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Weslaco teacher faces charge of improper relationship  Monitor

A Weslaco High School teacher is on administrative leave after being charged with having an improper relationship with a former student. Tomas Perez, 37, was ...

Weslaco High football coach resigns  Monitor

After rebuilding one of the most storied programs in Valley history, Michael Salinas is hanging up his coaching headset. Michael Salinas resigned as Weslaco ...

Gas Leak Odor at Weslaco High School  KVEO-TV

UPDATE: A total of eight WHS students and one teacher were also transported to Knapp Medical Hospital for evaluation as a precautionary measure.

19-Year-Old Arraigned for Bringing Weapons to Weslaco School  KRGV

WESLACO – A student is charged after being caught with weapons on school grounds in Weslaco.

Mumps Case Confirmed at Weslaco School  KRGV

WESLACO – One case of the mumps has been confirmed at Weslaco Independent School District.

Here's the Largest LED Video Display in High School Sports  Commercial Integrator

We've written about some largest high school football video scoreboards and, not surprisingly, most of them are in Texas. The new king, at least according to ...

Weslaco High grad wins national bilingual essay contest with ‘A Wild Tongue’  Monitor

Weslaco High School graduate Carolina De Anda's essay titled “A Wild Tongue” won first place in a student writing contest hosted by the National Association ...

Mumps Reported At Weslaco School  Fox News South Texas

Weslaco, Texas — 15 cases of mumps have been confirmed in Hidalgo County. The most recent one at a Weslaco high school. Health officials say more cases ...

Brooks Co. Officials Confirm Incident with Buses Transporting Weslaco Students  KRGV

NEAR FALFURRIAS – The Brooks County Sheriff's Office confirms charter buses occupied by students with the Weslaco Independent School District were hit by ...

Health Official: Case of Mumps Located at Weslaco East High  KRGV

WESLACO – Health officials in Hidalgo County are confirming the Weslaco school where a case of the mumps was located.

Parents Seek Answers over Charter Bus Incident involving Weslaco Students  KRGV

WESLACO – Buses carrying Weslaco elementary students on their end of the year field trip were hit by “projectiles” in Brooks County.

6 Cases of Mumps in Hidalgo Co. Confirmed, Others Under Investigation  KRGV

UPDATE (4/12 12:50 PM): Eddie Olivarez with the Hidalgo County Health Department confirmed the sixth case of mumps Friday morning.

Weslaco pitmaster changed careers to pursue passion  Monitor

Smokin' Moon & Beer Garden pitmaster Joel Garcia said his passion for barbecue blossomed while traveling around Texas, crossing off his list of the 2013 ...

Weslaco Police Searching for Attempted Kidnapping Suspects  KRGV

WESLACO – Police need help identifying the suspects of an attempted kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Recognizes Valley School  KVEO-TV

Weslaco ISD's Mario Ybarra Elementary receiving a huge honor. The school is selected by the Military Order of the Purple Heart to receive a Purple Heart ...

Weslaco Police Capture Suspect Connected to Aggravated Robbery at Dollar General  KRGV

UPDATE (5/21): The suspect in a Weslaco aggravated robbery is behind bars.

Weslaco school’s support for veterans earns Purple Heart distinction  Monitor

WESLACO — A school here has received the Purple Heart School distinction recognizing the campus' dedication to veterans and their families. The Military ...

Police Say No Foul Play in Weslaco Death Investigation  KRGV

UPDATE (6/4): Investigators say no foul play was committed in a death of a woman.

Driver Who Nearly Ran Over Several Officers Charged  KRGV

WESLACO – A driver who was caught on dash cam video nearly running over several police officers went before a judge on Friday.

Weslaco teacher, coach and university student receives teacher of the year award  Monitor

WESLACO — In her 10th year of teaching for her hometown district, Monica Sifuentes of Weslaco ISD received statewide recognition by the Texas Council of ...

La Feria High School Installing Turf Field  KRGV

LA FERIA - Out with grass, in with turf. The work is underway at La Feria's Lion Stadium where crews are busy installing turf this summer. CHANNEL 5's Erica ...

Weslaco High School employee arraigned on improper student-teacher relationship charges  KGBT-TV

A Weslaco High School employee turned himself into police for an outstanding warrant regarding an improper relationship with a student Friday morning.

2 Children in Hospital following School Bus Crash  KRGV

DONNA – Two children are in the hospital after a driver hit a school bus, according to authorities.

Weslaco Police Seeking to Identify Aggravated Robbery Suspect  KRGV

WESLACO- Weslaco police are asking for the public's help in identifying an aggravated robbery suspect.

