August 14, 2014 10:37 PM
WESLACO - A Weslaco firefighter is being called a hero after a recent trip to San Antonio. His swift action saved a life at an assisted-living center.
Mark Diaz has been a firefighter in Weslaco for 11 years. He recently traveled to San Antonio with his wife. She is... more »
July 31, 2014 4:01 PM
PALMVIEW - One of the victims of a house fire in Palmview is in a San Antonio hospital this afternoon
Palmview's fire chief says firefighters pulled the woman from the burning home.
Four other people injured in the fire are still in hospitals in McAllen.
So far,... more »
July 8, 2014 7:16 PM
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 »
July 1, 2014 4:10 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A small plane dealing with landing gear issues has landed safely at San Antonio International Airport. The Beechcraft Bonanza plane touched down in San Antonio just before 3 p.m. Wednesday. None of the four people on board appeared to be injured. Airport spokeswoman Nora Castro said... more »
June 25, 2014 4:11 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Texas is sending 2,000 flu vaccines to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
That's where hundreds of immigrants and unaccompanied children are being held after illegally crossing the border.
CHANNEL 5's Joe Augustine says a child at the base was recently diagnosed with H1N1.... more »
June 25, 2014 3:30 PM
SAN ANTONIO - A representative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed one of the unaccompanied minors at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio has H1N1 flu.
A surge of children have been crossing alone and illegally into the United States. They've been transferred... more »
June 19, 2014 1:53 PM
RIO GRANDE VALLEY - A church group from San Antonio is in the Valley praying for the thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the border.
For some, it was a chance to see first hand the struggles and sacrifice some make for freedom.
"I think it's scary because you... more »
June 5, 2014 8:05 PM
SAN ANTONIO - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave CHANNEL 5 NEWS limited access to areas of Lackland Air Force Base, where young illegal immigrants are being held.
HHS officials say the shelter at the base can handle 1,200 children. Access to the site is very... more »
May 9, 2014 5:17 PM
RIO GRANDE VALLEY - The U.S. Office of Inspector General is investigating reports of medical delays at San Antonio's Veterans Administration hospital.
Rio Grande Valley veterans hope the investigation does not stop their treatments. Investigators are trying to determine if managers at San Antonio's VA hospital are trying to... more »
February 20, 2014 10:01 AM
MCALLEN - A man already serving time in a San Antonio drug trafficking case was sentenced in a separate case this morning. A judge ordered Alvaro DeHoyos to serve 7.5 years in prison. This will run concurrently with the 10-year sentence he received in the San Antonio case.
DeHoyos... more »
February 17, 2014 12:25 PM
WESLACO - A young boy injured in a deadly Alton house fire is awake and his condition is improving.
The fire happened Thursday night on Bentsen Palm Drive, just north of Mile 3. Two adults and four children were inside the home at the time. Seven-year-old Alma Rosa Fuentes... more »
February 13, 2014 5:34 PM
WESLACO - A 9-year-old Progreso boy continues recovering from injuries he suffered during a pit bull attack.
The attack happened in January while Brandon Flores walked home from school.
Brandon was taken to a hospital in San Antonio where he has undergone 21 surgeries. He remains hospitalized.
... more »
September 8, 2013 7:45 AM
August 7, 2013 1:08 PM
MCALLEN - Investigators are talking to the pilot, who made an emergency landing in a field near a busy McAllen street.
Authorities are still on the scene. They're parked along a stretch of Nolana Avenue. They'll remain there until the single-engine plane can be removed from the field.
... more »
August 6, 2013 10:26 AM
SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio man will spend 18 months in state jail for beating and neglecting a 4-year-old Labrador retriever.
Witnesses said 32-year-old Joe Anthony Rabago told them he could do whatever he wanted with the pet. Police say Rabago was watching the female dog for his... more »
August 1, 2013 10:24 AM
SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio woman who the federal government said worked for the Zetas cartel will spend more than five years in prison. Her brother was sentenced to four years. Prosecutors say the duo helped smuggle as many as 200 people into the U.S. for the Zetas. April... more »
July 24, 2013 10:58 PM
SAN ANTONIO- The hunt is over for a Valley doctor in trouble with the state.
The psychologist, who's patient's medical records were dumped in an Edinburg alley, now lives in San Antonio.
