Tag: Brownsville

OmniTRAX working with EDC; Railway to become part of Rail-Ready program

OmniTRAX Inc., the Denver, Colo.-based company that manages the Brownsville & Rio Grande (BRG) International Railway at the Port of Brownsville, this month announced...

Brownsville Porter holds off Donna High for win

They had to battle until the final whistle, but the Brownsville Porter Cowboys got their season started with a 27-20 nail-biting win over Donna...

Police: Former Jubilee employee contacted victim through fake Instagram account

COMBES — A complaint from a Combes parent in connection to the arrest of a former athletic coordinator of the Jubilee Brownsville campus was...

Keppel AmFELS wins contract; Port-based company will build nation’s largest dredge

Keppel AmFELS at the Port of Brownsville last month announced it had won a contract to build the nation’s largest trailing suction hopper dredge...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day scheduled for Saturday

Saturday is the 19th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and individuals looking to get rid of expired or unused prescription drugs in...

Neighbors complain about confetti from private party

Residents living in a Brownsville Country Club neighborhood have filed a police report saying a neighbor threw a birthday party last weekend for a...

 CBP seizes fentanyl at Gateway International Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge seized more than five pounds of fentanyl, hidden within a 2008 Dodge Caliber. In...

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...

Brownsville Metro will offer free rides on Election Day

On Election Day, Brownsville Metro will provide free rides on fixed routes to encourage citizens needing transportation to go vote, after the City Commission...

City partners with UT Health to bring lab to Brownsville

The Brownsville City Commission and mayor on Tuesday approved an item that awards a contract to the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH)...

Incubator receives DOE grant; Rockets & Rigs deals in space and energy solutions

Expanding Frontiers (EXP), a commercial space and energy industry incubator launched in Brownsville in 2019, has been tapped for a $50,000 grant from the...

Gladys Porter Zoo launches social media campaign with the help of YouTubers

With zoos all over the world struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gladys Porter Zoo launched a social media...

SJA to host free webinar for students

Saint Joseph Academy will host a free webinar intended to help students make the transition to middle school more easily. The webinar will take place...

Blessed beyond belief: Mother and son to have joint exhibit at Fine Art Museum

Hand-painted chairs, colorful portraits and religious landscapes, are all part of the new exhibit by  local artists Rosie Cantu and Andrew Garcia, who are mother...

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...

Smuggler abandons children on bank of Rio Grande

BROWNSVILLE — Border Patrol agents located four young children after a human smuggler left them alone on the banks of the Rio Grande, authorities...

BCIC, RSTEC to host virtual tour for British Consulate

The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporations (BCIC) and the Rio South Texas Economic Council (RSTEC) are set to host a virtual tour of the Rio...

Border Patrol finds child with stranger near Rio Grande

Border Patrol Agents say they found a three-year-old child in the hands of a stranger after smugglers brought the pair across the Rio Grande...

Historic Ghosts: Association to host ghost-themed tours

Like every year during Halloween season, the Brownsville Historical Association invites the community to participate in their Haunted History and Murder Mystery Mayhem tours...

Brownsville Police Officer arrested on theft charges

The Brownsville Police Department confirmed to The Herald on Thursday that a now former police officer was arrested on theft charges, a class B...

Major turnout: First day of early voting breaks records

The first day of early voting in Cameron County for the Nov. 3, 2020, general election was one for the record books, reports county...

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...

Trevino considering reopening bars in Cameron County

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. is meeting with health officials and others to determine whether bars and other establishments will be opening in...

Lady Chargers defeat Lady ’Hounds in straight sets

SAN BENITO — The San Benito Lady Greyhounds made their season debut against the Brownsville Veterans Memorial Lady Chargers on Tuesday at home, and...

Early voting gets underway in Cameron County

A long line snaked around the Brownsville Public Library on Central Boulevard this morning, as registered voters headed to the polling place to take...

Veterans of Foreign Wars to host donation drive Saturday

The Brownsville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.2035 invites the community to participate in their donation drive from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and...

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...

Retired educator decorates pumpkins with face masks, remembers past Halloweens

With Halloween around the corner, and the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting our daily lives, community members are finding ways to keep the spooky spirit...

Spreading awareness: What you should know about breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the world. Detecting the cancer early improves the odds of survival and can ultimately prevent more extensive...

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,...