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April is National Child Abuse Prevention month

The Texas Department of Family and protective services is stepping up prevention efforts through its help for parents Hope for Kids campaign as well as participating in a broad range of community events during the month of April. Child abuse is a big problem in Texas and across the Nation. Child Protective Services completed 166,000 investigations that confirm that over 58,000 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Texas just last year alone. More than 200 children in Texas died to abuse or neglect last year. Learn the signs of abuse and neglect. If you suspect child abuse...

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South Texas All Hazards Conference Underway

Agencies from across the Rio Grande Valley gather today for the two-day South Texas All Hazards conference. What started as a hurricane conference and training for emergencies Beyond natural disasters. Thousands of people are expected to gather in McAllen convention center for the 5th annual South Texas all-hazards conference. This two-day event give the Emergency Services personnel and opportunity to learn Vital Information that will help them become more prepared to respond to all kinds of emergencies. The conference addresses the evolution of emergency preparedness and with constant change as a technology it to men’s agencies continue to train...

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Vehicle Flips in Weslaco

WESLACO (KFXV) — Another driver lost control of their vehicle, causing their truck to flip over. The rollover happened on FM 88 and Mile 1 around 11 this morning. Officials with the Department of Public Safety confirmed the driver received treatment at an area hospital for their minor injuries. It is still not know whether this morning’s rains factored into this incident, but authorities urge the community to take precautions when on roadways during wet...

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McAllen Celebrates International Women’s Day

MCALLEN (KFXV) — The city of McAllen honored 300 women today – recognizing their work in the community as part of the city’s celebration of International Women’s Day. The women highlighted today, hold jobs that were previously only held by the opposite sex. According to McAllen officials, the city has 34 departments, in which 18 women hold management positions. According to the Department of Labor, women make up 47 percent of the U.S. Workforce, and 70 percent of women with children under the age of 18 participate in the labor...

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