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  • Drop in blood donations due to coronavirus concerns, South Texas blood supply at risk of collapse

    March 14, 2020 3:41 PM

    SAN ANTONIO, TX – The community blood supply is at risk of collapse as drives are cancelled and donations decline because of concerns about coronavirus, said officials from the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and local hospital physicians urge blood donation as an... more »
  • First African American Culture Museum to Open in San Benito Play Video

    January 2, 2020 5:36 PM

    SAN BENITO – San Benito city leaders are looking to preserve African American history in the Rio Grande Valley, opening the first museum with African American culture in the Rio Grande Valley. The Historical Society of San Benito and the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District are developing a... more »
  • Child Flu-Related Death Confirmed in Rio Grande City Play Video

    December 6, 2019 5:18 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY – State health officials are now confirming a pediatric flu-related death in Rio Grande City. Last month, officials had only acknowledged the death of a 5-year-old child from South Texas. The child did not receive the flu shot this year. State health services emphasis the... more »
  • Texas Health Officials Confirm First Child Death of Flu Season Play Video

    November 15, 2019 8:33 PM

    WESLACO - Texas Health officials confirmed the influenza associated death of a 5-year-old child from South Texas. The State Health Department says the child did not get the flu shot this year. Flu activity in Texas continues to rise and is at above-average level, per this week's Department... more »
  • Amber Alert Issued for Missing 14-Year-Old Hondo Girl

    November 13, 2019 4:40 PM

    HONDO, Texas – An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday by the Hondo Police Department for a missing 14-year-old girl. Police are looking for Eva Marie Garcia, who was last seen at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 16 on the 200 block of 18th Street in Hondo, a city just outside of... more »
  • Cases of Vape-Related Illnesses More Than Doubled in South Texas Play Video

    October 2, 2019 5:14 PM

    WESLACO – New numbers on vaping cases in the South Texas region have more than doubled. In a week’s time, the state went from 54 cases to 75, compared to our region which went from six to 16 cases. Less than a month ago, Hidalgo County had only... more »
  • Risk of Wildfires Rise as Drought Conditions Worsen in the Valley Play Video

    August 30, 2019 6:13 PM

    WESLACO – Drought conditions are getting worse in the Rio Grande Valley and much worse in counties just north of the region. A map shows extreme drought conditions in red spreading in Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg and Duval counties. In the Valley, tan shades indicates a moderate drought... more »
  • Drought Worsens as South Texas Officials, Ranchers Wait for State’s Approval for Disaster Declaration Play Video

    August 21, 2019 5:27 PM

    NEAR HEBBRONVILLE – The worst drought conditions in the continental United States is affecting four nearby South Texas counties. A drought map reveals big problems for people in Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg and Duval counties; especially for ranchers. With the lack of rain for months, the reservoirs are... more »
  • Zoo Working to Redeem Population of Iconic Horned Lizard Play Video

    June 10, 2019 5:50 PM

    SAN ANTONIO – A new method is being developed to track horned lizards, the Texas reptile that’s population been in decline. The San Antonio Zoo wants to jumpstart the horned lizard population. CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to the manager of the Center for Conservation and Research, Bekky Muscher-Hodges.... more »
  • South Texas Ranchers Affected by Patrols on Private Property Play Video

    April 30, 2019 10:45 PM

    WESLACO – A new immigration-related expense is affecting South Texas ranchers. Most of the land being patrolled in Jim Wells and Brooks counties is private property. "Our roads get abused and torn up. These roads are extremely expensive... And they utilize these roads like they are public roads... more »
  • Contract for CBP Tent Processing Centers Approved Play Video

    April 19, 2019 10:44 AM

    WESLACO – The contract to begin construction of "soft sided structures" that will function as temporary processing centers along the border was approved Thursday, Apr. 18. Customs and Border Protection filed the fast-tracked contract six days prior to its approval. Within the documents they stated they needed to... more »
  • Un Reynosense es Extraditado al Valle Play Video

