Tag: Hannah Mackenzie

85-95 MPH Winds Damage Mission Communities, 2400 Residents Remain without Power

Many Rio Grande Valley residents spent the day clearing up damage from last night’s storms…Hannah Mackenzie joins us live from Mission where the damage appears to be the worst. I’m here at Chimney Park RV resort in Mission. Behind me, you can see several damaged trees; even an overturned trailer home. Perhaps most surprising of all: the fact that this isn’t the aftermath of a tornado. With downed power lines, trees snapped in half, what used to be metal sheds, now wrapped around fences like aluminum foil, officials say last night’s storm hit Mission the hardest. “You started to...

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‘No-Vaccination’ Trend Increasing Across Texas

Over the last few years in Texas, vaccination rates have been dropping. Hannah Mackenzie spoke with two local health professionals who blame fads, lack of education and plain misunderstanding for the decrease. That eight percent drop translates to about 100,000 people refusing to, or opting out of vaccinating themselves or their children each year. A move health professional say is extremely dangerous. Dr. Cristel Escalona tells us the no-vaccination trend began back in 1998, when a doctor by the name of Andrew Wakefield published a paper linking the MMR vaccine to Autism. “The Lancet, which is a very prestigious...

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Gladys Porter Zoo Sets up ‘Harambe Fund’ after Brownsville-born Gorilla is Shot in Cincinnati Zoo

A zoo in Cincinnati is receiving backlash over the shooting death of a silverback gorilla. The gorilla was shot by zoo officials, after a three-year-old fell into the enclosure. Hannah Mackenzie reports the gorilla has ties to the Rio Grande Valley. Harambe was a 17-year-old western lowland silverback gorilla, tipping the scales at more than 400 pounds, and he was born right here, at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. Harambe was killed a day after his 17th birthday. Jerry stones raised the gorilla from birth, and cared for him at the Gladys Porter Zoo, until last year, when...

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Anti-Transgender Bathroom Directive Sparks Protest outside Gov. Abbott’s McAllen Book Signing

Texas Governor Greg Abbott paid a visit to McAllen today, promoting his new book. But as Hannah Mackenzie reports, not every Rio Grande Valley resident welcomed the governor with open arms. Governor Greg Abbott spent the afternoon signing copies of his new book, “Broken but Unbowed”. “It’s a story that explains how anyone can face the most daunting challenges,” says Governor Abbott. “Yet rise above them and overcome them.” Just a few hundred feet away, dozens of protesters voiced their opinion in support of the LGBTQ community. Reporter: “The protesters out there, they are kind of saying the same...

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First Lawsuit Filed after Fatal Laredo Bus Crash

  Laredo – John David Franz tells me the crash site on U.S. 83 in Laredo was shut down today, as investigators from the national transportation safety board scoured the area for evidence in the ongoing investigation. Franz and his legal team are launching their own investigation. “People are tumbling down, on seats, between seats, into windows,” Franz said. “It happened so quickly, but as Mario said, it looked like a bunch of dolls being thrown around.” They’re searching for answers as they represent 25-year-old Mario Zuniga, his girlfriend, 23-year-old girlfriend, Lizbeth Rangel and 55-year-old Thelma Hernandez, who remains...

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