Tag: BISD

Vikings dominate Lobos for win in season opener

The Brownsville Pace Vikings opened their season with a 38-2 win over Brownsville Lopez in a District 16-5A Division I zone game. The Vikings dominated...

Testimony continues in Atkinson case; BISD trustee faces bribery charges

Jurors heard more testimony Wednesday in a case to decide whether Syllvia P. Atkinson solicited and accepted a $10,000 bribe to get favorable consideration...

Jury sees video of alleged bribery in Atkinson trial

The government on Tuesday finished questioning its key witness in the bribery case against Sylvia Atkinson after showing the jury a video recording of Atkinson...

Case against Atkinson underway; BISD trustee faces bribery charges

The bribery case against Brownsville Independent School District Trustee Sylvia Atkinson got underway Monday in U.S. District Court in Brownsville. U.S. Attorneys Jody L. Young...

Atkinson jury to be semi-sequestered; BISD trustee’s trial on bribery charges begins Monday

The federal jury selected to hear the case against indicted BISD Trustee Sylvia Atkinson will be semi-sequestered because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A court order...

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...

Innovator speaks on distance learning; Says education gap may be widening

Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the university professor, author and lecturer credited with inventing the term e-learning says distance learning’s worldwide embrace is...

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 candidates express desire to serve; Running for Positions 2, 3 and 7

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

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...

Jury questions, instructions outlined in Atkinson case

The trial in the federal bribery case against Brownsville Independent School District Trustee Sylvia Atkinson is set to begin on Oct.15. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed...

EDITORIAL: Home rule: State should let local officials say when COVID-19 risk falls

Gov. Greg Abbott knows that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Rio Grande Valley harder than many other parts of Texas. We hope, therefore,...

BISD Class 6A football teams begin seasons

As his players warmed up at the start of their first practice on Monday, Brownsville Hanna coach Mark Guess shouted, “We’ve been waiting for...

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...

Chargers grateful for long-awaited return to football

The Brownsville ISD Class 5A fall sports teams returned to their respective practice facilities to begin preparing for the 2020 season this week. The Brownsville...

Brownsville tables item to enter into CARES relief funding agreement with BISD

During a special city commission meeting on Tuesday, the City of Brownsville voted to table an item that would authorize the city manager to...

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...