Tag: Texas Department

Hidalgo Ranks in Top Ten of Child Abuse Cases

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — Hidalgo County is once again on the top 10 list of most child abuse cases are reported. This, even after numbers have gone down. With more than 2,500 cases valleywide– Hidalgo County makes it once again into one of the counties, with the most victims, nationwide. The number of victims, ranging from 74 in Starr County to 1361 in Hidalgo in 2016. Diana Almaguer, Executive Director of CASA of Hidalgo County, says they receive children with all sorts of backgrounds and emphasizes the importance of recognizing abuse in its different forms. CASA of Hidalgo County...

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EXCLUSIVE: DPS Arrest 2 After Bailout; Searching for 3rd Suspect

Mission (KFXV) — Just into our newsroom, the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested two individual, and is still searching for another in the city of Mission after a chase ends in a bailout. Our photojournalist at the scene has the exclusive images of DPS at the scene as they arrested two individuals (a male and female), and searched the area for a third suspect. Officials with DPS have yet to confirm the information, but the alleged pursuit occurred around 8 this evening and ended near Goodwin Road and 3 Mile Line in West Mission. DPS agents searched the...

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DPS Raises Texas’ ‘Terrorism Threat’

RGV (KFXV) – The Texas terrorism threat is now set to elevated – this according to the latest assessment from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The annual report not only states potential danger from acts of terrorism but also those stemming from drug trafficking and organized crime along the border. The Department of Public Safety raised the threat level in Texas to elevated – the agency released its annual Texas Public Safety threat overview – it indicates that threats from potential danger from international terror organizations like ISIS and drug cartels led officials to determine the level. Some...

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New Years Day Collision Kills RGC Woman

A Sunday morning collision caused an additional death, this time in Rio Grande City. Etelvina Hernandez, 24-years-old and resident of Rio Grande city, was driving her black GMC envoy southbound on Embassy Road near FM 755 when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree. The vehicle rolled over, and partially ejected Hernandez. Hernandez sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The fatal crash remains under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety. According to a “Go Fund Me” account made to help Etelvina’s family with funeral expenses, she leaves behind three...

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Tragic Raymondville Accident Leaves 4 Dead Over Holiday Weekend

RAYMONDVILLE (KFXV) — According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a tragic fatal accident in Raymondville over the weekend caused the death of four members of a family after a tractor trailer struck the family’s vehicle on FM 186. The victims were 34-year-old Luis Cantu, 37-year-old Elizabeth Murad, 14-year-old Delroy Cantu, and 8-year-old Luis Cantu Jr. The driver of the tractor trailer, a resident of Weslaco, faces four counts of negligent homicide. The Lasara school district has set up a “go fund me” page to gather funds for the family’s funeral expenses. If you would like to donate,...

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