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  • Los Ebanos Crossing Closed Play Video

    September 16, 2014 7:56 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Rough waters along the Rio Grande forced Customs and Border Protection officials to shut down operations at the international ferry crossing in Los Ebanos. Officials said the rough waters don't allow for safe operation of the hand-pulled ferry. The ferry will remain closed until further... more »
  • Cash, Drugs Possibly Left in US due to Firefight in Mexico Play Video

    August 25, 2014 6:30 PM

    SULLIVAN CITY - Drugs and a massive amount of cash found south of Sullivan City last week is now in the hands of DEA agents. Omar Zamora, a Border Patrol acting special operations supervisor, said, "It's not very often that we apprehend or seize money." He explained, "If... more »
  • Hundreds of Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Los Ebanos Play Video

    August 7, 2014 12:45 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Texas Department of Public Safety troopers confiscated 354 pounds of marijuana after a chase Wednesday in Los Ebanos. The chase happened on Heriberto Garza Street. DPS Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said the driver tried to flee to Mexico, but one of the agency's tactical marine units arrested... more »
  • Chase Startles Los Ebanos Residents Play Video

    August 6, 2014 7:52 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Residents in the small town of Los Ebanos were shocked to see a chase happening in their community. One person is facing charges after Wednesday's chase. The pursuit happened just after 3 p.m. off Heriberto Garza Street. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers confiscated bundles of... more »
  • One Person Faces Drug Charges after Chase in Los Ebanos Play Video

    August 6, 2014 3:49 PM

    LOS EBANOS - One person will face drug charges after a police chase in Los Ebanos. CHANNEL 5 NEWS was there as state troopers counted bundles of marijuana in a car. It happened this afternoon near Heriberto Garza street in Los Ebanos. DPS Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said... more »
  • Los Ebanos Residents On Edge as Immigration Flow Increases Play Video

    July 10, 2014 7:37 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Hundreds of illegal immigrants use Anzalduas Park to cross into the United States every day. Others choose more secluded areas, like the small community of Los Ebanos. Residents of the small town are concerned about the increase in illegal activity. Still, they are not sure about... more »
  • TxDOT Announces Road Closure in Mission Play Video

    July 7, 2014 7:54 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - The Texas Department of Transportation will close part of eastbound Frontage Road in Mission. The closure will happen from Business 83 to Los Ebanos Road. The road will be closed for four nights from 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. Construction crews will... more »
  • Weather Blamed for Street Collapse in Los Ebanos Play Video

    September 19, 2013 5:33 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Hidalgo County officials said nature is to blame for a street collapse in Los Ebanos. A trash-collection truck got stuck in one of the holes on Humberto Garza Street. The street is less than a year old. The street was repaved after Agua Special Utility... more »
  • Crews Looking for Cause of Sinkholes Play Video

    September 19, 2013 12:57 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Crews in Los Ebanos are working to find the cause of sinkholes, one of which swallowed up part of a garbage truck yesterday. Authorities said they believe there was some type of leak underneath one of the roads that collapsed and caused the sinkholes. The Hidalgo... more »
  • Crews Inspect Sinkholes in Los Ebanos Play Video

    September 18, 2013 8:34 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Several private companies converged in the small community of Los Ebanos to dislodge a trash-collection truck from a sinkhole. Several sinkholes appeared on Heriberto Garza Street. The truck driver said he felt a jolt in the rear of the truck when the right rear tire became... more »
  • Sinkholes Close Street in Los Ebanos Play Video

    September 18, 2013 4:23 PM

    LOS EBANOS - A series of sinkholes closed traffic on a road Wednesday in Los Ebanos. The sinkholes appeared on a small stretch of Julio Garza Street. A trash-collection truck's right rear wheel became lodged in one of the holes. The trash company sent a front-end loader to... more »
  • Los Ebanos Ferry, New CBP Facility Open

