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Cuban-Born Local Shares Thoughts On New Cuba Leader

Miguel Diaz-Canel becomes Cuba’s next president after he ran unopposed. Diaz-Canel will be the first non-Castro in nearly six decades to lead Cuba. Fox News spoke to a local Cuban immigrant who came to the United States as a child. He tells us about this new leader and what his views are of where Cuba is at the moment. “With this new guy coming in I really do not think that things are gonna change. I think maybe when Raul Castro passes away, if the guy wants to, then there could be change.” Lazaro Fernandez says that he and...

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TxDot Says Drivers Should Slow Down and Move In Construction Areas

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week and Texas Department of Transportation wants people to know they should slow down and move over in construction areas. Department officials recommend drivers to always expect the unexpected when driving by these zones. According to the Department of Public Safety, in just this year over 10 thousand traffic tickets have been issued to drivers who are not slowing down. In just the Rio Grande Valley, 398 people were injured in 2017 as a result of distractions or speeding by construction zones. While technology is responsible for distractions, this time it’s being put to...

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Starr County Judge Speaks Out On National Guard

With the National Guard already in our region and more soldiers to come, we spoke with Starr County Judge Eloy Vera on what he thinks of these guardsmen in the county. “Personally I don’t have an issue with the military and I don’t think very many people do.” Vera says that Senator John Cornyn called his office before the deployment of the troops in order to explain the process, he also tells us that as judge he’s seen the National Guard in his county before. “If we hadn’t been told that they were in our community, we wouldn’t have known, because they’re...

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Two dead, One Injured After Shooting

This morning Harlingen police confirmed the death of a man who was allegedly involved in a standoff that went on for hours. On Tuesday night at 10:14 pm Harlingen officials responded to the 600 block of North B St. Fox News spoke to the witness who made the call to authorities.She asked to remain anonymous. “I was sitting outside and I saw them arguing in the front and I saw this guy he put out his gun that’s when I called the cops to come.” Upon arrival, officers found a man outside the home with a gunshot wound. “He forced himself inside the house that’s when I heard the shooting...

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Hidalgo County Employees To Receive Equal Pay For Equal Work

Starting April 30th, employees from Hidalgo County can expect equal pay for equal work all across the board. The 44 departments that make up Hidalgo County will soon be a part of these changes. Prior to the compensation plan, a secretary, per say, working in one department could be making 30 thousand dollars while her counterpart, doing the exact same job in a different department could be making 10 thousand dollars more. There were a lot of complaints from employees in certain departments, who were doing the exact same job, same title, but different departments and were paid less. Under the...

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