OTM’s Deported Quicker

WESLACO – NEWSCHANNEL 5 investigates a new Homeland Security tool used to deport illegal immigrants “other than Mexican” more quickly. WESLACO – Every year, thousands of non-Mexicans, commonly referred to as “OTM’s,” sneak across the American border. Even when caught, there is a good chance they’ll go free. That is, until now. Border Patrol agents … Read more OTM’s Deported Quicker

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 Mother Sentenced to Death for Murdering Her Daughter

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 Shelters, Closures, Food Distribution

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 Counselor Awaiting Sentencing for Sexual Assault

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 Edwards raising cash in Texas