Dr. Marilyn Nobles says she was shocked when she received our message. We tracked her down after... more »
July 17, 2013 11:34 AM
SAN ANTONIO - The murder charge was dropped against a man whose best friend died in a 2012 wreck. The death happened during a ride with a stolen Jeep. The San Antonio Express-News reported prosecutors are not sure Sean Patrick Korman, 20, was driving. Zachary Wendell, 18, died in the... more »
June 26, 2013 11:54 AM
SAN ANTONIO - A two-headed turtle named Thelma and Louise will soon be publicly displayed at the San Antonio Zoo. It's a female Texas cooter, hatched on June 18. The turtle will go on display Thursday. Zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike said the two-headed turtle appears healthy. The turtle is swimming... more »
June 17, 2013 1:20 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in a surprise start to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-104 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, pushing the Spurs one victory away from their fifth championship.... more »
June 12, 2013 12:06 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The 2013 NBA Finals have featured plenty of conversation about the "big three" on both the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. In game three of the series, it was a finals' record 16 made three-point shots by the Spurs that pushed the team to a... more »
May 20, 2013 8:49 PM
MISSION - Expectations were high that the Sharyland baseball program would have a long run in the 5A baseball playoffs. But a controversial 10-9 loss to Eagle Pass last Friday ended the Rattlers' run. CHANNEL 5's Vince Erickson reports that the school, athletic program, and baseball team have contacted the... more »
April 24, 2013 11:41 PM
WESLACO - After a big victory in San Antonio last weekend, Weslaco boxer Omar Figueroa, Jr has learned that his next fight will be back in the Alamo city. Unlike Saturday's victory at the Alamodome, the next bout, against an opponent still to be determined, will be July 27 at... more »
April 17, 2013 2:25 PM
April 2, 2013 4:28 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - Two Port Isabel residents were arrested in San Antonio for their alleged role in a drug distribution operation.
Federal agents arrested Alex and Lucia Nino Thursday. They were arraigned in a Bexar County court.
The two are accused of running a major drug operation in... more »
March 1, 2013 11:10 PM
EDINBURG - The last man standing from the Valley high school basketball season was eliminated on Friday night at UT-Pan American in Edinburg. Porter was knocked out of the 5A UIL tournament by San Antonio Brandeis 72-61. The Cowboys grabbed the early lead and took a one-point advantage after the... more »
January 3, 2013 12:13 AM
SAN ANTONIO - A Valley middle school football player will be showcasing his skills this weekend on the artificial turf of the Alamodome. Edinburg seventh-grader Ethan Vela will be playing Sunday in the Eastbay Youth All-America Bowl. CHANNEL 5's Vince Erickson explains the importance of an invitation to play in... more »
December 18, 2012 4:12 PM
WESLACO - Police on Tuesday released a photo of a child allegedly kidnapped by his father in San Antonio.
Police said Jonathan Guillen, 23, abducted his son Jonathan Jose Guillen Jr. after killing the boy's mother's boyfriend during an argument.
The 11-month-old child has brown hair and hazel... more »
December 8, 2012 9:21 AM
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police are investigating the murder of two Harlingen natives. They were shot to death in their home on Wednesday.
The victims are identified as 52-year-old Robert Snyder and 50-year-old Beatriz Snyder.
Investigators say Robert's business partner, 50-year-old Billy Tran was arrested for the crime.... more »
November 17, 2012 11:32 PM
SAN ANTONIO - With the first week of the high school football playoffs in the books, the Valley has 10 teams still alive. Edinburg North used an 87-yard touchdown pass with 1:50 remaining to knockout Eagle Pass 21-14 at the Alamodome. Economedes was on the other side of a 21-14... more »
October 21, 2012 10:26 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio woman is accused of staging her own abduction because she wanted a day off from work and some attention. Sheila Bailey Eubank is charged with aggravated perjury. The 48-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday. The San Antonio Express-News report that Eubank was found in... more »
October 11, 2012 12:58 PM
SAN ANTONIO - State leaders announced more motion sensor cameras will be added to farms, ranches and areas along the border.
The Texas agriculture commissioner and the Department of Public Safety director announced $225,000 in grant money will be used for the cameras. It's part of Operation Drawbridge.
... more »
September 1, 2012 9:05 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A tour bus carrying the popular Mexico-based Banda El Recodo toppled onto its side, injuring seven occupants, when it was sideswiped by a car on a South Texas highway. The driver of the car also suffered minor injuries in the Friday morning crash on Texas 123... more »
August 16, 2012 7:01 PM
WESLACO - Valuable items seized during criminal investigations in the Rio Grande Valley and other parts of the country will be auctioned by the U.S. Marshals Service this weekend.
The items include fine jewelry, watches and even gold coins. Marshals officials said the items were seized during raids in... more »
August 1, 2012 4:06 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio International Airport has been evacuated after officials say they received a bomb threat. Airport spokesman Rich Johnson said Wednesday that someone called the airport making a "very specific" threat but did not elaborate. He said passengers inside the terminal were herded onto the tarmac... more »
July 28, 2012 9:27 AM
SAN ANTONIO - Friends and family are preparing to pay their final respects to Jessica Ghawi.
Ghawi, a 24-year-old aspiring sportscaster from San Antonio moved to Colorado to pursue her dreams. She was killed last week in the movie theater mass in Aurora, Colorado.
