Mother Sentenced to Death for Murdering Her Daughter

Lucio first woman in Cameron County history sentenced to death BROWNSVILLE – For the first time ever, a Cameron County jury has come back with a death sentence for a woman. Thirty-nine-year-old Melissa Lucio was sentenced to death for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter. The toddler was killed in the woman’s home last year. … Read more

DPS seeking new recruits

DPS is now accepting applications for anyone interested in becoming a state trooper. The next recruit school for Department of Public Safety trainees starts March 6 in Austin. The application deadline for Texas residents in Sept. 16; and Sept 9 for out-of-state applicants. Information is available by calling toll-free 1-866-TXTROOP or click here to visit … Read more

Group Protests Prostitution Sting

Police say stings also target customers HARLINGEN – A prostitution sting in Harlingen has a group of people upset. They say police shouldn’t just be arresting the women involved in prostitution. “We need to switch it around to where we can find also the men that are patronizing this type of behavior. And we need … Read more

Shelters, Closures, Food Distribution

  Power Outages County & City Information Debris Removal Food: Cameron County | Hidalgo County | Willacy County Food Stamps Notice Clinics/Operation Lonestar Airports, Roads, & Ports Schools SBA Loan Information Mosquito Spraying Information/Map   Ways to Help Victims: Valley Relief Fund | Food Drives, Blood Drives, Volunteers Needed Call 211 for information on food … Read more

Counselor Awaiting Sentencing for Sexual Assault

Abuse victim speaks about her experience EDINBURG – A jury is deliberating the fate of a counselor found guilty of sexual assault. Sigifrido Flores was convicted of 13 counts of sexual abuse. NEWSCHANNEL 5 spoke to counselors and psychologists who say sexual misconduct by a healthcare professional is a widespread problem. We spoke to a … Read more

Edwards raising cash in Texas

AUSTIN – Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards stopped in Texas on Tuesday for a $15-a-plate fundraiser, acknowledging that the state’s primary is too late to spend significant resources campaigning here. Texas lawmakers this year rejected a proposal to move the state’s primary election up to February 5, now known as Super-Duper Tuesday because of the … Read more