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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


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:


Texas landowner sues over Trump's border wall plans: "It means everything to me"

The Trump administration faces new legal challenges over the national emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday. A group of 16 states filed a separate suit Monday that called the emergency declaration unconstitu


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.


Texas woman says 10-year-old granddaughter's organs may have been harvested without permission

LUBBOCK. Texas -- A grandmother in Lubbock says she has a lot of questions after she found out doctors may have harvested her 10-year-old granddaughter's organs without permission.


San Benito schools plan for innovation

SAN BENITO — Changes are in the works for San Benito students and faculty. San Benito CISD’s Board of Trustees held a public hearing last Wednesday outlining their proposed District of Innovation (DOI) plan, which could create a few changes in the 2019-2020 school years.


Texas man charged in stabbing death of 2-year-old daughter

ORANGE, Texas (AP) A Southeast Texas man is jailed on a capital murder charge after his 2-year-old daughter was found stabbed to death at their home. An Orange Police Department spokesman said the officers went to the home shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbor had reported a child had been


Work-force ready: San Benito EMT students gain real-life experience

SAN BENITO — To the untrained eye, it merely looks like scribbles on a piece of paper. But to certified electrocardiogram emergency medical technicians, it’s a missing piece of the puzzle that could help save their patient’s life.


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


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


Texas teen taking selfie tumbles from bridge

DALLAS, Texas (KWTX) A Texas teenager who fell 50-feet while trying to take a selfie from a towering bridge is lucky to be alive. Triston Bailey, 18, has spent the last four months recovering from injuries he suffered in a fall from the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.


Solar Energy Farm To Be Built In Cameron County

Wind turbines have become a fairly familiar site in the Lower Rio Grande Valley – and soon, solar panels may too. A Kansas-based renewable energy company is planning to construct a giant solar farm in Cameron County. An agreement between the county and Tradewind Energy would put a 150 megawatt solar


Ocelots on display for conservation-aimed weekend

HARLINGEN — On the first weekend of next month, it’s going to be ocelots practically everywhere. Longhorn Cattle Co. Barbeque and Steak Restaurant in San Benito will host Afternoon with an Ocelot from noon to dusk on March 2.


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


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.


Incumbents face challengers in May election

HARLINGEN — The city’s placid political scene is revving up. In the May 4 election, Mayor Chris Boswell and Commissioners Tudor Uhlhorn and Richard Uribe face challengers. Candidates’ filing deadline, which opened Jan. 16, closed Feb. 15.


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,


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


Police: North Texas man abused girlfriend's 8-week-old baby out of 'frustration'

Police in North Texas say a newborn baby suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of his mother's boyfriend. CBS DFW reports that the Parker County Sheriff's Office has charged 20-year-old Kaleb Eisenmann with injury to a child.


Popularity of CBD oil growing in Central Texas

CENTRAL TEXAS (KWTX) After operating for three months the CenTex CBD store is going strong. CBD or Cannabidiol oil is a non-intoxicating substance which is extracted from the cannabis plant.