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  • Valley Residents React to Obama's Immigration Plan Play Video

    November 21, 2014 12:42 PM

    WESLACO - Rio Grande Valley residents on Friday reacted to President Obama's plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country. People flocked to the offices of La Union del Pueblo Entero in San Juan to find out if they are some of those who will... more »
  • Weslaco Robbery Suspect Arrested Play Video

    November 20, 2014 8:58 AM

    WESLACO - Police caught a suspect wanted in connection with two Weslaco store robberies. He's expected to be arraigned later this morning. Weslaco police said they arrested him last night without incident. The robberies happened last Thursday just 20 minutes apart. more »
  • City Manager Dismissed by City Commission Play Video

    November 18, 2014 10:44 PM

    WESLACO - After an executive session, city commissioners voted four to three to terminate Leo Olivares' employment immediately. After spending hours at odds with Former City Manager Leo Olivares, it was now Mayor Pro-Tem Olga Noriega who made the motion as soon as the commission came back from executive... more »
  • Campaign Signs Should Be Coming Down Play Video

    November 18, 2014 7:30 PM

    RIO GRANDE VALLEY - Campaign signs posted around the Valley should be gone now. The law states the signs should be removed within 10 days after an election. That ten-day mark passed last Friday. Each city has different rules about campaign signs. CHANNEL 5 NEWS called cities around the... more »
  • Driver to Pay for Damage to Fire Hydrant Play Video

    November 18, 2014 12:40 PM

    WESLACO - A woman who hit a fire hydrant in Weslaco will have to pay for the damages, officials said. City officials said they will file a claim against the woman's insurance. The crash happened on Border Avenue and 10th Street in early November. Water spilled for hours... more »
  • Cold Weather Helps Man Rob Two Stores Play Video

    November 17, 2014 8:13 PM

    WESLACO - The cold weather is sparking a crime of opportunity, and police warn layers of clothing could disguise weapons. Two store owners were robbed at gunpoint. The thief reportedly used his jacket to hide a gun. The owner of Vega's Drive-Thru is locking her doors, only allowing... more »
  • School Bus Collides With Vehicle

    November 17, 2014 6:22 PM

    WESLACO- Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating an accident involving an Edinburg school bus. The crash occurred at the intersection of Cesar Chavez Road and Alberta Road around 4:30 p.m. The driver and seven students were aboard the bus. The school bus collided with a gold... more »
  • Weslaco Agencies Working Together Again Play Video

    November 17, 2014 5:47 PM

    WESLACO - Police and Crime Stoppers are working together again. Officer Bernie Garza is answering calls and a Crime Stoppers volunteer is back working out of the police station. Three months ago the then interim chief raised several concerns about Crime Stoppers. He wanted more direct access to... more »
  • Crime Victim Questions Justice System Play Video

    November 12, 2014 6:54 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A victim of crime says her attacker slipped through the fingers of authorities and eventually killed an off-duty Border Patrol agent. Records show Gustavo Tijerina was accused of assaulting the woman in 2007. She said Tijerina is the same man accused of killing Border Patrol Agent Javier... more »
  • Experts: Corruption Among Mexican Law Enforcement is Widespread Play Video

    November 11, 2014 10:15 PM

    WESLACO - U.S intelligence experts suggest Americans should stay out of Mexico if possible. CHANNEL 5 NEWS dug through files and expert reports. Corruption among Mexican law enforcement is widespread. With each story and each report, the common theme is American's lives are at risk. They are sworn... more »
  • Veterans Day a Special Time for Real Life Rosie the Riveters' Play Video

    November 11, 2014 7:09 PM

    WESLACO - Veterans Day has a special significance for a group of women in the Rio Grande Valley. The women provided support for troops during World War II. The women were called to do a man's job. They built machinery, planes and ships. The women's efforts were immortalized... more »
  • Veteran Parachutes to Celebrate Veterans Day Play Video

