May 15, 2013 8:23 PM
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Cameron County's new lifeguards saved three children from the treacherous waters near the jetties off South Padre Island.
Jaimme Barnhill said she was training 25 new lifeguards on the beach when they noticed the children in trouble.
"They saw these three children in distress.... more »
May 13, 2013 8:13 PM
HARLINGEN - A crackdown on illegal gambling in Cameron County has many area residents looking elsewhere to feed their addiction.
Authorities raided and shut down most of the eight-liners in Cameron County. District Attorney Luis Saenz said there are few things authorities can do to help gamblers deal with... more »
May 13, 2013 1:02 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Testimony started in the corruption case against ex-Cameron County district attorney Armando Villalobos.
He's charged with several counts of racketeering and extortion. Opening arguments were given this morning, and the first witnesses took the stand.
Prosecutors claim Villalobos abused his office through bribery, extortion and favoritism.... more »
May 8, 2013 4:26 PM
BROWNSVILLE - The Cameron County Texas Assessor's Office plans to seize close to $500,000 in properties for back taxes.
Tax Assessor Tony Yzaguirre Jr. said he will team up with the sheriff's department to carry out the seizures.
Property owners who owe taxes may contact the county to... more »
May 8, 2013 4:23 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - The owner of a building where an eight-liner operation was housed said the tenants left his property in shambles.
Pedro Bejaran said the tenants ransacked his property.
"I was getting rent money, but I never expected them to mess it up this bad," Bejaran said.... more »
May 4, 2013 9:53 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Two more businesses were closed due to the multi-agency task force Operation Bishop.
The Longhorn Sweepstakes in Port Isabel and Goldmine Sweepstake in Brownsville were raided and shut down Friday night.
Former Brownsville Mayor and the owner of Goldmine Sweepstake, Patricio Ahumada was at the press... more »
May 1, 2013 12:58 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Jury selection is under way in the bribery and racketeering case involving former Cameron County district attorney Armando Villalobos.
More than 100 prospective jurors are filling out questionnaires today. Attorneys will pick a jury for the trial, which is expected to last 10 days.
Two years... more »
April 28, 2013 9:31 PM
LOS FRESNOS - Two families are homeless after the roofs off their homes are blown off during Sunday's storms.
Cameron County Emergency Management Coordinator Humberto Barrera tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS 60 mile per hour straight winds caused the damages to the home.
Griselda Zuginga and her four kids were... more »
April 24, 2013 1:00 PM
LA FERIA - Investigators in a stolen farm equipment case suspect the man responsible took photos of the items before stealing them.
Adolfo Montelongo Jr. is accused of stealing equipment and selling the items on Craigslist.
Investigators are searching for the original owners of a blue tractor and... more »
April 23, 2013 12:51 PM
LA FERIA - The Cameron County Precinct 5 Office is searching for victims of a farm equipment theft ring. Deputies arrested Adolfo Montelongo Jr. in connection with the case. We're told surveillance video led to him.
Montelongo is accused of selling stolen tractors on Craigslist. The tractors sold online... more »
April 22, 2013 8:38 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County officials said they will no longer tolerate the operation of eight-liner parlors in the area.
The comments come a week after county investigators shut down five businesses suspected of paying cash prizes to customers.
Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz said he now is... more »
April 13, 2013 10:47 PM
HARLINGEN - A security guard at a Cameron County game room opened fire in the parking lot.
Authorities tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS the security guard claimed he saw a weapon. The patron ran to a vehicle, and the security guard shot at the vehicle, striking it several times.
... more »
April 13, 2013 10:42 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - More than 150 officials from federal, state, county and local agencies worked together to raid five illegal 8-liner businesses.
Operation Bishop, led by Homeland Security, focuses on more than 200 illegal 8-liners in Cameron County. The operation included 18 months of investigation. Operation Bishop will continue... more »
April 10, 2013 7:13 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - An increase in patrols on Cameron County beaches led to the arrest of two alleged smugglers, officials said.
Cameron County Park Rangers arrested the suspects Tuesday night at Beach Access 5, officials said. The men were unloading 383 pounds of marijuana from a boat, park rangers... more »
April 10, 2013 12:08 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A Cameron County woman and two of her relatives pleaded guilty to a tax fraud scheme.
