April 22, 2014 7:37 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County officials said they are seeing a spike in the number of illegal immigrants trekking through the area.
Authorities detained 20 illegal immigrants Tuesday morning. The immigrants were packed in a Ford Excursion. The group bailed out when the driver hit a parked vehicle... more »
April 18, 2014 8:36 AM
STARR COUNTY - Three people are recovering after a rollover accident in Starr County.
According to the Starr County Sheriff's Office, Border Patrol agents spotted six illegal immigrants getting into a 2008 red Ford Escape. They tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop and a... more »
April 15, 2014 7:58 PM
STARR COUNTY - Authorities say an abandoned house in the La Rosita area was being used as a drug stash house.
Authorities discovered bundles of marijuana at the house after firefighters were sent there to battle a blaze.
"There was a bundle in the room that was (on)... more »
April 10, 2014 7:28 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County authorities are running out of space to store the vehicles and machinery confiscated from alleged drug and human smugglers.
Agents with the Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force seize about two heavy drug loads a day. Each load averages about... more »
March 27, 2014 1:04 PM
STARR COUNTY - Nearly a thousand pounds of marijuana is off the streets in Starr County. The Starr County HIDTA task force made the bust yesterday afternoon.
It happened after a short chase through the community of Los Barreras. The driver of a Ford Explorer bailed out and was... more »
March 25, 2014 7:57 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Agents with the Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force say they are seeing a record number of marijuana seizures.
Investigators said they are happy with their results, but they're also concerned because their narcotic storage is reaching capacity.
HIDTA agents said... more »
March 24, 2014 5:09 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County authorities detained a man wanted in a fatal stabbing.
Starr County sheriff's investigators said the suspect tuned himself in this morning.
The stabbing happened just after midnight Sunday in Las Lomas neighborhood east of Rio Grande City. Deputies found 34 -year-old Saul... more »
March 18, 2014 7:59 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City officials say a new gas pipeline project will bring jobs and economic prosperity to the region.
The NET Mexico Pipeline will carry natural gas from Agua Dulce, in Nueces County, through Starr County and into Mexico. Construction is expected to begin in a... more »
March 14, 2014 8:36 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A Starr County man says a defendant refuses to pay restitution to his son even after a court ruled in his favor.
Eulogio Reyna said his first born, and namesake, almost lost his life a few years ago. A drunk driver hit him in the... more »
March 14, 2014 1:04 PM
STARR COUNTY - A suspect rammed his vehicle into a Border Patrol unit. According to Border Patrol spokesperson Danny Tirado, the agent was chasing a suspected drug smuggler this morning.
We're told the suspect turned into a dirt road and then smashed into the Border Patrol unit repeatedly. The... more »
March 7, 2014 7:37 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - The director of the Starr County Probation Office said he was blindsided by the alleged wrongdoing by one of his former officers.
Noe Gonzalez said he confronted Joseph Romeo Ozuna about multiple allegations of wrongdoing.
"He resigned and then I turned matters over to... more »
March 7, 2014 4:18 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Multiple allegations of wrongdoing by a former Starr County probation officer led to an investigation that resulted in a 58-count indictment, officials said.
Joseph Romeo Ozuna was charged with forging official documents for people he supervised as a probation officer. The indictment also alleges that... more »
March 6, 2014 10:37 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - The Starr County District Attorney's Office on Thursday unsealed a 58-count indictment against a former probation officer.
Joseph Romeo Ozuna was charged with forging official documents for people he supervised as a probation officer. The DA said Ozuna forged documents in exchange for money and... more »
March 4, 2014 10:42 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County Judge Eloy Vera was elected to serve another term.
Vera beat opponents Lupe Amador and Guillermo Gonzalez Jr. by a wide margin
Vera is into his 16th year as county judge.
"A thing I would like to work on is our... more »
March 2, 2014 3:48 PM
STARR COUNTY - The driver in a cross-county chase was finally caught, and he was officially charged.
Starr County sheriff's deputies said they began chasing 20-year-old Jose Alfredo Moreno at about 9 p.m. Saturday. He is from the Hidalgo.
Jailers said he was charged with running from police... more »
February 28, 2014 4:15 PM
STARR COUNTY - A relative of a teenager kidnapped from his home in Starr County said the family is getting threats from the boy's abductors.
Starr County sheriff's deputies said Brandon Medina, 15, was kidnapped Wednesday night from his house in the community of La Casita. The teenager was... more »
February 27, 2014 7:17 PM
GARCIASVILLE - FBI agents on Thursday joined the investigation into the kidnapping of a 14-year-old in Starr County.
