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Christmas Decoration Fire Hazard Prevention Tips

Christmas Decoration Fire Hazard Prevention Tips

According to the national fire protection association out of the 354 thousand fires that happen in the u.S. Each year. 780 are caused by Christmas decorations. “Yes, I make sure that all of the bulbs are working, and that I lined the off so that they’re straight and that there are no knots in the […]

CBP Officers Give Tour on Operations

CBP Officers Give Tour on Operations

Field officers from customs and border protection gave a tour to the media regarding the operations they conduct at different ports of entry like the Hidalgo international bridge. From the weapons officers use when they are on the field to the coaching they undergo to prepare for their worst-case scenarios, agents participating in this academy […]

IRS Warns Public not to fall for Phishing Scams

IRS Warns Public not to fall for Phishing Scams

IRS wants to alert the community over an internet scam created to give hackers direct access to your personal information. Officials warn phishing, a type of fraud, where the victim clicks on an email link that looks legitimate but gives online scammers a look into all of your personal information.  “Make sure that you received […]

Space Heater Safety Tips to Prevent House Fires

Space Heater Safety Tips to Prevent House Fires

Local fire departments say they have responded to at least one call about a home catching on fire because of a space heater due to the device was very close to clothes and flammable items. “You want to have it at least 3 feet away so that the heat has enough space to dissipate and […]

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Officials Search for Arson Suspect while family rebuilds

Officials Search for Arson Suspect while family rebuilds

The Barcenas-Paredes family tells us a side of their home went up in flames, now they are unable to live there until they make several repairs. “It got the wiring. they are not going to let us have electricity until it’s up to state standards. They cut the water because it got to the water […]

Illegal Street Racing on the Rise

Illegal Street Racing on the Rise

Edinburg, Texas — After a tragic incident that took the life of a seventeen-year-old, authorities are becoming more aggressive about street racing. What are the consequences one could face it caught participating in an illegal race?

Transgender Awareness Day

Transgender Awareness Day

Today is Transgender Day. According to the Human Rights Campaign. In 2018 advocates have tracked a minimum of 28 deaths in the United States. We spoke with the leader of a local transgender support group and she shares her story with us.

Online Purchase Goes Bad, Seller Robbed

Online Purchase Goes Bad, Seller Robbed

The victim is now sending a message out to the community to prevent others from getting into the same situation – when meeting up with strangers to sell or buy items online. “I tend to never be alone or do that stuff alone. But, since I thought it was a public place, what’s the worse […]