Weslaco Fire Leaves 3 Families Displaced  KRGV

UPDATE (5 p.m.): The Red Cross is now assisting the three families displaced by the apartment fire.

Weslaco Man Seeks Full Refund for Years of Double Trash Payments  KRGV

WESLACO – Just three weeks ago, when a Weslaco man paid his utility bill he finally asked why he was paying so much.

2nd Arrest Made in Alleged Bribery Scheme Involving Weslaco City Commissioner  KRGV

WESLACO - A second indictment was made public on a Weslaco bribery scheme Friday.

Documents Reveal Scope of Inappropriate Student/Teacher Investigation in Santa Rosa  KRGV

SANTA ROSA – Documents obtained from the Texas Education Agency reveal Santa Rosa Independent School District is looking at six people regarding the ...

Weslaco Resident Concerned Canal Water Potentially Killing Fish  KRGV

WESLACO – Some Weslaco residents are concerned about local canal waters potentially killing fish.

Donna ISD Officer on Administrative Leave after Firearm Discharged  KRGV

DONNA – A Donna Independent School District police officer is on administrative leave after accidentally discharging a firearm.

Weslaco High School football player charged in burglary investigation  KGBT-TV

A Weslaco High School football player is accused of assisting in a burglary in which more than $10000 of property was stolen.Justice Free, 18, of Weslaco was ...

Another Fun High School Sports Year  KRGV

WESLACO - The Valley's high school sports year came to an end last week in Round Rock with the Pioneer baseball team.

Weslaco is Proclaimed a Purple Heart City  KRGV

WESLACO – Weslaco is now a “Purple Heart City” after a military son's efforts.

Suspect in Custody after Barricading Self in Weslaco Home  KRGV

UPDATE (6/16): The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Tommy Lee Garcia. Garcia was charged with evading arrest. He was also booked on an ...

Donna School Lifts Shelter in Place Status After Threatening Social Media Post  KRGV

UPDATE (3:00 p.m.): Donna High School has removed the shelter in place status.

Volunteers prepare to feed 4,000 at final Feast of Sharing of the season  Monitor

WESLACO — Volunteers spent Friday afternoon hanging decorations, arranging poinsettias and setting hundreds of places at tables inside St. Joan of Arc ...

On the Diamond: May 24th  KRGV

WESLACO - Valley high school baseball earned a split decision in playoff action Friday night.

Brandon Figueroa Preparing for First Professional Fight  KRGV

WESLACO - Brandon Figueroa will put on his undefeated record on the line when he squares off against Yonfrez Parejo for the Interim WBA Super ...

Officials Seek to Identify Man in Auto Theft  KRGV

WESLACO – The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help to identify a man in connected to an auto theft.

Valley View Tearing Through Competition  KRGV

WESLACO - The Valley View boys soccer team is tearing through it's competition. The undefeated Tigers have eight starters returning from last year's squad that ...

Authorities Continue Manhunt for Immigrant Who Escaped Border Patrol Custody  KRGV

EDINBURG – Multiple law enforcement agencies respond in huge numbers after a man escaped Border Patrol custody.

21-Year-Old Charged with Aggravated Robbery following Incident in Weslaco  KRGV

WESLACO – Weslaco police are crediting a Crime Stoppers tip for tracking down a robbery suspect.

Weslaco Police Searching for Driver in Aggravated Assault on Peace Officer  KRGV

WESLACO- Weslaco police have identified a driver accused of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

State Panel Temporarily Suspends Local Practitioner's Permit over Sexual Assault Accusations  KRGV

WESLACO – A temporary suspension was handed down for a Rio Grande Valley practitioner.

Weslaco Man Wants Abandoned Buildings near Home Taken Down  KRGV

WESLACO – A Weslaco man says some abandoned buildings near his home are an eye sore.

West Beats East In All Star Game  KRGV

BROWNSVILLE - Valley high school football players strapped on their pads and helmets one more time for the Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association All-Star ...

Authorities Investigating 'Intentional Fire' at Family-Owned Snow Cone Shop in Weslaco  KRGV

WESLACO – The Weslaco Police Department and the Fire Marshal's Office are looking for two people accused of setting fire to a local family-owned business.

Man Accused of Aggravated Robbery in Weslaco Now Charged  KRGV

WESLACO – A man accused in an aggravated robbery at a Dollar General in Weslaco is officially charged. Antonio Lopez Jr. went before a judge Wednesday ...