Investigators said the abduction happened in less than 1 minute. Starr County authorities say a teenager was kidnapped at gunpoint Wednesday.
Investigators said the abductors used an older-model Dodge truck... more »
February 27, 2014 4:20 PM
GARCIASVILLE - Starr County authorities say a teenager was kidnapped at gunpoint Wednesday.
Investigators said the abductors used an older-model Dodge truck in the kidnapping. The truck was found near the Rio Grande.
Authorities identified the victim as Brandon Medina, 14. Starr County sheriff's deputies said several gunmen... more »
February 26, 2014 10:02 PM
GARCIASVILLE - Authorities are investigating two incidents in Starr County.
Sheriff's deputies discovered 900 pounds of marijuana in a brushy area behind some homes off FM 1430 in the La Casita area near Rio Grande City.
Deputies later converged on a spot near the river where they found... more »
February 18, 2014 3:52 PM
FRONTON - A new cemetery in Starr County is gaining a lot of attention.
"We've got close to 7,000 spaces, including the cemetery for the community and the cemetery for the veterans," Starr County Precinct 2 Commissioner Raul Pena Jr. said.
Pena convinced the Chevron Corporation to donate... more »
February 18, 2014 12:57 PM
STARR COUNTY - A carjacking suspect is being held on a million dollar bond. Jesse Gonzalez Jr. was charged with felony aggravated robbery.
A judge said the 24-year-old's high bond was because he believed Gonzalez was a flight risk.
The carjacking happened in Starr County over the weekend.... more »
February 12, 2014 7:29 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County officials are concerned about an increase in the number of splashdowns and the contamination risks those vehicles pose for the Rio Grande.
Texas Department of Public Safety divers on Tuesday helped pull a pickup truck from the river near the community of La... more »
February 11, 2014 7:32 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County authorities say they will not let cartel intimidation tactics get in the way of enforcing the law.
Starr County District Attorney Omar Escobar said one of his narcotics investigators was the victim of retaliation from the Gulf cartel.
Escobar said cartel members... more »
February 11, 2014 4:27 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A Starr County narcotics investigator was the victim of retaliation from the Gulf cartel, officials said.
Starr County District Attorney Omar Escobar said cartel members set his investigator's house on fire. The blaze happened overnight in the 200 block of Shady Grove Drive.
Sheriff... more »
February 6, 2014 12:57 PM
STARR COUNTY - An illegal immigrant accused of assaulting a game warden is in the Starr County jail.
The man is facing charges for possession of marijuana and aggravated assault of a peace officer. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents assisted in the arrest.
The game warden was... more »
January 24, 2014 12:54 PM
DONNA - One person is facing drug charges, after investigators found a large amount of marijuana near Donna.
Starr County HIDTA Investigator Ismael Guerra confirms they found drugs in a vehicle parked at a home yesterday. The property is located near Mile 13 and FM 493.
The driver... more »
January 17, 2014 9:01 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A Starr County burglary victim says he stopped receiving money from the man who promised to pay him thousands to make up for a crime.
Rene Lopez said he has been to the Starr County Courthouse more times than he cares to count.
"They... more »
January 16, 2014 4:10 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Police arrested a 17-year-old Mexican national in a series of burglaries throughout Starr County, officials said.
Court records show a tip led officers on Wednesday to an apartment complex on Embassy Street where they found Juan Daniel Estrada.
Investigators said Estrada admitted to breaking... more »
January 8, 2014 8:21 PM
STARR COUNTY - Authorities are working to seize what they called a drug compound between Rio Grande City and Roma.
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force agents raided the property off Highway 83 for the fourth time in three months. Each time investigators arrested several members of the... more »
January 7, 2014 3:42 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County has a rich history, but few dare to speak about the stories that tell the real past of the region, author Jesus Correa said.
Correa recently penned a book titled, "The Real Stories of Starr County."
Correa is the public information officer... more »
January 1, 2014 5:54 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A Rio Grande City man started his new year with felony charges; 22-year-old Antonio De Jesus Sanchez was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Starr County sheriff's deputies said Sanchez stabbed his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. It happened at the intersection of Amigo Street... more »
December 31, 2013 12:05 PM
STARR COUNTY - Starr County sheriff's deputies are searching for gunmen who stormed an 8-liner business.
The robbery happened at La Victoria Grocery in Alto Bonito last night. Deputies said five men stormed the business and took purses and wallets from customers. They also made off with cash from... more »
December 30, 2013 12:40 PM
STARR COUNTY - Investigators in Starr County said they won't file anymore charges against three men in connection to the county's only murder of the year.
