Tag: Rio Grande Valley

Texas legislators discuss how SB4 will impact the Valley

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — After new laws were approved during the last legislative session in Texas, many people are living in uncertainty. Today Texas legislators discussed how this will impact on our communities. Representatives like Eddie Lucio III among others, were present with several valley leaders to discuss topics that will impact residents of the Rio Grande Valley. One of those was SB4, which allows for law enforcement officers to ask for a person’s immigration status. Lucio added that soon, one city in the Rio Grande Valley will be joining the lawsuit against SB4 that claims the law is unconstitutional....

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Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando Remembered One Year Later

RGV (KFXV) — On the one year anniversary of the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando that dozens dead, including one man right here from the Rio Grande Valley, we spoke to someone who knew him. Today marks one year since the Pulse shooting that left 49 dead and dozens of injured in Orlando, one of those victims, was from the valley and today family and friends still mourn his loss. Twenty-seven-year-old, Frank Escalante was among the victims in the deadliest mass shooting in the country. David Juarez, who was a close friend of frankie’s, says his loss affected...

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Friends Remember Man Killed During Pulse Shooting

RGV (KFXV) — On the one year anniversary of the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando that dozens dead, including one man right here from the Rio Grande Valley. Monday marks one year since the Pulse shooting that left 49 dead and dozens of injured in Orlando, one of those victims, was from the Valley, and Monday, family and friends still mourn his loss. Twenty-seven-year-old, Frank Escalante was among the victims in the deadliest mass shooting in the country. David Juarez, who was a close friend of Frankie’s, says his loss affected everyone he ever crossed paths with and...

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National Missing Children’s Day; 12 Reported in Valley

Texas (KFXV) — 371. That’s the number of missing kids in Texas according to the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. Twelve of them are from right here in the Rio grande Valley. Today, May 25th marks the National Day of Missing Children. Tonight, we’ll highlight them throughout our newscast. Like the case of Melvin Cedillo, missing from Brownsville since June 17th of 2005 or Andrea Gonzalez-Maldonado missing from the city of Edinburg since November of last year. If you have any information, you’re asked to contact your local police, or the 24-hour hotline provided by the National...

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3rd Annual National Latino HIV Conference Seeks to Raise Awareness

South Padre Island (KFXV) — The Valley Aids Council hosts its third annual National Latino HIV Conference in an effort to raise awareness on the growing epidemic. Doctors, social workers and educators from the U.S. and Mexico among the nearly 500 participants. The lack of this type of events for health care and service providers working with latinos living with HIV kickstarted the Valley Aids Council plan to host the first of its kind. HIV continues to be a serious health threat for the hispanic community..enough reason for experts to develop new strategies in addressing the disease. In the...

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