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Study: Most Texas school districts have scant sex education

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than four-fifths of school districts offer no sex education or only teach abstinence in Texas, which has one of the country’s highest teen birth rates, according to a study released Tuesday. The study commissioned by Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning education watchdog group, found that 25 percent of roughly 1,000 school districts statewide didn’t offer any sex education during the 2015-2016 school year and about 58 percent only taught students to abstain from sex. The remaining 17 percent, including eight of the 10 largest school districts in America’s second most-populous state, stress abstinence, which...

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3.7 Million Dollars Worth of Meth Seized

Brownsville (KFXV) — Officers seize over 3.7 million in methamphetamines. Customs Agents at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge pulled over a 21-year-old female, a U.S. citizen along with a 22-year-old female U.S. citizen who lives in Yoakum, Texas. CBP officers discovered 96 bottles within the vehicle containing a total of 84.32 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine. Officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and the passenger, and turned them over to the custody of Homeland Security investigations. Recommended: Over 335 Pounds of Marijuana Seized Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect in San Benito Olmito...

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13 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued After Chase in U-Haul

Mcallen (KFXV) — Several immigrants were rescued this afternoon from the back of a moving truck following a pursuit. One man is behind bars tonight, after leading Mission police on a high-speed chase that ended in the city of McAllen. This is what the scene looked like, this afternoon. The driver of a U-haul truck was identified by investigators, as a person of interest in a case opened over the weekend. After identifying the man and attempting to arrest him, the driver led authorities on a pursuit that ended near Jordan Road and 28th Street in McAllen but inside...

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3 Arrested in Raid at Sports Complex

Pharr (KFXV) — Police arrested three people during a raid at a home and sports complex, seizing cocaine and cash. Police raided the home on the 4000 block of Yvette Street, over the weekend — taking a man and a woman into custody. A neighbor who wishes to remain anonymous commented that he had seen constant suspicious activity in and out of the home and claims the location sold drugs. Law enforcement then went to the suspect’s business, “Barracuda Sports Complex”, on the 200 block of west Moore road were a third suspects was arrested. It’s unclear if they...

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Man Faces Charges After Stabbing Man

Harlingen (KFXV) — 42 year old, Fidel Diaz faces aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after stabbing a man. Harlingen police responded to the 600 block of North Ed Carey drive where they found a man with a stab wound to the arm. Police says it all began with an altercation between Diaz and the victim. Authorities say the suspect fled the scene, but returned around noon. He was taken into custody. The victim was transported to a local hospital. Diaz was given a $50,000 bond. Recommended: D.A. Urges Reporting Domestic Violence in Light of Closure of S.A.F.E. Program...

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Brownsville Police Search for ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Suspect

Brownsville (KFXV) — Police are asking for the help of all FOX viewers to find Victor Hugo Teran. The 34 year old is wanted in connection to a series of robberies that occurred during the last months of 2016. He’s considered armed and dangerous. If you know this man or know were he is contact Brownsville Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-TIPS(8477). the information you provide could earn you a cash reward. All calls remain anonymous. Recommended: Hidalgo County Authorities Searching For Purse Thief Brownsville Man Facing Narcotics Charges 30 Firefighters Battle Blaze in Brownsville Olmito Blaze Consumes Over 300...

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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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Oldest Luna Brother Gets Court Date

CAMERON COUNTY (KFXV) — In Cameron County, the primary witness in the case against the Luna brothers, Fernando Luna–the oldest brother who testified against his other two brothers, received a new court date. His next appearance in court is part of a sentencing for a charge of possession of controlled substances. Luna pleaded guilty to the charge after making a deal with prosecutors to testify against his brothers. His brother, former Border Patrol Agent Joel Luna, received a charge of participating in organized crime Tuesday. Recommended: Jury Selection to Begin in Former BP Agent Over 335 Pounds of Marijuana...

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H-E-B Shooter Enters ‘Not Guilty’ Plea

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — In Hidalgo County, Raul Lopez is facing murder charges . Lopez faces one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder, and one count of attempted capital murder of multiple persons. This stems from a fatal shooting at an H-E-B in Palmview that left 48-year-old, Mario Alberto Pulido dead, and three more injured. Surveillance video shows Lopez exited the grocery store, took a nine millimeter weapon from his vehicle, and shot approximately 15 rounds at the victims through a glass window, into the grocery store. Lopez claims he had a “paranoia episode.” Lopez will return...

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Child Pornographer Gets 120 Months in Prison

McALLEN (KFXV) — In McAllen, a 27-year-old man is headed to prison on child pornography charges. Investigators discovered, Jorge Trevino-Blanco’s computer received child porn through a peer-to-peer network online. Blanco admitted to exchanging the illegal files for four years. Agents seized two laptops, and an external hard drive containing 123 videos and 282 images of children from three to 12 years of age, engaged in sadistic and violent acts. Some victims identified through the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. Blanco is sentenced to 120 months and 10 years of supervision after. Ten thousand dollars in restitution to...

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