Judy Lynn McCune admitted she recruited members of her family, including her mother, Loretta Ann McCune, and her sister, Rania Ann Sanchez, into the scheme. The conspiracy involved using the Internet... more »
April 8, 2013 7:32 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A group of undocumented immigrants on Sunday crowded the bus station in Brownsville. Authorities had just released the group of women and given them documents authorizing them to travel to other parts of the country.
Some of women still had wounds from their trek into the United... more »
April 8, 2013 4:20 PM
WESLACO - A man arrested in Cameron County Monday may be linked to a robbery in Weslaco.
The robbery happened Sunday night at the Dollar General Store on 1015 just north of Expressway 83.
Police said one of the men brandished a knife during the robbery.
The... more »
April 4, 2013 9:20 PM
LAGUNA HEIGHTS - Authorities are cracking down on dog owners after a pit bull attack in Laguna Heights.
Investigators said a stray pit bull killed a cat and bit a small child in two different incidents on Easter Sunday. Now they want all stray dogs off the streets.
... more »
April 1, 2013 8:05 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - State troopers are investigating the death of a man in La Paloma.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said the 61-year-old man died after he crashed his truck into a telephone post on Espinoza Street near Leal Street. The accident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday.... more »
March 31, 2013 10:47 PM
HARLINGEN - A family's home burned down after the family set an illegal trash fire too close to their home.
Cameron County Fire Marshal Humberto Barrera told CHANNEL 5 NEWS the father of the family was burning trash in a barrel. Barrera wants to remind Cameron County residents trash... more »
March 25, 2013 7:36 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - A man facing charges for shooting at a judge's house is in trouble with the law again.
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper pulled over Donaciano Hernandez Friday for suspicion of drunk driving.
Authorities said they found cocaine in his car.
Hernandez was... more »
March 25, 2013 7:25 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County officials are vowing to clan up illegal dumping sites.
County leaders said it costs tens of thousands of dollars a year to clean up the dump sites.
The problem has become a major issue for the county, Cameron County Emergency Manager Humberto Barrera said.... more »
March 25, 2013 4:18 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A man convicted in the murder of his girlfriend's child will have to wait longer to find out his fate.
An appellate court overturned Manuel Valdez's death sentence last year. He was convicted of killing his girlfriend's toddler five years ago.
His case was scheduled to... more »
March 18, 2013 5:21 PM
LAGUNA HEIGHTS - Cameron County officials are planning a mass trash collection in Laguna Heights.
Officials will send trash dumpsters to the coastal colonia next month. They expect to collect hundreds of tires and other refuse left behind by illegal dumpers.
Laguna Heights residents asked county officials to... more »
March 12, 2013 4:10 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - A Brownsville resident has been charged for his alleged role in a human smuggling operation.
Border Patrol agents and Brownsville police arrested Daniel Martinez, 23, during a raid at a stash house in a Cameron County colonia.
Agents said he was in charge of guarding... more »
February 25, 2013 4:32 PM
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Cameron County officials have issued a warning for beachgoers about the presence of Portuguese man-of-war at area beaches.
The polyp colony can deliver a powerful sting even after death, officials said.
Officials said people should stay away from the Portuguese man-of-war.
February 22, 2013 5:13 PM
LAGUNA HEIGHTS - The Cameron County Precinct 1 constable said he plans to end illegal dumping in his jurisdiction.
Constable Pete Delgadillo said he will issue citations to those responsible for the problem. He said any resident who does not keep a clean property also will be cited.
... more »
February 21, 2013 5:34 PM
BROWNSVILLE - The Cameron County Sheriff's Department is working with a new global positioning system to help reduce response time, officials said.
Sheriff Omar Lucio said the $375,000 system will track where deputies are at all times. He said that will allow dispatchers to send the closest units available... more »
February 17, 2013 10:55 PM
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Portuguese Man-of-War have been washing up on the shore of Boca Chica Beach and South Padre Island Access 5 and Access 6.
Cameron County Emergency Officials have put out a warning to beach goers after hundreds of the creatures started washing ashore.
CHANNEL 5... more »
February 14, 2013 9:22 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz said he does not want to seize old cars involved in crimes.
Saenz said it's a waste of time when it comes to seizing old vehicles.
"It's not giving them back. We can still impound the vehicle. We can still... more »
February 14, 2013 6:35 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County's new district attorney said he wants to prosecute the owners of illegal gaming parlors.
Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz said he is not interested in prosecuting eight-liner patrons. He said the focus should be on the people who run the parlors and own the... more »
February 8, 2013 8:19 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County's new district attorney is restructuring the case against La Feria's The Park Girl.
Jo Leigh Ares faces more than a dozen charges of theft and deceptive trade practices.
Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz said he will concentrate on the felonies against Ares.
... more »
February 7, 2013 5:51 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County officials said they will not hire any more deputy constables for precinct 1.
Cameron County Precinct 1 Constable Pete Delgadillo on Wednesday said that his department was left with only three deputies after seven others were reassigned to the park rangers.
Cameron County Judge... more »
February 7, 2013 5:45 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Beachgoers will be charged $10 to access county beaches on the north side of South Padre Island.
The fee will apply to beach accesses 5 and 6 and will be in effect from March to September.
The fee includes $5 for the access and a... more »
February 6, 2013 8:25 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Laguna Madre area residents and business owners say they need more deputy constables on their streets. The constable for the area said the lack of manpower makes it difficult to grant that request.
"There used to be more deputies checking at night. Now it seems there... more »
February 5, 2013 5:29 PM
BROWNSVILLE - The Cameron County Sheriff's Department returned almost 200 inmates to the old Cameron County jail in downtown Brownsville.
Sheriff Omar Lucio said the inmates were transferred to other jails two weeks ago after problems with the hot water system at the old jail.
He said 117... more »
January 23, 2013 7:46 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A Cameron County woman is relying on technology to ward off coyotes.
Alma Weinberg said coyotes have damaged her property and killed her animals.
"They are dangerous ... they are hungry," Weinberg said.
She said the last attack was on chickens that were locked in... more »
January 16, 2013 11:19 AM
BROWNSVILLE - The Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office is reminding residents that taxes for 2012 are due by January 31. Accounts not paid in full or that don't have a special quarterly payment code will accrue penalties and interest. If property owners haven't received their tax statement, they should contact... more »
January 15, 2013 5:10 PM
LAGUNA HEIGHTS - Residents of a coastal colonia said Cameron County officials did not keep their word of ridding their neighborhood of trash.
Laguna Heights residents said county officials promised three months ago that they would crack down on illegal dumping, but they said not much as changed since... more »
January 12, 2013 9:11 PM
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Cameron County sheriff's investigators found a body on the beach.
The body of 33-year-old Margarito Navaerez Algrea was found Saturday afternoon in between Beach Access 5 and Beach Access 6. Algrea was a Mexican national. He was found wearing a t-shirt and shorts. Deputies found... more »
January 11, 2013 9:06 AM
BROWNSVILLE - The Cameron County Fire Marshal's Office is looking into any early morning fire. It happened at a trailer home on FM 3069 around 5:30 a.m.
According to Cameron County Emergency Management Coordinator Humberto Barrera, it appears the fire started because of an extension cord. We're told the... more »
January 9, 2013 5:20 PM
LOS FRESNOS - A gas leak caused a fire at a home Tuesday night near Los Fresnos High School, fire officials said.
Firefighters arrived to find the kitchen engulfed in flames, officials said. Firefighters doused the blaze before it spread to the rest of the house.
"Fortunately, nobody... more »
January 8, 2013 4:34 PM
WESLACO - Rio Grande Valley municipalities and county governments prepared Tuesday afternoon ahead of a possible severe storm threatening the region.
McAllen city crews cleared canals of debris to prevent blockages. At one site, workers pulled a trailer-load of tires. City officials said crews will be on standby to... more »
January 7, 2013 5:14 PM
WESLACO - Health officials say there has been an increase in the number of flu cases in the Rio Grande Valley.
Hidalgo County Health Director Eddie Olivares said schools are reporting more flu-like cases. He said people should get vaccinated against the virus as soon as possible.
Cameron... more »
January 6, 2013 10:58 PM
SAN BENITO - Homeowners sharing electricity cause overloaded circuits to spark blaze.
The two mobile homes that stood next to each other are now destroyed; a neighbor's home was also damaged.
Cameron County Emergency Management Coordinator Humberto Barrera tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS the homeowners were sharing electricity because... more »
January 4, 2013 6:19 PM
BROWNSVILLE - The flu season has arrived sooner than expected, Cameron County health officials said.
