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Edinburg CISD Implements Social Robot For Students With ASD

Edinburg CISD is the first school district in the Rio Grande Valley to implement ”Milo” a social robot designed to help kids with autism. Gwen Gunter, Regional Sales Manager for the company RoboKind tells us that ”Milo” teaches kids how to show certain expressions such as smiling when happy and frowning when sad. “”Milo” was designed to support social, emotional behavior, so calm down techniques, how to socialize with conversations, play dates, birthday parties and then emotions.This will help kids build their social skills as many with autism are behind on some of these skills.” Kids can interact with...

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Officials Prep For The Worst Ahead Of Hurricane Season

For the sixth year in a row, the South Texas All Hazards conference was held in the City of McAllen, where first responders from as far as Austin received training to be prepared for future disasters. With last year’s damages of hurricane Harvey in the Corpus Christi and Houston areas, the theme for this conference was “Texas Strong.” Johnny Flores, a firefighter from the City of Elsa, learned first-hand how huge disasters, such as Harvey, can change a person’s mindset. During the two-day training, first responders will cover topics on hurricanes, flooding, terrorist threats,  fire, and evacuation plans. According...

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Drugs And Alcohol Huge Factor In Child Abuse And Neglect Death Cases

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services latest report released, shows drugs and alcohol factor into half of Texas child abuse and neglect death cases. We took a look at child abuse in Hidalgo County. The number of Texas children dying from abuse and neglect decreased by 22 percent for 2017, but drug and alcohol use among caregivers still leads. In Hidalgo County itself, the child advocacy center tells Fox News there were 13,000 cases of child abuse in Hidalgo County, 15 percent of the cases seen specifically at the center was due to some sort of neglect. ...

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Two Sisters Dead After Teen Runs Them Over

In Brownsville, two sisters have lost their lives after a minor struck them with his vehicle. The accident happened yesterday at 9:15 pm at the intersection of FM 802 and Old Port Isabel. Both victims identified as Ana Maria, 59 years old and Felipa Santos Hernandez, 63 years old, were struck by a vehicle after crossing an area without a crosswalk. Witnesses say they immediately saw the authorities, but despite the efforts, nothing could be done to save the lives of the two women. Residents say there are many distracted drivers that go fast which makes it hard for...

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Mexican Fruit Fly Destroying RGV Citrus Trees

The Mexican fruit fly is known to kill fruit in other countries, but now it’s being seen in Rio Grande Valley citrus trees.Workers from the Texas Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention have been helping residents from Bentsen Palm RV park to prevent it from spreading to a nearby grove. The United States Department of Agriculture is warning all Rio Grande Valley residents and growers to pick off their citrus fruit from trees, or the ground before April 1. Failure to do so can help the plague spread and lead to a quarantine all across the Valley where citrus production...

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