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  • Hidalgo County Sheriffs Office Adult Detention Center Passed Inspection

    September 26, 2014 4:33 PM

  • New Detention Center to Open in Dilley Play Video

    September 24, 2014 5:51 PM

    DILLEY - A new detention center for illegal immigrants will be opening in Dilley in November. This will be the fourth center to open in the U.S. This facility will house 2,400 families and will be seen by doctors, social workers and teachers. The illegal immigrants can also get... more »
  • Immigrants to be Housed in 'Suites' Near San Antonio Play Video

    July 31, 2014 12:39 PM

    KARNES CITY - Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday will open a remodeled detention center three hours north of the Rio Grande Valley. The Karnes City center will house women and children who entered the country illegally through the Valley. The 532-bed facility underwent a massive renovation to... more »
  • Save The Children' Wants Access to Border Patrol Holding Facilities Play Video

    July 7, 2014 7:28 PM

    McALLEN - Officials with a non-profit group focused on helping calm the nerves of children crossing the border say their services are needed inside Border Patrol holding facilities. Save the Children is trying to convince Border Patrol to allow them to service the children in their care. Access... more »
  • Weslaco Official Vow to Try Again and Seek Federal Funds for Detention Center Play Video

    June 22, 2014 8:24 PM

    WESLACO - Officials say they tried warning the federal government about the illegal immigrant surge. They asked for money to build a holding center, years ago. They hope this time the government will listen. David Suarez was elected Weslaco mayor in November 2013. He knew undocumented families... more »
  • Police Release Teen Implicated in Theft Ring

    March 3, 2014 7:30 PM

    MISSION - A teenager implicated in an auto theft ring slipped through the hands of law enforcement. Police arrested the teen last week, but he was not held on the felony charges. Police said they tried to send the 15-year-old to the juvenile detention center in Hidalgo County.... more »
  • Officials Report Overcrowding at Juvenile Detention Center Play Video

    November 15, 2013 7:46 PM

    EDINBURG - Juvenile justice officials say overcrowding has become a problem at Judge Mario E. Ramirez Jr. Juvenile Justice Center. Officials at the detention center say the judge that handles cases continues sending them more teens, even when the center is filled to capacity. The judge says he has... more »
  • Weslaco Border Patrol Station to Become a Processing Center Play Video

    April 8, 2013 10:26 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Border Patrol officials said their station in Weslaco will serve as a centralized processing center. An increase in apprehensions led to the change, officials said. Still, the leader of the agents' union said the move will not solve the overcrowding problem at other sites. ... more »
  • Communication Failure Blamed for Smuggler's Release

    November 1, 2012 5:40 PM

    EDINBURG - Officials say a break in communication led to the release of a teenager involved in a deadly chase last month north of La Joya. Texas Department of Public Safety investigators said Texas Rangers tried sending the teen to the Hidalgo County Juvenile Detention Center on evading arrest... more »
  • Teen Accused of Trying to Stab Officer

    August 24, 2012 3:29 PM

    HARLINGEN - A 16-year-old is in trouble with the law after he allegedly tried to stab a police officer. Harlingen police officials said the incident happened Thursday at a home on the 400 block of Lozano Street. Officers were dispatched to the home after the boy's mother called... more »
  • Truck Hit Detention Center Van

    May 15, 2012 12:22 PM

    EDINBURG - State troopers are investigating an overnight accident involving a detention center van. It happened north of Edinburg. DPS spokesperson Johnny Hernandez says the driver of a red truck was coming out of Ingle Road off of 2812 and hit a van from the East Hidalgo Detention Center.... more »
  • New ICE Facility to House Illegal Immigrant Men With No Criminal Records

    March 14, 2012 5:38 PM

    KARNES CITY - Undocumented people crossing the border and caught by federal agents could wind up four hours north of the Valley. They may be surprised what they'll find at the new ICE detention facility in Karnes City. ICE's civil detention center is for a very specific group of... more »
  • Detainees to Move Into New Detention Center for Illegal Immigrants in a Few Weeks

    March 13, 2012 7:11 PM

    KARNES CITY - It's the first of its kind. ICE opens its first civil detention center for illegals who don't have criminal backgrounds. Tuesday was the grand opening in Karnes City, just southeast of San Antonio. The Karnes Detention Center sits on about 29 acres. Close to 500 detainees... more »
  • Warden of La Villa Detention Center Placed on Administrative Leave

    February 29, 2012 1:12 PM

    LA VILLA - The warden of the La Villa detention center is off the job for now. A spokesman for the privately run prison confirmed Elberto Bravo has been placed on administrative leave. Richard Harbison of LCS Corrections Services says it's company policy to place employees on leave any... more »
  • Student Discipline Changing With Times

    January 31, 2012 7:00 PM

    WESLACO - CHANNEL 5 NEWS takes a look at the changing ways of student discipline, from the school district to police to the small cells where students end up. The rap sheet for some students is shifting away from playground fights and talking back to teacher. "I would say... more »
  • Detention Center Officer Arrested, Then Fired

    January 24, 2012 1:44 PM

    EDINBURG - An Hidalgo County detention center officer was arrested for falsely identifying himself as a peace officer. McAllen police arrested Gabriel Miranda at Club Phoenix early Sunday morning. Police say he was wearing a black t-shirt with "POLICE" written in white letters. Officers discovered he wasn't a commissioned... more »

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