October 22, 2014 6:47 PM
McALLEN - A local businessman says his friend was reportedly kidnapped and killed for trying to inform others about the ongoing violence across the border.
Dr. Maria del Rosario Fuentes Rubio used her Twitter account to warn folks about cartel violence in Reynosa. Her alleged death sent shockwaves through... more »
October 21, 2014 1:30 PM
NORTH OF WESLACO - Police on Tuesday arrested a 22-year-old woman accused of causing the death of her newborn baby.
Hidalgo County sheriff deputies said the incident happened at a house in the 5900 block of La Quinta Lane north of Weslaco.
The woman will go before a... more »
October 13, 2014 5:14 PM
EDINBURG - A man will spend two years in prison for a theft-turned-murder case.
Raymundo Ortiz Sanchez was part of a criminal ring that targeted oil and natural gas facilities. Court records show a theft triggered an explosion in 2012 in McCook.
One of the ring members, Mario... more »
October 11, 2014 6:44 PM
There are new developments in the case of a San Juan baby that was allegedly beaten to death.
The mother is now behind bars after turning herself in late Friday night. Thirty-one-year old Paola Banda Galvan was officially charged this morning.
She's charged with injury to a child... more »
October 10, 2014 5:03 PM
SAN JUAN - Police on Friday arrested the father of a 9-month-old child who died Thursday at a local hospital.
A judge charged Ruben Gonzalez Jr. with capital murder in the death of his son. His bond was set at $1 million.
Investigators said the boy was severely... more »
October 10, 2014 12:42 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police on Thursday found the body of a 61-year-old man inside a van in downtown Brownsville.
Area residents called police when they noticed the man had not moved from the van in two days. The van was parked in the 900 block of East Jackson Street.
... more »
October 10, 2014 12:39 PM
SAN JUAN - Police are investigating the death of a 9-month-old boy in San Juan.
Investigators said the boy was severely beaten. The child lived with his parents at an apartment complex near Earling and Raul Longoria roads. Police were called to the apartment on Oct. 3. Officers said... more »
October 9, 2014 6:55 PM
SAN JUAN - Police are investigating the death of a baby in San Juan.
Emergency crews responding to a call from a home near Raul Longoria and Earling roads found the baby with traumatic injuries. Police say the parents weren't able to explain how the baby was injured.
... more »
October 8, 2014 10:22 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville man sentenced to death is a free man and back in the Rio Grande Valley.
Manuel Velez was released from Huntsville prison after spending nine years in prison for a crime he and his lawyers said he did not commit. Family, friends and a host... more »
October 8, 2014 8:41 PM
October 2, 2014 5:10 PM
EDINBURG - A jury found a McAllen woman guilty of manslaughter in the death of her father.
Prosecutors tried Alicia Delgado on murder charges. They said Delgado beat her father, Rudy, at his home on West Buddy Owens Road in McAllen.
Delgado said she attacked her father in... more »
October 1, 2014 11:05 AM
RAYMONDVILLE - A grand jury on Tuesday indicted two men in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Border Patrol agent in Willacy County.
Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval and Ismael Hernandez Vallejo were each charged with capital murder and attempted capital murder.
There are no other court dates set for... more »
September 30, 2014 7:03 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A judge charged a 27-year-old in the death of a Sullivan City woman.
Officials say Federico Cantu was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Viridiana Hernandez, 25.
The shooting happened at approximately 9 p.m. Friday at a home on Loma Street. Officers found... more »
September 30, 2014 6:59 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A family is searching for answers as they mourn their father.
The family wants to know more about what happened to their husband and father. Serafin Sanchez, 76, died after being injured at the All Star Metals yard at the Port of Brownsville.
Yahana Sanchez said... more »
September 29, 2014 4:07 PM
LOS FRESNOS - Police are running tests on a vehicle from which a child fell out and died.
Los Fresnos Police Chief James Harris said 3-year-old Steven Garza was riding in the backseat of the car when he opened the door and fell out.
Harris says the father... more »
September 26, 2014 4:15 PM
LOS FRESNOS - Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old who fell out of a vehicle in motion.
Los Fresnos City Manager Mark Milum said the child's father was driving when the incident happened.
Milum said the incident happened at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday near the intersection... more »
September 25, 2014 7:13 PM
DONNA - The father of an infant found dead in a Donna home said he wants answers.
