Motivational graduate: Former Putegnat student fundraises for school
Cesar Mercado, whose efforts to encourage scholarship at Putegnat Elementary have resulted in the school receiving a steady stream of classroom supplies and motivational prizes, says the desire to...
AEP Texas issued the following statement on efforts to repair downed power lines on South Padre Island:
By 4 p.m. on Monday, AEP Texas crews had reduced the number consumers without power in...
AEP says Island power to be restored tonight
A line of severe thunderstorms that moved across most of Cameron County overnight downed dozens of power lines on South Padre Island leaving thousands without electricity.
City hosts annual Vive Tu Vida event
The Brownsville Community Health Center, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Healthy Americas Foundation held their annual “Vive tu vida, get up, get moving” event Saturday at the...
Thanks, George: Brownsville loses fierce cultural champion
George Ramirez, whose name is nearly synonymous with culture and the arts in Brownsville, died Oct. 12 at the age of 73 after complications from surgery.
Brownsville set for mayor’s state of city
Mayor Trey Mendez will deliver his first State of the City address from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Brownsville Events Center.
There, residents, local businesses and community...
Final suspect in La Plaza Mall robbery gets 22 years; calls robbery a diversion for cartel
EDINBURG — The final suspect in the La Plaza Mall robbery made a Hollywood-esque claim Thursday that is reminiscent of a plot twist in a blockbuster action heist flick.
Bealls ‘closing event’ prelude to new name
HARLINGEN — Don’t be fooled by the big “Closing Event” sales posters on your local Bealls department store.
The retail chain is merely re-branding its stores from Bealls to Gordmans,...
Two charged in death of Laguna Heights man
PORT ISABEL — Two suspects have been arrested in the killing of a Laguna Heights man who was found stabbed to death in a trailer home earlier this month.
Finding Beauty: Local artist turns discarded items into art
Local artist Gabriel Treviño will open his “Viva la Downtown” exhibit at 7 p.m. today at the B&E Art Studio, where found pieces such as a refrigerator door from Brownsville’s downtown area...
Middle Ground: Construction to start on Boca Chica medians
Road construction is scheduled to begin Monday on Boca Chica Boulevard from Expressway 77/83 to International Boulevard as the Texas Department of Transportation will begin installing medians on...
Church hosts pumpkin patch to help shelter
To celebrate the holidays, the First United Methodist Church is hosting its 15th annual Pumpkin Patch where the community can go and enjoy a day of photos with pumpkins, activities and snacks all...
Men sentenced on child pornography charges
Two Brownsville men will be heading to federal prison following their convictions on child pornography charges in separate cases.
One of the men has also been ordered to pay over $250,000 in...
Still missing: Vigil for Kimberly Avila scheduled for Saturday
After over two years following his disappearance from downtown Brownsville, the Brownsville Police Department along with the family of Ramiro “Kimberly” Avila will hold a vigil Saturday for...
UTRGV HalloFlute Concert presents music of the season
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Flautistas Ensemble will present its ninth annual HalloFlute Concert, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Performing Arts Center, UTRGV Edinburg Campus, and...
McAllen hotelier remains out on bond
McALLEN — McAllen hotelier Sunil Wadhwani remains out on bond after an arraignment here in federal court Tuesday.
Wadhwani appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Scott Hacker to be...
Freedom Walk: LULAC hosts marches to advocate for Latinos
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) kicked off its “Freedom Walks” campaigns Tuesday, including one in Brownsville, to encourage local Latino communities across the state to vote...
San Benito school trustee Vargas appears in DWI case
BROWNSVILLE — A judge Tuesday held an arraignment hearing in the case of San Benito school board President Michael Vargas, who faces a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Creating Habitat: RGV Reef Project gearing up for second phase
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Out in the Gulf of Mexico, an area that was once bare and described as being as flat as a pancake has transformed into a flourishing artificial reef created from deployed...
B-Metro celebrates 40 years of service
Brownsville Metro kicked off a system-wide celebration on Tuesday marking 40 years of existence as a public transit system.
Today B-Metro will honor its employees, and on Thursday the system...
Bookworms: Local club discusses border issues through reading
For almost two years, Brownsville residents have been gathering at 7 th and Park during some weekends to discuss their readings as part of the “Bookworm” club they formed to talk about border...
Brownsville resident publishes children’s books to spark love for reading
A translation and interpreting professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley published three children books to encourage families to start reading together.
Colleges visit Brownsville for art portfolio day
The Brownsville Independent School District held the “RGV Portfolio Day” Saturday at the Museum of Fine Art where students who are interested in pursuing a career in art talked with...
Alamo Flea Market honors the dead in colorful altar
ALAMO— The Alamo flea market was as busy Sunday as it usually is, with shoppers strolling the aisles, Tejano bands blaring out music and people hawking everything from used tires to...
