Thousands of BISD students turning out to vote

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced everything online, voting continues through Friday in the 2020 Kids Voting Brownsville Mock Election that is part of a...

Veterans Memorial wins College Success Award

For the second consecutive year, Veterans Memorial Early College High School has won the College Success Award from the national nonprofit GreatSchools.org for making sure...

BISD schools win national recognition

The National Center for Urban School Transformation at San Diego State University has named five Brownsville schools as winners of 2020 Best Urban Schools...

BISD in-person start date extended; Full on-campus instruction begins Nov. 30

The Texas Education Agency has granted a second four-week waiver extending the start date for face-to-face instruction for all BISD students to Nov. 30,...

BISD candidates state qualifications; Running for Positions 5 and 6

The 14 candidates running for the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees are doing so for a variety of reasons but all express...

BISD candidates report campaign contributions

Candidates in the Nov. 3 Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees election reported more than $75,000 in campaign contributions, spent about $128,000 on...

First-year teachers see advantages, drawbacks to online learning

Five weeks into a school year no one expected to be so different, a group of first- and second-year teachers at Perkins Middle School...

BISD requests additional four-week extension for distance learning

The Brownsville Independent School District said the district will be requesting from the Texas Education Agency an additional four-week extension for distance learning beyond...

BISD adopts 2020-2021 tax rate

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted a tax rate of $1.1758 cents per $100 valuation for the 2020-2021 school year, a...

BISD adopts 2020-2021 tax rate

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted a tax rate of $1.1758 cents per $100 valuation for the 2020-2021 school year, a...

Back to School: BISD preps for in-person learning

The Brownsville Independent School District provided a glimpse Tuesday of what in-person instruction will look like once students start returning to classrooms starting today...

Gutierrez: complaints on reopening should go to TEA

As the Brownsville Independent School District prepares for a soft reopening of its schools starting Monday, Superintendent Rene Gutierrez has a message for individuals...

School meals for thousands; BISD meal distribution shifts into high gear

The Brownsville Independent School District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department depends on BISD parents just as the parents count on FNS to provide healthful...

BISD to bring staff back into schools on Monday

The Brownsville Independent School District said Wednesday it is moving forward with plans to bring teachers and staff back into schools on Monday as...

BISD teachers of the year honored at Academy

Academy Sports & Outdoors treated the Brownsville Independent School District’s two teachers of the year to $500 shopping sprees on Tuesday, recognizing them in...

BISD receives $718,468 school safety, security grant

The Brownsville Independent School District has received a $718,468 grant from the Texas Education Agency to upgrade radio communications and enhance safety and security...

Singing Harmony: Barbershop gives Lopez a music all its own

Lopez Early College High School Head Choir Director Jason Whitney has become a vigorous advocate of barbershop music, embracing the genre for its ability...

BISD lays plans for soft reopening; In-person start to happen in phases

Faced with the state witholding funds, the Brownsville Independent School District took the first steps Thursday toward reopening its schools to a limited number...

BISD attorney escapes removal

Brownsville Independent School District board attorney Baltazar Salazar got a reprieve Thursday night when the trustee who proposed his ouster asked to have discussion...

Groups’ petition alleges no confidence; Teachers associations want BISD super removed

The Texas State Teachers Association, Association of Brownsville Educators and the National Education Association started a petition on Change.org asking for a vote of...

Texas teachers associations start petition for vote of no confidence to BISD superintendent

The Texas State Teachers Association created a Change.org petition asking for a vote of no confidence for Brownsville Independent School District Superintendent Rene Gutierrez. The...

BISD projects advance during pandemic

A predictable side benefit of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly evident all over town. For the first time, all of the Brownsville Independent School...

BISD receives two awards for financial transparency

The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Brownsville Independent School District for meeting...

BISD board attorney confronted at meeting

In an unusual public discussion of a top district employee's status, Brownsville Independent School District trustees decided Tuesday night to table the matter of...

BISD getting close to digital parity

One week into the 2020-2021 school year, the Brownsville Independent School District is a week or two away from having all of the electronic...

DIGITAL READINESS: BISD begins classes 100% online

Brownsville Independent School District students headed back to classes on Tuesday for a school year unlike any other. Actually, the 2020-2021 school year started almost...

Backpacks for kids: Thousands receive free school supplies

More than 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed on Saturday morning as part of the 9th annual Back to School Community Outreach...

Meet the Teacher: Schools host drive-thru event

Mask-wearing teachers at Hubert R. Hudson Elementary greeted the dozens of students and their families who participated in the meet the teacher drive-thru event...

BISD losing teachers to attrition; District says 36 resigned, 42 retired

A total of 36 teachers have resigned and 42 have retired since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the Rio Grande Valley in March, the...

BISD trustees challenged for posts; 14 candidates file for election

Two incumbents on the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees are being challenged in board elections to be held in conjunction with the...