    November 11, 2014 4:54 PM

    WESLACO - Veterans gathered in Weslaco this morning to honor vets all across the Rio Grande Valley. Retired Special Forces Vet Dana Bowman kicked off the ceremony with a jump out of an airplane. Bowman parachuted into the Weslaco High School grounds as veterans, students and teachers watched on.... more »
  • Weslaco to Swear-In Commissioners Play Video

    November 11, 2014 4:50 PM

    WESLACO - The city of Weslaco is set to swear-in a pair of commissioners. The canvassing of votes is set for tomorrow evening. That's when the city will certify last Tuesday's election results. Weslaco has a new mayor pro-tem after more than a decade. Greg Kerr will take... more »
  • Weslaco Honors Veterans Play Video

    November 11, 2014 12:56 PM

    WESLACO - Crowds gathered at Weslaco High School Tuesday morning to honor veterans. Special Forces Veteran Dana Bowman kicked off the ceremony with a parachute jump into Weslaco High School grounds. After the jump, the Weslaco High School band, choir and mariachis performed. more »
  • Police Chief: Weslaco Politics Getting in Way of Public Safety Play Video

    November 5, 2014 6:39 PM

    WESLACO - Weslaco's interim police chief says politics are getting in the way of public safety. Interim Chief Sergio Ramirez, 47, asked the city manager to allow him to retire. Tuesday's election resulted in a power shift in Weslaco. Ramirez said he believes his job was in jeopardy... more »
  • Lieutenant to Lead Weslaco Police Department

    November 5, 2014 4:19 PM

    WESLACO - A Weslaco police lieutenant will take the reigns of the department as the chief steps down from the post. Interim police Chief Sergio Ramirez, 47, asked to be allowed to retire Wednesday. Ramirez said in a brief letter to city officials that his last day will be... more »
  • Suspended Weslaco Police Officer to be Reinstated Play Video

    November 5, 2014 12:44 PM

    WESLACO - A suspended Weslaco police officer will be reinstated with back pay. The decision comes after an arbitration meeting between city officials and the officer. The case revolves around the arrest of Officer Alvino Flores on charges of abuse of official capacity and assault. The charges stemmed from... more »
  • Weslaco Interim Police Chief Steps Down Play Video

    November 5, 2014 11:55 AM

    WESLACO - The interim police chief for the city of Weslaco stepped down from his post Wednesday morning. Weslaco City Manager Leo Olivares said interim Chief Sergio Ramirez asked that he be allowed to retire. Ramirez was named to the position in May. Ramirez was a corporal with... more »
  • Driver Might be Charged with Fire Hydrant Cost Play Video

    November 4, 2014 5:35 PM

    WESLACO - Police are investigating if a driver who hit a fire hydrant Monday afternoon will have to foot the bill. This happened on Border Avenue and 10th Street. Water spilled out for a few hours leaving many in the city with low water pressure. City crews spent... more »
  • Fire Damages Weslaco Restaurant Play Video

    November 3, 2014 4:08 PM

    WESLACO - A fast food restaurant remains closed after a kitchen fire. Crews are repairing the damage cause by the fire at the Whataburger near Business 83 and Airport Blvd. The fire happened in a vent just before 10 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters doused the blames before they spread... more »
  • Power Being Restored to Mid-Valley Play Video

    November 3, 2014 4:07 PM

    MERCEDES - Thousands of customers in Mercedes and Weslaco are having their power restored. They were either in the dark or have been experiencing flickering lights for most of the day. AEP said these outages affected a total of 9,000 people between Mercedes and Weslaco. Many areas between the... more »
  • Fast Food Restaurant Fire Under Investigation Play Video

    November 2, 2014 4:45 PM

    WESLACO - A fast food restaurant was forced to close temporarily following a fire in Weslaco. The blaze happened at the Whataburger on Business 83, near Airport Boulevard. Fire crews were called out to the store when employees reported hearing a loud pop. Weslaco Emergency Management Coordinator Garrett... more »
  • Officials: Engineering School a Reflection of Region's Growth Play Video

