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Donna Mayoral Candidate suspends campaign after a judge rules against him

Ernesto Lugo, a former Donna ISD Trustee, suspended his campaign for Mayor Tuesday after a judge ruled against him. Lugo¬†filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order against the City of Donna and the Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramon after the told Lugo he didn’t live within city limits and couldn’t run for office. According to Ramon, a candidate must live in the city for 6 months in order to be eligible. Judge Bobby Flores of the 139th Court ruled against Lugo. Fox news reached out to Lugos’ campaign manager for an official comment on the case. All...

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Defend Yourself Against Racial Conflicts

(RGV) — Multiple publications have surfaced on social media–especially from people publishing negative encounters after Tuesday’s election results. “Go back where you came from.” or “Your time is up girly.” are some of the phrases seen on social media of incidents happening at gas stations, buses or simply walking down the street. Doctor Usman, Sheriff Cardiologist in the valley and part of the Muslim American community says these acts of violence are against everything America stands for. Angelica Esparza is also no stranger to the recent posts of attacks after the presidential elections. We reached out to authorities on...

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Historic Early Voting Turnout

RGV (KFXV) — Tonight early voting ends with historic voter turnout in counties across the Rio Grande Valley including Cameron and Hidalgo but, don’t forget you are still on time to make your voice heard during this 2016 election. Thousands of voters went out to the polls on this last day of early voting. In just a 12 hour period more than 15,000 votes registered in Hidalgo County and over 7,000 in Cameron County. Cynthia Garza is one of them–taking advantage of the open polls something that will change for general elections. Voting officials recommend you arrive on November...

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Harlingen authorities respond to alleged assault at polling place

In harlingen authorities respond to a polling place after an alleged assault. A woman claims she was assaulted by a candidate while she was supporting his opponent. The woman claimed it was her political preference that caused this incident right outside a Cameron County Office. “He told me that I should not be holding the sign and that I was blocking the sidewalk and he shoves me” – Laura Cerrato (Political Activist) She said she was supporting her candidate when the incident happened. “I received a call from one of my campaign worker out here she said she had...

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Lawsuit Leaves Election in Limbo for RGC CISD

RIO GRANDE CITY (KFXV) — Just a few days from early voting a lawsuit in starr county is blocking two out of three polling locations. The lawsuit against Rio Grande City CISD.The district s now trying to figure out other options for you, the voter. Antonia Castillo is part of one of the communities being affected in this lawsuit. Castillo lives in a community called La Victoria which until a few day ago was designated to have polling location offered by Rio Grande City CISD for early voting. These documents prohibit the district from using the Victoria Community Center...

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