Their concern is that residents have not prepared for the disease this year. They said that may be the reason for the outbreak.
Health officials said area hospitals and clinics have reported 170... more »
January 2, 2013 5:40 PM
BROWNSVILLE - The new Cameron County district attorney on Wednesday said he will work to regain the public's trust in his office.
Luis Saenz made the comments on his first day on the job. He was sworn in on Tuesday.
Saenz replaced Armando Villalobos. The former district attorney... more »
December 27, 2012 5:27 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County Precinct 1 park rangers will be back on duty after a three-year hiatus.
The county had cut the jobs to save money, officials said. The precinct 1 commissioner pushed to get the rangers back. The commissioners voted two to one to give the park rangers... more »
December 26, 2012 7:13 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Fire officials are investigating a rash of fires across Cameron County.
Firefighters have been dispatched to seven blazes in six days. Officials said some of those blazes may have been intentionally set.
"Since Friday we've had approximately seven fires out in the county," Cameron County... more »
December 17, 2012 7:33 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Local law enforcement agencies said they are ready should a mass shooting occur in the area.
Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said his deputies on Thursday trained for a mass shooting. He said it's important that his crews remain mentally and physically prepared for large-scale emergency... more »
December 16, 2012 10:13 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Family wants answers after a vehicle crashes into their home.
The Ramirez family says they have been complaining for year about a curve near their home. Now they want answers after a truck crashed though their front window.
DPS troopers arrested the driver for suspicion... more »
December 15, 2012 11:06 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Vehicle crashes into a home and flees.
The home owner's sent CHANNEL 5 NEWS a photograph of the crash. The accident happened at 5018 South Oklahoma road in Brownville. An entire wall appeared to be knocked down by the accident.
Residents at the say... more »
December 14, 2012 4:43 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - A traffic stop and chase yielded more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana Friday in Cameron County.
Authorities found the marijuana in the back of a commercial van. The drugs are worth more than $300,000, officials said.
Noe Villacana of Mercedes was arrested after leading police... more »
December 12, 2012 10:25 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Valley shrimpers are trying to determine if an invasive species is responsible for lower shrimp catches this season.
Shrimper Charles Burnell said this was supposed to be an above-average season. He said it has been a major disappointment.
"Expenses have gone up and prices have... more »
November 30, 2012 4:15 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Four Mexican nationals are facing drug trafficking and money laundering charges after authorities found drugs and money during a traffic stop in Brownsville.
Cameron County Sheriff's deputies found 23 kilograms of cocaine after pulling a car over on Paredes Line Road Friday morning. The deputies also... more »
November 28, 2012 1:26 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Final results are in for the Constable Precinct 1 race.
Officials finished counting the votes around midnight and the final figures are in.
Pete Delgadillo is the winner of the Cameron County Constable Precinct 1 race with 2,486 votes.
The incumbent Horacio Zamora lost... more »
November 14, 2012 1:08 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Uncounted ballots are holding up election results in Cameron County.
Election officials tell us they spent about 15 hours yesterday counting more than 600 provisional mail-in votes. Votes misplaced on election night from five different precincts were also counted.
There's no word on the exact number... more »
November 13, 2012 1:01 PM
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos ordered the temporary closure of Beach Access 5 and 6. The closure is due to dangerous rip current conditions and high tides along the Gulf coast.
Cascos asked law enforcement to ensure no one bring vehicle to those beach accesses.... more »
November 12, 2012 5:17 PM
OLMITO - Cameron County officials have ordered a man to clean up an illegal dump at his property near Olmito.
The property is near Old Highway 77, officials said.
If the man doesn't clean the property, the county will do it and charge him for the work, officials... more »
November 8, 2012 5:22 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Two political races in Cameron County will remain undecided until officials finish tallying provisional and overseas ballots.
The first race is for Cameron County Precinct 1 constable. Incumbent Horacio Zamora leads challenger Pete Delgadillo by one vote.
The second is for the Brownsville Independent School District... more »
November 8, 2012 1:29 PM
BROWNSVILLE - At least two Cameron County races are still undetermined. Candidates in the Constable Precinct 1 race and Brownsville ISD Place 7 trustee race are separated by a few votes.
Incumbent Constable Horacio Zamora leads challenger Pete Delgadillo by only one vote. In the Place 7 trustee race,... more »
November 6, 2012 4:33 PM
HARLINGEN - Many voters showed up today at the Cameron County Annex Building on Wilson Road in Harlingen only to be turned away.
