Border Patrol Aerostat Breaks Loose And Crashes

Border Patrol Aerostat Breaks Loose And Crashes

A Border Patrol Aerostat broke loose from it's moorings and crashed into a field near Zavala Middle School on Saturday.

The incident was caught on camera by dozens of people, including a group of FFA members from La Joya High School.

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Southbound 281 Lanes Re-Opened After Rollover Accident

Southbound 281 Lanes Re-Opened After Rollover Accident

CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned an 18-wheeler lost control on a curve and rolled on its side.

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Aerostat Lands in La Joya Field

Custom and Border Protection confirmed an aerostat broke away from its anchor and collided with a power line. A CHANNEL 5 NEWS crew at the scene said it appears the aerostat has already been removed from the area.

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Boating Safety

Beach and Water Safety on Memorial Day Weekend

Plenty of people plan to travel to the Gulf this holiday weekend. Now Cameron County lifeguards and Texas Game Wardens are talking about how to remain safe out on the waters.

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Mexico Dams Over Capacity

Mexico Dams Over Capacity

Two Mexico dams are over conservation capacity. Officials said the waters being released can’t be used by U.S. so it will flow to the Gulf of Mexico.

Mission Road Under Construction After 2 Years

Mission Road Under Construction After 2 Years

Residents want to know when the two lane road will be expanded to five lanes. They said two years ago the county promised more room on the road and more safety.

New Community Director Makes Changes

New Community Director Makes Changes

The new head of the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency helped turn things around. The previous administrator failed to use millions of dollars in funds.

Plan in Place to Fix Bad Road

Plan in Place to Fix Bad Road

A San Juan resident said they got two flat tires after driving down Sioux Road. The city manager said they are aware of the concerns and have a plan in place.

Game Wardens are Alerting Visitors to Illegal Fishing

Game Wardens are Alerting Visitors to Illegal Fishing

Game wardens said illegal Mexican fishing crews take advantage of holiday weekends. Officials are asking residents to be on alert and advice authorities to any possible illegal activity.

Ex-Police Chief Under Investigation

Ex-Police Chief Under Investigation

Cameron County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant to search former police chief John Chambers’ home. The authorities confiscated some items.

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