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Island beaches will be open 4th of July, face masks required

In an emergency called meeting, South Padre Island officials in a 5 to 1 vote, voted to keep its beaches open for the next...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Cameron County

One day after Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. issued an emergency order that included mandatory facial coverings, implemented a curfew and closed several...

Three more Brownsville city employees test positive for the coronavirus

The City of Brownsville has confirmed three police officers have tested positive for COVID-19. The first employee is a Brownsville police officer and was tested...

Commission implements citywide curfew

Following Cameron County’s lead, the Brownsville City Commission voted Monday evening to implement a citywide curfew in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Brownsville City...

Wind advisory issued for parts of RGV

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a wind advisory for parts of the Rio Grande Valley. The advisory remains in effect until 6...

Congressmen ask Abbott to send National Guard to RGV

U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela and Congressman Vicente Gonzalez urged Governor Greg Abbott to immediately assign National Guard forces to the Rio Grande Valley to...

Early voting begins in runoff; Local, state seats on ballot

Early voting begins today for the Democratic and Republican runoff elections. The runoff election had originally been scheduled for May 26, but was pushed back...

Early voting begins in runoff; Local, state seats on ballot

Early voting begins today for the Democratic and Republican runoff elections. The runoff election had originally been scheduled for May 26, but was pushed back...

Starbucks temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

By LAURA B. MARTINEZ Staff Writer The Starbucks at 4247 N. Expressway 77 in Brownsville has been temporarily closed after one of its employees tested positive...

Nine additional BPUB employees test positive for COVID-19

By Nubia Reyna Staff Writer The Brownsville Public Utilities Board announced Friday in a press release that nine additional employees tested positive for COVID-19. The positive tests...

Funnel clouds possible for today

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Special Weather Statement indicating there is a chance for funnel clouds today. The NWS reports favorable...

Texas bars shut amid surge in confirmed virus cases

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back...

Two Brownsville firefighters test positive for COVID-19

Brownsville city officials have announced that two more city employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. The city reports the two are Brownsville firefighters. The first...

Six Brownsville city employees test positive of COVID-19

Brownsville city officials have announced that six city employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. The city reported Wednesday night that three are Brownsville police...

Four additional Brownsville city employees test positive for COVID-19

Brownsville city officials have announced that four additional city employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. The city reports that three are Brownsville firefighters and...

Five City of Brownsville employees test positive for COVID-19

Brownsville city officials have announced that five additional city employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. The city reports that three are Brownsville police officers,...

Petition calls for ending story time at library

An online petition is asking the Brownsville Public Library to stop the children’s Drag Queen Story Time at the library. The Drag Queen Story Time...

Abbott: COVID-19 spreading in Texas at an unacceptable rate

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott provided the latest on Texas’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic as cases continue to increase in the state during a...

Castillo: Cameron County hasn’t had its first wave of COVID-19

Cameron County Health Authority Dr. James Castillo said the county hasn’t had its first wave of the coronavirus. “Science is telling us it’s not over....

Petition aims to stop Drag Queen Story Time at Brownsville library

An online petition is asking the Brownsville Public Library to stop the children’s Drag Queen Story Time at the library. The  Drag Queen Story Time...

Flood advisory issued for parts of Cameron County

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Southeastern Cameron County. The advisory will be in effect...

18 Cameron County employees test positive for COVID-19

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. on Friday reported 18 county employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. The employees work at various county...

Flood advisory issued for parts of Cameron County

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for South Central Cameron County. The advisory will be in...

Mask order in effect until end of month

An Amended Emergency Management Order mandating that all businesses in Cameron County require customers and employees to wear mask to help prevent the spread...

Flood advisory issued for parts of Cameron County

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a flood advisory for Central Cameron County until 5:45 p.m. today. At 234 p.m., Doppler radar indicated...

U.S. Supreme Court blocks tonight’s execution of Brownsville man

By JUAN A. LOZANO The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a reprieve Tuesday to a Texas inmate scheduled to die for...

Cameron County sheriff’s deputy tests positive for COVID-19

The Cameron County Sheriff’s Department has reported that one of its sheriff’s deputies has tested positive for the coronavirus. Authorities said the deputy tested positive...

BISD student athlete tests positive for COVID-19

The Brownsville Independent School District is postponing its Strength and Conditioning Program after a student athlete at one of its high schools tested positive...

City to livestream hurricane preparedness talks this morning

The City of Brownsville will livestream BTX Cares Talks to discuss hurricane preparedness and what officials are doing to prepare at 10 a.m. today,...

More Brownsville city employees test positive for COVID-19

The City of Brownsville has confirmed two city employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. The employees are a Brownsville police officer and a Public...