Category: Special Reports

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Shelter Reconstructs, Sanitizes And Waives Adoption Fees

Palm Valley Animal Center is in the middle of restructuring and sanitizing their shelter. The goal is to improve the handling of aminal intake. The shelter is asking for the community’s help in fostering a pet for 4 days while a deep clean is conducted, as well as for volunteers and donations. The initiative, “4 days for life” allows the shelter to have fewer dogs at the facility in order to have room to move kennels around and focus on the dogs needing the most attention at the moment. Different kennels will be established specifically for sick dogs with...

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High Levels Of Stress May Cause Mental Issues

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, state on their website that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, in the U.S. It affects 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older. Experts say this type of disorder is treatable, but only around 37 percent of those affected get help. It can affect your cardiovascular system, give you high blood pressure, increase your risk of diabetes, obesity, and depression. While working out can help do away with some of the symptoms, it’s also important to be mentally balanced. Experts say life brings stress and it’s not going away,...

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Cameron County Housing Authorities file lawsuit against Port Isabel

In the legal documents, Cameron County Housing Authority and Community Housing and Economic Development Corporation allege federal funds were lost in 2015, due to a discrimination against low-income and Latino residents after hurricane dolly struck in 2008. Ben Riemer, the attorney representing the corporation tells Fox News, “The leaders in Port Isabel prevented my client from proceeding my client from re-developing this property ” Riemer continued saying it’s city commissioners and planning and zoning commission violated federal fair housing act. Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema responded saying they did the job correctly. “We just categorically deny that. We’ve...

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FOX SPECIAL REPORT: Assistance available to veterans wishing to return to school

  Local universities such as UTRGV, TSTC and others have created programs for veterans who wish to return to school. These programs offer economic and academic aid to help veterans reunite with society, and give many who feel lost, a sense of purpose. “…I have a friend who suffered ptsd he had a terrible time,” says Victor Fax, who was a medic in the army. Some of the issues that can affect a veteran after they return home include PTSD, homelessness, a feeling of loneliness. The Rio Grande Valley has four clinics specialized in helping veterans, two located in...

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Fox News Special Report: First Lady Laura Bush visits PSJA Elementary to kick off program

  First Lady Laura Bush visited Geraldine Palmer Elementary in Pharr to celebrate her “Texans by Nature” program teaming up with the Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscape Collaborative and naming them a Conservation Wrangler. “Television, I-pad, or I-phone, see our parents when we were little said, go outside and play and that’s what were hoping your parents would do to you too,” said The First Lady to students. “It’s in our nature to practice good stewardship of our precious wildlife and natural resources, our relationship with the outdoors is a integral part of what it means to be a...

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