Brownsville

UTB officials discuss possible tuition increase

As UTB finally comes to a stand-alone institution for the 2014-2015 academic year, school officials and education counselors are pushing to raise the tuition.

Former Gulf cartel plaza boss pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Jose Luis Zuniga-Hernandez, 46, aka Wicho or XW or Commandante Wicho, has entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana between January 2002 and July 2013, announ

Brownsville PD to implement 'No Refusal Policy' to alleged intoxicated drivers

Starting Friday, March 28th the Brownsville PD will implement a new "No Refusal Policy" when it comes to driving while intoxicated.

Parents charged with child endangerment after toddler found wandering the street

Brownsville police have arrested a two parents after their toddler was found wandering the streets. Trisha Elizardo, 20, and Pedro Carrizales, 20, have been charged with abandoning a child and criminal negligence.

Harlingen man sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of a child

It took a jury less than 30 minutes to find Harlingen man Hector Vargas-Hernandez guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child and just one hour to sentence him to 40 years in prison.

20 year-old charged with online solicitation of a 13 year-old girl

A twenty year old man is arrested on a solicitation of a minor charge. Brownsville police say during questioning Cristian Montemayor implicated himself in talking to a 13 year-old girl he knew was underage.

No significant changes in election recount

It was just a couple weeks ago that two candidates running for various Cameron County positions requested a ballot recount.

Man arrested and charged with arson and trespassing

A man is arrested for allegedly starting a fire in an abandon building.

Suspect named in aggravated assault case of two individuals

Brownsville police are searching for a man accused of aggravated assault. Joseph Torres is accused of assaulting two people in January in the 1400 block of Ruben Torres.

Pet of the Week

It's time for Pet of the Week, today we're introducing you to two German Shepherd mixes, Joanne and Mark.

Brownsville's Master Plan receives award

It's called "Connecting Brownsville: the 2013 Bicycle and Trail Master Plan".

Two arrested in aggravated assault of woman and 8 year-old girl

Brownsville police arrested two people involved in the assault of a woman and an 8 year-old girl. On Saturday, March 22nd, police were called to the 400 block of San Eugenio in response to an assault.

Truck theif now in custody

An alleged truck theif is in custody, after the owner of the vehicle tracked him down himself. Brownsville police arrested Jose Luis Acuna for allegedly stealing a 1999 Yukon in Brownsville.

Parking passes will allow more people to park downtown

The City of Brownsville is aiming for 50 cents per hour as the appropriate rate for parking meters down.

$250,000 in cocaine seized at Brownsville port of entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted two loads of alleged cocaine.