    October 31, 2014 5:13 PM

    WESLACO - Texas A&M University-Kingsville will build an engineering school in Weslaco. Officials with TAMUK made the announcement Friday at the university's citrus center on FM 1015. University officials said they expect to begin offering engineering courses in January. They expect to have 800 students over the next... more »
  • Texas A&M to Build Engineering School in Weslaco Play Video

    October 31, 2014 12:48 PM

    WESLACO - Texas A&M University officials announced a plan to build an engineering school in Weslaco. The announcement happened at the Texas A&M University Kingsville Citrus Center-Weslaco on FM 1015. University officials said they expect to begin offering engineering courses in January. They expect to have 800 students... more »
  • Weslaco Annexes Properties Play Video

    October 29, 2014 7:47 PM

    WESLACO - The city of Weslaco annexed 329 properties in the northwest side of the municipality. The annexation allowed Weslaco to fill in some gaps on the map. Weslaco and Donna were in a dispute over the land from Mile 10 to Mile 12 and 1/2 roads east of... more »
  • Weslaco to Consolidate Lift Stations Play Video

    October 29, 2014 6:41 PM

    WESLACO - Officials with the city of Weslaco say the municipality has too many lift stations. Weslaco Water Manager David Salinas said the city has 51 lift stations. Three of them are out of commission. "We're so flat that we can run lines only a certain distance before... more »
  • DA Probes Possible Voter Irregularities in Weslaco Play Video

    October 29, 2014 6:39 PM

    WESLACO - The Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office launched an investigation into possible voter fraud in Weslaco. Weslaco police said they are trying to determine if a man was forced out of is room, into a vehicle and later forced to vote. The case revolves around a disabled... more »
  • Residents Wait for City and County to Repair Road Play Video

    October 29, 2014 5:56 PM

    WESLACO - Some residents are trying to figure out when the city of Weslaco and Hidalgo county will get together to fix a rough section of road. The unpaved and potholed filled road is Border Avenue, south of 18th street.CHANNEL 5 NEWS first reported on the story more than... more »
  • Investigation Continues into Possible Voter Fraud in Weslaco Play Video

    October 28, 2014 7:35 PM

    WESLACO - A disabled Weslaco resident said the handwriting on his mail-in voter registration form does not match his handwriting. He said he has never voted in his life. Police confirmed they are investigating the case as possible voter fraud. Rogelio Yrigoyen, 65, told authorities he was forced... more »
  • Weslaco Police Confirm Investigation into Possible Voter Fraud Play Video

    October 28, 2014 4:21 PM

    WESLACO - Police confirmed they are investigating the possibility of voter fraud in Weslaco. The case revolves around a disabled man who said he was forced to vote for a specific candidate in the Weslaco city commission election. Rogelio Yrigoyen, 65, said two women knocked on his door... more »
  • FBI Investigates Voter Irregularities in Weslaco

    October 28, 2014 12:23 PM

    WESLACO - FBI agents launched a probe into possible voter fraud in Weslaco. The case revolves around a disabled man who said he was forced to vote for a specific candidate in the Weslaco city commission election. Rogelio Yrigoyen, 65, said two women knocked on his door at Alta Vista... more »
  • Fire Sparks Near Old Water Heater Play Video

    October 26, 2014 11:11 PM

    WESLACO- Firefighters continue to investigate a house fire on Plaza and Republic in Weslaco. Assistant Fire Chief Rudy Garza tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS the blaze began around a water heater set up outside the home. The fire then spread to an outer wall of the home and onto the... more »
  • City Commissioners Trial Set After Election Play Video

    October 23, 2014 5:43 PM

    WESLACO - The indicted Weslaco City Commissioners, some who are up for re-election, will not go to trial until after November's election. The case stems from a Nov. 2013 Weslaco City Commission meeting. The meeting was opened and then closed to the public. That's when the problems started. ... more »
  • Trial Set in Weslaco's Open Meetings Act Case Play Video

    October 23, 2014 12:57 PM

    WESLACO - The criminal case against five Weslaco city leaders will go to trial in January. Mayor Pro-Tem John Cuellar, as well as current and former commissioners Lupe Rivera, David Fox, Jerry Tafolla and Joe Martinez, were indicted earlier this year for violating the Texas Open Meetings Act. ... more »
  • Robbery Suspect Surrenders to Police Play Video

