Steve Clark

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Steve Clark is a staff writer with the Brownsville Herald. He can be reached at sclark@brownsvilleherald.com

Big Give goes virtual; Awareness campaign starts this month

The Big Give Brownsville 2020 fundraising campaign, originally scheduled to take place in May, was interrupted by the pandemic, though now it’s back in...

CDCB receives $2M housing grant to develop prototype dwellings

Come Dream Come Build, the affordable-housing nonprofit formerly known as the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville, has been chosen by Enterprise Community Partners and...

SpaceX pops tank; Musk: Next flight to aim for 60,000 feet

A couple of minutes before 6 a.m. Wednesday, SpaceX’s Starship SN7.1 test tank ruptured in a vast plume of liquid nitrogen vapor. It was done...

Final push: County hopes to count more for census

Every 10 years the constitutionally mandated U.S. census takes place, and every 10 years nearly half of Cameron County’s population neglects or refuses to...

Passion and dedication: Chief Jarrett V. Sheldon was made for the job

Considering Jarrett V. Sheldon's upbringing, it's not at all surprising that he wound up a firefighter. His father is a firefighter and Sheldon — now...

Getting better: Virus cases falling, but keep the mask on

Mask wearing, social distancing and other emergency measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 are paying off, as the number of new cases reported...

Virus cases falling; Judge urges continued vigilance

At a press conference today, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said the county's falling number of new COVID-19 cases is a good sign,...

Going up: Port elevator resumes grain shipments

It’s been about four years since the Port of Brownsville signed an agreement with agricultural commodity trading firm West Plains LLC to lease the...

BCIC chief Mejia honored: Recognized on efforts to bolster city’s downtown

Josh Mejia, going on a year as executive director of the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, has been named Young Economic Professional of the Year...

Getting it done: ‘Get Shift Done’ is success in RGV

Yvette Jimenez was nearing graduation from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacagdoches when the pandemic struck, causing the loss of her university job...

Child vaccinations plummet: Health chief says get the kids immunized now

Cameron County children are way behind on their shots, probably because their parents are wary of going to doctors offices and clinics because of...

Experts say vaccine near; Vela takes part in caucus update with Fauci, Collins

A coronavirus vaccine is coming, just not right away, according to Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Anthony...

Mask up: Prof launches PPE venture to meet need

A computer science professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville responded to the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment early...

Mask up: Prof launches PPE venture to meet need

A computer science professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville responded to the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment early...

Size matters: Walkability a factor in cultural district designation

On Aug. 18 the Brownsville City Commission approved a proposal to significantly expand the boundaries of the Mitte Cultural District, the aim being to...

Size matters: Walkability a factor in cultural district designation

On Aug. 18 the Brownsville City Commission approved a proposal to significantly expand the boundaries of the Mitte Cultural District, the aim being to...

Behave yourselves: County leaders say Labor Day will make or break reopening

Cameron County parks and beach access will remain closed through the Labor Day weekend, though they will begin reopening the day after. That's according to...

SpaceX achieves third test flight at Boca Chica

Shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, SpaceX successfully hopped its SN6 Starship prototype to 500 feet at Boca Chica, 30 days after a 500-foot hop...

SN6 hops: SpaceX achieves third test flight at Boca Chica

Shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, SpaceX test successfully hopped its SN6 Starship prototype to 500 feet at Boca Chica, 30 days after a 500-foot...

Musk updates Starship progress SN6 prototype could fly as early as today

As SpaceX prepares for a 500-foot hop of its SN6 Starship prototype at Boca Chica possibly as early as today, the company’s founder and...

Terminal nears completion: FAA grants funds for final projects

The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport has received about $8.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration in recent days, funding that will be...

Leadership Brownsville deadline Friday

Anyone interested in enrolling in the 2020-2021 Leadership Brownsville class needs to have their applications emailed in by 5 p.m. Friday. That’s according to Janeth...

State funding road projects: Cameron County to receive large chunk

Cameron County made out all right in the Texas Department of Transportation and Unified Transportation Program 2021 project funding plan, which the county announced...

Brownsville NWS station steps in for Lake Charles

Lake Charles, La., which got hammered by Hurricane Laura in the wee morning hours of Aug. 27, is just shy of 400 miles from...

Help for colonia residents: Assistance for those impacted by COVID-19

Cameron County has announced an assistance program for colonia residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of reduced...

Still shining: End-of-life facility gets fewer residents due to virus

Sunshine Haven Inc, a nonprofit, licensed special care facility in Olmito that provides free, compassionate end-of-life care to terminally ill patients in a home-like...

Health experts to parents: vaccinate your kids

Cameron County’s percentage of COVID-19-related deaths is more than three times the state average based on population, according to county Health Authority Dr. James...

Brownsville residents land congressional internships

Jessie Hainley and Diego Hinojosa, two young Brownsvillians who landed summer internships with U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela’s office, say the experience was rewarding and...

Cameron County threatened with suit; Christian schools bucking emergency order

Plano-based First Liberty Institute, which bills itself as the nation’s largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to protecting religious rights, is threatening to sue Cameron...

Event Center decision deferred

A proposal contained in the city of Brownsville’s fiscal year 2021 to allow a private developer to turn the Brownsville Event Center into something...