Lynn Anthony Rodriguez said he learned Wednesday that his ex-wife's boyfriend now stands accused in his baby girl's death.
Rodriguez said he was in school when he was notified by his... more »
September 23, 2014 4:03 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Brownsville police charged 26-year-old Erica Lynn Munoz with criminally negligent homicide after leaving her 8-month-old son in a hot car. She surrendered to authorities.
Police were called to 6100 block of Lynx Drive earlier this month. The baby boy was left inside a parked car with the... more »
September 16, 2014 10:39 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A teenager shot over the weekend north of Palmview was taken off life support Tuesday.
The 16-year-old was shot in the head, officials said. The incident happened on La Homa Road, just north of Mile 7 Road. Authorities recovered a weapon at the scene.
Sheriff's... more »
September 15, 2014 7:41 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County health officials are trying to determine how an elderly Donna resident contracted the West Nile virus.
The man, William Edward Howell, died from the disease.
Epidemiologist Steven Hinojosa is investigating Howell's case.
"We want to make sure we get as much details as... more »
September 15, 2014 7:23 PM
DONNA - A family is in shock after their father died after contracting the West Nile virus.
William Edward Howell's widow said he was a happy-go-lucky man who was quite healthy for an 83-year-old. Last week, her fairy tale marriage came to an abrupt and tragic end.
Doctors... more »
September 11, 2014 7:59 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police are investigating the death of a baby boy in Southmost Brownsville.
Lt. Gerard Serrata said officers were called to the 6100 block of Lynx Drive for an unresponsive child. The child was outside the home when officers arrived.
Serrata says the 8-month-old baby boy was... more »
July 31, 2014 12:41 PM
DONNA - Police released the identity of a man killed in fiery crash Wednesday in Donna.
Police said Balde Solis Gonzalez, 49, of La Villa died in a pickup truck when it went up in flames.
The accident happened on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 2. Investigators are... more »
July 22, 2014 12:56 PM
McALLEN - Police released the identity of a man killed Saturday in a three-vehicle crash in McAllen.
The victim was identified as Rolando Sifuentes, 36, of McAllen.
The crash happened on Bentsen Road just north of Pecan Blvd. Sifuentes stopped on the side of the road to help... more »
July 22, 2014 12:54 PM
McALLEN - Police released the identity of a body found inside a burning truck Monday morning in McAllen.
Police said the body is that of Ryan Tyler Sewell, 26. Authorities are waiting for an autopsy to learn the cause of death.
Police said they are investigating drug activity... more »
July 15, 2014 9:48 PM
LA GRULLA- Preliminary autopsy results were released for a La Grulla man found dead in a pool of blood. The report states the 59 year old died of natural causes.
Authorities were called out to a home on Johnson and 5th street on Monday. The victim's brother called police... more »
July 15, 2014 12:33 PM
EDINBURG - The Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office is investigating an accident that claimed the life of a young boy three months ago in McAllen.
A Jeep SUV ran off the road and slammed into a car dealership where the boy and his father were looking at vehicles. The... more »
July 14, 2014 10:05 PM
STARR COUNTY - La Grulla police are investigating the death of a man.
The man's body was found in a house on Johnson and 5th streets. Police said they received a 911 call transferred from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department at 3:30 p.m. The call was from the victim's... more »
July 13, 2014 10:14 AM
SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, GUATEMALA - Family members are remembering a fifteen-year-old Guatemalan boy whose death became a symbol of the perils facing children who cross into the United States illegally.
A funeral service was held Saturday for Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, 15, in his home. His grey casket... more »
July 11, 2014 7:47 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A grand jury declined to indict the officers involved in the shooting death of a middle school student in Brownsville.
Officers opened fire on Jaime Gonzalez Jr., 15, when he refused to drop what later turned out to be a pellet gun.
A grand jury determined... more »
July 3, 2014 5:07 PM
SAN BENITO - A 5-year-old child died Thursday from injuries he suffered in a fire Wednesday morning.
The boy's grandmother died in the blaze.
The fire happened around 10:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on Stenger Street. Fire crews pulled the boy and his grandmother from a second-floor... more »
July 2, 2014 9:03 PM
SAN BENITO - A 5-year-old boy remains in intensive care at a hospital after a fire in San Benito. The boy's grandmother lost her life in the blaze.
