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...

April retail figures show some sectors fared better than others

HARLINGEN —Retail figures from April show the business pain of the COVID-19 shutdowns was not spread evenly, but varied depending on the type of...

Port of Brownsville ranked third in financial resilience

The Port of Brownsville has been ranked the third most financially resilient port in the United States by the bond credit rating firm Moody’s...

RGV Credit Union working on new branch in Rio Hondo

RIO HONDO — Branch No. 5 of the RGV Credit Union is taking shape here at the old Wells Fargo bank building at 117...

Gold’s Gym announces new rules as it prepares to reopen

Gold’s Gym location in Brownsville will resume operations on Monday, with new sanitation, capacity, safety and physical distancing protocols in place to continue doing...

Many Valley cities show sharp drop in sales tax numbers

Some of the Valley’s biggest cities showed the first effects of COVID-19 depressing spending habits, with sharp downturns in monthly sales tax numbers for March. South Padre Island was down 31.33 percent for March compared to last year, Brownsville was down 8.61 percent, McAllen was off 7.96 percent and Harlingen was down 5.41 percent. Mercedes, heavily dependent on sales at its outlet mall, was down 29.20 percent for the month. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Brownsville chamber hosts webinar with TWC on employment

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce held a webinar on Tuesday where guest speaker Julian Alvarez III, commissioner representing labor for the Texas Workforce Commission,...

Analysis: Reopening just a little bit isn’t really a big boon for the economy

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune Really opening Texas would require the governor and like-minded officials to actually put businesses in a situation where they could...

Bealls parent company files bankruptcy

HARLINGEN — The parent company of the popular Bealls stores in the Valley has filed for bankruptcy protection. Houston-based Stage Stores Inc., which also owns...