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  • Cameron County Beaches Closed Play Video

    September 23, 2013 11:32 AM

    CAMERON COUNTY - Dangerous rip tide conditions forced authorities to close some Cameron County beaches. County leader closed beach access 5 and 6 on South Padre Island and Boca Chica Beach. Leaders say tides reached sand dunes along the shore lines. Waves are expected to reach four feet... more »
  • County Bans Swimming Near Jetties

    June 7, 2013 5:25 PM

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Cameron County officials banned swimming near the jetties on South Padre Island. Lifeguards saved three people near the jetties last month. The swimmers were caught in rough currents, officials said. County leaders said the water near the jetties is too dangerous. The will install... more »
  • BP Agents rescue teen from Rio Grande

    January 6, 2013 10:06 AM

    DEL RIO, TEXAS - A Honduran teen is safe after she tried swimming across the border. Agents say she was stranded on an island in the middle of the Rio Grande. Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents rushed to the scene after receiving a call for help from Mexican authorities. ... more »
  • Valley Twins Make Big Splash at Special Olympics

    September 19, 2012 10:57 PM

    WESLACO - A major athletic competition of the Special Olympics has allowed a set of Valley twins to achieve success in the pool. 19-year old swimmers Chris and Josh Rodriguez combined for six medals at the World Aquatic Championships earlier this month. CHANNEL 5's Vince Erickson has the story. more »
  • Swimming Idols on the Big Screen

    July 31, 2012 11:29 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - It's the perfect blend of participation, patriotism and enthusiasm in Brownsville this week. Kids swimming at the Margaret Clark Aquatic Center are getting a chance to watch their heroes on a big screen while still in the pool. CHANNEL 5's Joel Villanueva explains. more »
  • Brain Disorder Tests Former Sharyland Swimmer

    May 14, 2012 10:47 PM

    MISSION - Former Sharyland swimmer Chelsea Jensen misses her days as a productive member of the Rattlers' swim team. The 19-year old drew support from her teammates and the daily competition. Her challenge now is to face a rare brain disorder with hope and optimism. CHANNEL 5's Joel Villanueva reports. more »
  • Pharr Mom Says Business Left Her With Unfinished Swimming Pool

    March 6, 2012 6:59 PM

    PHARR - A Pharr mom is worried about the safety of her children. She is left with an unfinished pool in her back yard. She waited for five months, then called CHANNEL 5 NEWS for help. Ingrid Martinez says she watched our last story on Flamingo Pools and decided... more »
  • On to Saturday for Pena and Urbina

    February 24, 2012 7:38 PM

    AUSTIN - Two Vallley wrestlers will continue the quest for state gold medals on Saturday at the UIL championships in Austin. Both Adriana Pena of PSJA and Eli Urbina of Weslaco East went 2-0, both recording their two victories with pins, to advance to the weekend semi-finals. Pena, a junior,... more »
  • State Meets Open on Friday

    February 23, 2012 9:42 PM

    AUSTIN - Valley athletes search for individual glory as a pair of UIL championships open on Friday. The area has seen medal success in the past at the state wrestling meet in Austin. 12 area girls are qualified in wrestling. The Valley's best bet for a medal could come at... more »
  • Swimmers & Divers Punch Tickets to State

    February 11, 2012 10:33 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Regional swimming and diving championships in both Brownsville and Corpus Christi over the weekend decided this year's qualifiers for the upcoming state meets in Austin. McAllen Memorial was the boys' team champion at the 5A meet in the lower Valley. Several pool and regional meet records were smashed... more »
  • Swimmers Earn District Crowns

    February 4, 2012 10:05 PM

    WESLACO - Valley high school swimmers took the first step towards a state trip with district meets Saturday. In McAllen, Sharyland's girls won the 30-5A district championship with McAllen Memorial earning the boys' title. 32-5A competition in Brownsville saw Hanna's girls raise the district championship trophy while Los Fresnos went... more »
  • Swimmers Prep For District Meets

    January 21, 2012 10:01 PM

    McALLEN - South Texas swim teams geared up for district meets with the New Year's Classic at Rowe High School Saturday. After 24 events, the top three girls' teams in order were Sharyland, Rowe, and McAllen. On the boys' side, McAllen Memorial won top honors followed by Sharyland and Rowe. more »

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