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5 on 5: February 19th

ELSA - With a trip to the regional tournament on the line, Edinburg's girls took out Harlingen 54-34 Tuesday night in the third round of the UIL playoffs. St Joseph's girls were also victorious on a night that was dominated by a host of first-round, boys basketball games. CHANNEL 5's Joel Villanueva


Chinese Restaurant Grilled on Social Media

HARLINGEN - After a former employee posts of pictures of a dirty kitchen, the city of Harlingen Health Department investigates. However the city's Environmental Health Director says the restaurant received a high score on their inspection. Who is telling the truth? Local 23 News' Derick Garcia inves


MMA cancels today's parade due to weather

HARLINGEN – Marine Military Academy will commemorate the 74 th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II with its annual Iwo Jima Parade today at 4 p.m. on the MMA Parade Grounds.


Edinburg High girls lead Harlingen at halftime

The Edinburg High girls’ basketball team grabbed a 30-11 lead over Harlingen High during the Class 5A Regional Quarterfinals on Tuesday night at Edcouch-Elsa gymnasium. Check back later at RGVsports.com for a complete story after the game.


Harlingen library launches book program for toddlers and preschoolers

HARLINGEN — Whether it be books, magazines, comics or e-books, many local parents have taken on the challenge to help their children read 1,000 of them before kindergarten. The Harlingen Public Library recently launched its new 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program and is seeking participants.


Viral photos of local restaurant's kitchen raise concern of establishment's cleanliness

The pictures of a dirty restaurant's cold storage went viral in a matter of minutes on Monday afternoon shortly after they were posted on Facebook. The owner of China Restaurant respond to the allegations of managing a dirty kitchen by offering CBS 4 News tour of the kitchen and cold storage. He bel


Harlingen native named GM for new convention center

HARLINGEN — During his career, Jeff Hamel has operated some of the top hotels in South Texas. Now, the Harlingen native is poised to make the city’s new convention center the region’s “premier” conference facility.


MMA to host annual parade

HARLINGEN – Marine Military Academy will commemorate the 74 th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II with its annual Iwo Jima Parade today at 4 p.m. on the MMA Parade Grounds.


Police say father killed 2-year-old daughter in 'violent death' in Texas neighborhood

ORANGE, Texas — A father is being charged in the "violent death" of his 2-year-old daughter after police say he killed her Tuesday at a home in Orange. Sources close to the investigation say he believed there was a microchip in his child, and he was trying to "destroy it" when he killed the girl.


For the second time, U.S. Supreme Court reverses death sentence decision for Texas inmate Bobby Moore

The U.S. Supreme Court again struck down a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals decision that declared a death row inmate did not have an intellectual disability. The high court ruled on Tuesday that Bobby Moore has shown he is intellectually disabled and, for the second time in the case, knocked down an


Hunter Park is next target for modernizing

HARLINGEN — Even the city’s smallest parks aren’t going unnoticed. Little Hunter Park on Third Street could be in line for some much-needed love from the Parks and Recreation Department — if money is available via the city’s Community Development Division from the Community Development Block Grant m


Bobcats Run into the Sweet Sixteen

EDCOUCH-ELSA - A line went out the door of Yellow Jacket Gymnasium Tuesday night for the regional quarter-final matchup between Harlingen and Edinburg. The first quarter was and back-and-forth brawl, with both teams matching up evenly. The second quarter was a completely different story. A 20-0 run


Body of missing Texas boyfriend found, but girlfriend's whereabouts a mystery

Weltzin Garcia and Alfonso Hernandez had a problematic relationship, but remained linked to each other through their two young children. A few weeks ago, police issued a warrant for Hernandez’s arrest for domestic violence, according to Texas media outlets. But days after the warrant was issued both


Cameron Co. Temporarily Closes 3 County Beach Access Areas

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – A Cameron County judge has requested temporary closures of three county beach access areas. The following county beaches are being temporarily closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic due to extremely high tides:


Library program promoting music and reading gains popularity

Children were not just learning through reading they were moving to music at the Harlingen Early Adventure's Workshop. The program aims to help children learn through movement, music and reading.


Teen escapes from Texas immigrant shelter

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (KWTX) Authorities are searching for a teenager who escaped from an immigrant children’s shelter in Brownsville. Two teenagers managed to flee from the Casa Padre Southwest Key facility, but one of the two was later captured and was in the custody of Brownsville police.


More than $12M worth of meth seized in Texas, CBP says

A meth haul with an estimated value of more than $12 million was uncovered in Texas over the weekend, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced Tuesday. The agency’s Office of Field Operations (OFO), stationed at the Pharr International Bridge, carried out the drug seizure on Saturday,


Harlingen Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

HARLINGEN, TX — Here's your weather forecast for the week ahead, as reported by Darksky. Overcast throughout the day. Overcast throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


New laws affecting this year’s tax returns

HARLINGEN — You call this a refund?. A lot of people may be asking this question as the effects of new tax laws show up in individual refunds. But one of the reasons for lower refunds this season is the federal government took less tax dollars from paychecks during 2018, said Karen Martinez, area ma


Digital Billboard to Help Find Missing Persons in Texas

WESLACO – A local daughter says she hopes information posted on digital billboards will help find her missing father. Danielle Sekula says her father was reported missing in April of 2016.