May 21, 2013 3:14 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Native flowers are a great landscaping option even in the midst of a drought, Botanist Benito Trevino said.
Native plants and flowers are an attractive option even for those with limited space, Trevino said.
"(Even) if they live in an apartment or have a... more »
May 21, 2013 1:14 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - More than two dozen people were turned over to Border Patrol custody. They were found packed inside a Chevy Suburban, after a high-speed chase this morning.
Rio Grande City police said they responded to reports of a vehicle on Highway 83 with its emergency lights... more »
May 20, 2013 8:11 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Firefighters on Monday battled a massive blaze at a home in Rio Grande City.
The fire happened just north of Highway 83 on Sauz Street. A 26-year-old resident of the home was injured when she went into the house to save the family pet.
... more »
May 17, 2013 7:36 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - An alert driver helped Starr County authorities nab a teen accused of posing as a police officer.
Officials said the teen, Ariel Garcia, pulled over the woman on Highway 83 west of Rio Grande City. The teen told the woman he was part of a... more »
May 16, 2013 12:40 AM
RIO GRANDE CITY - It's been said that every high school athlete remembers the final football game of his senior year. Rio Grande City's Javier Lozano remembers. He suffered a broken leg in the third game of the season that ended his football career. Now he's enjoying redemption in the... more »
May 13, 2013 11:47 PM
WESLACO - Five Valley schools remain in contention for state titles on the diamond this spring. Another set of Rattlers has joined Sharyland in the UIL baseball tournaments. The 5A Rattlers face a one game playoff Friday night in Harlandale against Eagle Pass. The upstart Rio Grande City Rattlers, fresh... more »
May 10, 2013 7:17 PM
STARR COUNTY - Authorities are searching through countless files as they investigate the theft of more than $700,000 from the Starr County Tax Assessor's Office.
Starr County District Attorney investigators, Rio Grande City police and Texas Department of Public Safety Rangers walked into the tax office Thursday and seized... more »
May 8, 2013 11:55 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - An unexpected delay will keep state wrestling champion Lisa Gonzalez from signing a college scholarship letter later this week. Gonzalez is still planning on attending Lindenwood University in Missouri. Her signing was expected on Thursday. Now it has been pushed back to next week. more »
May 2, 2013 11:44 PM
HARLINGEN - Opening night of the UIL boys' baseball playoffs had teams scrambling on the diamond Thursday night. CHANNEL 5 cameras caught the action of the first game in a best-of-three series between Weslaco and Harlingen South in Harlingen. The Panthers won the game 5-3. In Corpus Christi, game one... more »
May 1, 2013 8:16 PM
WESLACO - Rio Grande Valley police departments no longer will have direct access to their counterparts on the south side of the border.
The Mexican government said it will limit the information it shares with U.S. law enforcement agencies.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration said all information... more »
April 23, 2013 11:28 PM
AUBURN, AL - Even athletes of great strength can be slowed or stopped by injury. Former Rio Grande City state champion Stephen Saenz will be sidelined six to eight months after tearing a muscle while weight lifting. Now at Auburn University, Saenz represented Mexico's national track and field team at... more »
April 23, 2013 4:21 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County sheriff's deputies are preparing to destroy 15,000 pounds of marijuana.
The massive load will be taken to an incinerator where it will be destroyed, officials said.
Sheriff's deputies said they have seen an increase in marijuana smuggling through the county.
April 22, 2013 8:29 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A Starr County jailer is behind bars after being accused of smuggling drugs into jail.
Officials said they found Rogelio Canales, 67, had 29 Rohypnol pills, 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 8 grams of cocaine during a surprise employee inspection.
Investigators said... more »
April 14, 2013 9:46 PM
NEAR RIO GRANDE CITY - The driver involved in a deadly auto-pedestrian accident will not be charged. One person was killed after being struck by an SUV.
DPS troopers said the accident happened Saturday night on U.S. 83, six miles east of Rio Grande City. The victim was identified... more »
April 14, 2013 10:12 AM
NEAR RIO GRANDE CITY - One person is dead after getting struck by an SUV. DPS troopers said the accident happened Saturday night on U.S. 83, six miles east of Rio Grande City.