Francisco Garza, Andy Munoz and Luis Sanchez were each charged with capital murder for the death of 27-year-old Carlos Alberto Garcia. The Roma... more »
December 24, 2013 10:18 PM
STARR COUNTY - Authorities are searching for an elderly man who went missing Tuesday morning in Escobares.
Ariel Moreno, 84, needs medical attention, his family said. He suffers from Alzheimer's and diabetes.
Moreno was last seen outside his home in Escobares in the vicinity of Victoria Street. His... more »
December 23, 2013 12:30 PM
STARR COUNTY - State troopers are working to figure out what caused a fatal crash in Starr County. The victim was identified as a 36-year-old male from Lyford.
The accident happened about 27 miles north of Roma on FM 649. DPS spokesperson Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said troopers got a... more »
December 13, 2013 10:32 AM
MCALLEN - A nurse practitioner was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for her role in a drug conspiracy. Celia Raquel Zuniga will also be under supervised release for four years once her prison term is complete.
The court enhanced her sentenced for perjuring herself while testifying. The 45-year-old... more »
December 9, 2013 4:19 PM
STARR COUNTY - Investigators are trying to determine who tortured and killed a Mexican national over the weekend. Investigators said they conducted several interviews as part of their probe into the murder of a 27-year-old Carlos Alberto Garcia. Garcia's body was found Sunday morning north of Escobares in the middle... more »
December 9, 2013 1:03 PM
STARR COUNTY - Investigators said they conducted several interviews as part of their investigation into the murder of a 27-year-old Mexican national.
Carlos Alberto Garcia's body was found Sunday morning north of Escobares in the middle of Docking Street. He had been bound, stabbed and left for dead.
... more »
December 8, 2013 9:15 PM
STARR COUNTY - Sheriff's Office investigating who tortured and left a man for dead.
The Starr County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 27-year-old Carlos Alberto Garcia.
They tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS Garcia's body was found laying in the middle of Docking Street, north of Escobares, Sunday morning.... more »
October 29, 2013 1:09 PM
STARR COUNTY - Starr County sheriff's deputies need your help tracking down a wanted sex offender. Investigators said Jorge Luis Dominguez was already convicted on another sex offense charge and deported to Mexico.
Now he's suspected of having a month-long sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl from Starr County.... more »
October 17, 2013 12:50 PM
LA GRULLA - A woman is on her way to the Starr County jail, after she was involved in a police chase. La Grulla police said they tried to pull over a truck with a missing license plate last night.
We're told the driver refused to stop and led... more »
October 9, 2013 6:18 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Nearly 100 vehicles were seized Tuesday during a massive roundup in a drug smuggling and money laundering case.
Federal investigators said the vehicles were used in the drug trade or acquired with proceeds from illicit operations.
The vehicles are some of the evidence gathered... more »
October 9, 2013 5:25 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - The Starr County District Attorney's Office helped federal agents nab the players in a major drug smuggling and money laundering operation, officials said.
DEA agents, along with local HIDTA narcotics agents, spent Tuesday rounding up more than two dozen people.
Thirty-one were arrested in... more »
October 9, 2013 1:08 PM
MCALLEN - Federal agents busted a major drug smuggling and money laundering operation. DEA agents, along with local HIDTA narcotics agents, spent yesterday rounding up more than two dozen people.
Thirty-one were arrested in total; 13 are from the Rio Grande Valley. Eleven of them were arrested in Starr... more »
October 2, 2013 4:17 PM
STARR COUNTY - A man with West Nile virus is confirmed to have contracted the illness in Colorado, health officials said.
The man contracted the virus a month ago before he traveled to South Texas, officials said.
Health officials said this is the first time in two years... more »
October 2, 2013 12:57 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County health officials confirmed the first case of West Nile virus.
Health officials said this is the first time in two years that someone contracts the disease in the county. There were seven West Nile virus cases in the Rio Grande Valley in 2012.... more »
September 27, 2013 8:41 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A Starr County rancher said Hidalgo and Cameron counties could learn from local cattlemen about water conservation.
Ruperto Escobar said Starr County ranchers for decades have relied on ponds to store and conserve water.
"We're very lucky here that the soils are green and... more »
September 26, 2013 4:22 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Police are investigating a hand grenade found in a potted plant in Starr County.
Police said a Rio Grande City woman found the piece of ordnance on Wednesday. Maria Saldana said she bought the plant at a garage sale. She was pruning the plant when... more »
September 25, 2013 8:55 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County ranchers are desperate for more rain. They said the 6 inches the area got in recent days wasn't enough to fill their ponds.
Ranchers said the small ponds on their ranches are the only source of water for their cattle.
"Water comes... more »
September 24, 2013 6:30 PM
McALLEN - A federal jury on Tuesday awarded $1.5 million to a Rio Grande City woman who sued Starr County for violating her First Amendment rights.