    October 23, 2014 12:53 PM

    WESLACO - A man wanted in the robbery of two convenience stores turned himself in to police early Thursday. The man was wanted in three armed robberies at Stripes stores in Weslaco. Police said he robbed the store at 803 Bridge Avenue twice. The other robbery happened at 901... more »
  • Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Turns Himself In Play Video

    October 23, 2014 8:13 AM

    WESLACO - A man wanted in connection with a string of convenience store robberies surrendered to Weslaco police. The 28-year-old suspect is expected to be formally charged this morning. CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned he arrived at the Weslaco Police Department to surrender around 1:30 a.m. He faces three counts... more »
  • Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Weslaco

    October 20, 2014 5:46 PM

    WESLACO - The Hidalgo County fire marshal continues to investigate an overnight house fire. They are asking for the public's help. The fire started about 10 p.m. last night near the intersection of Pecan Grove and FM 1015, also known as International Boulevard. The home was on an empty lot... more »
  • Early Voting Begins Play Video

    October 20, 2014 12:25 PM

    WESLACO - Early voting has begun for the November general election. The Texas Secretary of State said a record number of Texans are registered to vote. The election is expected to be the largest since 1990. Every statewide office is up for grabs. Election Day is Nov. 4.... more »
  • Fire Destroys Weslaco Home Under Construction Play Video

    October 20, 2014 7:59 AM

    WESLACO - Firefighters are calling an overnight house fire in Weslaco suspicious. Not much is left of the home, which is located near the intersection of Pecan Grove and FM 1015. The fire broke out around 10 p.m. Sunday. When fire crews arrived, it was fully engulfed in flames.... more »
  • Man Bailed Out of Vehicle with Marijuana Bundles

    October 17, 2014 6:34 PM

    WESLACO - Authorities are looking for a man on the run who bailed out of a vehicle on FM 88 and Mile 12 ½ north of Weslaco. Two cars were involved in the chase. Border Patrol has one man in custody. The constable's office said that bundles of marijuana... more »
  • Grand Jury Dismisses Charges Against Weslaco Officer Play Video

    October 15, 2014 6:57 PM

    WESLACO - A Weslaco police officer insisted he was wrongly accused when arrested by his own department on criminal charges. A grand jury agreed with him. Alvino Flores was charged with abuse of official capacity, assault, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. The charges stemmed from Flores' work as a... more »
  • Neighbors Want Refund From Questionable Exterminator Play Video

    October 14, 2014 7:33 PM

    WESLACO - Neighbors in Weslaco feel a man claiming to be an exterminator took their money. John Dare shares a mosquito problem with his neighbors. He said a middle aged man driving a small green car offered to exterminate the pests for $300. He said the man "had... more »
  • Weslaco Woman at Odds with Mobile Home Park Landlord Play Video

    October 14, 2014 6:50 PM

    WESLACO - A woman says an electrical repair at her mobile home park set her back $1,000. Susan Garza moved her mobile home from McAllen to Weslaco in June, 2013, to be closer to her family. Garza said the new landlord didn't have the electrical hookup ready. ... more »
  • Search Continues for Robbery Suspect Play Video

    October 13, 2014 4:20 PM

    WESLACO - Police say they notified international bridges and Border Patrol checkpoints about a man wanted for a series of armed robberies in Weslaco. Police distributed George Melton's photo and information to state and federal authorities. He is considered armed and dangerous. Melton is accused of robberies at... more »
  • Police Are Still Searching for a Man Wanted in a String of Armed Robberies Play Video

    October 12, 2014 8:16 PM

    WESLACO -Police are still looking for a man suspected of a string of armed robberies. Police say George Melton used a gun and a knife to commit three armed robberies at Weslaco Stripes stores, in the last two weeks. Sheriff's deputies and constables were searching for Melton near... more »
  • Sheriff's Deputies Search for Man Involved in Drive-By Shooting

