Tag: Weslaco

Authorities Investigating Fire Where Body Was Found Before

WESLACO – An investigation is underway after a home catches fire in Weslaco Sunday night. The blaze broke out around 9pm last night near mile 13 and a half and Westgate. Weslaco fire crews responded to the fire and managed to put out the flames. No injuries were reported, however, authorities say, it’s the same residence Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies’ responded to on Friday for reports of a body found. That case was ruled a suicide, Hidalgo county fire investigators say they have yet to determine the cause of the structure...

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Valley Ecosystems

Established in 1943 as a Safe haven for migrating birds, this beautiful wildlife center might not be the biggest, but it certainly boasts some colorful visitors. While our visit was quite brief, our next stop definitely made up for it. If you want to visit the biggest swamp in south Texas, you can always head right down to Weslaco, Texas and be one with nature at the beautiful Estero Llano Grande Park. This isn’t your ordinary park. With a mix of wetlands, brush, plains, and trails, this park boasts hundreds of different species of wildlife. For all you bird...

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Part 1: The Weird World Of Sports

T The creations of humankind first crude tools to create, protect and kill. Than as more time passed, tools to farm grows and thrive. Than somewhere around 7000 thousand B.C. another creation, free time!!! For the first moment in human history there was a gap, a brief time away from constant work and struggle, out of this primordial ooze spawned the greatest invention human kind has ever known, sports! Professor Gregory Selber is an associate professor of communications at UTPA and he’s teaching a new class this semester on the history of sport and he sees humankind’s creative nature...

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Weslaco Family Searching For Missing Member

A valley family needs your help to locate their missing loved one. Daniel Rocha Height: 5’6″ Weight: 180lbs Hair color; white Eyes: blue Last seen wearing blue jeans, black tennis shoes, blue long sleeve shirt. Daniel Rocha of Weslaco was reported missing on January 22nd. According to a missing persons report made by his family to the Hidalgo County sheriff’s office – Rocha was last seen wearing blue jeans, black tennis shoes and a blue long sleeve shirt. Rocha is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. His family says he is diabetic and suffered...

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Weslaco Warehouse Erupts in Fire, Cause Unknown

Fire crews are investigating a blaze that broke out Sunday night at an abandoned warehouse. Weslaco and Mercedes firefighters responded to the scene around 10 p.m. after flames erupted from a structure located near E. 10th St. and S. Bridge Ave. — just south of Expressway 83– in the city of Weslaco. Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the fire at the abandoned building. Foul play has not been ruled...

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