Tag: Rio Grande Valley

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announces new medicine program for those on Medicare

A new medicare program will help beneficiaries lower their cost of medicines. Congressman Vicente Gonzales recently announced the program will provide “Bio-similar Medications” or medicines with the exact formula of the medicines they are currently prescribed.  Leaders of the program say the medications yield the same effects at a lower cost. This innovative plan will be implemented next year benefiting all those with...

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Leader of local Gulf Cartel crew arrested

The leader of the Gulf Cartel “Rip Crew” called Los Mickeys, Macrin Marin Rios Cerda, was arrested on the 300 block of Aldea Street in Mission Wednesday. According to police, he, along with four other members were wanted in connection to a robbery turned deadly in April of this year in San Juan. Four other members of the group confessed to the robberies and have received charges. They were linked to at least seven different robberies in the Rio Grande Valley. Overall, the group is estimated to have stolen more than $20,000 of jewelry and drugs. Cerda faces federal...

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Valley Women who Wait for Annual Check-Up could miss Advanced Cancer early on

Some doctors in the Rio Grande Valley are warning women who wait for their annual mammogram could risk missing early detection of cancer. 40% of breast cancer cases are detected by a women noticing a lump or change in her breast. Doctors tell Fox News this is one of the main reasons why self examinations are necessary. “The most important preventative measure to take against breast cancer is self examination which is done by the women herself,” says Carlos Garcia-Cantu, a doctor in the valley. Doctors are motivating patients to get to know themselves and do self examinations monthly....

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Border Patrol Simulate Dangers Faced When Smuggled Into Country

Falfurrias (KFXV) — Over the weekend, eight people were found dead and 30 others rescued from a big rig trailer parked outside a Wal-Mart in San Antonio. All of them: Victims of human smuggling. While the death toll rises at 10, at least a dozen remain in critical condition. Monday, border patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley sector, hosting a demonstration. Brooks County Sheriff, Benny Martinez, says the Falfurrias checkpoint is the main corridor in the nation for human and drug smuggling. The methods vary but, all of them include endangering the lives of undocumented immigrants who are...

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Local Leaders Seek Reimbursement for Aiding Immigrants

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Governor Greg Abbott’s visit to the Rio Grande Valley tomorrow, prompting political leaders to ask him about money that the city of mcallen has not yet been reimbursed. This after giving half a million dollars towards immigrant humanitarian aid. The high influx of immigrants crossing the border into the Rio Grande Valley since 2014 has led the city of McAllen to invest more than half a million dollars in immigrant humanitarian aid. But for more than 3 years, the city has yet to receive reimbursement from federal government, something they say is stated under FEMA regulation....

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