Tag: pets

Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect in San Benito

San Benito (KFXV) — Tonight a boil water advisory remains under effect for the city of San Benito. This means every resident in that community must boil their tap water before drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing their teeth and washing dishes. We walked through the city of San Benito, knocking on multiples doors. Each of the families we talked to explained their concerns and how they are handling the water advisory, including the Silva family. Francisco Silva tells us water problems in his household started over the weekend. It was then San Benito officials sent out this message using...

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Flames Consume Family Home in San Benito

San Benito (KFXV) — A family in San Benito needs help from the community to recover from the damage caused by a fire. A family of 5 will not be sleeping in their home tonight as it was consumed by flames. This is how Lucia Gonzalez said she felt after coming home and seeing her house in ashes. Gonzalez told us she was in Brownsville yesterday morning getting ready to celebrate her birthday later that day when she received a phone call. Adding she immediately dialed 911. Gonzalez arrived at her house on Nelson Drive only to find that...

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5 Fires in the RGV in the Last 7 days

Rio Grande Valley (KFXV) — Five fires have consumed properties, and have ended the lives of several pets in one week–the most recent happening in Alto Bonito, a Starr County community. More than 150 acres of land burned — leaving a farm and stables in ashes. According to officials, the assistance of 5 fire departments of both Hidalgo and Starr counties were needed to control the fire that burned for more than 10 hours. At this time of the year the humidity levels decrease, and wind gains speed — a perfect combination for a fire to get out of...

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$4 Million ‘No-Kill’ Animal Shelter to Open in Edinburg

In one month, the Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center will open its doors. The 28,000 square foot building will serve as an adoption facility for up to 90 stray dogs, cats and exotic pets. The $4-million facility aims at reducing the stray population in the Rio Grande Valley, not only through adoptions, but also pet education. Being a no-kill shelter, the Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center is a limited intake facility, meaning adoptable pets will be provided by palm valley animal center, which accepts roughly 40,000 animals each...

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Heat Your Home Addition with Electricity

  Adding a room to your home may be a dream come true … but trying to heat that same room can turn into a nightmare. You might or might not be able to hook up the newly added room to your current heating system with the help of round flexible ducting (you’ll need to install a wall vent in the home addition, of course). Even if you succeed, however, you could well find your furnace is inadequate to handle the increased demand. This problem is difficult to resolve short of buying a new furnace. So how about heating the new addition to your home with...

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