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      Southmost mom jailed for leaving kids home alone to go party

      Teresa Guevara // Brownsville Police Department Photo

      A Southmost mother is facing criminal charges after she left her five children home alone with no electricity while she went to a party.

      Brownsville police arrested 34-year-old Teresa Guevara on five counts of child abandonment early Thursday morning.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that officers were called to a home on the 2700 block of Granada Drive in the Southmost area of Brownsville around 2:45 a.m. Thursday.

      Officers found five children ages 2 to 13 years old inside the house with no electricity and no adult supervision.

      The oldest child told police that their mother had gone to a party around 11 p.m. and had not returned home.

      Police located Guevara at a home on Ramireo Lane across town in the city TMs westside.

      Officers arrested Guevara and notified Child Protective Services about the incident.

      Investigators said Guevara TMs five children were released to the custody of a relative.