The victim was identified as 39-year-old Alberto Martinez. According to DPS troopers, Martinez was crossing the... more »
April 9, 2013 3:42 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Alex and Alfonso Rodriguez recently made history in state high mariachi music circles. The identical twins lead the mariachi bands at Rio Grande City's both high schools.
The brothers recently were declared this year's state mariachi champs.
Alex Rodriguez is the mariachi director at... more »
April 2, 2013 12:47 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Rio Grande City police confirmed the grenade found yesterday in a storage shed is a dud. A tenant found the device on the 200 block of East Hidalgo Street yesterday.
He immediately called 911. The McAllen bomb squad was called in to pick up the... more »
March 28, 2013 1:03 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Two drug smugglers escaped to Mexico following a chase near Rio Grande City. Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force officials said it started as a traffic stop, but the driver of the truck refused to stop.
We're told during the chase, a... more »
March 27, 2013 8:34 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - The drought is wreaking havoc in most of the Rio Grande Valley. One school district, though, said it is helping speed up the construction of a new high school.
Construction for the Rio Grande City High School is two weeks ahead of schedule. School officials... more »
March 22, 2013 4:21 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City police investigators are trying to determine what led to an officer-involved shooting at a cemetery.
Rio Grande City Police Chief Dutch Piper said the 21-year-old suspect has a criminal history with his department.
Piper said someone called his department at 1 a.m.... more »
March 22, 2013 12:41 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A 21-year-old is recovering after a shootout with a Rio Grande City police officer. It happened at the Rio Grande City cemetery overnight.
Investigators said the officer isn't hurt and is now on administrative leave. The suspect was injured and airlifted to a San Antonio... more »
March 22, 2013 8:24 AM
RIO GRANDE CITY - CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned an officer was involved in a shooting in Rio Grande City overnight.
It happened at the city cemetery at Canales and Fairground. Investigators are processing the crime scene.
Police said an officer responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle... more »
March 11, 2013 8:09 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City leaders have asked residents to limit their water consumption.
The city relies solely on the Rio Grande for its water. The city also provides pathways for water that supplies El Sauz, El Tanque Water Corporation and Rio Water Supply. That more than doubles... more »
March 9, 2013 12:16 AM
MERCEDES - The night's "On the Diamond" action stops first in Mercedes for softball play between the Tigers and Rio Grande City. It's a district 32-4A match-up between the girls' teams that was won by the visitors. Rio Grande City gets the win 5-1. Pre-district tournaments are the focus for... more »
March 1, 2013 5:36 PM
STARR COUNTY - Authorities are searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a person in Rio Grande City.
The stabbing happened during an altercation at the A&A Grocery Store on Feb. 2.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Starr County Sheriff's Department at 956-487-5571.
February 24, 2013 12:01 AM
AUSTIN - The Valley's new golden girl is a 148-pound wrestler from Rio Grande City. Lisa Gonzalez edged Paige Wolf of Azle 3-2 to win the state championship in Saturday's 4A Wrestling meet at the Delco Center in Austin. On the way to the title, Gonzalez claimed an even bigger... more »
February 22, 2013 11:34 PM
AUSTIN - There has been a feeling all winter among Valley wrestling observers that gold would come home from this year's UIL state tournament. On Saturday, there will be three chances for those observers to be right. CHANNEL 5's Joel VIllanueva reports on the girls that will wrestle for the... more »
February 22, 2013 4:59 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A Mission man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for his role in a drug-smuggling operation.
Roberto Garza, 42, was sentenced Friday in a Corpus Christi courtroom. Prosecutors said he was the leader in a conspiracy that smuggled marijuana from 2003 until last... more »
February 20, 2013 10:29 PM
NORTH OF PENITAS - A high-speed chase from Starr County to Hidalgo County ended when a suspect crashed into a neighborhood's electrical distribution box leaving several homes without power Wednesday night.
The chase covered 25 miles, officials said. The chase began in Rio Grande City after police tried to... more »
February 5, 2013 9:24 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A Starr County education icon says the time has come for better learning opportunities in his impoverished region.
