BROOKS COUNTY - Border Patrol agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint found 15 illegal immigrants inside an 18-wheeler early Thursday.
A dog alerted agents to the immigrants during an inspection. Eleven of the immigrants were hiding between pallets of carrots. Four more were hidden in the sleeper cab.
Agents... more »
WESLACO - In March of 2015, Texas drivers will no longer be required to have an inspection sticker on their vehicles' windshields.
Vehicles still will have to be inspected. The inspection must happen within 90 days from the time when the registration expires.
Officials say the state will... more »
BROWNSVILLE - Inspection results of the Cameron County Election Office have been released.
A Secretary of State inspector found a few problems.
The Cameron County Elections Administrator describes the issues as "hiccups" that he plans correcting by making sure poll workers get proper training.
The Texas Secretary... more »
PROGRESO - CBP agriculture specialists found a rare pest in a shipment of cucumbers at the Progreso International Bridge. A USDA entomologist identified it as Tominotus hogenhoferi. It's only been intercepted twice before in the U.S.
Tominotus hogenhoferi belongs to the Cydnidae family, known as shield bugs or burrowing... more »
BROWNSVILLE - Mechanics with a national bus manufacturing company are inspecting at least 100 buses in Brownsville. The move comes after two units caught fire in less than a week. Brownsville Independent School District Superintendent Carlos Montoya said he is not aware of any other problems involving the bus fleet.... more »
WESLACO - The Valley Automotive Dealers Association has partnered with police, firefighters and Wal-Mart to promote National Seat Check with two events this weekend.
The events will happen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart stores in Harlingen and Alamo. The events will feature free car... more »
MCALLEN - A little investigating of Rio Grande Valley ambulance services revealed disturbing information.
Enrique Ramirez of Weslaco was reprimanded for failing to provide adequate patient care.
The state investigated two workers for operating an ambulance with DWI convictions.
Pro-Med EMS of San Juan was fine... more »
WESLACO - A concerned parent wanted to know who's responsible for inspecting school lunches. CHANNEL 5 NEWS called the Hidalgo County Health Department. Its staff is responsible for inspecting school cafeterias that don't fall under the jurisdiction of city health departments.
Every six months, inspectors go out and make... more »
MISSION - Mission police will pick up what our federal government lacks. The feds admit they don't have the manpower to work every southbound port of entry inspection. Mission police will soon do their own work.
There is no hiding place for drugs. Tiko's sense of smell and communication... more »
BROWNSVILLE - A building fire in downtown Brownsville is being called accidental, but the building hasn't met fire code standards in years. The building hadn't been inspected in at least three years.
Lupita Esparza has worked at the downtown jewelry store for about five years. She put a filing... more »
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