    October 11, 2014 7:13 PM

    WESLACO - Hidalgo County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man involved in a drive-by shooting. It happened on Mile 13 1/2, just east of Mile 4 West, just before 3:00am. The sheriff's office says the victim, a 27-year old man, was driving when another man starting shooting... more »
  • Weslaco Police Arrest Robbery Suspect's Girlfriend Play Video

    October 10, 2014 4:14 PM

    WESLACO - Police arrested the girlfriend of an armed robbery suspect. The woman, Elizabeth Salinas, on Friday was charged with hindering apprehension. Weslaco police arrested Salinas after her boyfriend, George Melton, escaped from a Donna home Thursday. Melton is wanted in connection with three armed robberies. Investigators... more »
  • Second Suspect Arrested in Weslaco Robbery Play Video

    October 10, 2014 12:44 PM

    WESLACO - A second suspect has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Weslaco. Police said the second suspect is the girlfriend of alleged armed robber Ricardo Rico, 17. Investigators said the woman helped Rico after he allegedly robbed the Valley Food Mart convenience store Wednesday... more »
  • Police Tracking Man Wanted for Armed Robberies Play Video

    October 9, 2014 11:15 PM

    DONNA - A man wanted for a string of armed robberies is on the run in the Donna area. George Melton is wanted for at least three armed robberies in the past week and a half. He robbed three Stripes stores, two of with a handgun and one with... more »
  • Robbery Suspect Arrested in Weslaco

    October 9, 2014 12:50 PM

    WESLACO - Police arrested a teenager in an aggravated robbery at a Weslaco store Wednesday night. The incident happened at around 9:46 p.m. at Valley Food Mart near Sugarcane and North Bridge roads. Police say a man wearing a mask walked in, waved a handgun, demanded money and left.... more »
  • Weslaco Police Department Now Better Armed Play Video

    October 6, 2014 10:52 PM

    WESLACO - The police department in Weslaco will be better armed against criminals. About four years ago, a felon led officers on a high-speed chase, then fired at them with a modified, fully automatic, AR-15 variant. Officers were using pistols and shotguns. Lt. Raul Vallejo said because of... more »
  • Mother and Daughter Called For Help During Robbery Play Video

    October 2, 2014 11:19 PM

    WESLACO - Police have still not made any arrests for the robbery at a Weslaco Pizza Hut, but now they know who called for help. On Sept. 18, police said two suspects entered the Pizza Hut on Business 83 in Weslaco and robbed the restaurant and all the customers... more »
  • Driver in Overnight Chase Eludes Officers Play Video

    October 1, 2014 7:59 AM

    WESLACO - A driver escaped from police after leading them on a chase overnight. Weslaco police assisted Donna officers with the pursuit. They said it started around 4 a.m. We're told the driver was in a black Mustang. The chase ended in Weslaco on the 3000 block of Pleasantview... more »
  • More Police Officers for Weslaco Play Video

    September 30, 2014 4:37 PM

    WESLACO - The city expanded the police department's budget to cover the cost of two new police officers. Weslaco will hire the new officers before the end of the year. The current police force is made up of about 55 officers. The city also recently budgeted for new... more »
  • Weslaco City Worker Responsible for Head-on Collision Play Video

    September 26, 2014 5:28 PM

    WESLACO - Police say a Weslaco city worker was at fault in a traffic accident that sent several people to the hospital earlier this week. The crash happened Monday on Pike Road. A CHANNEL 5 NEWS crew saw two women were taken away by stretcher. There were also two... more »
  • Problems with Potholes in Weslaco Play Video

    September 24, 2014 10:41 PM

    WESLACO - City public works departments are battling two problems because of all the rain, mosquitos and potholes. The city of Weslaco said potholes are currently not the top priority. Homer Cardenas knows city crews are trying to keep up with repairs, but "patch jobs only last a... more »
  • 2 Arrested in Aggravated Robbery North of Weslaco Play Video

