Brownsville

Plastic bag ordinance helps fund local project

As is stand now, the Barnard Street Duck Park needs some major renovations. At least that's what members of the Brownsville Beautiful Committee think.

BISD police remembers Elmendorf's deceased Chief

Today, BISD police remembered former Elmendorf Chief Michael Pimentel as one of their own. 24-year old Joshua Lopez opened fire on Chief Pimentel during a routine traffic stop Saturday striking him on the shoulder and stomach.

Woman, beaten by boyfriend, arrested for leaving children alone at home

Brownsville police arrested a woman for child abandonment after her boyfriend left her stranded in the street.

Brownsville Commissioners to Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Several Brownsville city commissioners will be taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge™ at 8:45 p.m. tonight at Washington Park (south side) during the CycloBia Brownsville event.

Home Builder leaves couple with unfinished business

What happens when your home builder promises you a dream home and then disappears on you? For Rogelio and Isabel de la Garza, above is a picture of their dream home. Unfortunately, they may no longer get to live in it.

Undocumented alien sentenced for second illegal re-entry after being deported three weeks earlier

Jimmy Stanley Brizuela, 43, has been ordered to prison following his conviction of illegal re-entry after removal/deportation, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Brownsville PD wins 'Guns'N Hoses Blood Drive

The Brownsville Police Department was named the winners of the annual Guns'N Hoses Blood Drive sponsored by United Blood Services.

Man arrested for assaulting EMT at local hospital

A Brownsville man is arrested for assault after punching an EMT in the face at a local hospital. Brownsville police were called to Valley Baptist Medical Center, located at 1040 W. Jefferson, in reference to an assault.

Harlingen man sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexual assault of a child

A jury in the 107th state District Court sentenced Harlingen man Dick Weaver Thursday to 75 years in prison without the possibility of parole for continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Water line break causes water pressure loss

Approximately 200 Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) customers in the area of Southmost Boulevard and East 20th Street are without water this morning as crews isolate a 12-inch water line break.

CycloBia Brownsville to feature expanded activity areas

The City of Brownsville is hosting its last CycloBia Brownsville of the summer from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014, in the downtown area.

Los Fresnos CISD welcomes back teachers

A new school year is right around the corner for many in the Rio Grande Valley. Los Fresnos CISD hosted its annual convocation for its teaching staff.

Potential wildfires becoming concern in Cameron County

The extreme heat in Cameron County is just something that comes along with summer. But that heat mixed with a prolongued lack of rainfall can ultimately result in brushfires, or in extreme cases, wildfires.

Joint Customs and Border Protection Explorer Post Academy held in Brownsville

The Brownsville Port of Entry and the Fort Brown and Brownsville Border Patrol Stations hosted a two-week academy for 38 new Explorer cadets.