Tag: RGV

‘Latinos PrEParados’ Seeks to Stop HIV Infections

The Valley AIDS Council reports that here in the RGV, there is an average of 4 new HIV infections per week. The clinic aims to inform the public on a new pre-exposure prophylaxis pill, better known as “PrEP,” which is 92 to 99 percent effective against the HIV virus. Director of Education Oscar Lopez said, “If you are in a risky situation where you can’t use condoms, and you can’t negotiate for condoms or safer sex, than one pill a day can keep you HIV negative and healthy.” The Valley AIDS Clinic has offices in Harlingen, and McAllen, and...

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Mother’s Recounts Tale of Daughter’s Injury While Crossing Border

RGV (KFXV) — We begin tonight with a local story that’s gone international. A mother’s testimony reveal the story of her 4 year old daughter being shot while trying to to cross the border to the united states for a chance at a better life. The girl was rescued and cared for here in the Rio Grande Valley. Now her story is being heard around the world in hope that what happened to her won’t happen to anyone else with the same dream. In tears and remembering the still very vivid images of that day this immigrant mother from...

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‘Creepy Clown’ Hits Top of Halloween Costumes List

RGV (KFXV) — Creepy clowns have caused major stir around the nation, as they continue to make sightings but despite their sinister looks, businesses have seen an impact. Days away from Halloween, there’s a costume that is quickly selling out. The creepy clown is already one of the best seller’s but also one that has put authorities on alert. The creepy clown craze has swept the nation over the last several weeks but due to recent threats made against some valley schools, officials say it’s not a good idea to opt for this costume. Homer Martinez, who manages a...

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Clown Threats Continue Across RGV

Clown threats continue to be made against high schools in the valley causing alarm amongst some in our communities. What started as clown threats on social media in other states are now a trend amongst individuals hiding behind screens while targeting RGV schools with potential acts of violence. Officer Jose Rodriguez from the Weslaco Police Department says all threats are taken seriously. Officer Rodriguez recommends that pictures of threatening posts are taken and that students immediately notify school personnel. Weslaco ISD recently responded to a generalized threat via social media against it’s high schools prompting parents to pick up...

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Health Officials Stress Awareness of Zika

RGV (KFXV) — Health officials say we should continue our efforts in preventing the spread of Zika. Local authorities stress the importance of remaining vigilant against the spread of Zika in the Rio Grande Valley as its presence is nearing home – this after the first case of travel-related Zika was confirmed in Cameron County. Hidalgo County has investigated several cases that were of concern– possibly being travel-related – none have been confirmed. The most important thing, according to health authorities is that there are no localized cases of Zika, yet it is closer to home than ever before....

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