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  • Fast Food Restaurant Fire Under Investigation Play Video

    November 2, 2014 4:45 PM

    WESLACO - A fast food restaurant was forced to close temporarily following a fire in Weslaco. The blaze happened at the Whataburger on Business 83, near Airport Boulevard. Fire crews were called out to the store when employees reported hearing a loud pop. Weslaco Emergency Management Coordinator Garrett... more »
  • Catholic Charities Asks for Financial Donations Only Play Video

    August 7, 2014 4:10 PM

    MCALLEN - Catholic Charities and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen are asking for monetary donations. Officials with the church say they are no longer asking for food or clothing. Sister Norma Pimentel, with the Diocese of Brownsville, says they have been overwhelmed with donations from all over the... more »
  • Charity Organizations Seek More Donations Play Video

    June 18, 2014 10:46 PM

    SAN BENITO - An organization in San Benito is trying to get more donations to help illegal immigrants released from Border Patrol custody. Volunteers with the San Benito Food Pantry said the number of people in need is growing, and they worry donors will get maxed out. More... more »
  • Brooks County Churches Offer Food to the Needy Play Video

    June 13, 2014 3:20 PM

    BROOKS COUNTY - Churches in Brooks County have stepped up to help feed the hungry. Dozens of families came under the heat of the morning sun. They lined their cars six rows deep to wait for food. Gloria Carbajal received food. She said, "Believe me, it does... more »
  • Rio Hondo ISD Participating in Summer Food Service Program

    May 20, 2014 1:17 PM

    RIO HONDO - The Rio Hondo Independent School District announced its participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. The program runs Monday through Thursday, starting June 2. It continues until June 26. Meals will be served at the following locations:... more »
  • Loaves and Fishes Offers Assistance During Easter Play Video

    April 20, 2014 9:34 PM

    HARLINGEN - This Easter a pastor is challenging communities across the Rio Grande Valley to open their hearts and time. Holiday's like Easter keep a local dining room hall busy. Sunday night, the dining hall of Loaves and Fishes was filled. Forty-two people walked through the food... more »
  • 4th of July Events

    July 3, 2013 4:59 PM

    WESLACO - Below is a list of Fourth of July activities taking place across the Rio Grande Valley. Reminder: Several city, county, state and federal offices will be closed for the holiday. Brownsville 4th of July Celebration 2013 4 p.m. - Midnight 1000 Sports Park Blvd. Activities include:... more »
  • National Agency Sends Inspectors to Local Food Bank Play Video

    June 13, 2013 11:03 PM

    PHARR - Officials with Feeding America recently visited the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley to address safety concerns. The visit comes after the Texas Department of State Health Services stopped the food bank from shipping food out because of a rat infestation at its warehouse in Pharr.... more »
  • School Runs Out of Food

    February 22, 2013 10:19 PM

    EDCOUCH - Students at Edcouch-Elsa High School on Friday got shortchanged on their lunches after the cafeteria staff ran out of food. Concerned parents called CHANNEL 5 NEWS after the cafeteria ran out of fish sandwiches, which was the main course. The students who lined up during the... more »
  • Thanksgiving Table at Renee's

    November 22, 2012 5:51 PM

    The turkey taxi is on the roll. Volunteers are delivered thanksgiving meals to people who are homebound. It's all part of the 7th annual "Thanksgiving Table at Renee's" This year they plan to serve 2,000 meals. The meals are served with all the classics including turkey, mash potatoes,... more »
  • Concerns over Expired Meat at Pharr Store

    October 5, 2012 4:30 PM

    PHARR - Customers of M. Rivas Food Store in Pharr say the business is selling expired meat. CHANNEL 5 NEWS visited the store and found packages of expired meat still for sale. The expiration date on some of the packages was Sept. 28. The store's manager said he... more »
  • Catholic Charities Teams up With USDA to Feed Valley Children

    May 25, 2012 12:45 AM

    SAN JUAN - Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley has teamed up with the USDA and the Texas Department of Agriculture to make sure Valley kids don't go hungry during the summer months. Thousands of kids across the Valley will get healthy meals and snacks thanks to the... more »
  • Family of 6 Forced to Live in Travel Trailer Following Fire

    May 1, 2012 12:34 AM

    MERCEDES - The Herreras are sifting through what's left of their possessions, trying to salvage what they can. They're still trying to pick up the pieces after a fire on March 20 at their Mercedes home on Mile 4 near FM 491. "I like to eat. Right now it's... more »
  • Brownsville Health Inspectors Patrolling at Charro Days

    February 24, 2012 7:04 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Brownsville health inspectors are cracking down on Charro Days. They say several vendors have been cited for violations. Charro Days attracts big crowds. It also has put health inspectors on high alert. Health inspector Willie Gonzales has seen it all, from vendors selling goodies without proper permits... more »

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