Ruben Saenz started as an elementary school teacher in 1960. He later became the principal of the middle school and than the high school. He eventually became... more »
February 1, 2013 11:37 PM
McALLEN - There is only one UIL sport that matches opponents based on body weight. High school wrestling forces athletes to maintain disciplne when it comes to choosing what to eat during the season. As CHANNEL 5's Joel Villanueva reports, those choices can be difficult in a fast food world. more »
January 31, 2013 11:35 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Two-time state wrestling meet qualifier Lisa Gonzalez moved a step closer to another trip to Austin by winning the 16-4A district title at 148 pounds Thursday in Rio Grande City. Gonzalez and her Rio Grande City teammates settled for second place in the team chase for... more »
January 25, 2013 9:30 PM
STARR COUNTY - Authorities are using home surveillance videos in their investigation into a dozen black powder canisters left in a Rio Grande City neighborhood.
The incident forced a three-hour evacuation Tuesday night.
"You see him slowing down here," Rio Grande Police Investigator Noe Castillo said while viewing... more »
January 25, 2013 5:46 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Union Water Supply Company crews finished repairs to a water main that left several colonias dry this week.
The main break happened Wednesday. Part of the pipe was buried under Expressway 83, which complicated the repairs, UWSC officials said.
Some neighborhoods had no water... more »
January 24, 2013 8:11 PM
BROWNSVILLE - An expert in the occult said it's unlikely that several black powder containers found in a Starr County neighborhood were part of a black magic ritual.
Police found a dozen black powder containers distributed in a neighborhood west of Rio Grande City. The canisters contained pieces of... more »
January 24, 2013 5:30 PM
STARR COUNTY - Union Water Supply Company officials said crews are working at breakneck pace to restore water service to a sector east of Rio Grande City.
They said a water main broke Wednesday leaving several neighborhoods dry. The pipe runs under Expressway 83. UWSC officials said rust caused... more »
January 23, 2013 10:06 PM
STARR COUNTY - A water main break left half a dozen colonias dry near Rio Grande City.
The pipe runs under Expressway 83, officials said. It is likely that vibrations from traffic caused the break, they said.
City officials said they will work all night to fix the... more »
January 23, 2013 7:43 PM
STARR COUNTY - Police arrested five suspects in the robbery of a gaming parlor Tuesday in Rio Grande City.
The men may be responsible for a string of armed robberies, officials said. Police found ski masks, guns and cash in their vehicle.
Alonzo Martinez, Jorge Garcia, Roberto Rosas... more »
January 23, 2013 7:30 PM
STARR COUNTY - Residents of a Rio Grande City neighborhood where a dozen black powder containers were found are taking steps to protect their homes.
Several residents were busy installing alarms one day after police evacuated their entire neighborhood. The containers prompted a call to the McAllen police bomb... more »
January 23, 2013 7:26 PM
STARR COUNTY - Investigators are trying to determine why a man placed several gun powder containers in a Rio Grande City neighborhood.
Police said the man was deliberate in the placement of the containers. He did it in plain view at dusk, officials said. Investigators initially thought he may... more »
January 22, 2013 7:20 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City Consolidated School District officials say a smuggling route near two campuses does not represent a danger to students.
The path runs from the river to a neighborhood near the schools. Federal and local authorities confirmed the path is a smuggling route.
There... more »
January 21, 2013 7:43 PM
STARR COUNTY - Residents of a Rio Grande City neighborhood say speed bumps may help curb smuggler traffic in their area.
The neighborhood is located near the river's edge.
"I'm always afraid of being here," Linda Lopez said. She lives near the international boundary line.
"I don't... more »
January 15, 2013 10:59 PM
STARR COUNTY - Residents of a Rio Grande City neighborhood said they are being forced to live among raw sewage.
The residents of Espinoza Street said they reported the problem two months ago. They said Union Water Supply Company has done nothing to solve the issue. They decided to... more »
January 11, 2013 9:57 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A bloody sidewalk in Rio Grande City has finally been cleaned. The site turned into a crime scene after a Border Patrol agent shot a suspected human smuggler this week.
Once the commotion subsided, all that was left was a pool of blood on the... more »
January 10, 2013 10:25 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Fort Ringgold once was considered one of the most attractive forts along the border. Decades later, the site will be restored to the splendor of its early years.