At Least 1 Case of Mumps Confirmed at UTRGV  KRGV

EDINBURG – The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley is warning students after a case of the mumps was confirmed.

Local High School Students Impacted After Pres. Trump's Visit  KRGV

Edinburg North High School students say they hope the president left the Valley with an open mind.

3 detention center workers accused of selling detainee names  KRGV

A federal grand jury has indicted three employees of South Texas detention centers, accusing them of selling immigration detainee rosters to a local lawyer.

Weslaco Water Tower Preventative Maintenance Project Underway  KRGV

WESLACO – A project is underway to fix a 50-year-old water tower.

Authorities Investigate Shooting Involving Repossession in Donna  KRGV

UPDATE (6:00 p.m.): Authorities say at around 4:30 p.m. a man went to a residence to repossess property, when the homeowner shot at him.

Authorities Continue Searching for La Joya Police Chase Suspect  KRGV

UPDATE (3/15): The Texas Department of Public Safety is calling the fatal La Joya crash a case of human smuggling.

Valley Family Speaks Out on Death of 11-Year-Old Girl, Mother Charged  KRGV

WESLACO – A Rio Grande Valley family is speaking out after an 11-year-old girl was stabbed by her mother in Florida.

Remains Identified as Texas Soldier Missing in Korean War  KRGV

The remains of a Texas soldier killed during the Korean War have been identified and are scheduled to be buried next month in South Texas.

HCISD Confirms No Threats to Harlingen High Schools  KRGV

HARLINGEN – Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District has been working with the Harlingen Police Department to address threats made Sunday ...

Weslaco Man Seeks Refund for Car that Broke Down Soon after Purchase  KRGV

WESLACO – A Weslaco man is seeking answers after placing a down payment on a vehicle that broke down two weeks later; the car lot company refuses to ...

Privacy - The Rio Grande Valley's News Channel  KRGV

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose ...

Weslaco’s Rodriguez named All-Area softball Coach of the Year  Monitor

WESLACO — Things could have worked out a lot differently for Weslaco High coach Mario Rodriguez. A Weslaco High alumnus himself, Rodriguez attended the ...

Valley Mother Worried Son Will No Longer be Allowed to Attend Elementary School  KRGV

WESLACO – A Rio Grande Valley mother says she is worried her son will no longer be able to attend his elementary school.

New Rules to Protect Cattle from Harmful Chemicals  KRGV

WESLACO – New rules are on the way to protect Texas cattle against harmful chemicals.

Jury Selection to Begin for Valley Man Accused of Illegally Flying 4 People into US  KRGV

WESLACO – Jury selection is set to start Tuesday in the Rio Grande Valley for a man accused of flying four people without permission to be in the U.S. into the ...

Former Donna ISD Officer Sentenced for Aiding in Drug Ring  KRGV

DONNA – A former Donna Independent School District police officer was sentenced to serve time in prison for helping in a drug ring.

Agricultural Burn to Bring Drop in Air Quality  KRGV

WESLACO – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is forecasting a drop in air quality for the next couple of days.

Trooper's Wife Releases Message on Husband's Condition  KRGV

WESLACO – The wife of the Department of Public Safety trooper who was shot last month released a message updating on her husband's condition.

Valley Residents Collect Hundreds of Dollars for Border Wall  KRGV

WESLACO – Several Rio Grande Valley residents have collected hundreds of dollars to help pay for the border wall.

Feds: There's a Lack of Water Sensors to Control Flooding in RGV  KRGV

WESLACO - The U.S. Geological *Service* has only one water quality sensor.

Another Mumps Case: 7 Now Confirmed  KRGV

WESLACO – One more person in the Rio Grande Valley tested positive for mumps, bringing the total to seven.

2 People Accused of Health Care Fraud Make Initial Court Appearance  KRGV

WESLACO – Two people, who were taken into custody for their alleged involvement in a health care fraud case, had their initial court appearance on Friday.

Former Santa Rosa ISD Employees Arrested on Improper Relationships  KRGV

SANTA ROSA – More arrests are possible in a Santa Rosa sexual assault investigation.

Gun Violence Survivor Speaks Out About Incident  KRGV

WESLACO – A Rio Grande Valley woman shot by her father in 2012 is speaking out about the incident.

Edinburg Rejects $220M School Bond, 3 Brownsville Races Head to Runoff  KRGV

WESLACO – Results for Rio Grande Valley city and school elections are in. The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District's $220 million bond ...

FBI Confirms Arrests of Former Hidalgo Co. Commissioner, RGC Attorney  KRGV

WESLACO – The mayor of Weslaco is responding to the recent arrests involving construction bids for water plant facilities.

