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Weslaco man guilty of infant’s assault facing life sentence
A Weslaco man faces life in prison after being found guilty earlier this month of sexually assaulting an infant nearly two years ago, according to a news release from the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office.
Foul Odor at Pharr School Causes Evacuation, 13 Transported to Hospital as Precaution
PHARR – An incident took place this morning in Pharr that caused several students to be taken to the local hospital. IDEA Public Schools in Pharr received reports of a foul odor on the campus Friday morning.
Central Texas sheriff named in suit alleging sexual assault
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Waco against Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman alleges that a former sheriff’s office employee was sexually assaulted more than 20 times and subjected to an “intolerable work environment.” The suit seeks unspecified actual, compensatory, p
Valley Woman Warns about Website Selling Fake JLo Concert Tickets
WESLACO – A Rio Grande Valley woman is warning about a website selling fake concert tickets. Jennifer Lopez announced she is having a concert at the Bert Ogden Arena in June.
New Appropriations Bill Halts Border Wall Projects
WESLACO – Sensitive Rio Grande Valley areas are protected from physical border barriers for the time being. Congressman Henry Cuellar says the new 2019 appropriations bill signed into law on Friday applies to past border wall projects.
Border Patrol RGV Sector Completes Horse Patrol Program
EDINBURG - The U.S. Border Patrol RGV Sector is celebrating the completion of their Horse Patrol Program. Seven agents graduating this morning after 30 days of intensive training with the horses. The program instructor says this training prepares both the horse and the agent for harsh terrain and ch
Ex-Donna ISD employee jailed for sexual relationship with student
EDINBURG — The Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office revoked probation last week for a former Donna high school truancy officer who pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a student in 2015.
Trump’s Emergency Declaration Opens Possibility for Legal Challenges
WESLACO – President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over border wall funding Friday morning. The president is tapping into a power created by congress under the National Emergencies Act.
Texas 14-Year-Old Was Fatally Stabbed by Friend, Who Said Victim 'Was Like a Sister to Me'
A Texas teenager was convicted Thursday of fatally stabbing her 14-year-old friend in 2018, when the suspect was 13, PEOPLE confirms. A Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman tells PEOPLE that the killer, now 14, was found guilty of delinquent conduct in juvenile court, which is equiv
Valley Municipal Courts Teaming Up with Law Enforcement to Collect Outstanding Fines
WESLACO – Starting next week, several municipal courts in the Rio Grande Valley will join more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Texas for a warrant round-up. This round-up will help to collect outstanding fines.
5 on 5: February 14th
ROMA - Weslaco's girls failed to get past the second round of the playoffs, falling to United South 55-47 Thursday night. Another batch of area games are on the schedule for Friday. CHANNEL 5's Joel Villanueva has an update.
Lost Stories of the Hidalgo County Public Cemetery Sunday Speaker Series to feature anthropology professor from UTRGV
Lost Stories of the Hidalgo County Public Cemetery. Sunday Speaker Series to feature anthropology professor from UTRGV. EDINBURG, Texas — Feb. 15, 2019 — Cemeteries across South Texas host the remains of settlers of the region and their families. Many people, however, were not fortunate enough to ha
Parents charged in death of Texas infant; baby suffered 60 fractures
CLEAR LAKE, Texas (KWTX) The parents of a 2-month-old Texas girl who died after suffering more than 60 fractures and other injuries have been charged. Dylan Daugherty, 23, of Clear Lake is charged with murder in the June 2018 death of his infant daughter Brooklyn Daugherty, died of blunt force injur
1 killed in crash in Edinburg, another charged with intoxication manslaughter
One woman is dead and another has been charged with intoxication manslaughter charges following a crash early Friday morning in Edinburg. According to police the accident happened in the 3400 block of North 24th Avenue in reference to a vehicle crash.
Freak gym class accident left Texas teen nearly paralyzed: report
A seemingly harmless task in gym class left one Texas teen nearly paralyzed after the rope she was using in December allegedly broke, and she was sent crashing to the ground where she landed on her neck. Katie Bivins, who said that “God has a plan for everyone, whether you like it or not,” was initi
Spending Deal Pending Pres. Trump's Signature
WESLACO – A bi-partisan spending deal is pending President Donald Trump’s signature. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday. The president is expected to sign the bill on Friday and declare a national emergency to obtain more money for border wall projects.
Migrants brave the Rio Grande, looking toward Eagle Pass, Texas
Having traveled more than a thousand miles, the immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico -- mostly from Honduras -- come to this: the banks of the Rio Grande River. Just beyond is Eagle Pass, Texas, and the broader U.S.
Experts Say "El Chapo" Guzman's Conviction Won't Change Cartel Activity
WESLACO – Experts say Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s conviction won’t change the way law enforcement works. Sheriff Eddie Garcia says the recent conviction of El Chapo isn’t going to change gang activity currently operating in Hidalgo County.
Texas teacher surprises bullied student with matching haircut
A Texas teacher went the extra mile for a student who was getting teased about her short hair. Now, both teacher and student have matching haircuts and event matching bows. Inside the walls of Miss Grimm’s kindergarten classroom, there are little minds hard at work, especially with one of her studen
How the government abused eminent domain the last time it built a border fence in Texas
Once again, the Rio Grande Valley is seeing the signs that more border fencing is coming: construction equipment gathering near the Rio Grande, brush being cleared, residents receiving letters from the government asking to survey their property and possibly claim some of it through eminent domain. T