Erin Sheridan

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Erin Sheridan is a reporter for the Brownsville Herald. She covers crime, plus state and federal courts. She can be reached at esheridan@brownsvilleherald.com or (956) 982-6609.

Early voting begins Tuesday; a look at the races

Early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election begins on Tuesday, and Cameron County voters take to the polls to also elect officials in...

Spreading awareness: What you should know about breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the world. Detecting the cancer early improves the odds of survival and can ultimately prevent more extensive...

Final Countdown: Cameron County gets ready for early voting

Early voting begins in Texas on Tuesday, and this year’s election will make history no matter who wins the presidential race. With voter suppression...

Detained man fights for U.S. citizenship

A man is suing for his release from jail in Willacy County after he tried to enter the United States claiming he was a...

Officials: Body found near Boca Chica Beach may be missing Kingsville man

The Texas Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed that a man’s body was found in Cameron County near Boca Chica State Park on Wednesday. “Texas Game...

Jury questions, instructions outlined in Atkinson case

The trial in the federal bribery case against Brownsville Independent School District Trustee Sylvia Atkinson is set to begin on Oct.15. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed...

Guidelines Worked: Data shows safety orders helped keep COVID-19 spread low

Data collected by the City of Brownsville and local hospitals paint a clear picture of how shelter in place, mask mandates, social distancing and...

Former teacher in sexual assault case makes court appearance

One of two former Santa Rosa High School employees facing criminal charges for alleged sexual relationships with minor students appeared in court in Brownsville...

Valley nurse wins Mentor Award

Luz Maria Silva, MSN, RN, is a longtime Valley nurse and over the summer won this year’s “Outstanding UTRGV 2020 Mentor Award” for her...

Supporting victims of domestic violence

October marks the beginning of National Domestic Violence Awareness month and in Cameron County, officials are voicing their support for victims of violence at...

Former Rio Bravo mayor seeks release from prison citing COVID-19 fears

Former Mayor of Rio Bravo Francisco Pena, 82, has filed a petition seeking his release from prison in Willacy County. Pena has been incarcerated...

Authorities arrest man on smuggling charges

U.S. Coast Guard personnel arrested one of four individuals spotted carrying marijuana across the Rio Grande this week after one smuggled packages weighing over...

Court refuses to hear petition in murder case

Javier de la Rosa, Jr., convicted in 2010 for the murder of 17-year-old Los Fresnos High School student Tiffany Galvan, will again remain in...

Bengal tigers found inside Matamoros home

Mexican special operations conducting activities in Matamoros discovered a collection of 46 luxury vehicles, two Bengal tigers, and various exotic birds inside a residence...

Schwarzenegger gives county $250K grant for more polling places

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made an appearance at the Cameron County Commissioner's Court meeting on Tuesday morning. Schwarzenegger logged on to the virtual meeting...

Voter registration deadline draws near; County receives $1.8 million grant for November election

Texas voters have just one week left to register to cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 general election. Your vote is your voice...

Report: County inmates accidentally left in transport van

Reports released by Cameron County confirmed that two inmates were accidentally left in a van in March and were transported to the hospital after...

New Wheels: City receives custom-built firetruck

Brownsville firefighters and city officials gathered outside Central Station in downtown Brownsville on Thursday to unveil a new, custom-built firetruck the department has been...

Trial date scheduled for man who threatened to shoot up Walmart

A Harlingen man arrested for threatening to shoot up a local Walmart store in August of last year pleaded not guilty to a charge...

Appeals court upholds man’s conviction on sexual abuse charges

An appeals court in Corpus Christi on Wednesday upheld the conviction of a Brownsville man sentenced to 65 years in prison for the sexual...

Infected inmate alleges county jail negligence

An inmate at the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito filed suit against Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio and various officials in the jail division...

Men use marijuana bundles as flotation devices

Five men discovered crossing the Brownsville Ship Channel using bundles of marijuana as floatation devices were arrested and charged over the weekend. U.S. Coast Guard...

Trio charged with narcotics transfer at convenience store

Federal authorities over the weekend arrested and charged three men in reference to a narcotics transfer witnessed at a Stripes convenience store on Ruben...

Last day to register to vote approaches

Texas voters have just 13 days left to register to vote in the November 3 general election. Regardless of where you stand politically, ensuring...

TEA says Santa Rosa ISD accreditation be lowered

A preliminary report detailing an investigation into the Santa Rosa Independent School District by the Texas Education Agency found that the SRISD Board of...

Vendors develop plan for city’s economy

On a rainy Thursday afternoon, a group of eight women gather inside a small studio on 14th Street in Brownsville. The door stands open...

New Political Action Committee takes aim at Abbott’s COVID-19 response

A new Political Action Committee or PAC aimed at Gov. Greg Abbott’s COVID-19 response features two women taking a stand against what the PAC...

Hearing held for nephew charged in Harlingen attorney’s death

Salomon Campos Jr., currently in custody awaiting trial on capital murder and kidnapping charges for the death of longtime Harlingen attorney Ernesto Gonzales, appeared...

Attorney issues cease and desist letter in Cameron County sheriff’s race

Republican candidate for Cameron County Sheriff John Chambers sent a press release on Wednesday in which he announced the campaign had issued a cease...

High court declines to hear petition from John Chambers

Texas’ highest criminal appellate court declined to hear a petition for discretionary review in the case of John Chambers, former chief of the Indian...