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Local Law Enforcement Officers Attend Bicycle Patrol Training

Local law enforcement agencies are attending a bicycle patrol training to have better access to limited spaces. The International Police Mountain Bike Associate Training is a week-long course that consists of 40 hours.The classes teach officers slow speed skills, slow maneuvers, balance and pedal retention for bike safety. Joe Hernandez, UTRGV police officer and certified bike training instructor tells Fox News that besides faster response time, one of the benefits of bike patrol units is positive interactions with citizens in the community. “You can respond to calls a lot faster. It helps with community policing as far as what we are...

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UTRGV Department Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

The Office for Victims Advocacy and Violence Prevention, OVAVP, is a department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley that provides services for victims and survivors of all types of violence. OVAVP started off as a donor-funded research and community outreach project that transitioned into a department at the university. They work with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to strive for a campus free from interpersonal violence. Dr. Cynthia Jones told Fox News South Texas that they have seen an increase in victims, although she doubts there is more crime. Jones added that last year alone they provided services for...

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Valley Native Finalist In WAC Trick Shot Competition

Every year before the Western Athletic Conference Basketball Championships in Las Vegas in the spring, each competing school submits their trick shot video. Well one of our very own from UTRGV has made the finals! Antonio Forina is a sophomore on campus and of course, some people think his Forina flip trick shot is fake but, it’s real!!! The contest is on to a fan vote to see which video gets the most love on social media. Let’s represent the Rio Grande Valley and help Tony win! The video is posted on the Western Athletic Conference social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and...

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UTRGV Facing Accreditation Visit this Week to Determine Probation Status

  This week, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is expected to receive a visit from the National Accrediting Agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges regarding the 12 month suspension that was given to the University. In December 2016, UTRGV was notified it was being put on probation. According to the University, the reason for the probationary status was due to the complexity of a transition that involved the University of Texas at Brownsville which is now part of UTRGV and Texas Southmost College, the separate accreditation of TSC and the formation of UTRGV....

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Local Students React to UT Stabbing

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Students at a local university react to the fatal stabbing at UT main campus in Austin this Monday. FOX NEWS also spoke to UTRGV police who say they offer a unique training for students and staff. Students at UTRGV say they feel rather safe on campus – but concerned that an incident like the fatal stabbing in Austin could take place here.   This UTRGV student says he doesn’t know what motivated 21-year-old, Kendrex White to allegedly use a hunter’s knife to fatally stab one student and injure three other at the University of Texas main...

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