Category: Special Reports

Cameron County Housing Authorities file lawsuit against Port Isabel for alleged violation of federal fair housing act

In the legal documents, Cameron County Housing Authority and Community Housing and Economic Development Corporation allege federal funds were lost in 2015, due to a discrimination against low-income and Latino residents after hurricane dolly struck in 2008. Ben Riemer, the attorney representing the corporation tells Fox News, “The leaders in Port Isabel prevented my client from proceeding my client from re-developing this property ” Riemer continued saying it’s city commissioners and planning and zoning commission violated federal fair housing act. Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema responded saying they did the job correctly. “We just categorically deny that. We’ve...

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FOX SPECIAL REPORT: Assistance available to veterans wishing to return to school

  Local universities such as UTRGV, TSTC and others have created programs for veterans who wish to return to school. These programs offer economic and academic aid to help veterans reunite with society, and give many who feel lost, a sense of purpose. “…I have a friend who suffered ptsd he had a terrible time,” says Victor Fax, who was a medic in the army. Some of the issues that can affect a veteran after they return home include PTSD, homelessness, a feeling of loneliness. The Rio Grande Valley has four clinics specialized in helping veterans, two located in...

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Fox News Special Report: First Lady Laura Bush visits PSJA Elementary to kick off program

  First Lady Laura Bush visited Geraldine Palmer Elementary in Pharr to celebrate her “Texans by Nature” program teaming up with the Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscape Collaborative and naming them a Conservation Wrangler. “Television, I-pad, or I-phone, see our parents when we were little said, go outside and play and that’s what were hoping your parents would do to you too,” said The First Lady to students. “It’s in our nature to practice good stewardship of our precious wildlife and natural resources, our relationship with the outdoors is a integral part of what it means to be a...

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Fox Special Report: Amigos Del Valle delivers thousands of meals to elderly residents across the RGV

It’s a special program which provides around 3,000 free meals a day. In the Harlingen area alone, there are 3 drivers who deliver to 132 people, all senior citizens, all in need of a meal. Meals On Wheels is a food subsidy project offered by Amigos Del Valle. It offers home deliveries using more than 18.5 million dollars in funds coming directly by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Many of these people don’t have the ability to go to the grocery store, or even leave their home.  The service offers them food at no cost, especially since many live...

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