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UTRGV Facing Accreditation Visit this Week to Determine Probation Status

  This week, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is expected to receive a visit from the National Accrediting Agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges regarding the 12 month suspension that was given to the University. In December 2016, UTRGV was notified it was being put on probation. According to the University, the reason for the probationary status was due to the complexity of a transition that involved the University of Texas at Brownsville which is now part of UTRGV and Texas Southmost College, the separate accreditation of TSC and the formation of UTRGV....

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Laredo Couple Arrested for Attacking a Pregnant Woman

Laredo (KFXV) – A couple is arrested in Laredo after attacking a man and a pregnant woman at a store parking lot. According to police, both of the victims were in the parking lot when a female driver and a male passenger driving recklessly exited their car. The female, Alexandra Villalobos proceeded to attack the pregnant woman. That’s when the male victim attempted to separate them, only to be punched several times in the face by Humberto Alejandro Arevalo causing him injuries. Both are charged with aggravated assault causing bodily injury. Arevalo was sentenced to 10 years in prison,...

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One Surrenders in Adult Probation Bribery Probe

Edinburg (KFXV) — New details have emerged in the investigation, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is currently working after allegations of bribery were lodged against the county’s Adult Probation Department. According to the sheriff’s department, Tuesday, former probation officer 34-year-old, Carlos De La Fuente surrendered to police. Investigators discovered that delafuente allegedly took approximately $6,330 from probationers in exchange for reduced fines and sentence times. De La Fuente went before a judge today, and now faces charges of abuse of official capacity. Hidalgo authorities are asking that if anyone has been a victim of these crimes, you can contact...

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Second Suspect Still On the Loose After Pursuit

Weslaco (KFXV) — One man is in custody of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office after a hit-and-run and another is on the loose. Police are still searching for a second man involved in a hit-and-run accident with a sheriff’s deputy. The crash happened near the area of Mile 11 and FM 1015 in Weslaco. The two individuals in the pickup truck, then fled the scene and drove to the area of Ruby Drive, three miles from the collision. One of the men tried going into a home– where he had been staying for a couple of days– but tried...

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Students Left in Limbo With UTRGV Probation

Edinburg(KFXV) – The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley(UTRGV) is still making headlines. This time the university has bee put on probation for 12 months. This news puts the future of many students and employees at risk. In addition, the 12-month probation may put at risk the university’s reputation. UTRGV President, Guy Bailey was notified on Tuesday that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on colleges had placed the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley on probation. In a statement, Bailey attributes timing issues involved with the development of UTRGV as meeting transition deadlines, was...

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