Hilda Gonzalez Garza sued the county and its attorney, Victor Canales, after she was fired from her job when she ran for a... more »
September 24, 2013 4:30 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A former Starr County sheriff's deputy has been convicted of accepting bribes from drug smugglers.
Romeo Javier Ramirez is accused of accepting $30,000 in bribes in exchange for information on how to avoid Texas Department of Public Safety troopers.
Ramirez was sentenced to one... more »
September 17, 2013 10:39 PM
EDINBURG - A Starr County man has been indicted in the death of a family after a chase last month north of Palmview.
A grand jury indicted Hector Ramirez on six counts of murder and six counts of evading arrest.
Prosecutors said the 18-year-old was fleeing from a... more »
September 12, 2013 8:42 PM
STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City recently lost one of its drug-sniffing dogs to an accident. Replacing the animal will be difficult, officials said.
The police department now must rely on Drake, a chocolate Lab trained to sniff out drugs. Its counterpart, Grant, died after it slipped away from... more »
September 4, 2013 9:18 PM
STARR COUNTY - Drug traffickers are increasingly turning to makeshift bunkers to stash drugs before moving them north, officials said.
Investigators with Starr County's HIDTA Task Force recently found 1,592 pounds of marijuana hidden in a bunker.
"This bunker is just in an open land. The property could... more »
August 9, 2013 2:49 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Federal agents arrested three men on smuggling charges in Starr County.
The incident happened at around 9 a.m. Thursday near Garceno. Border Patrol agents said they saw men crossing the river on a raft. Agents called in a helicopter and located 20 sugar sacks containing... more »
August 6, 2013 11:42 AM
AUSTIN - Four of the state's 28 new game wardens are heading to the Rio Grande Valley.
David A. Stokes of Nashville, Tennessee and Derrick Lopez of Round Rock, Texas were assigned to Cameron County. Mark R. Anderson of Tyler and Jack F. Pearl of Athens, George will be... more »
July 30, 2013 3:28 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Giant wind turbines may soon dot the Starr County landscape.
Officials said turning some areas into wind farms may result in a windfall for the county.
"This will have a tremendous impact. This is the largest project in Starr County, ever," Starr County Judge... more »
July 23, 2013 11:46 AM
MCALLEN - Twelve people were arrested after a yearlong investigation into a drug trafficking operation in Starr County. Investigators working on Operation Casanova said marijuana was distributed to other locations throughout the United States.
The people arrested were:
Delfino Bazan, 44, of Rio Grande City and Houston... more »
July 14, 2013 10:20 AM
STARR COUNTY - Three people are dead and seven others are in the hospital, after the pickup truck they were riding in flipped over.
DPS Sergeant Johnny Hernandez tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS the Ford F-150's rear tire blew out. The blow out caused the vehicle to rollover.
Several others... more »
July 12, 2013 9:59 PM
STARR COUNTY - The Starr County HIDTA task force busted a major drug distribution operation. They were concentrating on a home located off FM 2360, north of Highway 83. It was part of a follow-up.
They found bundles of drugs and arrested five people, including one that escaped for... more »
July 11, 2013 9:55 PM
LA GRULLA - A newly released criminal complaint accuses five La Grulla city employees of stealing more than $24,000. Starr County District Attorney's investigators arrested the five Thursday afternoon.
The funds were reportedly taken out of various city accounts through 2012. According to the complaint, during the investigation in... more »
July 5, 2013 4:02 PM
ROMA - Starr County recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for its veterans' cemetery.
The project is becoming a reality thanks to the persistence of Starr County Commissioner Roy Pena and the generosity of an oil company.
The cemetery will be built on a 29-acre tract in Fronton. The... more »
July 1, 2013 1:18 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A Rio Grande City officer is off the job this afternoon. Alex Gutierrez Jr. is accused of asking for sexual favors from a Starr County woman.
The police chief told us he launched an investigation and called on the Texas Rangers to investigate when the... more »
June 25, 2013 8:50 PM
SAN ISIDRO - Residents of the Starr County community of San Isidro say illegal immigrants are overrunning their neighborhoods.
Lesvia Guerra said the small community has changed. She owns a business in the town.
"Quite a bit of illegals coming in, walking into the store ... asking for... more »
June 18, 2013 4:29 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Farmers in Starr County are rushing to turn acres of grassland into bales of hay.
Farmers said this is the first successful hay season in nearly three years.
Recent rains gave grasslands the boost they needed, farmers said.
