Steve Clark

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

Getting connected: City hires broadband consultant

Brownsville is one of the very least connected cities in the nation in terms of broadband internet access, which affects everything from schools’ ability...

Virus cases taking a toll on caregivers

Doctors, nurses and hospital staff on the leading edge of the front line in the fight against COVID-19 continue to have to pay for...

Net worth: Shrimp industry pushing for exemption

When Donald Trump announced on June 22 that he was suspending new work visas for foreign workers at least through the end of the...

SPI enacts beach rules; County beach access to remain closed

Yes, you can still go to the beach this Fourth of July weekend, just not through a county-controlled access point, all of which will...

The new normal: Virus spread puts county in crisis mode

At a Tuesday press conference, Cameron County Public Health Authority James Castillo said new studies are showing that 80 percent of coronavirus infections are...

County renews COVID-19 restrictions; Local fight against virus intensifies

Facial coverings are now mandatory, gatherings restricted and Cameron County parks and beach accesses again closed in an effort to get control of the...

Safe Voting: County following CDC guidelines for runoff election

The Cameron County Department of Elections and Voter Registration is doing everything it can to make voting as safe as possible during the upcoming...

County reviewing virus options; Rising cases may prompt more mandates

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. said the county’s legal department is reviewing other ways the county might implement and enforce additional mandates to...

Like wildfire: Masks again vital to stemming virus spread

Cameron County is on course to run out of hospital bed capacity for COVID-19 patients if everyone doesn’t start doing their part now to...

String theory: Michael Quantz is a pioneer in guitar education

There was a time not so long ago that studying music on guitar in the classroom was basically unheard of. Oh sure, you could study...

Water rocket: SpaceX looking to build offshore spaceports

In a SpaceX animated video from 2017, a group of passengers is shown boarding a sleek, high-speed ferry for a quick ride out to...

StartUp TX judges announced; Pitch competition to take place July 8

The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation has announced the judges for its StartUp Texas Pitch Summit taking place on July 8. Ten finalists will compete against...

Cameron County judge orders mask mandate

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. on Wednesday signed an order mandating that all businesses in the county require customers and employees to wear...

Virus infections trending younger; Study points to mask effectiveness

Younger people are contracting COVID-19 in much greater numbers in Cameron County, though it’s older residents and those with underlying conditions who are winding...

History detective: Palo Alto chief recognized by NPS

Rolando Garza’s passion, innovation and hard work, in a job he can’t believe he’s lucky enough to have, continue to earn him accolades from...

Crossing restrictions hurting border economy

The temporary restriction on non-essential travel at U.S. ports of entry imposed by the Trump administration is exacerbating the negative economic impact from the...

COVID-19 cases rising faster; Survivors asked to donate plasma for treatment

It looks like health experts were right when they said reopening the economy without adequate COVID-19 testing would probably lead to a new surge...

More, Better, Faster: SpaceX makes Boca Chica top priority

When SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype blew up eight days before Thanksgiving last year it was pretty loud, though not as loud as the explosion...

No dice:City deems riverfront project unfeasible

The city of Brownsville has concluded that a massive, mixed-use riverfront redevelopment project is not financially viable as things stand with the developer, and...

Lost History: Architecture pioneer’s house demolished

The 1962 J. Kendall Hert House, designed by Ruth Young McGonigle, was considered a rare example of a mid-century modern residence incorporating elements of...

Vela introduces Biden at Texas Dem convention

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela was chosen to introduce former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee in this year’s presidential election, for Biden’s...

Hike-bike trail study gets OK; Route would give access to Bahia Grande

The city of Brownsville has gotten the green light for a feasibility study on creating a scenic hike-and-bike trail through the Bahia Grande as...

City gets homeless grant; Money is part of $2.2 trillion CARES Act

The city of Brownsville has been awarded more than $1.9 million in federal funds to prevent, prepare and respond to people at risk of...

UTRGV boosts testing capacity to 1,000 virus samples daily

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is substantially boosting the number of COVID-19 tests it’s able to process in-house from...

Storms easing region’s drought; Lower Valley gets break on rain

The severe drought that gripped the Lower Rio Grande Valley virtually the entire month of May was, as of Monday morning, on the verge...

Property appraisal timing questioned; Chief appraiser says plan was in motion before pandemic

Nobody likes getting a letter saying their property has been reappraised upward, sometimes substantially so, especially in the midst of a pandemic and the...

SpaceX Starship prototype explodes

https://youtu.be/z1f5-gkgDII SpaceX’s SN4 Starship prototype was destroyed in a powerful explosion minutes after an engine test shortly before 2 p.m. Friday. The incident at the company’s...

StartUp Texas finalists announced

The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation on Wednesday announced the list of finalists for the organization’s first StartUp Texas Pitch Summit scheduled for July 8. BCIC...

Work in progress: Pandemic doesn’t slow airport project

One of the few things that hasn’t been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic is construction of a new terminal building for the Brownsville South...

‘True grit’: Michael J. Limas wants your money

Michael J. Limas learned early on that when you show yourself willing to roll up your sleeves and go to work for the community,...