Brownsville

Shrimpers expect less productivity as season wraps up

We still won't see the shrimpers coming in with their loot for several more weeks, but shrimp experts have told us their expectations for this season as it wraps up:

Brownsville mayor to host “My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge” summit

Mayor Antonio Martinez will host a local summit from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015 about President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” (MBK) initiative.

Veterans Prepare Care Packages for Troops Overseas

Veterans are stepping up to help current Rio Grande Valley troops serving oversees. Shopping is underway for care packages that will be sent to local troops who are weeks away from deployment to Egypt.

Violence and threats continue across the border

Tuesday morning, violence and threats to the safety of the city continued in Matamoros. Federal agents surrounded the main municipal building located downtown where an explosive was found outside its doors.

UTB student forced to drive at gunpoint

A UT Brownsville student was allegedly forced into his car at gunpoint by two suspects. The student told Campus Police he was approached by a man and a woman at the UTB main parking lot off of University Boulevard.

Police arrest man wanted in identity theft investigation

Brownsville police arrested a man wanted on several warrants from an identity theft investigation.

Cameron County officials purchasing $34,000 drone

We will soon have eyes in the sky, right here in Cameron County, the Emergency Management Office has been given a grant to purchase a $34,000 dollar drone, Na'Tassia Finley has more on how it'll be used.

Brownsville Mayor Martinez to attend White House meeting on immigration actions in TX

Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez will be attending a White House meeting today discussing the economic impact of President Obama's immigration executive actions in Texas.

Pet of the Week - Chunky and Blackie

On this Monday's Pet of the Week, we're going to introduec you to Chunky and Blackie from the Brownsville Animal Shelter. They're two puppies looking for forever homes.

Water plant upgrades completion date pushed back

A new water plant expansion is near completion that would give Brownsville residents more fresh drinking water. The SRWA desalination plant takes slightly salty ground water and turns it to clean drinking water.

Alamo church blessed as new immigrant center

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, who just celebrated his fifth anniversary here, officially blessed Resurrection Catholic Church in Alamo for a new unaccompanied immigrant center that will be on the parish grounds.

CBP seizes nearly $82K in liquid meth hidden inside bottles of travelers baggage

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville port of entry intercepted an alleged load of liquid methamphetamine.

Harlingen man sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of a child

A jury in the 404th state District Court today sentenced Harlingen man Iginio Guzman to 25 years in prison for continuous sexual abuse of a child with no opportunity for early release.

Boca Chica traffic light project finally complete

The Four Corners intersection on Boca Chica Blvd. is one of the busiest areas in Brownsville in terms of traffic flow.

Suspect admits to authorities of prohibited sexual conduct against woman

Brownsville authorities arrested a man accused of having an improper sexual relationship with a minor in the past.