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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Story to Tell: Teen filmmaker showcases documentary at film fest 

A documentary by local teenager Natalia Moreno-Campos started as a national history project submission and has now been accepted to two of the most influential...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Virtual Launch: BISD readies for 100% online learning

Even if it wasn't apparent then, the Brownsville Independent School Districtstarted laying the groundwork to begin the 2020-2021 school year 100% online soon after...

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...

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...

Students Ready: BISD prepares pupils for upcoming school year

The first day of school is just around the corner, and Brownsville Independent School District’s efforts to shift the 43,000-student district to 100 percent...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...