Housing development collides with industrial park plan

The Community Development Corporation of Brownsville’s intention to break ground on a new mixed-income residential subdivision next to the Brownsville Sports Park has run...

Brownsville nonprofits band together during the Big Give

The nonprofits of Brownsville spend most of their time helping residents in the community. On Saturday, they spent the day helping each other. Twenty-five local...

Brownsville lands housing grant

After receiving more than $500,000 in a federal grant earlier this month, the Brownsville Housing Authority will work to eliminate lead-based paint hazards from...

Officials push Census 2020 count

County officials are urging residents to take a moment to fill out the 2020 census. Residents in Cameron County began receiving documents in mid-March...

McAllen H-E-B employee tests positive for COVID-19

H-E-B announced in a Wednesday news release that an employee at one of its McAllen stores has tested positive for COVID-19. The grocery chain said the employee, who was last in the store on April 3, worked at the N. 10th and Fern location. "All Partners at the location have been notified and the store has been deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times since then and we continue to enforce proper social distancing practices," the news release stated.

National Guard helping RGV Food Bank meet demand

PHARR — The Texas Army National Guard is doing its part to alleviate some of the pressure felt by the Food Bank of the...

Groups sue ICE on behalf of detainees

On Wednesday, attorneys representing three detainees held at South Texas detention centers filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an effort to have them released from the detention centers. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF, and the Texas Civil Rights Project, along with their attorneys, filed the suit arguing three detainees, Raul Garza Marroquin, Rafael Olvera Amezcua, and Giorge Gonzalez, are “uniquely vulnerable to contracting the novel coronavirus disease while in custody at three different detention centers in South Texas, including the Port Isabel Detention Center, the Webb County Detention Center, and the Rio Grande Detention Center, the lawsuit states in part. Filed in the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division, the lawsuit claims the government is violating their clients’ rights by continuing to detain them despite their susceptibility to contracting the virus; mainly their respective underlying medical conditions and advanced age. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Forecaster expect above-normal hurricane season

The first of several forecasts for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is out, and officials are expecting an above-average hurricane season. Experts expect 16 named...

DA announces enforcement measures

The Cameron County District Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday that specific crimes committed during Gov. Greg Abbott’s Disaster Declaration will include enhanced punishment grades. The...

Lucio, Garza in runoff for Cameron County sheriff

The race for the next Cameron County Sheriff will go to a runoff election in May following a close race between incumbent Sheriff Omar...