Fort Ringgold was established in 1848 in Rio Grande City. The school district bought it in 1949... more »
January 10, 2013 7:34 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County's district attorney's office will join the investigation into the shooting of an immigrant smuggler in Rio Grande City.
The shooting happened Wednesday night a few yards north of the Rio Grande City port of entry.
The Border Patrol will investigate the human... more »
January 10, 2013 7:31 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Residents of a neighborhood near the border in Rio Grande City are on edge after a Border Patrol shooting Wednesday night.
Illegal immigrants often try to blend in with neighbors in the rows of homes a short distance from the Rio Grande, residents said.
... more »
January 10, 2013 12:57 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A suspected smuggler is recovering in the hospital, after a Border Patrol agent shot him in the arm.
The shooting happened less than a mile from the Rio Grande City port of entry around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The area is near a shopping center.
... more »
January 9, 2013 7:27 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Directors of the Community Action Council of South Texas say they now know who burglarized their offices in November.
The suspects were arrested days ago. The teens accused of breaking in and stealing everything most likely benefited from the organization's work, officials said.
The... more »
January 6, 2013 10:38 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Two semi-trailer are destroyed after they caught on fire near the International Bridge.
The fire started Saturday morning; Rio Grande City firefighters responded.
Both trucks suffered severe damage, one was completely destroyed.
The semi-trailers were carrying large recycled boxes.
Nobody was injured.
December 29, 2012 12:04 AM
McALLEN - The final Fast Break Friday for 2012 is now in the history books. CHANNEL 5 cameras hit the trail on Friday night in search of holiday tournament action. The spotlight was on girls' action from McAllen where Harlingen South stopped PSJA 55-35 and Brownsville Veterans Memorial knocked off... more »
December 28, 2012 9:33 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Sparks are flying in Rio Grande City over the location of one fireworks stand.
The mayor vowed to crack down on the stand. He said the owners are doing business in defiance of a city ordinance.
Rio Grande City approved an ordinance in the... more »
December 12, 2012 10:23 PM
WESLACO - Two Starr County brothers have been accused of burglarizing more than three dozen dorms at Texas A&M College Station.
The brothers are accused of stealing money, iPads and even Aggie class rings.
Jovan Martinez from Rio Grande City is charged with three counts of burglary of... more »
December 4, 2012 10:50 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City police on Tuesday uncovered a bunker with approximately one ton of marijuana.
Police said an investigation led them to a house on Canyon Street. The officers said a suspect on the backyard fled leaving behind some bundles of marijuana.
Officers had a... more »
December 3, 2012 4:38 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City police arrested two suspected raspa stand robbers Monday.
The suspects, Robert Lee Clarke and Juan de Dios Garza were each charged with aggravated robbery.
Investigators said the men on Sunday forced their way into the Ice Age Snow Cone stand on Avasolo... more »
November 29, 2012 7:41 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City police investigators used an old state law to confiscated a truck with suspected drug compartments, even when there were no drugs in the vehicle.
An officer pulled over a welding truck and quickly noticed something was not right.
"The bed has been... more »
November 28, 2012 5:34 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City police arrested two teens accused of burglarizing a charity agency twice in more than a week.
Investigators tracked down the suspects and recovered some of the stolen items, police said. At least one of the suspects will face criminal charges.
The pair... more »
November 27, 2012 10:41 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A social service agency devoted to helping Starr County's poorest has been burglarized for a second time in a week.
The Community Action Council of South Texas provides housing assistance, tools, health services and transportation to people in need.
"Meals on Wheels ... we... more »
November 4, 2012 9:43 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A father is waiting for power to be turned back on for his disabled daughter.
Abel Ramirez admits he was behind on payments. CPL disconnected his power on Friday.
Ramirez says when he realized the power was cut; he paid the amount due in full... more »
November 1, 2012 2:38 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A cold breeze Saturday did not discourage many Rio Grande City residents from participating in a 50-year-old tradition.
Crowds gathered at a cemetery along Highway 83 to honor their dead. The brightly decorated graveyard was once part of La Puerta Ranch.
"This is my... more »
October 31, 2012 5:14 PM
STARR COUNTY - Border Patrol agents on Tuesday rescued a 12-year-old girl who had been smuggled into the United States.
