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Great American cleanup happening this Weekend

In McAllen, it’s an annual community effort to banish litter and trash from our parks, Schools, streets, and sidewalks. It’s almost time for this year’s Great American cleanup and Texas trash-off It’s happening Saturday April 1st at the McAllen Municipal Park on Bicentennial just south of Bulldog Stadium from 8 in the morning to 12 noon this coming Saturday. For more information log on to www.keepmcallenbeautiful.org and click on the Great American cleanup. Recommended: Aaron Carter featured Live at KVLY’s Listener...

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Policing Thousands of Spring Breakers

SPI (KFXV) — Tens of thousands of vehicles crossing into South Padre Island, over the last couple of days. Making it one of the most popular destinations for spring breakers in the nation. With thousands of people going into the island daily, an estimated 12 agencies are currently working to keep crimes at-a-minimum this spring break. As FOX cameras were rolling at one of two hot spots for spring breakers, within minutes we were able to see at least two people being placed into custody. South Padre Island, Chief Randy Smith says every officer is working this ‘Texas week’...

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Ed Sheeran to guest star on ‘Game of Thrones’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ed Sheeran will guest star in the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.” The show’s producers made the announcement Sunday night during a panel discussion at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. Producer David Benioff told the audience that they’ve been trying to get the 26-year-old British singer a spot on the show for years to surprise Sheeran fan Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the HBO fantasy drama. The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” premieres on HBO July 16. Recommended: Police investigate destruction of Trump’s Hollywood...

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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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Spring Break Undercover Operations Crack Down on Underage Alcohol Sales

As spring break gets underway across Texas, Agents from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will  be conducting a series of undercover operations intended to curtail sales of alcohol to persons under 21. These “minor stings” – will take place over the next two weeks at retailers located along popular travel corridors between major Texas cities and the Gulf Coast. Undercover TABC agents will accompany a minor-aged volunteer who will attempt to purchase alcohol. Retailers who sell alcohol to the underage person could face administrative action by the TABC. The stings will take place at establishments which sell alcohol for on-premise...

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Bipartisan Effort to Fix the Texas Child Welfare System

TEXAS (KFXV) — At the Texas capitol, a bipartisan decision made this week by legislators will change the future of kids in foster care. One Valley state representative who helped co-author house bills four and five speaks to Fox News about the hundreds of lives that could be saved thanks to changes made to the Department of Family and Protective Services. In a five-year span close to 800 Texas children died due to a funding shortfall to the Texas Child Welfare System — according to one valley lawmaker. The law will go into effect in September. Under House Bill...

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Edinburg EDC announces that $10 million TownePlace Suites by Marriott offers latest proof that Edinburg is becoming the “Destination City

Featured: TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Edinburg, whose owners, the Qube Hotel Group of Carrollton, Texas, hosted a grand opening on Friday, February 10, 2017, is the first of its type for the famous Marriott International brand, considered one of the top hospitality companies in the world, according to Ron Stewart of Dallas, Area Vice President, Lodging Development for Marriott International, Inc. “We have been watching Edinburg for a while. I have heard a lot of interesting things about what is happening with the growth, and among the most impressive things now, there have been some really big changes,...

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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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