Category: Special Reports

Local food bank and H-E-B teams up to bring help to those affected by Harvey

The help continues as the local food bank and H-E-Bs in various counties team up to bring assistance to those affected by Harvey. While the valley was safe from Harvey hitting, our neighbors in Corpus Christi and Victoria were heavily affected. This motivated the RGV Food Bank and H-E-B to come together to help them and ask for your help to do so. The long lines of people waiting to be helped in Victoria demonstrated the high need for help after Harvey hit their homes and left many without food or shelter. With dozens of cans, many boxes of...

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Central American Minors Program known as CAM been eliminated

The program that has allowed thousands of unaccompanied minors to receive refuge in the United States has now been eliminated. The program created in 2014 by President Obama called the Central American Minors Program known as CAM, has provided refuge for more than 1,500 children and additional parole for 25 hundred who are fleeing from violence. Wednesday, the program was eliminated.This was a proposal presented by Donald Trump as of January as part of his executive order in part to eliminate assistance to immigrants. Today, more than 2,700 children who were on the waiting list have lost the opportunity...

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Border Wall Cuts through the National Butterfly Center without Permission

Plans for constructing the border wall continue and the National Butterfly Center in Mission states the federal government has been tearing down some of their vegetation construction without their permission. “Government has been working on planning and preparing for construction of the border wall in this region for about 6 months in secret” – Marianna Trevino Wright Marianna Trevino Wright, The executive director of the 100-acre butterfly center which is just a few miles from the border states that in late July she found officials with chainsaws on the private property without consent. “Said that they were there on...

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Valley border serves as epicenter for human trafficking

International human trafficking day is Sunday and with more than 30 million victims worldwide the border serves as an epicenter for many who are trapped. Study showing that Texas is second with the most cases of human trafficking in the country. It’s a billion dollar business. not only affects adults and teenagers but also affects children. According to homeland security 300,000 children are lured into this life every year. Internationally known human trafficking activist Jen Edwards tells us that one child is worth $250,000 a year. Causing traffickers is to be patient and looking for vulnerabilities and people. For...

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Family and Friends Pay Last Respects to Noe Hernandez

Weslaco (KFXV) — Friends and family of Noe Hernandez had the opportunity to pay their respect during a rosary ceremony the family held for him. While investigations continue in Japan as to how exactly the deadly collision involving the U.S.S. Fitzgerald, the remains of one valley native have arrived and friends and family of the victim have united in Weslaco to pay their respects. Memorial arrangements taking place in Weslaco this week, after Noe Hernandez’s body arrived to the valley over the weekend. Friends and family gathered at San Martin De Porres Catholic Church to say their last goodbyes....

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