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Valley Transgender Student Claims Discrimination Over Yearbook Photo

  The superintendent says Jeydon Loredo was never at risk of being excluded. 18-year-old Jeydon Loredo considers himself transgendered. Born a female but identifies as a male. His gender had not been a problem at home, with his friends or even at school. That until La Feria ISD began dealing with a legal issue during the past week. Jeydon accused the school of being discriminated against by allegedly having his photograph refused for the yearbook. According to the initial complaint made by Loredo’s attorney, Jeydon asked the school repeatedly to include his picture where he is shown wearing a...

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Tombstone Kills Cemetery Employee

It goes without saying this is a tragic irony in that a man who has dedicated over a decade of his life working at a cemetery helping families in grief, has his family now mourning for him. It was like any other day at Hillcrest Memorial Park, where Supervisor Guadalupe Mendoza took charge of pending work on the property. This time a tombstone apparently needed maintenance. Mendoza had been an employee for over 10 years, building an important reputation in the community. Employees tell FOX 2 NEWS, this kind of incident is unheard of. But such a tragedy naturally...

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Special Report HIV Part 1: The Truth and Misconceptions About HIV

One of the biggest fears that every parent has for their child once they become sexually active is the fear of contracting an std. We’ve all heard the reports, we’ve watched the movies, and yet, for some reason, we still don’t talk about HIV. “HIV is a relatively recently discovered virus. It affects the immune cells of the body. They make the body unable to respond to the virus. And so that means that the virus can go ahead and multiply, and with the immune cells disrupted than that in turn allows the body to become sick with other...

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Elvia Rios Running For Candidate For Justice Of The Peace, Precinct 2

As some people are stepping down from their positions others putting their best foot forward. That is what longtime public servant and community activist Elvia Rios is doing. She officially announced her entry into elections for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2. Rios who was born and raised in mcallen said she was to be close to the community and wants to work with educators and community groups. For the past 16 years Rios has been a self-employed consultant providing governmental agencies, higher education institutes and non-profit services in resource development and management. Election will not begin until March...

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