Tag: Texas

Texas Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supply Purchases

Hurricane season is right around the corner and experts say this emergency supplies tax-free weekend is an opportunity to buy items that you may need a natural disaster occur. Preparing and maintaining an emergency supply kit and simple way to help you and your family. “If something should happen, and you’re not ready for it, there may not be any help coming quickly. You may get help in 3 or 4 days, but that’s a long time to go without a place to sleep, or have food or water for your family.” – George Garrett Emergency officials say every...

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention month

The Texas Department of Family and protective services is stepping up prevention efforts through its help for parents Hope for Kids campaign as well as participating in a broad range of community events during the month of April. Child abuse is a big problem in Texas and across the Nation. Child Protective Services completed 166,000 investigations that confirm that over 58,000 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Texas just last year alone. More than 200 children in Texas died to abuse or neglect last year. Learn the signs of abuse and neglect. If you suspect child abuse...

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STC Holds Two-Day Human Trafficking Conference

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. South Texas College is hosting a two-day conference to raise awareness about this crime. Experts say human trafficking is modern-day slavery – happening everywhere – every year, thousands of cases are reported, but many more go unnoticed. South Texas College hosts the 12th Annual Conference to raise awareness on human trafficking. Experts say we are in a unique area where a lot of trafficking comes through. Many myths and misconceptions exist about human trafficking which is why...

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Spring Break Controversy Brews Between Residents and SPI Businesses

SPI (KFXV) — A controversy is brewing at South Padre Island, as local residents and business owners are disputing after residents posted a petition on the web asking city officials to make stricter regulations for mass events, AND prohibit Texas week, and Spring Break festivities. Business owners say that will seriously affect the economy of the island. They are also posting a petition to make the holiday safer for tourists. City officials say if the moment comes to decide, it will have to benefit both parties. “To find solutions that are WIN-Wins. The citizens also work here, so many...

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Judge Refuses Bond Reduction in SPI Hit and Run

SPI (KFXV) — A judge has refused to reduce the bond for the 20-year-old woman accused of striking five people during spring break, and fleeing the scene. 20-year-old, Daisy Joy Decker, of Sugarland, Texas, initially had a $130,000 bond for the multiple charges for her alleged involvement of a hit and run on March 17th. Officials raised her bond to $180,000 after one of the victims of the hit and run died in an area hospital. Decker is still in...

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