Brownsville

U.S. Commerce Dept. awards $1.2M to UTB's STARGATE program

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1.2 million to the University of Texas at Brownsville.

Pitbulls raised to become champions

The Pitbull stories we learn about often involve them in vicious attacks against people or other animals.

Brownsville man accused of killing wife and child behind bars

The Brownsville man accused of killing his wife and child is being held without a bond. 41-year old Donald Edward Pierce is charged with two counts of capital murder.

SpaceX and Brownsville leaders celebrate groundbreaking

Leaders of SpaceX and Brownsville enjoyed a luncheon in honor of the groundbreaking of the world's first privately-owned commercial space port.

Gov. Perry helps break ground on SpaceX commercial launch facility

Gov. Rick Perry today helped break ground on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach, which will launch commercial satellites into orbit.

BISD preps for flu season

Flu season is right around the corner, and with that, the department of state health and BISD are prepping to deal with the places at highest risk of infection, schools.

SpaceX in planning and design phase

Space X's last milestone was the announcement that it would be developing a launching facility somewhere on Boca Chica Beach.

Teen charged with aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping

Brownsville police have arrested a teen accused of physically and sexually assaulting a female. On Thursday, September 18th officers responded to a residence at 124 Huisache Street in reference to a sexual assault.

President Obama nominates State District Judge Rolando Olvera to Federal Bench

On Thursday, President Obama nominated State District Judge Rolando Olvera to serve as a federal judge. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Judge Olvera would occupy a vacant seat in Brownsville.

Local iPhone campers wait for release

"I wanna be the first one to actually get a phone," said AT&T store camper Roy Delgado. That's the same reason at least seven other people have been camping in tents outside Brownsville's AT&T store.

Local firefighters pay tribute to fallen coworker

A group of Brownsville firefighters is headed to the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs to honor one of their own.

CBP takes part in National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations

It’s day three of the National Hispanic Heritage Month and the celebrations keep going.

Fake Facebook account gets Brownsville man arrested on sexual charges

A fake Facebook account, of a man impersonating as a porn star, lands him behind bars.

Six area residents arrested in straw purchasing scheme

Two separate, but related, indictments have been partially unsealed following the arrest of six local residents for their roles in purchasing firearms using false statements, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.