Firefighters responded to the blaze after 10 a.m. Wednesday the Luxory Apartments on East Stenger Road.
Fire crews found the... more »
June 24, 2014 4:19 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Investigators launched a criminal probe into the death of a toddler near Palmview.
The 18-month-old was found unconscious Monday night in a canal off Abram Road and FM 2221.
"That's where the first family member discovered the child, pulled him out, and immediately attempted to... more »
June 23, 2014 10:32 AM
MCALLEN - Police are following leads into the death of a woman in McAllen. The woman's body was found Sunday around 3:15 p.m.
Detective Jose Hernandez of the McAllen Police Department said officers were called out to an apartment complex on the 2100 block of West Gumwood Avenue. There... more »
June 11, 2014 12:49 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Authorities released the name of a man who died Monday after an accident at the Port of Brownsville.
Police said Jorge Labra Garza, 24, was dismantling a ship at Esco Marine when fumes filled the area where he was working.
Labra was taken to a hospital... more »
June 10, 2014 8:05 PM
FALFURRIAS - Forensic anthropologists are back in Brooks County to exhume the bodies of immigrants who died in the South Texas brush.
The volunteer group is on a mission to return the remains to families. One body was positively identified.
More than 40 bodies were pulled from a... more »
June 10, 2014 12:39 PM
PORT OF BROWNSVILLE - The Port of Brownsville police are investigating a man's death.
We're told the 24-year-old worker died Monday. Police said fumes started filling a compartment, while the man was dismantling a ship wall. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
The ship... more »
May 30, 2014 7:42 PM
MISSION - The family of a Rio Grande Valley veteran is vowing to get answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about his death.
Steve Soemer was laid to rest Friday at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.
Soemer's doctors had told him his cancer was... more »
May 29, 2014 7:29 PM
McALLEN - The widow of a McAllen veteran says his death is made even more painful because it could have been prevented.
Becky Soemer said her husband's cancer treatment was delayed because of red tape at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Becky Soemer said her husband, Steve Soemer,... more »
May 20, 2014 5:27 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Homicide investigators are taking over the case of a man found dead over the weekend in Brownsville.
An autopsy revealed the man died of internal bleeding caused by a gunshot. Officers found Don Anthony Torres, 27, lying in front of a house in the 3800 block of... more »
May 16, 2014 10:20 PM
LA JOYA - Police continue searching for a driver in a fatal rollover in La Joya.
Police say they know the identity of the suspect. Federal agents are aiding in the search.
"We're not going to rest tonight. I've got officers working the case right now," La Joya... more »
April 29, 2014 5:57 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - A woman hit while walking along a road in Laguna Vista died hours after the incident.
Laguna Vista police said Rebecca Kae Haugh, 59, and her husband were walking along FM 510 Tuesday morning when the driver of an SUV veered off the road and struck... more »
April 28, 2014 5:25 PM
McALLEN - Police continue searching for suspects in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man last week in McAllen.
The victim, Juan Donate Gomez, was found dead in an alley near South Jackson Road and Orangewood Drive on Friday. Officers said the killing may be linked to drugs.
... more »
April 25, 2014 4:15 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police say the driver who hit and killed a man in Brownsville will not be charged.
The accident happened Thursday night in the 600 block of Minnesota Avenue, north of the airport. Police said the driver called for help after hitting a 57-year-old man. The man died... more »
April 3, 2014 10:08 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Emergency crews were sent to the scene of a deadly auto-pedestrian accident south of Donna.
The accident happened at approximately 9 p.m. on FM 493, a couple miles north of Military Highway.
Donna Police Chief Ram de Leon said a man was walking across a... more »
March 24, 2014 5:09 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County authorities detained a man wanted in a fatal stabbing.
Starr County sheriff's investigators said the suspect tuned himself in this morning.
The stabbing happened just after midnight Sunday in Las Lomas neighborhood east of Rio Grande City. Deputies found 34 -year-old Saul... more »
March 19, 2014 4:09 PM
SOU8TH PADRE ISLAND - Police on South Padre Island are working to determine what led to the death of a student from New Jersey.
The 23-year-old was found dead in his hotel room Wednesday morning.
