Camille Playhouse to host online performance for Día de Muertos

With papel picado of colorful colors, pan de muerto, cempasuchil flowers and typical costumes of Mexico, the Camille Playhouse will host its second yearly...

Nonprofit Fishing’s Future offers outdoor dream to disabled 

HARLINGEN — After the millionth kid goes through your program, just what more do you have to prove? For Shane Wilson and the nonprofit he...

Harlingen Farmers Market back in business

HARLINGEN — Pick out home-made delicacies fresh from the area’s budding cottage industry like jams, black garlic and kombucha — along with organic vegetables...

Harlingen Farmers Market back in business

HARLINGEN — Pick out home-made delicacies fresh from the area’s budding cottage industry like jams, black garlic and kombucha — along with organic vegetables...

School district holds groundbreaking ceremony for life skills house

HARLINGEN — Meredith Brownell thanked everyone for building a house where her son and his classmates can learn skills of everyday living. “He’s a life...

Local Options: Farmer’s Market reopens, dozens attend

Cilantro sauce, art pieces, ecological items, honey and granola were some of the items dozens of mask-wearing community members bought Saturday at the reopening...

Tales of Bravery: Breast cancer survivors share experiences

HARLINGEN — Elizabeth Martinez-Gonzalez was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32. Martinez-Gonzalez, 51, said the moment she was told she had cancer, she...

Police officers share breast cancer awareness

HARLINGEN — The beginning of October brings more than fall leaves and pumpkin patches. It is an opportunity to pay homage to breast cancer...

Time to vote for your favorites in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards

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BPUB Celebrates Public Power Month

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10) by hosting a series of activities for the community throughout the...

Toys for Tots 2020 Christmas Holiday campaign gets underway

Today marks the official kick-off for the Toys for Tots 2020 holiday campaign running through Christmas. U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting 810 local...

Committee approves Vela’s Bill to add Fort Brown to Palo Alto Battlefield National Park

The House Committee on Natural Resources approved U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela’s bill HR 4139, to authorize the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park to...

Schwarz named Texas Dentist of the Year

Harlingen dentist Gary M. Schwarz was named the 2020 Texas Dentist of the Year at the Texas Academy Awards celebration. The award is considered the...

Halloween gets booed this year? COVID-19 could put a damper on the holiday

As the COVID-19 numbers continue to drop throughout the country, and in the Rio Grande Valley, community members are still unsure about whether or...

Members Exhibition: Fine Art Museum features 100 pieces in new exhibit

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art invites the community to experience the third annual members exhibit titled “Invision,” which hopes to give the public...

Historic Fauna: Zoo opens otter permanent exhibit

With raincoats and umbrellas, dozens of mask-wearing visitors on Saturday attended the newly opened Otter Bahn exhibit at the Gladys Porter Zoo, which features...

Miracle Baby: Gladys Porter Zoo welcomes new gorilla

A gorilla at Gladys Porter Zoo gave birth to a baby late last month, surprising staff, zookeepers, and veterinarians who thought Penny was unable...

New green days: Recycling containers now open in Harlingen

After weeks of waiting, recycling is back. The City of Harlingen opened its new self-drop-off service Tuesday for residents to recycle at two different locations...

Maggie’s House moves to new Harlingen location

HARLINGEN — For a little more than two decades, this nonprofit organization has been restoring hope and transforming lives for child victims of abuse. This...

Clothes Call: Shelter seeks donations to help area families

Good Neighbor Settlement House in downtown Brownsville is seeking donations to serve the community’s homeless population, which faces unique challenges during the pandemic. Brownsville’s unsheltered...

San Benito CISD to offer new Culinary Arts Program

SAN BENITO — From cooking and baking methods to service operations, students of this school district will be able to learn the ins and...

Vela announces funds to improve Llano Grande Lake

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded the Texas Water Resources and the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership...

Repertory theater hosts virtual play for pride month

As Pride Month comes to an end, the Brownsville Repertory Theater did not want to miss the opportunity to celebrate the inclusiveness the community...

ROCA receives COVID-19 funding from Lewis Prize for Music

The Revival of Cultural Arts in Brownsville was selected from more than 600 organizations nationwide to receive $25,000 in funding from The Lewis Prize...

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...

Planting a seed: Group promotes healthy food, lifestyles

Brownsville Wellness Coalition’s Plant Your Seed fundraiser kicked off on Thursday morning at the organization’s location at 6th and Ringgold Street. Staff picked fresh...

Back to the Animals: Zoo reopens to general public on Monday

The Gladys Porter Zoo began rolling out a members-only soft reopening on Thursday and will open to the general public starting Monday. Reservations through an...

Cameron County to host tire disposal event

The Cameron County Judge’s Office announced the county will be hosting a “Road to Recycling- Tire Disposal” event that will take place throughout the...

‘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,...

‘United Against Hunger’ distribution event at Southmost Library cancelled for this week

United Way of Southern Cameron County announced they will be cancelling this week's food distribution event that was scheduled to take place at the...