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Fire Breaks Out Inside IDEA Classroom

MCALLEN -More than 20 students and a teacher are at a local hospital after a fire ignited inside a classroom, according an IDEA Public School official. Fire crews responded Thursday morning to the IDEA Public School campus at 201 North Bentsen Road in McAllen. McAllen Fire Cpt. James Farrell said a

KRGV - 2017-09-21 20:16:00

McAllen police seek to ID person of interest in burglary investigation

McAllen police seek to identify a person of interest in a burglary investigation. (Photos courtesy of the McAllen Police Department) McAllen police seek to identify a person of interest in a buglary investigation. Police say a man in his late teens or early 20's is a person of interest in a burglary


7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Mexico, Death Toll Rising

WESLACO - Mexican officials are assessing the damage of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the central state of Puebla and surrounding cities. Jose Armona grew up in the Rio Grande Valley but now lives in the area of Mexico impacted by the quake. He described to CHANNEL 5 NEWS what happened. Anc

KRGV - 2017-09-20 01:02:00

UTRGV's 'medical office on wheels' launches services in Alamo

A 40-foot truck, dubbed the Unimvil, launched its health care services in the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday. The mobile unit will travel to 16 locations throughout the region to provide free health care. The Unimvil's first stop was Alamo, an area that's part of Hidalgo County Commissioner Eddie Ca


Fire chief: 'Science experiment gone wrong' may have caused McAllen school fire

McAllen Fire Chief Rafael Balderas says a "science experiment gone wrong" may have caused a fire at an IDEA public school Thursday morning. The McAllen Fire Department received a call at about 9:38 a.m. regarding a fire inside a classroom at the IDEA public school located on the 200 block of North B


Survivors of Deadly Earthquake Travel to the Valley

MCALLEN - Passengers on a flight from Mexico City landed in McAllen Wednesday afternoon. CHANNEL 5 NEWS was able to speak with some of them about the destruction they saw first-hand left by the earthquake. They said the damage they saw was unbelievable. Leonelo Ortega calls Mexico City home. He said

KRGV - 2017-09-21 02:58:00

50 years ago: Beulah was dumping rain across South Texas

Beulah continued to weaken as it tracked up toward Alice then back south to Laredo. Major flood warnings were issued across South Texas with rains of 12 inches or more reported. Inflows from the San Juan River were causing the Rio Grande to rise quickly near Rio Grande City.

MCALLEN MONITOR - 2017-09-21 10:44:00

San Juan Man Seeks Answers After Receiving High Water Bill

SAN JUAN - A San Juan man said his water bill tripled after the city claimed he used nearly 30,000 gallons of water last month. Lawrence Gouge spent years earning a living as a truck driver. After years of hard work, he's finally reached the American dream. Four years ago he retired and bought a mob

KRGV - 2017-09-21 07:14:00

Valley Doctor Prepares to Aid Mexico Earthquake Victims

MCALLEN - Dr. Javier Ramirez-Lavin, a pediatrician out of McAllen, said he always tries to help whenever there is a major disaster. The Earthquake in Mexico hit close to home. "I was very stressed cause I had patients to take care of, I'm worried about what's going on over there," said Dr. Ramirez-L

KRGV - 2017-09-21 06:04:00

Board Members Tight-Lipped About Non-Profit's Closure

ALAMO -Senior Outreach Community Service Inc. board members held a private meeting in the Alamo public library Thursday following the closure of the non-profit organization last week. SOCS board attorney Armando Duran wouldn't give us any information about the future of now-closed senior outreach co

KRGV - 2017-09-22 02:43:00

Gridiron Heroes: The Stang Gang

McALLEN - Diego Salinas, David Medina, Joey Garcia, and Benjamin Rodriguez are all freshman football players at McAllen Memorial. And despite not being able to hear, they all suit up for the Mustangs as proud members of the team. "I love football," said Salinas through a sign language interpreter. "

KRGV - 2017-09-21 07:24:00

Cleanup Underway at Old Pharr Recycling Center Near Homes

PHARR - The city of Pharr began a major effort to clean up an old recycling yard inside a neighborhood on Medina Avenue. The effort comes within weeks of a CHANNEL 5 NEWS report highlighting homeowner Maria Murillo, who said she's complained for years about health problems from the dust and debris b

KRGV - 2017-09-22 02:05:00

New Benefits for Sunny Skies Colonia Property Owners

BROWNSVILLE - Appraisal surveys are underway for Brownsville families not ready to sell their homes. CHANNEL 5 NEWS reported about the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport runway expansion project. The federal government is providing extra options for homeowners whose properties are

KRGV - 2017-09-22 02:07:00

Officials Create Water Supply Plan after Hurricane Harvey

SAN BENITO - Cameron County emergency officials are making sure there's a drinking water plan in place in case of severe weather. Cameron County emergency manager coordinator Tom Hushen told CHANNEL 5 NEWS several water chemical treatment providers in the Coastal Bend were impacted by Hurricane Harv

KRGV - 2017-09-22 01:17:00

Hundreds Left Without Refunds after SPI Lantern Fest Cancellation

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - An avid beachgoer said she wants to know why her refund claim for a now-canceled Lantern Fest at South Padre Island was denied. Three months passed and still no solution. Hundreds of people are wondering who's responsible for re-funding their money after a lantern festival at th

KRGV - 2017-09-22 00:50:00

Mexico Earthquake Missing Person Hotline Activated

WESLACO - Some Rio Grande Valley residents are trying to find loved ones impacted by the earthquake in Central Mexico. At the moment, there are places in the devastated region where phone and internet service is limited. The Mexican Consulate set up a phone line for Americans to call. The number is

KRGV - 2017-09-22 00:40:00

USDA, House agriculture staff stable after car accident

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee are in stable condition after a car accident in El Campo, Texas. The staffers were taken to the hospital after the accident, which occurred following an event with farmers who had been affec

KRGV - 2017-09-22 00:40:00

Valley Emergency Mobile Unit Headed to Coastal Bend to Help Harvey Victims

WESLACO - An emergency mobile unit is head to the coastal bend to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Hidalgo County Community Service Agency Mobile Unit is heading to Rosenberg, Texas. The agency's director, Jaime Longoria, told CHANNEL 5 NEWS they will help administer state disaster money for ass

KRGV - 2017-09-22 00:25:00

Former state judge named insurance commissioner after Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Greg Abbott has named a former state appeals court judge as Texas' new insurance commissioner - a powerful post that will have a higher-than-usual profile following Harvey's destruction. Abbott's office announced Kent Sullivan's appointment Thursday. The position had remain

KRGV - 2017-09-21 23:40:00

FESTIVA EVENTS - Friday, Sept. 22 - Sunday, Sept. 24

Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday. FRIDAY URBAN COWBOY THROWBACK NIGHT The event will include a dance contest, Dolly Parton look-alike contest and Punch Machine contest, all with cash prizes. Serjio & Ropin the Wind will per

MCALLEN MONITOR - 2017-09-21 16:43:00