Teacher honored as Distinguished Educator of Blind Students

Graciela Olivo has been a teacher of blind students in the Rio Grande Valley for over 35 years. This month, the National Federation of...

Schools prepare to start year remotely; Parents have options for their children

Teachers, parents, students and school officials got a better idea late last week of how Texas will approach opening schools safely as coronavirus infections...

BISD readies for new school year; Classes will start with distance learning

Parents, students, teachers and staff in the Brownsville Independent School District know this much about the 2020-2021 school year: It will begin on Aug....

Farmers to Families: Thousands line up for free boxed chicken

Residents started lining up about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to receive boxes of fully-cooked, frozen chicken. In all the BISD food services department distributed more...

Preparing with PPE: Protective equipment from TEA lands in Brownsville

The Brownsville Independent School District took delivery Tuesday on two truckloads of Personal Protective Equipment from the Texas Education Agency as the district prepares...

A Question of Connectivity; BISD confronts digital divide

The Brownsville Independent School District faces two critical challenges when the 2020-2021 school year begins, narrowing the digital divide so that all students have...

Atkinson unexpectedly attends board meeting

Sylvia Atkinson, a Brownsville Independent School District trustee who has been absent from board meetings since December, unexpectedly attended an emergency board meeting on...

Food distribution by BISD comes to an end for now

Hundreds of mask-wearing families attended the last food distribution by the Brownsville Independent School District at several schools throughout the city on Thursday morning. More...

BISD to start school remotely on Aug. 25

Classes will begin Aug 25 for the Brownsville Independent School District's 43,000 students after an emergency school board meeting Wednesday during which the district...

BISD eyes new school year; Final decisions in hands of state

The timeline for Brownsville Independent School District students to return to classrooms for in-person instruction is in the hands of state officials, who have...

BISD extends superintendent’s contract through 2023

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with a correction. By a 4-to-2 vote, the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees has extended the...

BISD considers back-to-school options

Students would attend in-person classes at Brownsville Independent School District schools two days a week, study from home two additional days, with Fridays devoted...

Summer Learning: BISD hands out books ahead of next school year

Brownsville Independent School District elementary schools spent the morning Tuesday handing out summer learning packs to their younger students in an effort to head...

BISD postpones summer strength and conditioning programs

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Tuesday morning, the Brownsville Independent School District announced it is postponing its Strength and Conditioning Program after a student athlete at...

Almost Normal: Summer band camps return at BISD

A measure of normalcy returned this week to high school campuses across the Brownsville Independent School District in the form of summer band camp. Practicing...

Getting Connected: CIS, BISD distribute free tablets

Communities in Schools, Boost Mobile and the Brownsville Independent School District spent the morning Tuesday distributing 230 tablet computers to students in the district's...

Together at Last: BISD graduations to kick off Monday

For one final time, the Brownsville Independent School District’s Class of 2020 will gather for commencement ceremonies beginning Monday at Sam’s Memorial Stadium. The ceremonies...

BISD: Summer school online only; In-person instruction ruled out

Even though Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has given the go-ahead to do so, the Brownsville Independent School District has decided not to offer in-person...

BISD to hold in-person graduation ceremonies

The Brownsville Independent School District will hold in-person outdoor graduation ceremonies — with social distancing — for each of its high schools on or...