Her story struck a... more »
July 25, 2012 1:00 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Police in San Antonio are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting two sisters under the age of 10.
A jury sentenced Anselmo Rodriguez to life in prison, but the 31-year-old failed to show up for sentencing. Officials said the county bond officer cut off... more »
July 18, 2012 10:06 PM
MCALLEN - A Mexican national charged with human smuggling is being held without bond.
Jorge Luis Gallegos-Avila was arraigned in federal court in McAllen on four counts of harboring and transporting illegal aliens and conspiring to do so. The 39-year-old was arrested in June near the McAllen airport, after... more »
July 16, 2012 7:11 PM
SAN ANTONIO - CHANNEL 5 NEWS traveled to San Antonio to speak to the family of a photojournalist who went missing in Mexico.
Zane Alejandro Plemmons Rosales was last seen on May 21. His family is praying for his return.
We learned he was leaving San Antonio and... more »
July 16, 2012 12:17 PM
WESLACO - A group of Rio Grande Valley veterans will travel to San Antonio today to ask President Barack Obama for a hospital in our region.
Members of America's Last Patrol said they know it will be hard to speak with the president. He will be in San Antonio... more »
June 23, 2012 10:00 AM
SELMA - Authorities have called off an Amber Alert for 6-year-old Simon Colby Weyman. He was found unharmed in his mother's apartment last night in San Antonio.
Selma Police say Weyman was living with his grandmother when four masked intruders kidnapped him on Thursday.
A tip to police... more »
June 22, 2012 4:24 PM
MCALLEN - Five illegal immigrants were caught trying to fly out of McAllen on a charter plane.
Homeland Security agents conducting a routine inspection stopped them on the ramp. The group told agents they crossed the river into the U.S. earlier this week and were kept at a stash... more »
June 20, 2012 1:25 PM
HALLETTSVILLE (AP) - Investigators say a three-vehicle accident on a rain-slick highway in near San Antonio has left two adults and two children dead. The Department of Public Safety says four other people were hurt in the wreck Tuesday afternoon near Hallettsville, about 90 miles east of San Antonio. DPS... more »
June 5, 2012 12:04 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A 26-year-old Brownsville woman is recovering in a San Antonio Hospital two days after being run over on Ruben Torres Blvd.
Police say Melissa Sanchez suffered several broken bones after she was struck Sunday by a car near the Last Call Restaurant. She is listed in critical,... more »
June 4, 2012 10:55 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 in Game 5 on Monday night and moving within a victory of a series knockout. Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Thunder... more »
May 15, 2012 11:45 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan had 26 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs, recharged after a week long layoff, wore down the Los Angeles Clippers to win Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series, 108-92 on Tuesday night. Playing for the sixth time in 11... more »
May 2, 2012 8:46 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed Utah its second-worst playoff loss in franchise history, beating the Jazz 114-83 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. NBA Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich practically put the Spurs... more »
April 20, 2012 10:21 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all scored at least 20 points to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-97 on Friday night and spoil Kobe Bryant's return Bryant had missed the previous seven games with a bruised left shin, and... more »
April 17, 2012 6:20 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Federal officials are making an Air Force base near San Antonio the temporary home of 100 unescorted children stopped recently by the U.S. Border Patrol. The first of the children arrived at Lackland Air Force Base on Monday, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The children are... more »
April 11, 2012 9:56 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 30 rebounds, the most in an NBA game this season, and the Los Angeles Lakers didn't need Kobe Bryant to blow out the San Antonio Spurs 98-84 Wednesday night. Metta World Peace scored 26 points and the Lakers, playing their... more »
April 6, 2012 6:49 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan scored 19 points to lead San Antonio to a 128-103 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night, giving the Spurs their 10th straight win and moving them atop the Western Conference standings. Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills scored 14 points each and... more »
April 3, 2012 7:26 PM
CLEVELAND - The San Antonio Spurs (37-14) used a 16-0 run late in the first quarter to snap a 16-16 tie and rolled to a 125-90 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was the Spurs' eighth straight victory. Patty Mills came off the bench to score 20 points to lead... more »
March 27, 2012 10:33 PM
SAN ANTONIO - After watching New Mexico State cross home plate 53 times in a four game weekend sweep at Las Cruces, the UT-Pan American (12-5) baseball program flexed muscles of its own by outslugging UT-San Antonio 18-13 on Tuesday. The Broncs scored five runs in the fourth inning to... more »
March 23, 2012 7:36 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Leading scorer Tony Parker rested his injured hamstring for another night and Danny Green led six Spurs' players in double figure scoring in a 104-87 win over the defending NBA champ Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. Green scored 18 points and the Spurs put the game away... more »
March 21, 2012 9:45 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan scored 21 points in just 24 minutes and five other San Antonio Spurs' players scored in double figures in a 116-100 defeat of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. The victory came on the night that the franchise retired the #12 uniform jersey of Bruce... more »
March 9, 2012 9:51 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Los Angeles Clippers' guard Chris Paul took advantage of Tony Parker's night off in San Antonio to score 36 points and lead the Clippers (23-15) to a 120-108 win over the Spurs (26-13) on Friday night. Parker has been San Antonio's top scorer in the lockout delayed... more »
March 7, 2012 9:26 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker scored 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs (26-12) remained in first place in the Midwest division with a comfortable 118-105 decision over the New York Knicks (18-21) at the AT&T Center on Wednesday night. The Spurs built a 17 point lead at half time... more »
March 2, 2012 8:23 PM
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs (25-11) got back to the business of taking care of business on the home floor by feasting on the lowly Charlotte Bobcats (4-30) 102-72 on Friday night. The Spurs continued to stretch the lead throughout the evening and doubled the 15 point advantage... more »
March 1, 2012 5:38 PM
SAN ANTONIO - A federal court Thursday is telling state leaders the Texas primaries will be in May.
