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Edinburg Principal Responds After Nude Picture Circulates

Edinburg – New details on the developing story of Principal Cristina Esparza of Edinburg. Concerned parents had informed Fox 2 News that a nude photo of her was circulating among students and the district has said nothing. Today, FOX 2 NEWS received a press release from the Ruiz Law Firm stating Principal Esparza and her family are victims of a crime.  Stating in part… “sometime ago someone obtained the private photo without her knowledge or consent” as a result saying, there is a pending criminal investigation into who unlawfully obtained and disseminated the private photo. Her lawyer, Mauro Ruiz, also saying– as...

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Donna ISD To Pay $194,000 To Former Superintendent

Donna ISD has reached a settlement agreement with *now* former Superintendent Jesus Rene Reyna. In which, both the district and Reyna signed a release in which they negotiated Reyna’s resignation in return for paying him the full amount still remaining in his contract –an estimated $194,000 dollars including benefits. Donna ISD lawyer, Roberto Salinas confirmed to Fox 2 News, the case is now closed and the district will now concentrate on the education of their students. Recommended: No...

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Nude Pic Of Edinburg Principal Circulates

Edinburg – Parents of children who attend the district are claiming a nude picture of Edinburg Principal, Cristina Esparza, is circulating among students and the district has said nothing. Parents say they don’t know where the picture came from and believe it’s been going around for about two weeks. In those two weeks they have not received notice from school officials. Fox 2 News reached out to Edinburg’s Superintendent Rene Gutierrez, who says there is an ongoing investigation of a school employee, but did not want to confirm if that school employee being investigated is Principal Esparza. We must emphasize that...

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New For-profit Medical Schools Springing Up Across US

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making health care more accessible. But critics of the new schools question whether companies can properly train the nation’s next crop of doctors. “On face value, it looks like a pretty good deal” because for-profit schools promise to bring benefits without relying on taxpayer dollars, said Dr. Ted Epperly, who runs...

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Picture book inspired by Dolly Parton song coming in fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton is the latest musician to have one of her songs become a book. Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Thursday that it will release “The Coat of Many Colors” on Oct. 18. Based on her classic song about her childhood in rural Tennessee, the book will feature illustrations by Brooke Boynton Hughes and a downloadable song by Parton, “Making Fun Ain’t Funny.” “Every year I receive dozens of letters and emails from teachers talking about how they use the song (‘Coat of Many Colors’) in their classroom to discuss...

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Transgender Students Allowed to Go into Restroom of Choice

Transgender students will now have access to the restroom they identify themselves with thanks to new federal regulations. However, there are those who are already opposed to the idea. In a letter sent out by President Barack Obama, all school districts must allow transgender students to use the restroom they identify with. Those districts who wish to oppose to the idea could see repercussions. Under Title Four of the Education Amendment of 1972, schools receiving federal funding may not discriminate based on a student’s sex. With this, President Obama threatened to cut federal money to those who decide to...

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Texas Student Volunteers to Research Zika Cases in Nicaragua

The war against the Zika virus continues throughout Latin America and in the U.S. with scientists seeking ways to control and prevent the spread of the virus. A former Valley student is about to embark on a mission to fight Zika in the front lines of Nicaragua. Etienne Jaime is enlisting to fight one of the most talked about and least understood viruses: Zika. A virus that has set off health alerts in Brazil and all of South and North America, with the CDC saying it can cause microcephaly in newborns. Etienne is one of 20 students across the...

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McAllen ISD Launches Initiative to Detect Human Trafficking Signs in the Classroom

As prevention towards human trafficking, McAllen Independent School District along with other agencies has decided to take action. A new tactic will hopefully help detect if a student is being victim of human trafficking. There has not been a single case of human trafficking reported at the McAllen ISD. However, knowing how to detect this issue could be the key to saving a life. School board members along with district’s police and the family treatment center took initiative to launch a new tactic for the detection of human trafficking. “We’re going to be implementing a training program. There are...

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Caught on Camera: Couple Snap Prom Pics in front of Tornado

Tornados are known as many things: twisters, cyclones… but a pair of students in Colorado found a way to make a stormy tornado the ultimate prom date. This photobomb is taking the internet by storm. High school freshman Ali Marintzer and senior Charlie Bator weren’t going to let this tornado ruin their prom pictures. While this third wheel didn’t stick around, they’re glad they snapped a few selfies with it. The couple says people are criticizing them for not staying inside. Marintzer says they stayed inside until they knew the tornado was a safe distance from their home. And...

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SpaceX Provides Platform For Stargate Research Center for UT-RGV

(Edinburg Politics ) For The UT System, the arrival of SpaceX provides a platform for the establishment of STARGATE – the first research center of excellence for the new UT Rio Grande Valley. STARGATE is a cooperative effort with SpaceX to develop and support commercialization of phased-array technology for satellite and space vehicle communication. The STARGATE facility will be a radio frequency technology park located adjacent to the SpaceX launch site command center. SpaceX will assemble and launch their signature advanced rockets and spacecraft, with launches every month at the Boca Chica Beach site. When not being used for...

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