Tag: Texas

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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Law Proposed to Allow EMTs to Carry Weapons

Texas (KFXV) — Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would allow first responders to carry handguns. The bill filed would allow first responders to carry a handgun while on duty, if they have a permit to do so. Often time, emergency medical crews are the first one to arrive on scene. Jorge Ruiz, with Hidalgo County EMS, says there are risks involved, but doesn’t think there is a need for such a law — adding that part of their training includes learning to cope with violence, or threatening, situations. Dispatchers collect all the information during the call. If the law...

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15% Female UT Undergrads Report Rape

Austin (KFXV) – 15% of University of Texas female undergrads say they’ve been raped this according to a Statewide study that the UT system will soon release. Senator Joan Huffman, a republican out of Houston, broke the news of the forthcoming survey Thursday morning when she mention the 15% figure during debate on a bill she has written to penalize College staff and some students who fail to report incidents of sexual assault on campus. The bill along with a four other campus rape bills debated this week was filed after years of scandals at...

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