    December 19, 2012 1:00 PM

    LOS EBANOS - The Los Ebanos Ferry is open, as is a new CBP facility in the area. A dedication ceremony was held earlier today. The ferry's been closed for construction since September. There were also repairs being made, after damage due to recent flooding. more »
  • Los Ebanos International Crossing Closed

    November 5, 2012 5:30 PM

    LOS EBANOS - The Los Ebanos International Ferry Crossing will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Customs and Border Protection officials said the closure is due to construction in the area. The crossing will reopen Wednesday. more »
  • Border Patrol, Smugglers Exchange Gunfire Near Los Ebanos

    October 22, 2012 10:27 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Five Mexican nationals are facing charges after a shootout between Border Patrol agents and drug smugglers near Los Ebanos. Border Patrol officials said agents exchanged gunfire with someone on the Mexican side of the border. The incident happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday downriver from... more »
  • Two Bodies Found in Hidalgo County

    October 12, 2012 4:35 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Two bodies were found Friday near the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County, officials said. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the bodies are those of a man and a woman. The woman's body was found half a mile downriver from the Los Ebanos ferry crossing.... more »
  • Los Ebanos Ferry Back Open

    June 8, 2012 5:02 PM

    LOS EBANOS - The Los Ebanos Ferry is up and running again. The ferry is carrying passengers across the border. It was closed a few weeks ago, due to high water. The International Boundary and Water Commission was releasing water from Falcon Dam. That helped meet the demands of... more »
  • Animal Control Officers Capture Monkey

    May 15, 2012 1:03 AM

    MISSION - A monkey which has been seen roaming loose in the Mission area for the past few weeks is now at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. Animal control officers say it's a young male Patas monkey. They have been setting traps for a few weeks trying to... more »
  • FBI Confirms One Dead in Mexican Shootout Near Los Ebanos

    February 3, 2012 5:46 PM

    LOS EBANOS - The FBI confirmed Friday that one person died in a shootout on the border Thursday. Another person was wounded and taken to a local hospital. Three others were taken into custody. Border Patrol and Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies were searching the brush Thursday night near... more »
  • Mexican Authorities Getting Involved in Investigation of Shooting Near Los Ebanos

    February 3, 2012 1:08 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Mexican authorities are getting involved in the investigation into a border shooting near the town of Los Ebanos. It happened late Thursday along the river. There were reports of a gunbattle on the Mexican side, but that hasn't been confirmed. The Mexican military in Reynosa... more »
  • Possible Shooting Near Los Ebanos

    February 2, 2012 11:56 PM

    HAVANA - One person is hospitalized with unknown injuries after an incident between Havana and Los Ebanos. The U.S. Border Patrol tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS they encountered a group of people, one of which had serious injuries. The Border Patrol called an ambulance to transport that subject to the hospital.... more »
  • One Person May Be Dead After Shootout in Mexico

    February 2, 2012 7:08 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Unconfirmed reports say a shootout in Mexico has killed at least one person. People in Los Ebanos say that they heard gunshots in Mexico near the river. So far, we have not confirmed there was a shooting, but there are numerous law enforcement agents scouring the... more »
  • Los Ebanos Residents Reporting Shootout in Mexico

    February 2, 2012 6:40 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A shootout in Mexico has people fleeing. People in Los Ebanos say that they heard gunshots in Mexico near the river. So far, we have not confirmed there was a shooting, but there are numerous law enforcement agents scouring the area. There have been unconfirmed... more »
  • Man Accused of Ramming Police Car Charged

    January 30, 2012 5:29 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A suspected smuggler is heading to jail in Hidalgo County. Wilebaldo Castro Garza is being held on $125,000. He's charged with possession of marijuana and evading arrest with a vehicle. Sullivan City police say he rammed a police car on Saturday while trying to get... more »
  • Brownsville Woman Dealing With Roach Problem at Apartment

    November 29, 2011 12:13 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville woman is dealing with a big problem. She says her apartment is infested with roaches and her landlord won't do anything about it. They're in the kitchen, on the vents, even in the shower. It's a daily battle for Esmeralda Barrera to keep the roaches... more »

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