Police have identified him as Gerald Plescia of Freehold, New Jersey. Officers say... more »
March 7, 2014 5:26 PM
PHARR - An emergency response team used an automated defibrillator in an attempt to save a teen at Buell Central DAEP school in February, officials said.
An autopsy revealed that the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District student had an enlarged heart. The teen collapsed while jogging and later died... more »
March 6, 2014 8:32 PM
PHARR - An autopsy revealed that a Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District student who collapsed and died in February had an enlarged heart.
Officials said there were no traces of drugs or alcohol in the teen's system. The 14-year-old was a student Buell Central DAEP. His name was not... more »
March 3, 2014 10:10 PM
PHARR - Police are investigating the death of two people in the parking lot of a school in Pharr.
Pharr Police Sgt. Mari Garza said the two bodies were in a car at Dr. William Long Elementary.
Police have not released the names of the deceased.
February 25, 2014 8:07 PM
WESLACO - North Bridge Elementary School administrators are offering counseling to students after one of their classmates was killed in an accident.
The girl died after a semi-tractor trailer struck her Monday night. The girl's father was behind the wheel of the big rig.
Police said the second-grader... more »
February 25, 2014 7:33 PM
WESLACO - Texas laws set specific guidelines for drivers who encounter school buses loading or unloading students.
Texas Department of Public Safety officials provided CHANNEL 5 NEWS with a diagram to help understand what drivers should do while traveling on different types of roads.
A La Joya Independent... more »
February 25, 2014 7:23 PM
LA JOYA - Palmview High School students on Tuesday remembered a classmate killed after a driver failed to stop for a school bus.
Brenda Cuellar, 16, died hours after a car struck her Monday night. Texas Department of Public Safety officials said a driver did not stop for the... more »
February 25, 2014 5:20 PM
LA JOYA - The La Joya Independent School District expressed concern after the death of a student who had just exited one of the district's buses.
Brenda Cuellar, 16, died hours after a car struck her Monday night. Texas Department of Public Safety officials said a driver did not... more »
February 25, 2014 4:19 PM
WESLACO - No charges will be filed in the death of a 7-year-old Weslaco girl.
The girl died after a semi-tractor trailer struck her Monday night. The girl's father was behind the wheel of the big rig.
Police said the girl was riding a bicycle near the 18-wheeler... more »
February 17, 2014 7:51 PM
PHARR - Counselors will be at the Buell Central DAEP campus Tuesday, a day after a 14-year-old died after collapsing at the school.
The boy was taken to Rio Grande Regional Hospital where he died. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.
According to... more »
February 14, 2014 7:11 PM
ALTON - A family continues searching for answers after a 7-year-old girl died in a blaze Thursday night in Alton.
Alma Rosa Flores died of smoke inhalation, Hidalgo County sheriff officials said.
The Hidalgo County fire marshal said a faulty breaker box may have caused the fire. Investigators... more »
January 31, 2014 5:22 PM
REYNOSA - A Mexican soldier died Friday when a helicopter crashed at a military base in Reynosa.
Two others aboard the Mexican air force Bell 212 were injured. Several more walked away uninjured.
Officials have not released the cause of the crash.
January 30, 2014 8:48 PM
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County health officials reported an uptick in the number of H1N1-related deaths.
At least 79 H1N1 cases have been reported in the county, officials said. Fifteen of those cases were fatal.
"Of the 15 fatalities, 14 of them were H1N1, and one was a Type... more »
January 17, 2014 4:23 PM
HARLINGEN - Police identified the body of a man found Friday near Interstate 69E in Harlingen.
Police said Samuel Tiburcio Rodriguez, 62, was associated with a traveling carnival that was in town. His body was discovered at around 10 a.m.
Investigators said there are no signs of foul... more »
January 9, 2014 4:14 PM
BROWNSVILLE - At least six people were killed in recent firefights in Matamoros, Mexican officials said.
Tamaulipas state officials said the shootouts happened over a six-day period.
The first clash happened Saturday, when soldiers were investigating the theft of gasoline from a pipeline. The probe led to a... more »
January 7, 2014 7:33 PM
DONNA - The cold weather may have played a role in the death of a Donna man, police said.
Police said Javier Marquez's body was found shortly after 2 p.m. Monday outside an abandoned house. He was 59.
