Newscasts Now Available in Spanish

Newscasts Now Available in Spanish

KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS is proud to introduce live Spanish translations of all its newscasts. Viewers watching CHANNEL 5 NEWS in English won’t see any change.

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Livestock Loose in Streets

Livestock Loose in Streets

Fireworks from the Fourth of July caused several horses to run away and put drivers in danger. The Hidalgo County Cowboy said he worked overtime to roundup horses and livestock this weekend.

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Woman Frustrated About Excessive Brush

Woman Frustrated About Excessive Brush

The ripple effects of recent flooding are spreading across much of Hidalgo County. One woman in Donna said several large old piles of brush are creating a health and safety hazard around her home.

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Bacterial Infections Increasing in Hidalgo County

Bacterial Infections Increasing in Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County has team of epidemiologists tracking illnesses that could be flood-related. The team is seeing an increase in two types of bacterial infections, but they have not yet linked them to flooding.

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Water Contamination Report Released

Officials with North Alamo Water Supply reported the recent contamination of some wells. They said consumers didn’t receive any of the contaminated water.

3 Men Charged in Connection with 8-Liner Raid

3 Men Charged in Connection with 8-Liner Raid

Hidalgo County and Weslaco police uncovered an illegal eight-liner arcade in Edinburg Thursday. Three men were arrested; police are searching for another suspected tied to the operation.

Donna ISD Missing a Million in Finance Report

Donna ISD Missing a Million in Finance Report

Every year school districts are required to submit their annual financial and compliance report to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). TEA found that Donna ISD’s 2014 report contained errors and deficiencies.

Cotton Farmers Prepare for Short Season

Cotton Farmers Prepare for Short Season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates Texas cotton is down by 1 million acres. Rio Grande Valley farmers are preparing for a short season with less income.

FEMA Extends Public Assistance Funds to Hidalgo Co

FEMA Extends Public Assistance Funds to Hidalgo Co.

Hidalgo County and the city of Edinburg may get some of their flood relief efforts reimbursed. FEMA extended its public assistance to cover Hidalgo County.

Temporary Fix for Hidalgo County Roads

Hidalgo County Begins Road Construction

County crews’ primary focus was to relieve residents and properties of the floodwater. Beginning today, the crews are now able to work on fixing the damaged roads and backlogged work orders.

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News in Brief

  • An accident in southern Mexico left two illegal crossers from Central America dead…

    An accident in southern Mexico left two illegal crossers from Central America dead and several others injured. Authorities said a three-ton truck was carrying 41 people when it overturned. The illegal crossers each paid $380 to get across the Guatemalan border and into Mexico.

  • The city of Pharr Public Works Department visited Good Samaritan Community Services…

    The city of Pharr Public Works Department visited Good Samaritan Community Services Rio Grande Valley throughout the month of June to teach children about environmental awareness. The session included activities such as an edible Earth parfait and bingo. Anyone who would like more information about the education sessions can contact Pharr public works at (956) 402-4310.

  • On July 3, Border Patrol agents at the Zapata Border Patrol station seized 673…

    On July 3, Border Patrol agents at the Zapata Border Patrol station seized 673 pounds of marijuana during a drug smuggling attempt. The agents observed a vehicle near Highway 83 make an abrupt turn. The agents found the vehicle abandoned and searched the area, uncovering 30 bundles of marijuana. The drugs carried an estimated street value of $538,280.

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