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Texas Student Volunteers to Research Zika Cases in Nicaragua

The war against the Zika virus continues throughout Latin America and in the U.S. with scientists seeking ways to control and prevent the spread of the virus. A former Valley student is about to embark on a mission to fight Zika in the front lines of Nicaragua. Etienne Jaime is enlisting to fight one of the most talked about and least understood viruses: Zika. A virus that has set off health alerts in Brazil and all of South and North America, with the CDC saying it can cause microcephaly in newborns. Etienne is one of 20 students across the...

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Abortion Pill Guidelines Amended by FDA

The FDA approves new guidelines for the abortion pill. We spoke to community members and the decision is causing a bit of controversy among Valley residents. It’s incredible how the size of this tiny pill can be a deciding factor between life and death. The controversy behind it still seems to have no end. The FDA approved new guidelines for a pill that helps induce abortion during pregnancy. and while there are people who are abortion, “I agree that women should take the decision to have an abortion” — Angelina there is always going to be people who are...

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Pharr Woman Accused of Repeated Sexual Abuse of Minor

A Pharr woman accused of sexually assaulting a girl has been arrested. Denysse Giomayra Resendez was taken into custody after Child Protective Services contacted Pharr police. Reports say she took the child to several hotels across the Valley including a hotel on South Padre Island and in Reynosa where she sexually assaulted her repeatedly. Police charged Resendez with four counts of Sexual Assault of a Child and Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child under 14 years of...

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Catholic Church Stresses Jubilee Message of Mercy During Easter Weekend

Hundreds of Catholics across the Valley have started Easter celebrations by holding the traditional vigil of Good Friday. And as they gather in basilicas and parishes, catholic leaders remind them of Pope Francis’ jubilee message of mercy. The Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan is one of the places of worship during the vigil for Christ’s death. The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville says Good Friday is particularly important this time around, after Pope Francis called for mercy during this year of jubilee, stressing the need to forgive others for their sins as Jesus did when he died on...

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‘Women in Aviation’ Educating Girls about Careers in Aviation Industry

Educating young women about different aviation career opportunities… that’s what the women in aviation south Texas chapter is doing right here in the Valley. “The smell of jet fuel burning is better than Chanel #5” Our biggest objective is to encourage girls to join the aviation industry.  It’s a known fact that only 6% of the pilots are female and I know that we have a long way to go but we have to at least try. Debora Melvin (Airport Manager, South Texas International Airport at Edinburg) In addition to monthly meetings, the members take their mission to the...

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