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Sen. Lucio Faces Local Backlash After Supporting SB6

TEXAS (KFXV) — Senate Bill Six– also known as the “Bathroom Bill”– went debated well into late hours Tuesday, with dozens of testimonies heard– now it’s headed to the full Texas Senate. Although much of the action is taking place at the state capitol, organizations in the RGV are speaking up against Democratic Senator, Eddie Lucio, Jr.– the only democrat who voted in support of this bill. With the battle waging statewide– the Hidalgo County Democratic party met this evening to pass a resolution against Senate Bill Six. Amongst those present in tonight’s meeting, were several members from LGBT...

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Defend Yourself Against Racial Conflicts

(RGV) — Multiple publications have surfaced on social media–especially from people publishing negative encounters after Tuesday’s election results. “Go back where you came from.” or “Your time is up girly.” are some of the phrases seen on social media of incidents happening at gas stations, buses or simply walking down the street. Doctor Usman, Sheriff Cardiologist in the valley and part of the Muslim American community says these acts of violence are against everything America stands for. Angelica Esparza is also no stranger to the recent posts of attacks after the presidential elections. We reached out to authorities on...

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Veterans Honored Across The RGV

(RGV) — We continue our salute to veterans. We recognize a special organization that helps veterans through alternative therapy. FOX followed along as the organization ” Heroes On The Water” spend a day in Laguna Madre. Recommended: No...

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Feast of Sharing Helps Fight Hunger in RGV

MCALLEN (KFXV) — The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce along with H.E.B. will host their annual “Feast of Sharing” helping fight hunger during the Thanksgiving holiday here in the valley. The event will take place this Sunday – November 13th at the McAllen Convention Center from 2 to 6 pm. Feast of Sharing representatives say they hope to feed over 1200 people this Sunday. There is no fee to attend and everyone no matter what city you live will be welcomed. Recommended: New Intelligence Center to Be Built in...

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New Intelligence Center to Be Built in RGV

McAllen (KFXV) –2.4 million dollars is approved for a new intelligence center. The Texas Department of Public Safety officially approved the funds to be invested in the Texas Transnational Intelligence Center. In the new center, local, state and federal agencies will work together in this new center to collect and disseminate information on border crimes.There will also be an anti-gang unit. According to authorities, this will bring efficiency, effectiveness and less crime to the area.The new intelligence center is expected to be completed by the end of next year. Recommended: Health Officials Stress Awareness of Zika Clown Threats Continue...

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‘Latinos PrEParados’ Seeks to Stop HIV Infections

The Valley AIDS Council reports that here in the RGV, there is an average of 4 new HIV infections per week. The clinic aims to inform the public on a new pre-exposure prophylaxis pill, better known as “PrEP,” which is 92 to 99 percent effective against the HIV virus. Director of Education Oscar Lopez said, “If you are in a risky situation where you can’t use condoms, and you can’t negotiate for condoms or safer sex, than one pill a day can keep you HIV negative and healthy.” The Valley AIDS Clinic has offices in Harlingen, and McAllen, and...

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Mother’s Recounts Tale of Daughter’s Injury While Crossing Border

RGV (KFXV) — We begin tonight with a local story that’s gone international. A mother’s testimony reveal the story of her 4 year old daughter being shot while trying to to cross the border to the united states for a chance at a better life. The girl was rescued and cared for here in the Rio Grande Valley. Now her story is being heard around the world in hope that what happened to her won’t happen to anyone else with the same dream. In tears and remembering the still very vivid images of that day this immigrant mother from...

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‘Creepy Clown’ Hits Top of Halloween Costumes List

RGV (KFXV) — Creepy clowns have caused major stir around the nation, as they continue to make sightings but despite their sinister looks, businesses have seen an impact. Days away from Halloween, there’s a costume that is quickly selling out. The creepy clown is already one of the best seller’s but also one that has put authorities on alert. The creepy clown craze has swept the nation over the last several weeks but due to recent threats made against some valley schools, officials say it’s not a good idea to opt for this costume. Homer Martinez, who manages a...

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Clown Threats Continue Across RGV

Clown threats continue to be made against high schools in the valley causing alarm amongst some in our communities. What started as clown threats on social media in other states are now a trend amongst individuals hiding behind screens while targeting RGV schools with potential acts of violence. Officer Jose Rodriguez from the Weslaco Police Department says all threats are taken seriously. Officer Rodriguez recommends that pictures of threatening posts are taken and that students immediately notify school personnel. Weslaco ISD recently responded to a generalized threat via social media against it’s high schools prompting parents to pick up...

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