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Would-be buyer’s plan for historic El Jardin fails to materialize

A purchase agreement made over a year ago for downtown’s historic El Jardin Hotel fell apart almost as soon as it started.

  • icon Posted: March 02
Thursday 02/26/2015
Plans for craft beer eatery still on tap

McALLEN — More than a year and a half after breaking ground on Hidalgo County’s first craft brewery, the owners say the project is still on track to open next fall at Fireman’s Park.

Thursday 02/12/2015
Cowen appointed to Dallas Fed advisory board

John Cowen Jr., Brownsville native and president of Cowen Group LTD, has been appointed to the Emerging Leaders Council as an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, one of 12 regional reserve banks in the Federal Reserve System. 

Thursday 02/05/2015
Salazar family back in business with Sarita’s Bakery

Mauro Salazar, a Brownsville master baker who’s been out of the game for a while, is once again manning the ovens since the opening of Sarita’s Bakery & Cake Shop at 705 W. Elizabeth St.

Friday 10/17/2014
Houston company says its ready to move forward on LNG

Five companies have announced plans to build natural gas liquefaction and export facilities at the Port of Brownsville.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Houston company says its ready to move forward on LNG

Five companies have announced plans to build natural gas liquefaction and export facilities at the Port of Brownsville.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Biofuels firm plans port operation in addition to truck stop

United Fuel Supply LLC, the Salt Lake City-based biofuels company planning to build a truck stop at FM 511 and Paredes Line Road near the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, is also in talks with Port of Brownsville officials about developing a liquid bulk cargo terminal to handle petroleum-based commodities.

Thursday 09/18/2014
Shopping plaza design brings innovative look to Brownsville

The Shoney’s restaurant that once stood at 2355 N. Expressway might have been a lot of things, but “beautiful” wasn’t one of them, so maybe its demolition last year should be considered a mercy killing.

Thursday 08/28/2014
Bella Vista Apartments open on East Ruben Torres Boulevard

The clubhouse and first three residential buildings are now open at what JJR Group Ltd. developer Ryan Harden says is the first new Class A, luxury, market-rate apartment complex to hit the Brownsville market since the early 2000s.

Thursday 08/21/2014
New location for sushi restaurant at Morrison Plaza

Kumori Sushi & Teppanyaki unveiled the newest addition to its seven locations at the Morrison Plaza in Brownsville.

Friday 08/15/2014
Local web-marketing firm rolls out do-it-yourself web design

LightBox Marketing & Design, a Brownsville-based online marketing firm, has rolled out a do-it-yourself website builder, Webinly, designed for individuals and small businesses or organizations on a budget.

Friday 08/01/2014
Former chamber chief marks one year as SBA district deputy director

For Angela Burton, former president and CEO of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, things have really come full circle.

Friday 07/18/2014
Breast Effort: Brownsville restaurant owner launches chicken-based venture

Sandra Quezada has “chickened out,” though not in the usual sense.

Thursday 06/19/2014
Morrison Plaza development fully leased, nears completion

Only one pad remains to be developed for Morrison Plaza’s first phase to be complete, though the second phase of the project is expected to begin within a year.

Thursday 06/12/2014
Brownsville’s first e-cigarette shop opens on Pablo Kisel

The e-cigarette industry, which has been exploding nationally in recent years, has wafted to Brownsville.

Beltran earns master’s degree

Dr. Stacey Renay Beltran has been awarded a master’s degree in oral biology and certificate in periodontics by the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry after completing a three-year periodontology residency.

Allstate agency owner tapped for award

Brownsville Allstate agency owner Rick Ortiz was recognized by the Allstate Foundation this month with the “Agency Hands in the Community Award.” The foundation also donated $1,000 to Cameron County Crime Stoppers, where Ortiz volunteers.

Friday 06/06/2014
Pizzeria owners try ‘crowd-funding’ to aid relocation, expansion

Mamma Blanca’s Pizza has outgrown its current space, so it’s moving to a new location, buying new equipment and hoping that “crowd-funding” will help make it possible.

Wednesday 06/04/2014
Chamber expands discount program to include public

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce wants to help members develop their customer bases and grow their businesses while also encouraging residents to shop locally, and this week launches the “VIVE Brownsville” discount card program.

Thursday 05/22/2014
Sugarcane aphid spreading to other Rio Grande Valley crops

WESLACO — Scientists at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco say sugarcane aphids appear to be moving from grain sorghum to corn and sugarcane crops.

Friday 05/16/2014
Pharr breaks ground on At Home supercenter

PHARR — The city of Pharr on Wednesday ceremonially broke ground on the future location of an At Home home furnishings store northeast of the intersection of West Kelly Avenue and South Jackson Road.

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