The site was only an early polling place. Voters must cast their ballots at their designated precincts, officials said.
Cameron County elections officials said people... more »
October 31, 2012 5:21 PM
LAGUNA HEIGHTS - Cameron County officials on Wednesday said the alleys in Laguna Heights will be free of trash by the end of the year.
Area residents said overgrown weeds and piles of trash have caused a rodent problem.
County code enforcement officers cited several property owners.
... more »
October 27, 2012 9:45 PM
CAMERON COUNTY- Investigators are looking into possible arson at a controlled burn site.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were planning to burn 400 acres of refuge and 150 acres of private lands next weekend.
Yesterday, officials were told an illegal burn was set at the Tio... more »
October 25, 2012 6:36 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Rio Grande Valley probation officers say they face many challenges. Their main concern, though, is dealing with violent offenders.
A teenager this week assaulted a probation officer. Sergio Martinez, 17, punched the officer and broke his nose. The attack happened when police tried to arrest Martinez on... more »
October 25, 2012 4:27 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - A probation officer is recovering after being attacked by a teenager.
The attack left the officer with a broken nose. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Sergio Martinez, 17, was arrested and is being held on an $80,000 bond. He was charged with... more »
October 16, 2012 7:12 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Four years have passed since a street repair project began at a colonia north of Brownsville. The road, residents said, remains unfinished and far from safe.
Residents said Olivia Avenue continues to be a narrow, rough passage without sidewalks. The project was slated to enter its... more »
October 11, 2012 5:34 PM
SAN BENITO - Cameron County officials are perusing two bids for the old Dolly Vinsant Hospital property.
The hospital went out of business several years ago. The business shut down after its owners defaulted on their taxes.
Cameron County, the city of San Benito and the San Benito... more »
October 8, 2012 4:27 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A Cameron County teenager has been diagnosed with West Nile virus.
Health officials said the teen lives in the south part of the county, but would not provide any more details.
Health officials would not discuss the patient's age or condition.
Two months ago, health... more »
October 5, 2012 5:09 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Health officials this week confirmed a second case of equine West Nile virus in Cameron County.
The horse was in the northern part of the county when it became infected, health officials said. They did not disclose the exact location.
Health officials said the horse... more »
October 1, 2012 9:38 PM
HARLINGEN - Cameron County fire investigators are trying to determine why a truck was torched near a farm field in Harlingen.
The vehicle, with a Mexican license plate, was found burning Saturday night near Palm Street. Investigators have not found the owner of the truck.
"There is no... more »
October 1, 2012 5:15 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Health officials plan to spray for mosquitoes in an area where a horse tested positive for West Nile virus.
Officials said the horse was in the central part of the county, but did not provide a specific location. County leaders said this should serve as a... more »
October 1, 2012 1:08 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County leaders confirm a horse in the county has tested positive for West Nile virus.
We learned the positive test result came from a horse in central Cameron County. County leaders plan to take more tests from the area. They add if weather permits, crews will... more »
September 18, 2012 8:55 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Wildlife officials say they've uncovered an illegal fishing operation near Boca Chica Beach.
Officials confiscated a 3-mile-long gill net. They said the net was 20 feet deep.
"They're pretty deadly on everything. They catch everything that goes through it. I mean sea turtles and everything.... more »
September 18, 2012 4:25 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County's new international rail bridge is a step closer to completion.
The center span of the West Rail Bridge will be placed over the Rio Grande on Wednesday. U.S. and Mexican officials have been working on the project for several years.
The bridge is scheduled... more »
September 12, 2012 7:03 PM
BROWNSVILLE - The debate over spillover violence has gone public in Cameron County.
County leaders on Wednesday released a new public service video warning residents about the impact Mexican drug cartels have on both sides of the border.
Law enforcement officials and judges have different opinions on the... more »
September 12, 2012 4:05 PM
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Cameron County leaders are asking people to keep pets away from the beach after the discovery of red tide in the area.
Officials said the toxic algae may be deadly for some animals. They said new research shows pets should be kept away from the... more »
September 11, 2012 9:37 PM
HARLINGEN - A Cameron County woman is worried that standing water in a drainage ditch may become a breeding pool for mosquitoes.