The federal court in San Antonio is ordering Texas to hold its primary elections May 29. The judges issued the 2012 election schedule Thursday. This comes just two days after those... more »
February 27, 2012 1:16 PM
MISSION - Investigators say they found at least 23 people inside two mobile homes in Mission. They're all believed to be Mexican nationals in the U.S. illegally.
Border Patrol agents were working on an investigation that led to the mobile homes located near 4th and San Antonio. They called... more »
February 20, 2012 10:32 PM
McALLEN - Only two Valley girls basketball teams remain in contention as the squads prepare for regional quarter-final action on Tuesday. Harlingen will stay closest to home with a neutral site game at Edinburg. The Lady Warriors of Nikki Rowe make what they hope will be the first of two... more »
February 12, 2012 11:31 AM
SAN ANTONIO - Rio Grande City's Lisa Gonzalez and Weslaco East's Eli Urbina won regional championships at the region IV wrestling tournament in San Antonio on Saturday. Gonzalez topped the 148-pound division while Urbina won the 182-pound division. After two days of grueling competition, nine Valley boys and 12 Valley... more »
February 2, 2012 9:59 PM
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs (15-9) broke open a close game with the lowly New Orleans Hornets (4-19) Thursday night by returning to familiar ways. The Spurs were carried by the available players from the big three. While Manu Ginobili continued to sit with an injury, Tim Duncan... more »
February 1, 2012 10:29 PM
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs (14-9) moved back into a Southwest Division tie for first place after bouncing the Houston Rockets (12-10) 99-91 on Wednesday night. The Spurs' win coupled with a Dallas (14-9) home loss to Oklahoma CIty 95-86 has left the two teams deadlocked. San Antonio... more »
January 25, 2012 10:43 PM
PHARR - The reigning NBA D-League player of the week is enjoying playing in south Texas and, in turn, playing close to home. Ben Uzoh has family members in San Antonio. He tells CHANNEL FIVE SPORTS the Valley is an easy trip for loved ones to come watch him play... more »
January 25, 2012 10:15 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Matt Bonner and DeJuan Blair scored 17 points each as the San Antonio Spurs (12-7) blasted Southeast division leading Atlanta 105-83. Tiago Splitter added 16 on a night when the scoring burden was passed to other players besides Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. For the Hawks (13-6),... more »
January 20, 2012 10:10 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tyreke Evans scored 23 points and hit the go-ahead jumper with 47.2 seconds left, giving the Sacramento Kings an unlikely road victory over the San Antonio Spurs, 88-86 on Friday night. The Kings, who won on the road for just the second time, did so in... more »
January 13, 2012 10:10 PM
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs (8-4) continue to take advantage of a heavy dose of early season home games in the lockout shortened NBA campaign. Even while committing 10 first period turnovers, the Spurs recover with a fourth quarter blitz that keeps the team unbeaten at home after... more »
January 11, 2012 10:29 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker hit four free throws late in overtime to help the San Antonio Spurs (7-4) beat the Houston Rockets 101-95 on Wednesday night. Parker scored 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting to lead the Spurs. Tim Duncan had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Kawhi Leonard... more »
January 10, 2012 10:17 PM
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Stephen Jackson had 34 points and eight assists in his best game since joining Milwaukee in an offseason trade, leading the Bucks to a 106-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. Milwaukee also got a big lift from the return of center Andrew Bogut,... more »
December 26, 2011 11:42 PM
SAN ANTONIO - After scoring just 12 points in the opening 12 minutes, the San Antonio Spurs stormed back to take the lockout delayed season opener 95-82 over the Memphis Grizzlies. The victory was a small measure of revenge for the Spurs after being eliminated by the Grizzlies in the... more »