Tag: holidays

Consumer Group Unveils Its ‘Worst Toys’ List

Image License Photo: Shalu Sharma / CC BY-SA 2.0 License Link World Against Toys Causing Harm — or watch — unveiled its annual list of the top-ten worst toys on Tuesday. The consumer safety group says fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled spider-man drone top the list. Watch claims fidget spinners contain small parts which could be a choking hazard. The toy association — an industry trade group — dismisses the list as “Needless Frightening” to parents because all toys sold in the U.S. meet “Rigorous” safety standards. But, WATCH President Joan Siff says...

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DPS Increases Patrols During Spring Break

Statewide (KFXV) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public to take extra precautions during the spring break week. Law enforcement will increase their patrols during the holidays, focusing on those speeding, drunk drivers and anyone not wearing their seat-belts. They encourage drivers to slow down during bad weather or driving conditions like construction or heavy traffic, and to eliminate any distractions including mobile...

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San Benito Police Enforce Curfew Over Holiday

San Benito (KFXV) — Police are reinforcing a curfew in the fight against juvenile delinquency. Official have implemented the city ordinance where children under the age of 18 are prohibited of being in the streets during the late hours of the night. Authorities recognize that during the holiday season there is a high risk that students engage in more serious crimes such as burglary, and damages to property– that may have serious repercussions with the...

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Protect Your Home While Away for Holidays

According to AAA, an estimated of 94.5-million people will be traveling this year. But how do you make sure your house will be safe while you are away? With so many people traveling, many houses are left alone during the holidays which are the perfect scenario for robbers. During this time of year robberies are more common, and houses that are left alone can easily become a target. The Edinburg Police Department would like to share with you some safety tips that can give you a piece of mind while you are away. “Do not leave empty boxes of...

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Panama Unit Defendants Want To Spend Holidays With Family

Certain members of the now-disbanded Hidalgo County Panama Unit have requested to postpone their scheduled sentencing to enjoy the holiday season. Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe Treviño’s son– Jonathan– along with Claudio Alberto Mata requested through an attorney that the judge reset sentencing. According to court documents, this could mean Treviño’s last Christmas spent with his father being that he faces a minimum of 15 years in prison. As for Mata, he has asked to be allowed to travel to the city of Weslaco to spend the holiday with loved ones. The U.S. prosecution attorney declared not being opposed to...

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