Authorities Capture San Benito Shooting Suspect  KRGV

WESLACO – Authorities have captured the man accused of shooting a woman in San Benito.

Migrant Child Dies in US Custody; 4th since December  KRGV

A Guatemalan official says a 2½-year-old migrant child has died after crossing the border, becoming the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by ...

Local Graffiti Artists Changing the Perspective of the Medium  KRGV

MCALLEN – To some the word “graffiti” implies vandalism, but others consider it to be the new art.

Valley Man Charged with Capital Murder following his Baby's Death  KRGV

WESLACO – A Rio Grande Valley man has been charged with capital murder after an investigation determined he was responsible for his child's injuries.

Multiple Suspects on the Run following Home Invasion  KRGV

SAN JUAN – Multiple suspects are on the run after a home invasion in San Juan.

Mumps Case Reported at PSJA Elementary School  KRGV

PHARR – A case of the mumps has been reported at an elementary school in Pharr. A spokesperson with Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, ...

Former School Bus Driver Accused of Abusing Children Indicted  KRGV

WESLACO – An indictment has been filed for the former school bus driver accused of abusing children under his care. Three arrests and multiple testimonies ...

Donna ISD Officers Now Armed with Narcan  KRGV

DONNA – Officers at Donna Independent School District are now armed with Narcan.

Fallen Korean War Hero Commemorated in Hometown after His Remains Return to Texas  KRGV

RIO GRANDE CITY – A very significant *service* ahead of Memorial Day. In Rio Grande City, the day will be dedicated to all the fallen *service* members from Starr ...

McAllen Warns about Fake Donation Page for Respite Center  KRGV

MCALLEN – The city of McAllen issued out a warning to the public of a fake page seeking donations for the respite center.

9 Suspected Cases of the Mumps in Hidalgo Co.  KRGV

EDINBURG – City leaders say they're working to pinpoint who was exposed to mumps as more potential cases are reported. The University of Texas-Rio ...

CBP Processing Impacted with Recent Surge of Migrants  KRGV

WESLACO – Thousands of immigrants seeking asylum continue passing through the Rio Grande Valley's border; but this week was different.

Hidalgo Co. Deputies On the Scene of Helicopter Incident near Donna  KRGV

NEAR DONNA – Department of Public Safety confirms they are investigating an incident involving a private helicopter north of Donna.

Students Fill Over 1K Sandbags For Hurricane Season  KRGV

HARLINGEN - An Air Force J-ROTC program is helping Cameon County residents prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

Weslaco teen arrested for Facebook gun threat  KGBT-TV

A teenager is behind bars after he allegedly posted on Facebook that he was going to bring a gun to Weslaco High School.

Cowboys' Connor Williams Visits La Joya  KRGV

LA JOYA - Connor Williams is living the dream when it comes to lone star state football. He grew up in North Texas where he played for the Coppell Cowboys.

Amnesty Program to Begin in Hidalgo  KRGV

HIDALGO – An amnesty program in Hidalgo will begin Wednesday.

60-Foot Tunnel Discovered in Hidalgo  KRGV

HIDALGO – A 60-foot long tunnel has been discovered by Border Patrol in Hidalgo.

Valley Officials Want Guidance from State on Legality of CBD  KRGV

EDINBURG – Cannabidiol products are becoming more common in the Rio Grande Valley.

Brandon Figueroa Returns Home A Champion  KRGV

WESLACO - He's the Valley's new world champion. Brandon Figueroa stopped by our studio Monday with his father and trainer, Omar Figueroa to talk with ...

Brownsville ISD Votes to Close 3 Schools in Meeting  KRGV

BROWNSVILLE – The Brownsville Independent School District voted to close three of their schools Thursday.

Donna Donating Thousands to Help McAllen with Immigration Issues  KRGV

DONNA – The city of Donna has pledged to donate nearly $10000 to McAllen to help with the immigration surge.

Edinburg CISD Hosts First Shredding Ceremony  KRGV

EDINBURG – The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District is helping some students who commit offenses get their lives back on track.

Comic Con Hype Brings Valley Fandom Community to McAllen  KRGV

MCALLEN – Regardless of age, cosplayers suited up as their favorite characters.

Leadership Remains Unclear at RGCCISD  KRGV

RIO GRANDE CITY - It's unclear who is currently at the helm of Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District. The interim superintendent stated he ...

Family of Migrant Boy Who Drowned Speak Out  KRGV

WESLACO – A family of a migrant boy who drowned is speaking out.

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