    March 21, 2019 7:46 AM

    MCALLEN - Un sospechoso de asesinato y robo ocurridos en enero de 1998 ha sido extraditado al Valle para enfrentar a la jusiticia estadounidense. El reynosense es sospechoso del asesinato de un guardia de seguridad durante un robo a mano armada cometido en el South... more »
  • Valley Community Gathers to Gain Awareness of South Texas Ocelot Play Video

    March 14, 2019 8:52 AM

    SAN BENITO – Experts say there are only about 80 ocelots in the entire United States. All of them are located in the Rio Grande Valley. The Gladys Porter Zoo, the Friends of Laguna Atascosa Refuge, the Texas Zoo of Victoria and the Longhorn Cattle Company Restaurant hosted... more »
  • University Exhibit Showcases Valley’s Role during American Civil War Play Video

    March 12, 2019 8:57 AM

    EDINBURG – Many are unaware the Rio Grande Valley played an important role during the American Civil War. An exhibit called “The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail” details more than 60 sites and events that took place in the Valley during the war; as well as a list... more »
  • New Birth Gives Hope for Ocelot Conservationists Play Video

    March 5, 2019 6:29 PM

    WESLACO – Although the South Texas ocelot species is disappearing, conservationists say there’s still hope. These conservationists are breeding in captivity to help the species in the wild. The breeding resulted in a birth earlier this year. They are excited about their reproduction, as well as the... more »
  • National Emergency Declaration Explained Play Video

    February 18, 2019 10:43 PM

    WESLACO – More than a dozen states are legally challenging the national emergency declared by President Trump last week. South Texas College political science professor, Dr. Bill Greene, says these declarations are common, but the one declared last week might be different. “The vast majority have had to... more »
  • Chief Border Patrol Agent Comments After Escorting Pres. Trump Play Video

    January 10, 2019 9:26 PM

    MCALLEN – The Rio Grande Valley’s Chief Border Patrol Agent escorted President Donald Trump along the frontline at Anzalduas Park in Mission. KRGV’s Sierra Pizarro spoke to chief Raul Ortiz after the tour. He says they showed President Trump the current border security resources and what they could... more »
  • Valley Residents Collect Hundreds of Dollars for Border Wall Play Video

    January 9, 2019 9:54 PM

    WESLACO – Several Rio Grande Valley residents have collected hundreds of dollars to help pay for the border wall. The residents say they have collected about $12,000 for the border wall. Local resident Marilou Prudencio says she collected hundreds of donations after telling friends from across the country... more »
  • Gov't Shutdown Impacting Financial Aid Process for College Students Play Video

    January 9, 2019 5:14 PM

    UPDATE (1/18): According to a financial outreach specialist at South Texas College, the Department of Education is now accepting paper tax returns from FAFSA applications. This move is designed to eliminate Internal Service Revenue-related delays. --------- WESLACO – The partial government shutdown is making the financial aid... more »
  • Mission Community Joins Forces for Free Health Fair

    December 28, 2018 2:15 PM

    MISSION, TX -The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Mission and Mission Regional Medical Center to host its 24th Annual Mission Community Health & Wellness Fair. The event will be held at the Mission Event Center on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to... more »
  • 12 Days of Goodwill, End of Year Donation Drive

    December 21, 2018 2:35 PM

    ALAMO – Giving extravagant gifts during the holidays is nothing new — consider the “five golden rings” and “partridge in a pear tree” from the well-known Christmas carol. This holiday season, Goodwill is asking South Texans to give more meaningful gifts, such as second chances and confidence by donating things... more »
  • Additional Federal Prosecutors Headed to South Texas

    June 27, 2018 11:44 AM

    BROWNSVILLE – More federal prosecutors are headed to the border to help reduce the immigration court backlog. Ryan Patrick, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas, says they will continue adhering to the zero-tolerance memo issued in April by the Attorney General’s Office. But in spite of the rise... more »
  • CBP's Initiative to Find Missing Immigrants Turns into Nationwide Program Play Video

    October 18, 2017 7:08 PM

    WESLACO – The search-and-rescue efforts for immigrants lost or left behind by smugglers in the brush has now turned into a nationwide program. The Missing Migrant Initiative is now known as the Missing Migrant Program. It's now a part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's daily efforts. The last time... more »
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