Gregorio Celedon lives near the site where the body was... more »
January 7, 2014 4:19 PM
DONNA - The cold weather may have played a role in the death of a Donna man, police said.
Police said the owner of an abandoned house found Javier Marquez's body shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. He was 59.
Gregorio Celedon lives near the site where the body... more »
December 26, 2013 5:20 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Sleek roads and high speeds contributed to a crash that claimed the life of a 21-year-old man Thursday north of Edinburg, officials said.
The accident happened just north of Monte Cristo on Interstate 69C. Police said Baldemar de la Peña was driving too fast when he... more »
December 19, 2013 8:07 PM
REYNOSA - Mexico's Human Rights Commission launched an investigation into the death of five students in Reynosa.
The students, ages 13 to 15, were waiting for a public transit bus when two gunmen in a speeding truck slammed into them.
Tamaulipas state authorities initially said the gunmen were... more »
December 19, 2013 12:39 PM
LAVACA COUNTY - Officials are investigating an oil field explosion that claimed the life of one Rio Grande Valley man.
The explosion happened Tuesday in Moulton, between San Antonio and Houston. Authorities said Jose Manuel Torres, 45, of San Benito, died when a tanker exploded.
Occupational Safety and... more »
December 10, 2013 8:06 PM
PORT ISABEL - Two illegal immigrants died Tuesday as they tried to cross the Brownsville Ship Channel, officials said.
Police said the bodies of a 49-year-old and 15-year-old were found in the shallow waters off the ship channel.
A third person traveling with them survived. Authorities interviewed him... more »
December 6, 2013 8:16 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - State troopers have yet to determine if they will charge a man in a crash that left a jailer dead Friday morning.
The Hidalgo County detention officer died as a result of a morning accident. She was identified as 40-year-old Bertha Garza.
The wreck happened... more »
December 4, 2013 9:29 PM
EL PASO - A West Texas judge denied a bond reduction for the father of a baby whose body was found buried in the New Mexico desert. Bond was set at $1.5 million for Jeffrey Farrey. His lawyer, Joe Spencer, requested it be reduced to $50,000. Farrey and his 20-year-old... more »
November 6, 2013 8:39 PM
EDINBURG - A San Juan family is grieving after a cemetery headstone toppled and killed their loved one.
Police said Guadalupe Mendoza, 64, died when a 2,000-pound headstone fell on him. The incident happened Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Edinburg. Investigators believe Mendoza was trying to level the 5-foot-tall... more »
October 24, 2013 8:16 PM
EDINBURG - A man's death on a canal bank near La Blanca highlights the dangers of venturing near the irrigation channels, officials said.
The accident happened Tuesday night off Rogers Road, east of FM 493. Jose Vargas Pequeno, 58, was driving a truck on the canal banks when it... more »
October 23, 2013 7:43 PM
SAN CARLOS - The father of a soldier who died at a Washington military base said he needs to know what caused his son's demise.
Pfc. Arturo Cantu III, 23, died last week in his bunk at Fort Lewis, military officials said. The military has yet to return his... more »
September 20, 2013 9:01 AM
HARLINGEN - Police are looking into the death of a man in Harlingen. The body of the 58-year-old was found on the 700 block of P Street around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to officers, the man is homeless, and his body was lying on the ground outside near his... more »
September 9, 2013 7:17 PM
BROWNSVILLE - An Army sergeant's widow says the military finally returned her husband's belongings.
Sgt. Leonel Torres' clothing, furniture and car were delivered to his wife Monday morning, more than a month after he died.
Margie Torres called CHANNEL 5 NEWS for help after military officials refused to... more »
August 30, 2013 8:50 PM
MISSION- A guilty verdict is delivered for a co-defendant in the death of a Mission War Veteran.
A jury convicted Leroy Arista of capital murder.
Willis Kimmons was fatally shot during a robbery at his home in 2011.
During testimony, co-defendant, David Tarbutton said he alone committed the... more »
August 15, 2013 6:31 PM
WESLACO - A man killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday north of Weslaco had just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, military officials said.
Derek Steven Munoz, 21, was a member of the Texas Army National Guard based in Weslaco, his unit's spokesman said. Munoz returned... more »
August 12, 2013 6:18 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A high-speed chase northwest of Mission ended in a crash that claimed the lives of five people Monday.
