Brownsville man sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of a child

Brownsville resident Abel Layton pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for continuous sexual abuse of a child.

San Benito man sentenced for role in purchasing firearms

Danny Cantu, 24, has been sentenced to 72 months for his role in purchasing firearms by making false statements, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Robert Elder, special agent in charge of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, F

Brownsville parking meters officially double in price

Parking in downtown Brownsville can be a challenge, making it difficult for business to boom. But, a new meter increase is expected to open the area for more visitors to come downtown.

Bail set at $3.5M for suspect in Brownsville hostage incident

The man accused of holding his ex-girlfriend hostage and killing her new boyfriend has been formally charged and given a $3.5 million dollar bond.

Brownsville named All-America City

The city of Brownsville was named an All-America City by the National Civic League (NCL) Sunday night, June 15, 2014, in Denver, Colorado.

Child sex offenders sentenced

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Unit successfully prosecuted two Brownsville men and two Harlingen men for sex crimes against children.

Jury finds San Benito woman guilty of robbery of air freshner pack

A jury found San Benito resident Clarissa Garcia guilty Wednesday of an October 2013 robbery in Harlingen.

Jury finds man guilty of indecency with a child

A jury found Brownsville resident Julio Cesar Perez Garcia guilty Wednesday of indecency with a child sexual contact and indecency with a child exposes.

Brownsville Marine Unit rescues two distressed kayakers near South Padre Island

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine’s Brownsville Marine Unit recently conducted a waterborne rescue of two kayakers near the jetties in the South Padre Island area after their kayak had overturned.

RGV pilot program reconstructs houses after disaster

When hurricane dolly swept through the Gulf Coast, it created more than $1.3 billion dollars in damage.

Downtown Brownsville parking meter prices increase

Effective as of June 12th, the City of Brownsville is enacting new parking fees for all downtown parking meters to help stimulate downtown shopping. Additionally, only quarters and dimes will be accepted.

Laguna Heights man found guilty of assaulting family member

A jury found Laguna Heights resident Joel Martinez guilty late Wednesday of assault family/household member with previous conviction.

OmniTRAX to operate and develop new Industrial Park at Port of Brownsville

OmniTRAX, one of the largest privately held rail service companies in North America, will manage and operate the Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railroad, a short line railway based in Brownsville, TX.

UTB delays classes due to power outage

The University of Texas at Brownsville has pushed back class times today due to campus experiencing a power outage. Due to the outages, classes in Main and Sabal Hall will begin at 11 a.m. today for students and staff.

Metro Connect still going strong in sophomore year

After one year and well over 50,000 riders later, the Metro Connect is proving to be a very useful  transportation service in the Rio Grande Valley.