Brownsville

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.

Brownsville PUB to host second hazard mitigation plan public meeting

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 17 to gather public input in development of a Hazard Mitigation Action Plan for the Brownsville Public Utilities Board and the City of Brownsville.

String of Brownsville burglaries leads to arrest

Within a matter of hours, seven residents in Brownsville's West Alton Gloor subdivision became the victims of burglary.

Autopsy ordered in death of worker at Port of Brownsville

Police say a 24 year-old worker, at the Port of Brownsville, died on Monday. A co-worker found him unconscious in a vessel four floors below the main deck at ESCO Marine Incorporated.

Woman wanted in theft of $10,000 worth of gold jewelry

Brownsville police are searching for a woman wanted in the theft of $10,000 worth of gold jewelry from her place of employment.

Increased lanes at Veterans Bridge means economic growth

Almost as soon as officials added four additional lanes to both the US and Mexican sides of the Los Tomates - Veterans International Bridge, there were significant decreases in long wait times for both passenger and commercial traffic:

Pet of the Week

"My name is Robert Dippong. I'm the supervisor for the Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center. And with me today, we have Vicky and Nicky. Vicky is a two-year-old Chihuahua-Beagle mix. She is actually the mom of Nicky here.

New state campaign sparks discussion about mental health

Mental health issues can leave people feeling isolated and ashamed.

Advanced Primary Stroke Center designated in Valley by National Commission

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen has received “Advanced Certification” for stroke care from a national accrediting organization, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, which is headquartered in Ill

Drug traffickers plead guilty on eve of trial

Jose Angel Marichalar, 33, Phillip Cross, 56, and Yisnel Garcia Gonzalez, 30, have all entered guilty pleas in a trial that was set to begin this past Thursday, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Brownsville airport to undergo renovations in coming months

It's been ten years since the City of Brownsville began working on the extension of the runway at the Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport; and officials may finally start seeing the fruits of their labor as soon as the end