Tag: Hidalgo County

Alamo adopts an ordinance to prevent people from smoking inside workplaces

ALAMO (KFXV) — Alamo now becomes the 15th city in Hidalgo County to adopt a smoke ordinance. This would prevent people from smoking inside a workplace. If you’ve ever been in a workplace where you inhaled secondhand smoke, then you’ve smoked 36 cigarettes after an 8 hour day. But that is all going to change starting August 11th in Alamo now that a smoke-free ordinance was just passed today. This reason motivated the Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition to urge Alamo to pass an ordinance against smoking inside any workplace. Currently there are 79 cities in the state of Texas...

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Fire claims family’s home in rural Mission

MISSION (KFXV) — Another fire claims a family’s home – this time in rural Mission. County authorities saying they are seeing more of these fires, specifically in colonias.FOX NEWS spoke to the victims and investigators who say these incidents can be prevented. Fortunately no one was hurt, but the family has not been able to sleep in their home since last night. A family of five in rural Mission homeless after flames consumed their home. The Hidalgo County Marshal’s Office investigates. They say the cause may have been electrical. One person in the house when the fire broke out,...

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Toddler Hospitalized after falling out of a moving vehicle

SAN CARLOS (KFXV) — A toddler allegedly falls out of a moving vehicle, sending her to a hospital with severe injuries. However, neighbors contradict the story. Neighbors we spoke to say the story the mother told officials does not match what they witnessed. Witnesses say the mother struck her daughter — seated on a small bench behind the truck — as she reversed. Neighbors also tell us ems took the child to an area hospital to treat her injuries. FOX NEWS has reached out to police, but have not received a response to confirm details. We do know, authorities...

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Donna Drowning Victim identified

Donna (KFXV) — The identity of the man found decomposing under the Donna international bridge last week has been revealed. This makes him the 10th known person to die while crossing into the US since the beginning of the year. Just seven days after finding a deceased body next to the Rio Grande. Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department identified Jorge Armando Garcia. “June 29th at 10:12a.m. we responded to the Donna Port of Entry where we responded to a male body found in the river.” Drownings in the rio grande are a common occurrence with undocumented immigrants crossing into the...

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11 Gang Members Netted in ‘Palm Harvest’ Warrant Sting

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — We have an update to a story we brought you yesterday. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on a two-day roundup of gang members. Deputies executed operation, “Palm Harvest” that netted 11 known gang members, all with active warrants for them. The individuals’ ages range from 23 to 47 with crimes that include possession of marijuana, terroristic threats, and driving while intoxicated. The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information on someone who is wanted by their department to call their crime stoppers...

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