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Teacher's journey raises money for education

Canadian educator Mark Quattrocchi has spent the past 23 months making his way from China to his native country, riding his bicycle on a journey to see the world and raise money for the nonprofit organization Free the Children.

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Friday 04/29/2016
Meth, marijuana seized during Gateway bridge drug busts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it arrested two women and seized more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of methamphetamine and marijuana during two bridge inspections.

Thursday 04/28/2016
Students take part in Día de los Niños event

A six-pointed star piñata hung in the Josephine Castaneda Elementary school library in Brownsville as students performed a song and dance Thursday morning in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), a celebration of everyday children.

Students headed for History Day competition

Sixty-five middle and high school students from the BrownsvilleIndependentSchool District are headed to the annual Texas History Day competition today and Saturday in Austin.

County preps new tax offices in old bank

Cameron County is continuing its plans to prepare the old Wells Fargo building on East Levee Street for the tax office relocation.

Church to hold Dia del Nino health fair

Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana will host its first “Dia del Nino” Family Health Fair this Saturday.

Prescription drug take-back held this weekend

Do you have old medications at home you need to get rid of but don't just want to throw in the trash?

Body found near Brownsville airport

Brownsville police are trying to identify a body found on a sidewalk on Boca Chica Boulevard just north of the Airport Thursday afternoon.

Driver suffers only minor injuries in rollover accident

A 17-year-old man walked away with only minor injuries after he was involved in a rollover accident on the frontage road Thursday morning.

20th annual Pedal to Padre scheduled for Sunday

Pedal to Padre organizers are signing up cyclists for the 20th annual charity ride from Brownsville to South Padre Island.

Wednesday 04/27/2016
AARP releases results of Brownsville survey

Surveyed by AARP on what makes for an age-friendly community, Brownsville residents 50 and older responded that street safety, public transportation and health care services top the list.

TSC students open labs to prospective students

Wearing his disposable medical gloves, TexasSouthmostCollege student Patricio Gallegos delicately holds a petri dish containing yeast, explaining its growth pattern and its characteristics.

Turnout figures tracking well in early period

If the early numbers are an indicator, the TexasSouthmostCollege and Brownsville Navigation District board elections might have a slightly higher than usual turnout.

County DA releases list of most wanted fugitives

The Cameron County District Attorney’s office is seeking the public’s help in collaring the 11 fugitives who are suspects accused of what DA Luis V. Saenz called the most “egregious crimes,” ranging from murder to aggravated assault and the continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Mother’s hearing reset in infant death case

The Brownsville mother whose baby died in 2014 after he was left inside a hot car might take a plea deal, court records show.

Police: Woman with felony warrant evading detectives

Brownsville police are hoping the public can help them find a woman they say has been evading them.

Tuesday 04/26/2016
Texas House committee hearing held at UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville campus was the location of one of four Texas House committee hearings this week in the Valley.

CCBA to hold gala on Saturday

The Cameron County Bar Association will hold its annual Attorney Awards and Scholarship Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ringgold Civic Pavilion at Dean Porter Park.

BISD dedicates new turf at Lopez

The Brownsville Independent School District dedicated new artificial turf at the Lopez Early College High School soccer field during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning.

City attorney claims defamation by blogger

A court hearing in the $10 million defamation lawsuit brought by city of Brownsville attorney Mark Sossi against local blogger Juan Montoya has been reset for May 4, with visiting judge Manuel Banales to preside over the case.

Trail to be upgraded with donated trees

The Southmost Hike and Bike Trail in Brownsville will have five different species of trees planted along its path, thanks to members of Leadership Brownsville Class XXXI and volunteers.

TSC students celebrate part in Reach Higher initiative

Texas Southmost College set aside time Tuesday morning to celebrate the determination, hard work and commitment of its students for reaching higher and seeking a college education.

Los Fresnos students prepare for Hooked For Life event

LOS FRESNOS — Carmen Cargill, 17, a junior at Los Fresnos High School, said he has been fishing his whole life and dreams of opening a wildlife ranch.

Corridor agreement allows wildlife to traverse port property

In response to concerns that a proposed liquefied natural gas plant at the Port of Brownsville would prevent wildlife from moving between the Boca Chica area south of the Brownsville Ship Channel and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge to the north, Annova LNG has agreed to relocate its planned project.

Haze to linger through the afternoon

The haze you see in the air will stay around for most of the day.

Vatican names Matamoros bishop new archbishop for Hermosillo, Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Vatican has named a new archbishop for the Mexican city of Hermosillo, in the northwestern state of Sonora.

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