Maria Villarreal is especially worried about West Nile virus. She said the ditch runs in front of her house.
Villarreal said she has tried to get... more »
September 11, 2012 6:50 PM
COMBES - Cameron County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a person in connection with a tire fire near Combes.
A CHANNEL 5 NEWS crew spotted the flames and called the county's fire marshal to report the blaze. Firefighters were dispatched to the site to prevent the flames from spreading... more »
September 11, 2012 4:05 PM
COMBES - Cameron County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a person in connection with a tire fire near Combes.
A CHANNEL 5 NEWS crew on Tuesday spotted the flames and called the county's fire marshal to report the blaze. Firefighters were dispatched to the site to prevent the flames... more »
August 30, 2012 2:13 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Health officials confirmed a case of West Nile virus in Cameron County.
Dr. Brian Smith of the Texas Department of State Health Services said workers tested a batch of mosquitoes collected in Cameron County. Those results were returned this morning and showed the mosquitoes tested positive for... more »
August 28, 2012 7:19 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos has ordered the temporary closure of several beach accesses on South Padre Island.
Beach Access No. 4, 5 and 6 will be closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday and will remain closed until further notice. Isla Blanca Park and Boca Chica Beach also... more »
August 28, 2012 1:00 PM
FALFURRIAS - Border Patrol agents caught several suspects wanted for serious crimes. Those arrested included a man wanted for robbery out of Cameron County, three aggravated felons and two members of the Mara Salvatruchas, also known as MS-13.
The suspects were caught near Fort Brown, Falfurrias and along the... more »
August 22, 2012 6:53 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County Sheriff's investigators are trying to solve a recent string of robberies at local eight-liner parlors.
Sheriff Omar Lucio said there have been five violent robberies during the past month. He said the crimes happened near the Boca Chica Border Patrol checkpoint.
Witnesses said the... more »
August 20, 2012 5:13 PM
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Cameron County officials are looking for any signs of red tide in Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre waters after an outbreak off the upper Texas coast.
Officials said a moderate outbreak of red tide was detected in the Galveston area. Hundreds of fish washed... more »
August 16, 2012 4:14 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County will have to pay thousands of dollars to the state after an employee allegedly took money from the child support fund.
Officials said Melinda Gilman Gonzalez, 32, took nearly $7,800 from the Cameron County Child Support Division. They said the money was taken from March... more »
August 14, 2012 12:54 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A former Cameron County employee was arrested for allegedly stealing money meant for child support.
Melinda Gilman Gonzalez was charged with theft and tampering of government records. She's accused of taking nearly $7,800, while she worked as a clerk in the child support division.
According to... more »
August 10, 2012 4:59 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A Cameron County grand jury no billed police officers involved in a shooting at a Brownsville middle school. That means they didn't find sufficient probable cause to bring charges against the officers.
A Brownsville police officer shot 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez, after the teen entered Cummings Middle School... more »
August 8, 2012 5:32 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Residents of a Cameron County neighborhood say they need help controlling stray dogs in the area.
The residents of North Dakota Avenue say the dogs have become a health and traffic hazard.
"There was one dog over there by the next door neighbor. There was a... more »
August 3, 2012 4:14 PM
SAN BENITO - Officials continue searching for the person who placed a hoax bomb inside a mailbox Thursday.
Cameron County Sheriff' deputies said the home belongs to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer. Sheriff Omar Lucio said his deputies met with federal investigators today at his office to... more »
August 2, 2012 1:31 PM
HARLINGEN - A man is facing charges for evading arrest and possession of marijuana. Guillermo Cruz Saucedo is now in the Cameron County jail.
A CHANNEL 5 NEWS crew was on the scene when troopers arrested him yesterday. Troopers tried to pull Saucedo over for not wearing his seatbelt.... more »
July 31, 2012 5:07 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Cameron County voters will decide on party nominees for a justice of the peace, two constables, and the district attorney races. Another runoff election is for newly drawn Congressional district 34.
Cameron County Election Administrator Roger Ortiz said he hopes people aren't discouraged from casting their ballots.... more »
July 30, 2012 5:36 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Election officials hope to get more than 5 percent of registered voters to the polls for Tuesday's runoff election.
Cameron County election officials said more than 10,000 voters cast votes during the early voting period, and more than 500 mailed in their ballots.
Polling places... more »