Brownsville

Brownsville PD increasing security during Charro Days

It's a big weekend in Brownsville, two fiestas begin on Thursday, meaning more people out celebrating, Na'Tassia Finley tells us how the Brownsville Police Department is increasing security to keep people safe.

Elderly pedestrian struck by vehicle in Southmost area

Brownsville police are investigating a pedestrian accident that sent a 77 year-old man to the hospital. It happened just after 1 p.m. on Wednesday off of Southmost Road and Esparanza in the parking lot of a McDonald's.

Police issue arrest warrants for six individuals in murder investigation

Brownsville investigators have issued arrest warrants for six individuals believed to be involved in the murder of a man shot to death in his vehicle.

State wins $630,040 forfeiture in attempted cash smuggling case

A state district judge last month awarded the District Attorney’s Office and Brownsville Police Department $640,040 seized from a Matamoros resident attempting to smuggle the money into Mexico.

Pet of the Week

It's Monday, which means it's time for Pet of the Week. This week, we're introducing Duchess and Chaplin. 

Police charge father for allegedly shooting son with a BB gun

A father turned himself into Brownsville police after a warrant was issued on him for shooting his young son with a BB gun.

Arrest warrant issued for man wanted on sexual assault of a minor

Brownsville police are searching for a man wanted on a warrant for sexual assault of a minor. Detectives are looking for Gerardo Vargas after a complaint of the assault was filed on January 24, 2014.

Police working on identifying man in Stripe's robbery

Brownsville investigators are working to identify a person in a Stripe's store robbery. The store, located in the 7400 block of Padre Island Highway, was robbed in early February.

CBP seizes nearly $106,000 in meth at Gateway port of entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted an alleged load of methamphetamine.

Former UTB/TSC faculty members suing schools for illegal termination

The Texas Faculty Association has filed a lawsuit on behalf of three former UTB/TSC faculty members allegeding they were illegally terminated from their jobs after the two schools were dissolved.

Brownsville's former and only female mayor, Blanca Vela, passes away

The only female mayor the City of Brownsville has ever had, passed away this morning, Blanca Vela died at home as she neared the age of 79.

As one shrimping season ends, another begins

The nets are up and the shrimp from the Gulf are in. And after all the wild caught shrimp were counted by Brownsville shrimpers at the end of the season, there were no chart-topping numbers.

Brownsville police asking for public's help in identifying robbery suspect

The crime happened at the end of January at the La Copa Inn on the 1900 block of U.S. Highway 77.

Early voting in Cameron County starts tomorrow

Early voting in Cameron County begins tomorrow. Several locations for early voting include both Brownsville Public Libraries, the Student Union at the University of Texas at Brownsville, and the Harlingen County Annex Building.

Man caught in bicycle theft arrested and charged

Last Wednesday, a surveillance camera from a Brownsville bike shop called "Bicycle World" showed a man walking out of the store with a nearly $6000 electric bike.