    September 23, 2014 7:04 PM

    EDINBURG - Two men are behind bars in connection with an armed robbery Saturday at a convenience store north of Weslaco. Jose Guadalupe de la Rosa, 32, and Ovidio Zamora, 17, are accused of taking the cash register at gunpoint from the Corner Store. Police said one of... more »
  • Police: Shooting Victim Knew Gunmen Play Video

    September 23, 2014 12:12 PM

    WESLACO - Police said the victim of a Weslaco shooting knew the gunmen. The shooting happened at the Weslaco Inn Monday around 9:30 p.m. According to officers, there was a confrontation between the victim and the gunmen prior to the shooting. It's not known what the confrontation was about.... more »
  • Surveillance Images of Weslaco Robbery Suspects Released Play Video

    September 22, 2014 12:37 PM

    WESLACO - Police released surveillance images of two men who robbed a store outside of Weslaco. The crime happened Saturday around 8:30 a.m. at Corner Stop, which is located at the Mile 9 North and Mile 6 ½ West intersection. We're told one of the men pointed a... more »
  • Weslaco Police Search for Suspects in Armed Robbery Play Video

    September 19, 2014 3:50 PM

    WESLACO - Police are asking the public for information in a robbery they call "one of a kind." Twelve victims were robbed Thursday night at the Pizza Hut on Business 83 in Weslaco. The 12 victims, including employees and customers, were held at gunpoint. "Two men entered... more »
  • Weslaco Police Seek Suspects in Armed Robbery Play Video

    September 18, 2014 11:51 PM

    WESLACO - Police are searching for suspects in the armed robbery of a pizza restaurant and its patrons in Weslaco. The robbery happened at about 10 p.m. at the Pizza Hut on Business 83 and Border Avenue. Police said two or three suspects held the staff and patrons at... more »
  • Residents Fed up with Illegal Tire Dump Play Video

    September 18, 2014 10:42 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Residents in a neighborhood north of Weslaco want a massive illegal tire dump cleared. They say the site has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other critters. Thousands of tires cram the site off Mile 11 and Mile 6 ½ roads. Eilearto Gonzalez lives... more »
  • Weslaco Fire Under Investigation Play Video

    September 18, 2014 10:35 PM

    WESLACO - Hidalgo County fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a house early Thursday in Weslaco. The homeowner returned from an out-of-town trip to find his house in ruins. Investigators have not ruled out any theory in the case. The family lost everything in the fire.... more »
  • Storms Overwhelm Weslaco's Drainage Ditches Play Video

    September 16, 2014 7:50 PM

    WESLACO - Persistent rains over the weekend flooded some neighborhoods in Weslaco. Storms dumped more than 3.5 inches of rain. The storm water overwhelmed the drainage system. The drainage ditches were carved in the early 1900s. Days after the storms, some neighborhoods still showed signs of flooding.... more »
  • Weslaco Man Charged in Church Burglary Play Video

    September 16, 2014 4:26 PM

    WESLACO - Police arrested a man Monday night after officers allegedly found him burglarizing a church in Weslaco. Police said Jose Villarreal, 58, unlocked the front door so he could be arrested. A judge charged Villarreal with burglary of a building. Officers rushed to First United Methodist... more »
  • Flooding Closes Part of FM 1015 Play Video

    September 15, 2014 10:45 PM

    WESLACO - A portion of FM 1015 leading to Progreso remains closed because of flooding. State road crews shut down the road Monday morning. Motorists are asked to take alternate routes. There is no word yet on when the road will reopen. more »
  • Weslaco Police Increase Reward for Information in Murder Case Play Video

    September 15, 2014 5:39 PM

    WESLACO - Weslaco police are boosting the reward for a six-year-old murder case. The department is offering $4,000 for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the murder of Roberto Castro Jr. Castro was 14 was he was gunned down outside Weslaco's Walmart. Two men are serving... more »
  • DPS Investigates Head-On Collision in Weslaco

