Tag: South Texas

Man Builds Border Wall Prototype

Cameron County (KFXV) — In Cameron County, a group of contractors are hoping to get President Trump’s attention. Several contractors are down in the valley in the process of building a border wall model they hope, President Trump will look at and possibly choose as the new wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Four contractors based out of Houston are all working together in hopes of getting Donald Trump’s attention in South Texas. Back in April, this prototype was submitted to the department of homeland security but it was rejected. Rusty Monses, Brownsville ranch owner– supports the construction so...

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Increase in Women being Charged for Drug-related Crimes

RGV (KFXV) — Women charged for drug-related crimes– a type of crime that has been increasing and affecting the South Texas region. Twenty seven year old, Elizabeth Gonzalez was placed in custody on Tuesday, after several bundles of narcotics were found in her vehicle– as she traveled from Mexico into the U.S. The criminal complaint states Gonzalez was referred to a secondary inspection at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge, after a canine alerted Customs and Border Protection officers. Despite, denying carrying contraband, during an examination of the vehicle, officials discovered a non-factory compartment containing 10 bundles of cocaine– weighing more...

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South Texas All Hazards Conference Underway

Agencies from across the Rio Grande Valley gather today for the two-day South Texas All Hazards conference. What started as a hurricane conference and training for emergencies Beyond natural disasters. Thousands of people are expected to gather in McAllen convention center for the 5th annual South Texas all-hazards conference. This two-day event give the Emergency Services personnel and opportunity to learn Vital Information that will help them become more prepared to respond to all kinds of emergencies. The conference addresses the evolution of emergency preparedness and with constant change as a technology it to men’s agencies continue to train...

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Protesters Demand to Speak to Ryan During Visit

RGV (KFXV) — While speaker Paul Ryan toured the valley others protested the visit. This including community members and several pro-immigrant organizations. Several people took to the streets in McAllen to protest Paul Ryan’s tour of the valley. In a visit not open to media, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker, toured the South Texas border on land, air and water. Ryan’s visit marks a first as part of the new administration trying to see firsthand border issues in this region. After finishing the tour and meeting with local officials at the Border Patrol Station in McAllen. Several organizations gathered...

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Rep. Gonzalez Highlights Church’s Role in Immigrant Aid

RGV (KFXV) — Congressman Vicente Gonzalez also held a meeting regarding immigration, this time with religious leaders. This morning, Gonzalez spoke about the importance of lawmakers in Washington knowing the way of life in South Texas, which greatly involves many traditions that are tied with Mexico. Also highlighting the significance that the Catholic Church plays in the lives of the immigrant community when providing them the support they...

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