and over 7,000 in Cameron County. Cynthia Garza is one of them–taking advantage of the open polls something that will change for general elections. Voting officials recommend you arrive on November...

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Fire Destroys Three Homes in Progreso

PROGRESO (KFXV) — In Progreso, one 87-year-old man and several other families’ homes are left in ashes after a fire today.  Officials responded to the massive fires on Maria Street this afternoon in Progreso where 87-year-old, Jesus Gonzalez Benavidez lived for the past 25 years. Mr. Gonzalez recalls his neighbor storming through his door and urging him to get out of the house.  As soon as he was out the door, he realized the magnitude of the situation. He says he hoped the fire would be put out, however it was too late the fire had spread. Mr. Gonzalez’s...

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Debris from Chinese rocket re-enters atmosphere near California

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere near California late Wednesday night around the same time many people shared video on social media of a mysterious bright object streaking across the night sky. U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn wouldn’t say if the rocket ever posed danger to people on the ground. She says the command often sees re-entries. Ziegenhorn tells The Associated Press the Chinese CZ-7 rocket re-entered the atmosphere around 11:36 p.m. Central time. That’s about the same time social media lit up with reports from Nevada, Utah and California of a small fireball...

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Man Reminds Public to “Share the Road” after Losing Limb in Bike Accident

Motorcycle Safety awareness month is in full force and authorities want to make sure you “share the road” to prevent any accidents. Mauricio Razo talked to man who almost lost his life in a motorcycle accident, he brings us the story tonight. It’s been almost four years since Mario Salinas’ life changed forever… During the accident Mario lost his right arm and was in a coma. Mario Salinas remembers the moments before the accident when he was riding his motorcycle and was hit by an oncoming car. “Unfortunately she didn’t see me and she crossed right in front of...

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Pharr City Commissioner Arrested for Driving while Intoxicated

In Pharr, a city commissioner spent several hours behind bars this morning. Officials say he was driving while intoxicated. City of Pharr Commissioner, Oscar Elizondo was also carrying a handgun at the time of his arrest, another crime he will face charges for in a statement by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Commissioner Elizondo’s arrest came during a traffic stop, after Elizondo showed signs of intoxication. The trooper attempted to administer a sobriety exam- but the suspect resisted. City of Pharr residents shared their opinions: “This is something serious; it could ruin his political career.” “Nobody should be...

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Precinct 3 Officials to Address Palmview Residents Pothole Concerns

Residents in a community south of Palmview say they’ve dealt with potholes for more than 25 years. It’s a story you saw in our FOX 2 special report, and today their petitions were heard. Sunny heaven residents told FOX 2 news, Precinct 3 officials revisited the area, saying though the street is private property, there is a way to turn it in into a public roadway. According to community leader Eddie Garcia, that was his response to Precinct 3 officials Domingo Villarreal and Victor Gallardo. They informed him that a legal process was needed for the county to take...

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month with Over 2,000 Cases Reported in 2015

April is national child abuse prevention month and Hidalgo County has an alarming number of abused victims, this according to one local organization dedicated to helping abused children. Just last year Hidalgo County saw over 2,000 cases of child abuse, making it one of the counties nationwide with the most victims. The exact number: 2,167 abuse victims. The Texas department of family and protective services revealing alarming numbers in 2015. Casa Hidalgo, attributes these numbers to several factors including poverty. Abuse can come from immediate family members, neighbors, or anyone with access to the child. Casa Hidalgo will host its...

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Cause of Pharr Warehouse Fire under Investigation

A warehouse in flames in the city of Pharr at approximately 4 AM this morning. Thanks to the effort of different city fire departments who aided, including McAllen and Edinburg, the flames were contained after a short amount of time. “We were able to control the fire in an hour and a half, and we are still smoldering spots as you can see.” Officials say the warehouse has not been in operation for the past two years. No one was injured during the incident. Pharr Fire Department will continue to investigate the cause of the fire Wednesday morning. Recommended:...

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Sinkhole Opens in Pharr

In Pharr, the public works department began working to repair a sinkhole that opened up Wednesday night. The six-foot-wide hole opened near the intersection of Bell and Flag Streets, leaving residents worried about safety. “They need to make sure it’s fixed correctly because it’s a danger to the community.” Officials say the cause of the sinkhole may be related to its proximity to a manhole, and heavy rain last week. Recommended: No...

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