The girl got separated from her group near Rio Grande City.
The agents found the girl in thick brush after aerial and ground searches.
The girl was... more »
October 31, 2012 4:20 PM
STARR COUNTY - A multi-vehicle accident on Wednesday in Rio Grande City sent one child to the hospital. Traffic on Highway 83 was affected as crews cleared the scene.
The accident happened on Highway 83 near Industrial Road, police said.
October 30, 2012 5:23 PM
STARR COUNTY - Court records released on Tuesday revealed the names of two suspects arrested in connection with a series of crack house raids in Rio Grande City.
Jose Antonio Huerta and Eliza Escobar were charged in federal court last week, records show.
Drug Enforcement Administration agents and... more »
October 29, 2012 5:22 PM
STARR COUNTY - Two suspects went before a judge to face charges for their alleged involvement in a crack cocaine trafficking operation.
The suspect's names are part of a sealed indictment.
The men and 10 other suspects were arrested Tuesday in Rio Grande City. Eleven suspects face federal... more »
October 23, 2012 5:29 PM
STARR COUNTY - Drug Enforcement Administration agents and Rio Grande City police on Tuesday teamed up to round up several suspected crack cocaine dealers, officials said.
The arrests are the result of a year-long investigation. Agents and officers arrested nine men and three women, many on Gomez Street.
... more »
October 22, 2012 6:45 PM
STARR COUNTY - Investigators on Friday derailed two eight-liner operations near Rio Grande City. One of the parlors was run out of a home, officials said.
The home near Rio Grande City housed 62 illegal gaming machines, officials said. The operators instructed patrons to park behind the housed to... more »
October 18, 2012 10:49 PM
STARR COUNTY - Firefighters continue monitoring a fire that charred 90 acres near Rio Grande City.
The fire broke out between the Rio Grande and Expressway 83. The main concern for firefighters was to keep the flames away from populated areas.
The cause of the fire has not... more »
October 18, 2012 10:10 PM
WESLACO - The unrestricted sale of military uniforms allows criminals to purchase the garb at any store or roadside stand.
U.S. military uniforms can be seen on Mexican drug cartel men arrested across the border.
Juana Hernandez sells about six military uniforms a day at her roadside stand... more »
October 10, 2012 12:59 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Police identified the victim of a deadly crash in Rio Grande City.
We're told 50-year-old Rafael Galindo died, after his truck hit oncoming traffic head on. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
... more »
October 9, 2012 12:41 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A head-on collision in Rio Grande City left one person dead. Rio Grande City police and DPS troopers are working to find out what caused the driver of a black truck to veer into oncoming traffic.
Police say the truck crossed the center lane on... more »
September 27, 2012 11:29 PM
EDINBURG - Our second-ranked 5A team, Sharyland, survived an upset on the road on Thursday night and remained unbeaten with a 55-48 victory over Economedes. The Rattlers are now 2-and-0 in 30-5A play. In other action on Thursday, Weslaco pounded PSJA Memorial 43-10 and in Brownsville, Veterans Memorial has reached... more »
September 20, 2012 11:30 PM
EDINBURG - Edinburg North rolled to its fourth straight win to open the 2012 football season with a 31-6 victory Thursday night over Juarez-Lincoln. The Cougars remain perfect after two weeks of the district 30-5A season. In other action on Thursday, Harlingen evened its record at 2-and-2 with a road... more »
September 20, 2012 6:55 PM
STARR COUNTY - Law enforcement officials released the name and photograph of a drug suspect who escaped from agents on Wednesday.
Officials said Juan Valentin Figueroa Ramirez, of Camargo, fled from a high intensity drug task force office in Rio Grande City.
Border Patrol agents said they found... more »
September 19, 2012 7:38 PM
STARR COUNTY - A Rio Grande City resident says criminals don't define his town.
The man spoke with CHANNEL 5 NEWS after a suspected drug smuggler escaped from a special task force office.
Luis Guerra witnessed part of the incident. He was working at San Antonio Park.
... more »
September 19, 2012 4:08 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Law enforcement officials are searching for at least one person who escaped from custody in Starr County.
Members of a drug task force were interviewing two persons near San Antonio and Eisenhower streets when one of the men fled into a brushy area.