"Between 5 to 7 inches... more »
June 5, 2013 8:19 PM
ROMA - The Border Patrol has turned to shuttling agents to the field in Starr County to save fuel.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS recently found seven Border Patrol units parked in front of the Roma Police Department. The agents are shuttled in from their station in Alto Bonito, more than... more »
June 1, 2013 9:17 AM
STARR COUNTY - A suspected drug smuggler led police on a chase and fled into Mexico.
Rio Grande City police attempted to pull over a driver Friday evening on South Alvarez Road. The driver refused, leading officers on a chase down Heritage Road. The driver lost control of his... more »
May 28, 2013 7:28 PM
STARR COUNTY - Thieves struck again at a social services center in Rio Grande City.
Officials with the Community Action Council of South Texas said they will tighten security after the rash of break-ins.
This time, though, thieves took computers containing vital medical information. The theft may result... more »
May 17, 2013 4:14 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A Starr County teenager is behind bars after he allegedly posed as a lawman.
Starr County sheriff's deputies arrested the teen west of Rio Grande City. Investigators said he and other teens used strobe lights mounted on his SUV to pull over a woman.
... 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 10, 2013 4:10 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - An audit in 2011 led to the discovery of more than $700,000 missing from the Starr County Tax Assessor's Office, county officials said.
The county launched a criminal investigation involving several county employees.
The auditor told Starr County Judge Eloy Vera he passed the... more »
April 30, 2013 9:23 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A Starr County man pleaded guilty two times in six months for his role in a fatal accident.
Prosecutors said Jose Elias Vasquez was driving drunk when he wrecked his vehicle in February 2011. Guillermo Olivarez died in the crash.
Vasquez originally pleaded guilty,... more »
April 26, 2013 7:49 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A fight at the Starr County jail has caught the attention of state authorities.
The Starr County Sheriff's Department did not want to comment on the fight. Officials with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards said gang members were behind the violence.
TCJS Executive... more »
April 23, 2013 8:28 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Two Starr County jailers are behind bars accused of violating the laws they swore to uphold.
One of the jailers was arrested in March and the second this week. "We do have a problem," Starr County Judge Eloy Vera said.
Vera said the problem... more »
April 23, 2013 7:57 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday prepared to haul one of their largest marijuana loads to an incinerator somewhere in the Rio Grande Valley.
The agency seized more than 16,000 pounds of marijuana in just six weeks, deputies said.
Several deputies were assigned the... 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 22, 2013 8:26 PM
FRONTON - Authorities recovered the body of a missing man in Starr County.
Sheriff's deputies said the man was shot in the back. Investigators had been searching for the man since Thursday when his brother's boat washed up near Fronton.
The two men fled to the U.S. for... more »
April 22, 2013 8:16 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Smugglers are moving through Starr County at an alarming rate, local officials said.
Starr County sheriff's deputies said smugglers are using vehicles taken from other counties in the Rio Grande Valley.
Deputy Sheriff Esmer Muniz said 80 percent of the vehicles seized in smuggling... more »
April 12, 2013 4:02 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - A former Starr County sheriff's deputy faces up to 20 years in prison for bribery.
Romeo Javier Ramirez pleaded guilty to the charges. He admitted to accepting bribes from drug smugglers. Ramirez surrendered to authorities last month in Houston.
Court records show he accepted... more »
April 9, 2013 12:47 PM
STARR COUNTY - Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens seized more than two tons of marijuana. It was one of the largest busts in the agency's history.
Game wardens found the 409 bundles at a home in Starr County last week. They arrested two people. One person escaped.
... 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 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 26, 2013 1:13 PM
STARR COUNTY - Federal prosecutors said a drug ring used a Starr County ranch for nearly 10 years. The ranch is called Campo de Goyo.
Roberto Garza, the Mission man convicted of running the operation, will spend the rest of his life in prison. Eight others from all over... more »
February 18, 2013 4:36 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Texas Animal Health Commission officials announced they lifted part of a temporary quarantine in Starr County. The quarantine was created after a fever tick infestation in 2007.
The released area is made up of more than 23,000 acres and runs along FM 649. Restrictions previously... more »
January 28, 2013 10:16 PM
STARR COUNTY - One towing company in Starr County has become an unlikely member in the war against drugs.
Fidencio Chapa, of Rio Towing, said his drivers often respond to calls from authorities to retrieve vehicles from the Rio Grande.
He said they feel safe going to the... more »
January 24, 2013 1:45 PM
STARR COUNTY - Dozens of Starr County families remain without water this afternoon.
Crews from the Union Water Supply Corporation said they're still working to repair a ruptured water pipe. It busted under the expressway last night.
The water supply company told CHANNEL 5 NEWS it's safe to... more »