CAMERON COUNTY - CHANNEL 5 crews have located the man that was shot at by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Friday afternoon.
He says he was very surprised to be shot at since they are there to support the Border Patrol.
Because of the sensitivity of what he... more »
BROWNSVILLE - A Cameron County resident says he welcomes the presence of militia members on his land.
Rusty Monsees told CHANNEL 5 NEWS earlier this summer he would welcome the National Guard to his property. Monsees said he is still waiting for the guard. He has taken on another... more »
McALLEN - A member of the South Texas Minuteman Civil Defense Corps says her group seeks to help authorities by observing and reporting what happens along the Rio Grande.
Olivia Garza is one of approximately 80 members the group has from Corpus Christi to La Joya.
Garza, a... more »
HIDALGO COUNTY - State law enforcement officials confirmed the presence of a civilian militia in the Rio Grande Valley.
The group, however, has not made contact with any law enforcement group.
The group, known as the Minutemen, was initially trying to set up camp earlier this week near... more »
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 »
VON ORMY - Members of a militia say they are preparing a military style operation to help secure the Texas border with Mexico.
The group is organizing in Van Ormy, just south of San Antonio.
The militia's commander, Chris Davis, spoke with CHANNEL 5 NEWS.
"We are... more »
EDINBURG - Hidalgo County's interim sheriff said he does not need militias to help patrol the region.
Interim Sheriff Jose Eduardo Guerra said militias from Texas and other parts of the country have contacted him. He said they offered to help deal with influx of illegal immigrants.
Guerra... more »
VON ORMY - A militia is gathering south of San Antonio to prepare for what they say is a mission to secure the border.
A leader with the group said they will deploy to Laredo first and spread from there to other parts of the border. The group set... more »
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