Tag: Valley

Residents Experience Minor Flooding After Rains

PENITAS (KFXV) — Several minor accidents, taking place throughout the day. You just heard one of dozens of “Pueblo De Palmas” residents who’ve been affected by the strong rain that hit several areas in the Valley. Some residents north of the city of Peñitas, have been affected by an overflowing canal that left inches of water in several neighborhoods. While some drivers ventured over the water, others decided to turn away. But for Rene Santes Cortez and his family, this isn’t an option. The canal next to his home, overflowing into the road– showing just how much rainfall hit...

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Reactions to Senator Lucio’s Support of Senate Bill 6 for Transgender Bathrooms

“If gender identity is something on the inside. It has nothing to do with your body or your genitals. It’s just who you are… and I am deeply disappointed in Senator Lucio for standing behind this awful bill.” –Sissi Yado You just heard from a woman who today went to local Senator Eddie Lucio Jr’s office in Austin to express her concern on his decision to support Senate Bill 6. Otherwise known as the bathroom bill that would require transgender people to use bathrooms according to the sex listed on their birth certificate and not the one they identify...

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Local Leaders Discuss Valley’s Economy

WESLACO (KFXV) — In Weslaco, congressmen and local business leaders met to discuss the Valley’s economy. Texas Representatives Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez hosted the second border caucus hearing in the “Border Business is America’s Business” series at the lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council in Weslaco this morning. Local and national stakeholders and entrepreneurs discussed the value of commerce along the border and how it promotes economic growth in the United...

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D.A. Urges Reporting Domestic Violence in Light of Closure of S.A.F.E. Program

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — In light of recent closures of the S.A.F.E program, Mujeres Unidas and the Hidalgo County D.A. urge victims of sexual assault to seek help. The cut to this program means one less resource for the Rio grande Valley community – one organization wants you to know they’re here to help.. The recent closure of the sexual assault forensic examiner or SAFE Program at Mission Regional Hospital will have upper valley residents rely on McAllen Medical Center as their source for similar services – the other option is Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Perla Reyes,...

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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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