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Border Patrol seeing 100% increase in assaults against agents

According to the border patrol, their agency has seen a dramatic increase in assault against their agents along the border. In the past week’s, agents have been attacked on six different occasions with projectiles, rocks, and other objects from the Mexican side of the Border. Since the first of October of last year through February 28th of this year aggressive actions against the agents had increased 100% across the Nation. According to officials, their agents have utilize a less aggressive tactics to protect themselves while safeguarding the...

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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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Mayo, wings, butter: ‘Fake milk’ is the latest food fight

BY CANDICE CHOI – AP FOOD INDUSTRY WRITER NEW YORK (AP) — Is “fake milk” spoiling the dairy industry’s image? Dairy producers are calling for a crackdown on the almond, soy and rice “milks” they say are masquerading as the real thing and cloud the meaning of milk for shoppers. And a group that advocates for plant-based products, the Good Food Institute, countered by asking the Food and Drug Administration this week to say foods can use terms such as “milk” and “sausage,” so long as they’re modified to make clear what’s in them. It’s the latest dispute about...

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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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When the ‘War on Drugs’ Hits Home

RGV (KFXV) — The war on drugs is still ongoing. The DEA tells me, they’ve received reports of different substances being used by students in different Valley schools. “We’re concerned because he’s almost going to be 18 and we’re worried that he might just leave,” said one mother. Juana Sanchez, refers to her 17-year-old son who she says has been consuming marijuana for about two years. “I’m sure he gets it at school because he leaves fine but when he comes back, he looks completely different,” Sanchez continued. “We do see a lot of synthetic, some prescription drugs and...

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