Tag: students

Undocumented Families Lobby Against Anti-Sanctuary City Bill

AUSTIN (KFXV) — Today, children of immigrants stood before the state capitol to urge lawmakers to stop the proposed law SB4 that would put an end to sanctuary cities in the state. This afternoon, undocumented students had the opportunity to give testimony before the legislature. Also present were undocumented transgender people, religious leaders, and families of those affected. If passed, authorities could ask for documentation to prove immigration status of those in the...

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Health Officials Urge Spring Breakers to ‘Wrap Up’ the Fun

According to the Center for Disease Control, young people between the ages of 13 and 24 accounted for 22 percent of all new HIV cases in 2015. The Valley AIDS Council is urging spring breakers to take the risks of STDs seriously during their break. Unprotected sex increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases which is why experts remind spring breakers to be fully aware of their actions. Spring break is the time when students want to have a good time – sometimes engaging in risky behaviors. While no one wants to take away the fun, experts want to...

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MADD Urges Caution During Spring Break

Rio Grande Valley (KFXV) — Spring break is here and thousands of students look forward to having a good time with friends at their favorite destinations. Unfortunately, that good time often includes alcohol. “The message is the same. If you’re under 21, don’t drink. If you’re over 21 and drinking don’t drive,” said Anna Verley with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), underage consumption of alcohol is not only illegal, it is dangerous. Each year, underage drinking contributes to the death of approximately 4700 teens. Verley added, “we need to start having those conversations...

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Two UTRGV Students Arrested

Edinburg (KFXV) –Two UTRGV students were detained. Markeisha Nicole Watson and Santana Barrera were both arrested this past Saturday after police stopped their vehicle on the 1600 block of west Khun Street– when an officer smelled a strong marijuana odor emanating from the vehicle. Inside, law enforcement found the narcotics, including a bottle of liquor. Watson received charges for purchasing liquor for a minor while Barrera received charges for driving while under the influence, and for possession of...

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Donna ISD Partners with VAC to Fight STDs

DONNA (KFXX) — Local statistics of HIV infections prompt experts and school personnel to unite in providing education and support for teens more than ever before. Oscar Lopez, Director of Education at the Valley AIDS Council, said, “Right now, we get four new HIV infections in the Valley every week, and every nine days, that infected person is a teenager.” The Donna Independent School District is the first in the Valley to enter into an agreement with the Valley AIDS Council (VAC) to offer awareness presentations in an effort to prevent students from acquiring HIV, AIDS, or other sexually...

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