Brownsville, Valley groups reimbursed for migrant care
The City of Brownsville and a number of other non-profit organizations in the Rio Grande Valley will receive nearly $3 million as reimbursement for taking care of migrants who arrived in the...
Legal Access: Attorneys cross border to help asylum seekers
Local attorney Jodi Goodwin and a volunteer team of interpreters, attorneys and paralegals cross from Brownsville to Matamoros to help asylum seekers with their cases every week.
No place like home: SpaceX extends deadline, reappraises Boca Chica properties
SpaceX has extended its buyout offer deadline to Boca Chica Village homeowners and agreed to reappraise the properties after complaints that the original appraisals were too low.
Deadline extended in RFP query; Airport solicits proposals for restaurant, retail
The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport is soliciting bids for development, management and operation of a restaurant/general retail concession in its new terminal building, which...
Getting Around: H-E-B to offer BMetro cards to downtown residents
As the H-E-B store in downtown Brownsville prepares to close its doors Oct. 20, the grocery food chain will offer BMetro cards to downtown residents that will pay for bus transportation to other...
A commemorative monument recognizing the life and legacy of Tejano legend Jimmy Gonzalez will be unveiled in a public ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday at Buena Vista Burial Park in...
Cold front on its way to the Valley
By the end of the day you’ll need a sweater, maybe even a jacket.
The cold front that everyone is waiting for is making its way across Texas today and dropping temperatures rapidly.
Border Impasse: Asylum seekers block bridges looking for answers
More than 200 migrants gathered Thursday to block the traffic at midpoint of both the Gateway and B&M International Bridges to demand answers on their asylum cases.
U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) issued the following statement regarding the asylum-seeker protest at the Gateway bridge:
“Trump's illegal and inhumane ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy has forced...
Big Bust: Women arrested in $450,000 money laundering case
An obscured license plate.
This is what prompted Cameron County sheriff deputies to conduct a traffic stop on a red Kia that lead to the seizure of $450,000.
Valley to experience “first real” cold front Friday
The Rio Grande Valley will experience its “first real” cold front of the fall season as cold weather pushes its way through the area late Friday afternoon.
Migrants block Gateway International Bridge
The Gateway International Bridge between Brownsville and Matamoros remains closed as migrants blocked the Mexican side of the bridge.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, about...
Convicted felon pleads guilty to possessing pistol
McALLEN — A Brownsville man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, records show.
U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez accepted the plea to one count of illegally being in...
Old Port Isabel Road bridge being replaced
Cameron County closed a bridge on Old Port Isabel Road following an accident there a few months ago, and now that bridge is being replaced.
After a motorist hit a guard rail on the bridge,...
BISD adjusts board policy; Trustees review conduct rules at meeting
The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees has updated the Board Standard Operating Procedures Manual under which it conducts school board business.
Want to honor a local veteran in the newspaper?
The Brownsville Herald is accepting reader photos of veterans to be run in a 2019 Veteran’s Day publication.
Raymondville police investigate two sexual assault cases involving students
RAYMONDVILLE — Police are investigating two cases in which Raymondville High School female students have accused male students of sexual assault.
Advocates speak up to stop sexual harassment
The Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid in partnership with RGV Equal Voice Network and Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center announced the launched of the “Nuestra Voz/ Our Voice” campaign to bring local...
Port Isabel police identify homicide victim
LAGUNA HEIGHTS — An investigation is underway after a 29-year-old man was found stabbed to death in a trailer home this weekend.
Port Isabel Police Department representatives identified the...
Our Roots: Brownsville celebrates ancient Mexican cultures
The first ever Ancient Mexican Cultures celebration kicked off at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Brownsville Performing Arts Academy with a presentation from anthropologist Tony Zavaleta, who talked...
Crossing over: Presidential candidate condemns migrant policy
Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro crossed the border at the Gateway International Bridge Monday morning to visit a few of the hundreds of asylum-seeking migrants stranded in...
In an effort to raise awareness regarding the health impacts obesity has in our community, Valley Baptist Health System is sponsoring the annual Walk From Obesity from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Saturday,...
Brownsville’s Salinas leading Dallas ISD athletics
Silvia Salinas says she will always be a hometown girl from Brownsville, regardless if she has risen to one of the highest positions in Dallas ISD as executive director of athletics.
Arroyo dredging reduces overflow risk
After years of negotiations with City Hall, federal crews have dredged along a stretch of the Arroyo Colorado as part of a flood control plan.
Big River Steel still considering port for new mill
U.S. Steel, the country’s second largest steel maker, has acquired a 49.9 percent ownership stake in Big River Steel, which is considering building a $1.6 billion steel mill at the Port of...