Brownsville to host EarthFest 2014 this Saturday

Earth Day is behind us, but EarthFest 2014 is this Saturday, and you and your family are cordially invited. The Ozanam Center and Brownsville Parks and Recreation and sponsoring the event.

Citrus greening causes quarantine of Cameron and Hidalgo Counties

"Citrus greening is a disease that's caused by a bacterium that affects most citrus varieties and some ornamental plants," said local farm owner Mike Pierce.

Scrap paper plant celebrates Earth Day by offering free shredding

Mother Nature was the star on Tuesday, Earth Day, as Na'Tassia Finley reports from a paper shredding company that's doing it's part to honor the earth on Earth Day.

Trial underway in carbon dioxide lawsuit

Opening arguments were underway on Tuesday in the civil trial against three companies accused of playing a role in four men's brain injuries from carbon dioxide.

Husband charged with aggravated assault

Police have arrested a man whom they say rammed into the back of his wife's car. Juan Barrientos, 48, was arrested on Monday at his home after threatening to hurt police officers.

Pet of the Week

On today's Pet of the Week, we're introducing  you to Lulu and Chance.

Workers file lawsuit for carbon dioxide poisoning

Four men are suing several companies that they blame for carbon dioxide poisoning they say they suffered while on the job.

Gladys Porter Zoo mourns the loss of Komodo Dragon

The Gladys Porter Zoo staff mourns the loss of one of its most impressive and cherished creatures. Jahat, a male Komodo dragon, passed away in his behind-the-scenes quarters during the night of Thursday, April 17.

Burglar snitches on girlfriend to victim of credit card theft

A victim reports her credit cards and other personal items are stolen from her vehicle and several charges are made at Sunrise Mall.

Police arrest three people after finding six children alone in apartment

Brownsville police arrest three people after six children were left home alone during the overnight hours. Margarita Carrizales, 22, Ana Maria Carrizales, 19, and Cristian Juarez, 19, have been charged with child abandonment.

Man charged for assaulting two police officers

A fifty three year old man who refused to leave a family members home, racks up charges for assaulting two Brownsville police officers when they came to check out the disturbance.

CBP officers seize $384,000 in cocaine at port of entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered alleged cocaine valued at approximately $384,000 concealed within a Chevrolet Malibu.

Woman arrested for using fraudulent informaton

A Brownsville woman turned herself into authorities on Wednesday morning on forgery and fraud charges going back to last November.

Husband pulls knife on wife is arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

A man is accused of pulling a knife on his wife after a fight. Martin Mireles, 47, was arrested on an aggravated assault charge. Police say Mireles and his wife got into an argument back in early April.

Border fence settlement leads to scholarships to the University of Texas at Brownsville

A border fence leads to future funding, by way of scholarships, for nursing students, in a round about way.