    September 13, 2014 9:06 AM

    WESLACO - DPS is investigating a major early morning accident north of Weslaco. The driver of a car and a truck appeared to have hit head-on along FM 1015 just south of Mile 11 North. Three people were taken to Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. No word on... more »
  • Driver Flees After Crash in Weslaco Play Video

    September 12, 2014 3:14 PM

    WESLACO - Police say a driver involved in a Weslaco crash is on the run. The crash happened at around noon on Interstate 2 near Westgate Drive. Weslaco police say a car crashed into the median and hit three other cars. Two people were taken to Knapp... more »
  • Part of Eastbound Expressway Closed in Weslaco

    September 12, 2014 12:23 PM

    WESLACO - A portion of the eastbound expressway is closed in Weslaco, as police respond to an accident. Officials closed the eastbound lanes, starting at the Westgate Drive exit and continuing until Texas Boulevard. All eastbound traffic is being diverted off the expressway at the Victoria Road exit. Traffic... more »
  • Weslaco Bills Resident $48,000 for Water Service Play Video

    September 11, 2014 8:27 PM

    WESLACO - A Weslaco resident says the city is billing her thousands of dollars for water service. Lesvia Sepulveda said she received a bill for $48,000. She called 5 On Your Side for help. Sepulveda said she doesn't use much water. She won't even water her backyard. ... more »
  • Weslaco Neighborhood Wants End to Illegal Dumping Play Video

    September 10, 2014 10:57 PM

    WESLACO - Residents of one Weslaco neighborhood say their alleyway has become an illegal dump. They called 5 On Your Side for help. Residents say they filed a complaint about a month ago, but nothing was done about the problem. The city finally took action after the neighbors... more »
  • Driver Slammed into Deputy Constable's Vehicle Play Video

    September 10, 2014 12:40 PM

    WESLACO - A deputy constablep's vehicle was struck while patrolling north of Weslaco. The constable was driving north on FM 1015, when another driver failed to yield and slammed into the constable's vehicle. It happened near Mile 11 around 10:30 a.m. The driver was pulling out from a... more »
  • Weslaco Police, Crime Stoppers Unable to Reach Agreement Play Video

    September 9, 2014 7:36 PM

    WESLACO - Weslaco police are taking an unconventional step to get crime tips from the public. Officer David Barbosa said they are not getting any tips from Crime Stoppers, so they decided to print the phone numbers of their investigators on wanted posters. "The problem that we're having... more »
  • Police Find Synthetic Marijuana During Welfare Check Play Video

    September 8, 2014 12:39 PM

    WESLACO - Police are waiting for a warrant to remove synthetic marijuana from a Weslaco home. CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned a neighbor called officers, after noticing a garage door had been open at a house for a few days. The home is located on the 1800 block of East... more »
  • Sports Magazine Fails to Deliver Posters Play Video

    September 5, 2014 8:31 PM

    WESLACO - A Weslaco woman wants a local high school sports magazine to deliver the posters she ordered with her advertisement or refund her cash. Nancy Bazan called 5 On Your Side for help. High School Sports Magazine makes advertising posters for businesses in the Rio Grande Valley.... more »
  • Brothers Charged in San Juan Burglary Play Video

    September 4, 2014 6:18 PM

    WESLACO - Two brothers were charged in a San Juan burglary that led to a high-speed chase Thursday. Police arrested Ivan Gongora, 24, and Orlando Gongora, 17, when the chase ended in Weslaco. The San Juan police chief said the two suspects sped down Interstate 2 toward Weslaco.... more »
  • San Juan Burglary Suspects Arrested after Chase Play Video

    September 4, 2014 12:35 PM

    WESLACO - Police arrested two people after a high-speed chase in Weslaco. CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned they're suspects in a San Juan burglary case. The San Juan police chief said the two suspects sped down the expressway toward Weslaco. San Juan and Weslaco police followed the suspects' vehicle. The... more »
  • NOAA to Broadcast Weather Alerts in Spanish Play Video

    September 3, 2014 10:47 PM

    WESLACO - Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday unveiled a new transmitter they will use to broadcast alerts in Spanish in the Rio Grande Valley. Residents must have a weather radio to receive the alerts, officials said. "With the large amount of Spanish speaking... more »
  • Weslaco Police Looking for Tips in Cold Case Play Video

