Tag: Brownsville

Court dismisses LNG lawsuit; Judge says plaintiffs failed to prove harm

A lawsuit against the Brownsville Navigation District by the city of Port Isabel, its mayor and a city commissioner over LNG leases at the...

Weather head: Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith sees it coming

The name “Barry Goldsmith” is practically synonymous with weather in the Rio Grande Valley. The warning coordination meteorologist with the U.S. National Weather Service station...

Barbacoa’s History: Local chef takes a walk down memory lane

If you’ve lived in the Rio Grande Valley area for years, you may know the drill of waking up every Sunday early in the...

Under pressure: EMS units step up during crisis

“Hero” is a word that gets tossed around a lot these days, but when it comes to the EMS teams risking their health and...

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...

BPUB employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Brownsville Public Utility Board says an additional employee has tested positive for coronavirus. The utility company says the test was confirmed on Tuesday, Aug....

Longtime BISD educator Thomas W. Keller passes; served as teacher, principal, administrator

Thomas W. Keller, the longtime Brownsville educator for whom Thomas W. Keller Elementary School is named, and the founding principal of Cromack Elementary School,...

Going the Distance: Remote training program overcomes virus challenges

As COVID-19 swept into the Rio Grande Valley this spring, UTRGV’s graduate class of social work students faced a unique dilemma: how do social...

Clothes Call: Shelter seeks donations to help area families

Good Neighbor Settlement House in downtown Brownsville is seeking donations to serve the community’s homeless population, which faces unique challenges during the pandemic. Brownsville’s unsheltered...

Man seeks release from detention in Medicare fraud case

Former Merida Healthcare Group owner Rodney Mesquias filed a petition seeking release from the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility in Raymondville, where he is...

BISD agrees upon raises; District also set to buy wifi hotspots

The Brownsville Independent School District made good Tuesday on a pledge to teachers and librarians by funding a full $2,000 raise for the coming...

City reports first employee death associated with the coronavirus

The City of Brownsville reported its first employee death, a 68-year-old man, associated with COVID-19 on Monday. To protect the family's privacy, the city will...

Pestered: City sprays for mosquitos as residents itch for relief

Spraying is underway across Brownsville this week to combat mosquitoes that have troubled the community since the passing of Hurricane Hanna and subsequent storms. That...

Mosquitos spraying begins this week

Brownsville Public Health will be taking care of those giant, pesky mosquitoes that have been swarming the city since Hurricane Hanna made landfall on...

Pandemic Care: Medical facilities stepping up to help hospitals

HARLINGEN — The skyrocketing rate of COVID-19 cases has flooded local hospitals to capacity, putting intense stress on rooms and medical professionals. The extreme need...

Police pull motorist from vehicle after wreck with utility pole

A motorist crashed into a utility pole Monday evening on McDavitt Boulevard, startling nearby residents who said the wreck shook their homes in Brownsville. A...

Judge orders principals in Atkinson case not to talk about it outside of court

A federal judge last week signed a protective order restricting Sylvia Atkinson, her attorneys, and government prosecutors from making certain statements outside the court...

UTRGV to provide $1,000 cash grants to eligible students  

By Melissa Vasquez, UTRGV Staff To provide UTRGV students with even more financial support this coming semester, the university has revamped its Fall Relief Package to give all...

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...

Artist paints, donates part to Feeding America

Bartosz Beda, an artist who has exhibited at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, created a project where he creates one painting every day...

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...

Handmade helpers: Brownsville residents receive free hand cleanser

More than 20,000 hand cleanser bottles by Tito’s Handmade Vodka were given away for free Saturday morning at the Brownsville Sports Park as hundreds...

5 more BPUB employees test positive for COVID-19

BPUB says five additional employees tested positive for COVID-19. Their test results all came back positive this week and that all of the employees...

Prayer vigil held for hospital patients and front line workers

Medical staff at Valley Regional Medical Center gathered outside the hospital’s entrances on a recent evening for a mobile church service and prayer vigil...

Pilot program to address human trafficking; Brownsville chosen to be part of project

An initiative led by United Way Worldwide and UPS will feature Brownsville as one of four cities across the United States in a pilot...

Farewell rain, hello heat

In case you're wondering why the rain kept coming in the Rio Grande Valley days after Hurricane Hanna blew through, and whether it was...

Virus patients are sicker; Chronic conditions exacting a heavy price in RGV

Reporting on a Tuesday teleconference with the Brownsville City Commission and Brownsville hospital CEO’s Leslie Bingham and Art Garza, City Commissioner Dr. Rose M.Z....

Free hand sanitizer giveaway set for Saturday

Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be providing free hand sanitizers to the public Saturday at the Brownsville Sports Park. The company said 20,000 bottles of 375...

Tornado Scare: ‘We heard the noise — like a train. A big, loud train.’

Hurricane Hanna spawned a tornado that left behind damages at two different locations in Brownsville when the storm passed through South Texas over the...

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...