A vehicle being pursued on Western Road slammed into another car at the intersection with Mile 7 Road. Three cars were involved in the accident, officials said.
... more »
August 12, 2013 12:53 PM
BROWNSVILLE - An investigation is under way into the death of a Brownsville firefighter. Juan Casanova died on Saturday in Houston. He's believed to have had a possible heart attack a few weeks ago while on the job.
Casanova was a firefighter for more than 20 years.
August 7, 2013 4:27 PM
HARLINGEN - A 17-year-old has been upgraded to stable condition as he continues to recover from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash.
The teen was a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed with a minivan around midnight at FM 492 and 4 Mile Line north of Mission, Texas... more »
July 21, 2013 10:31 AM
PALMVIEW - Federal investigators took over a case involving the body of a woman found at a wildlife refuge.
According to police, teenagers stumbled upon the body at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The teenagers then called the U.S. Border Patrol, who in turn called the Hidalgo County Sheriff's... more »
July 15, 2013 1:04 PM
MCALLEN - Police are investigating the death of a toddler in McAllen. The parents of the 3-month-old boy called police to their home on Main Street and Highland this morning.
The child was reportedly non-responsive and had to be rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
Police... more »
July 8, 2013 12:34 PM
McALLEN - Police today identified a woman killed in a crash Sunday in McAllen.
Denise Marie Salazar, 23, died in the crash at the intersection of McColl Road and Violet Street, officials said.
Two vehicles were involved in the wreck, police said. Another woman is recovering at an... more »
June 20, 2013 7:38 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Sheriff's deputies are investigating a death in El Ranchito, south of San Benito.
Officials said a person called deputies to report a strong odor coming out of the house where the body was found.
The house is just off US 281. Deputies used a metal... more »
June 4, 2013 5:20 PM
EDINBURG - A man accused in the death of his 2-month-old son wept in court as a judge charged in the case.
Enrique Medina, 21, his wife, her brother and the baby were in a vehicle that flipped near a canal just north of Edinburg early Sunday. Medina's brother-in-law... more »
June 4, 2013 4:24 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Investigators seized a vehicle linked to the beating death of a La Feria man outside a fast food restaurant in Corpus Christi.
Police said the vehicle belongs to the man accused of killing Aaron Juarez, 25, on Saturday.
Investigators said Juarez opened his car door... more »
June 3, 2013 7:48 PM
EDINBURG - Sheriff's investigators are questioning the father of a 2-month-old baby found dead in a canal.
The infant, his parents and his uncle crashed near a canal on FM 2812 and Seminary Road north of Edinburg.
The accident happened 2 miles away from their home.
Cristina... more »
May 29, 2013 7:44 PM
FALFURRIAS - Brooks County officials are bracing for a possible increase in the number of immigrant deaths during the summer months.
Sheriff's deputies said they fear this year will surpass the 129 mark set in 2012.
One of the most recent deaths happened Saturday on State Highway 281.... more »
May 25, 2013 9:24 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police released surveillance video of a woman they want to talk to in regards to the death of a man. The man was taken to a hospital, where he later died of unknown causes.
The woman in the video is believed to be the last person who... more »
May 13, 2013 8:01 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Many Rio Grande Valley residents rallied around the family of a fallen soldier as his body was transported to his hometown of Edcouch.
Army Spc. Kevin Cardoza's body arrived at McAllen-Miller International Airport on Monday. Cardoza and four other soldiers died after an improvised explosive device... more »
May 3, 2013 8:23 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Investigators are trying to determine what led to an accident that claimed the life of a teenager Friday north of Weslaco.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said Maria Cecilia Lopez, 17, was checking her mailbox when a speeding truck struck her. The incident happened at... more »
April 25, 2013 4:32 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Investigators are trying to determine who shot and killed a local norteno singer.
Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies said a farm worker discovered the body of Chuy Quintanilla. The body was found near an orange grove early Thursday north of Mission.
Quintanilla was popular for his... more »
April 21, 2013 10:57 PM
MCALLEN - A man has been waiting for his wife's death certificate for more than a week.
David Brown's wife Beverly died April 12 but her body remains stuck in a funeral home more than a week later.
The Brown's 50th wedding anniversary is Tuesday David says a mistake... more »