    September 3, 2014 1:04 PM

    WESLACO - Police are re-opening a cold case in Weslaco. Investigators are searching for Isidro Limon, who disappeared in September 2000. The then-23-year-old was last seen along South Nebraska, near Texas Boulevard. Police suspect foul play in his disappearance. They interviewed a person of interest during the initial investigation,... more »
  • Rain Leads to Road Closures in McAllen, Edinburg

    September 3, 2014 9:40 AM

    MCALLEN - Rain across the Rio Grande Valley caused road closures in Hidalgo County. McAllen city officials announced the following closures due to flooding: 4th Street between Primrose and Redbud 12th Street and Quamasia Avenue 11th Street and Redbud Avenue Eastbound lane at Main Street... more »
  • Weslaco Clears Drainage Ditches Play Video

    September 2, 2014 4:18 PM

    WESLACO - The city of Weslaco is ramping up drainage efforts ahead of possible heavy storms. Workers on Tuesday cleaned the last few ditches that still needed attention. Sediment and tree limbs are now gone. Weslaco was able to test its storm drain system Friday. A strong storm... more »
  • Thieves Break Into Home and Steal Family Dog Play Video

    September 1, 2014 6:00 PM

    WESLACO - A Valley pet owner is desperate, thieves stole jewelry, electronics and the family's dog. Pet owner Joann Sherwood says her dog Sasha is more than a pet, she is a member of the family, "A lot of times when you retire your children are not here and... more »
  • Mother Charged with Child Endangerment

    August 29, 2014 12:51 PM

    WESLACO - A Weslaco mother was formally charged, after her daughter was found wandering the streets alone. Denise Reyna was arraigned on a child endangerment charge earlier today. Her 3-year-old is now in state custody. A man found the girl barefoot in an alley around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.... more »
  • Concerned Resident Helps Wandering Child Play Video

    August 28, 2014 6:56 PM

    WESLACO - A concerned resident helped save a little girl who was walking alone early Thursday in a Weslaco neighborhood. Officials with Child Protective Services took custody of the 3-year-old child. The girl's mother now faces charges. Damon Mercado said he saw the girl walking alone in an... more »
  • Child Found Wandering Alone in Weslaco

    August 28, 2014 12:27 PM

    WESLACO - Police in Weslaco are questioning a woman, whose daughter was found wandering the streets alone. The girl, who's believed to be between 2 and 4 years old, was found on the 100 block of West 1st Street this morning. Police said she was wearing a pink dress... more »
  • Project Nears Completion at Valley Nature Center Play Video

    August 27, 2014 10:51 PM

    WESLACO - A $1.2-million project is entering the home stretch at Valley Nature Center. Work at the center began in the spring of 2012 and was supposed to end in January, 2013. The project was delayed when GAS Enterprises failed to pay subcontractors on the job. The company also... more »
  • Weslaco Cracks down on Water Violators Play Video

    August 27, 2014 5:37 PM

    WESLACO - Code enforcement officers are paying closer attention at watering violations in Weslaco. The officer said they will issue tickets to those who violate the watering restrictions. Watering is not allowed on Wednesdays, still, sprinklers were going full blast at Horton Elementary. "This is part of... more »
  • Weslaco Lifts Boil-Water Advisory, Urges Conservation Play Video

    August 26, 2014 12:44 PM

    WESLACO - The Weslaco city manager confirmed the city's boil-water notice was lifted for residents and businesses. The announcement was made this morning after test results showed the tap water was safe to drink. The city's water woes happened over the weekend, when the city exceeded its daily limit.... more »
  • Boil-Water Advisory in Weslaco Lifted

    August 26, 2014 9:52 AM

    WESLACO - The Weslaco city manager announced the water test results are back. They confirmed the water is safe to drink. The boil-water advisory has been lifted. The city's water system could not keep up with the above-average consumption of water this weekend. As a result, the boil-water advisory... more »

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