Officers... more »
September 7, 2012 7:22 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A woman says a local pawn shop refuses to return her stolen ring.
Emilia Villarreal said the ring was stolen from her home. She said the pawn shop is making her a victim again.
Villarreal showed CHANNEL 5 NEWS a jewelry box where she... more »
August 30, 2012 11:10 PM
WESLACO - With the addition of more Valley schools playing varsity high school football this season, multi-use stadiums will get even more action on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The first night of the season found five games under Thursday night lights. New varsity entry PSJA Southwest, a member of 32-4A,... more »
August 29, 2012 10:00 PM
STARR COUNTY - The United States Section of the International Boundaries and Water Commission on Wednesday held an open meeting in Rio Grande City to discuss the proposed border fences in Starr County.
IBWC officials said they held the meeting to clear up misconceptions about studies they conducted for... more »
August 24, 2012 11:13 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Call it "Rattler Friday" for the Two-A-Day tour stops just one week from the first Friday of the 2012 season. After visiting Sharyland earlier on CHANNEL 5 NEWS at six, the cameras move to Starr County and Rio Grande City. The Rattlers hope for last year... more »
August 8, 2012 10:35 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A boil water notice remains in effect for a Starr County neighborhood.
The notice is the latest in a string of problems for customers of the Rio Water Supply Corporation.
The problems began earlier this summer when a major water line broke in Rio... more »
August 8, 2012 9:52 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City police are searching for a suspect involved in a home invasion.
Officials said three men rushed into a house on Oscar Olivarez and Charco Blanco streets at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday and took several weapons.
A woman inside the home was not... more »
August 6, 2012 6:55 PM
STARR COUNTY - Investigators are trying to find out if two men detained after a crash were involved in a recent home invasion.
Rio Grande City police said the vehicle crashed into a wall near U.S. Highway 83 and Hermosa Street just after 3 p.m. today.
Police found... more »
August 1, 2012 10:30 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County Republican voters didn't get a chance to cast a ballot in Tuesday's primary election runoff. The problem, county officials said, was that no one organized the party's election.
Republican Party leaders in Austin said there was nothing they could do since their chairperson... more »
July 30, 2012 11:20 PM
LONDON - So what's it really like to be an Olympic athlete? Rio Grande City's Stephen Saenz shared some of his early experiences as a member of Mexico's track and field team in a video call with CHANNEL 5 SPORTS from London on Monday. Joel Villanueva has highlights of his... more »
July 27, 2012 11:18 PM
LONDON - Valley Olympian Stephen Saenz was a part of the summer's biggest sports spectacle when he marched in to the London Olympic Stadium with his teammates from Mexico on Friday. More than 70-thousand spectators, including the Queen of England, watched athletes from the competing nations enter as part of... more »
July 26, 2012 5:33 PM
STARR COUNTY - Investigators continue searching for a suspect linked to a shooting Wednesday in Escobares.
Officials said the suspect used an assault rifle to shot at a car. One person was injured. Investigators said the victim is not cooperating with the investigation.
The victim was sitting in... more »
July 25, 2012 10:43 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - The 2012 Olympic games in London are just days away. Already on location at the venue is Rio Grande City's Stephen Saenz, who will represent Mexico's track and field team at the games. CHANNEL 5's Vince Erickson talked with Stephen's mom and dad in Starr County... more »
July 24, 2012 3:41 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - More than 2,500 pounds of marijuana were confiscated Monday at the Rio Grande City-Ciudad Camargo International Bridge, officials said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said officers found 448 packages with marijuana hidden in a shipment of serrano peppers.
Officials said the drugs have... more »
July 23, 2012 6:46 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Officials said smugglers are using new tactics to avoid police detection.
Police said criminals are using cloned vehicles in school zones.
"At some point, they're still going to get caught," said Rio Grande City Assistant Police Chief Noe Castillo. "There is an end to... more »
July 20, 2012 3:13 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - More than 1,300 pounds of marijuana were found in a shipment of commercial limes. The seizure happened at the Rio Grande City port of entry Thursday.
A tractor-trailer pulling a white utility trailer arrived with the shipment. It was referred for a secondary inspection. That's... more »