Tag: Rio Grande Valley

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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Rep. Paul Ryan Tours Rio Grande Valley

RGV (KFXV) — Speaker of the house, Paul Ryan and a delegation from Washington toured our border. By land, air and water, Paul Ryan and others got a first hand look at security operations. This is Ryan’s first visit to the valley. The purpose – to get a first-hand look at border security operations. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan and a delegation of house lawmakers from southern states toured the Rio Grande Valley this morning and into the afternoon Ryan boarded a helicopter to tour the territory along the U.S.-mexico border – exploring options for increased...

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Rep. Paul Ryan Expected to Visit Valley

RGV (KFXV) — We will get more political guests this coming week as House Speaker, Paul Ryan and other lawmakers will be coming to the valley this week. Ryan’s staff is quiet on the details, but other congress members are talking. Texas Congressman, John Carter said one of the goals is to see what can be done about building a wall along the border. Constructing that wall as Fox has reported – a major campaign promise by President Trump, but some Republicans have become concerned about the price tag that could reach more than 20-billion dollars. Some of them...

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Sen. John Cornyn Visits Rio Grande Valley

RGV (KFXV) — Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn led a congressional delegation to tour the Rio Grande Valley– in an effort to experience first-hand the issues affecting our communities. This *just weeks* after the new secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, came to the valley. Five lawmakers led by U.S. Senator, John Cornyn made their way to the Rio Grande Valley to learn about different issues that affect this region in particular. Republican Senator John Cornyn refers to his decision to bring out-of-state officials to see– and listen– first-hand about concerns regarding border security, economic development and trade taking...

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Gov. Abbott Visits the Border

McALLEN (KFXV) — Leaders from agencies met today in South Texas to discuss border security and what the new administration should look into. Fox News was present in a meeting with the new Secretary of Homeland Security. State Governor Greg Abbott met with John Kelly today for a tour of the Texas – Mexico border. This first-hand look at the Rio Grande Valley, aimed at learning more about what security efforts are in place and what still needs to be done. Newly appointed department of Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly along with Texas Governor Greg Abbot, and the director...

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Human Trafficking’s $6.6 Billion Impact

Texas (KFXV) — Hundreds of thousands of victims of human trafficking– ranging from labor to sex trafficking are revealed by a new study by the University of Texas at Austin. It’s a worldwide business affecting more than half-a-million people in texas, including children. The most common crimes are sex, labor and human trafficking. A common technique in the Rio Grande Valley are immigrant stash houses. The most common form of trafficking in the U.S. Is prostitution… Like the most recent case in Houston, where a mentally-disabled woman was transported by her pimp, to perform sex acts during the superbowl...

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DEA Discusses Cartels’ Grip on Valley Drug Trade

RGV (KFXV) — Border conflicts continue throughout the area as cartels try to fight for territory. Fox speaks to the DEA on which criminal organizations operate in the Rio Grande Valley and what they’re doing to combat them. South Texas has become a ‘hot zone’, as DEA tells me, when it comes drug-trafficking. In the Rio Grande Valley, the primary operating organization is the gulf cartel. However agents also see the presence of Sinaloa, Jalisco and Zetas. Marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth and heroine– are the most common drugs trafficked into the U.S. through this region. Once the narcotics make...

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Students Left in Limbo With UTRGV Probation

Edinburg(KFXV) – The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley(UTRGV) is still making headlines. This time the university has bee put on probation for 12 months. This news puts the future of many students and employees at risk. In addition, the 12-month probation may put at risk the university’s reputation. UTRGV President, Guy Bailey was notified on Tuesday that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on colleges had placed the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley on probation. In a statement, Bailey attributes timing issues involved with the development of UTRGV as meeting transition deadlines, was...

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Small Business Saturday Shopping

RGV (KFXV) –This Saturday is known as Small Business Saturday where businesses around the Rio Grande Valley invite the public to shop local. According to statistics by “Small Business Loans” more than 27 million dollars were approved for 162 local businesses in the Rio Grande Valley. Making this Saturday’s sales essential to the local economy. If you’re out and about, make sure to visit local businesses near you for your holiday shopping this Saturday. Recommended: No...

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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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