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  1. Biden

    PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN MEETS WITH BROWNSVILLE MAYOR JOHN COWEN JR. AND OTHERS IN BROWNSVILLE

    President Joe Biden, the 47th president of the United States, stopped in Brownsville on Thursday, February 29, 2024, where he met with Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr., law enforcement officers, and federal, state, and local leaders Read on...
  2. Cowen

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO BROADCAST MAYOR COWEN'S PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE

    After meeting with President Joe Biden on Thursday, February 29, 2024, Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. will hold a press conference where he will discuss his meeting with the president Read on...
  3. Charro days

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE READIES DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE FOR ANNUAL CHARRO DAYS FIESTA

    City of Brownsville workers with the Internal Services Department this week began putting up colorful banners that read “Bienvenidos” on the light posts in downtown Brownsville highlighting Charro Days. Read on...
  4. Road Closed

    SEVERAL STREETS TO BE CLOSED BEGINNING MONDAY, FEB. 26, 2024, FOR ANNUAL SOMBRERO FESTIVAL

    This closure is in partnership with Sombrero Festival Ltd., the City of Brownsville and the Brownsville Police Department, aimed at ensuring public safety during the festivities. Read on...
  5. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEB. 20,2024 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    The City Commission received an update on the drought conditions from the BPUB. According to the update, if the area doesn’t receive any significant rain soon, the area could be moving into stricter water restrictions by the later part of summer. Read on...
  6. watering lawn

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE REMAINS UNDER STAGE 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS AS WATER LEVELS AT RESERVOIRS DROP

    The City of Brownsville remains under Stage 2 water restrictions due to dropping water reservoir levels. These restrictions are crucial for managing water resources effectively and ensuring that there is enough water available for essential needs Read on...
  7. Black Minimalist Linktree Background

    CHARRO DAYS CLASSIC SOCCER MATCH TO FEATURE FC BROWNSVILLE VS GAVILANES FC FROM MATAMOROS

    This historic event, hosted by the City of Brownsville's Convention and Visitors Bureau and Parks & Recreation Department, is set to take place at the Brownsville Sports Park on Sunday, March 3, 2024. Read on...
  8. Lawsuit

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE FILES CHAPTER 54 LAWSUIT AGAINST MILWHITE INC.

    Section 54.012 of the Texas Local Government Code empowers municipalities to enforce ordinances for the preservation of public safety, health, and compliance with zoning regulations. Read on...
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    AVELO AIRLINES EXTENDS FLIGHT SCHEDULE THROUGH LABOR DAY

    It’s not too early to start making those summer vacation plans and if those plans include visiting Disneyland or Disneyworld Avelo Airlines has announced it is extending its nationwide flight schedule through Labor Day. Read on...
  10. Market Square

    BROWNSVILLE RANKED TOP SOUTHERN CITY TO RETIRE ON A BUDGET OF $1,500 A MONTH

    “With a zoo, state and historical parks, and wildlife refuges, Brownsville offers a happening retirement period for nature enthusiasts. The cherry on top is the cost of living – 25% lower than the national average – Read on...
  11. Ramirez and Garcia

    CITY MANAGER AND DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS FEATURED SPEAKERS AT FRIDAY WITH THE CITY

    City Manager Helen Ramirez and Doroteo Garcia Jr., director of Engineering and Public Works, provided attendees with comprehensive updates on various infrastructure and road repair projects underway in Brownsville. Read on...
  12. StageCoach

    STAGECOACH TRAIL TO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR SIX MONTHS FOR FULL STREET RECONSTRUCTION

    The City of Brownsville Engineering and Public Works Department announces a significant street reconstruction project along Stagecoach Trail, spanning from Alton Gloor Boulevard to Morrison Road. Read on...
  13. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE FEB. 6, 2024 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    The Commission passed an ordinance to increase the size of bike racks from 48 to 60 inches. This change aims to accommodate longer bikes such as tandems and cargo bikes, thus enhancing accessibility and convenience for cyclists within the city. Read on...
  14. Angel Ramos

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE WELCOMES NEW BROWNSVILLE-SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DIRECTOR

    The City of Brownsville is proud to announce the selection of Mr. Angel E. Ramos, PE, AAE, IAP, as the new Director of the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, effective February 20th. Read on...
  15. New East Harrison Street

    STREET CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON EAST HARRISON STREET BETWEEN 12TH AND INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD

    The ongoing work encompasses several aspects, including the replacement of curbs and gutters, as well as the process of milling and overlaying the street surface. Read on...
  16. Presidents Day

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE OFFICES TO BE CLOSED FEBRUARY 19, 2024 IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT'S DAY

    Please be advised that in observance of President's Day, all City of Brownsville offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024. Read on...
  17. Scouts

    THE 72ND ANNUAL SCOUT GOVERNMENT DAY CELEBRATED AT BROWNSVILLE CITY HALL

    The 72nd annual Brownsville Scout Day, held on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Brownsville City Hall, provided Boy and Girl Scouts with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the operations of local government. Read on...
  18. Friday With The City

    FRIDAY WITH THE CITY TO FEATURE CITY MANAGER AND DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS

    City Manager Helen Ramirez and Doroteo Garcia Jr. will go into discussions about the city's infrastructure, offering updates on ongoing road repairs and other relevant projects happening within the city. Read on...
  19. Town Talks

    BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS CORPORATION TO HOLD SERIES OF TOWN TALKS BEGINNING ON FEBRUARY 12

    The Town Talks is an excellent opportunity for residents and businesses to contribute their ideas and perspectives to the strategic planning process. Part of the talks will focus on attracting businesses, improving residents' quality of life Read on...
  20. Happy Anniversary

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE CELEBRATES ITS 171ST ANNIVERSARY

    From its incorporation in 1853, Brownsville has played a pivotal role in the economic and cultural landscape of southern Texas. Its strategic location along the river facilitated trade and commerce, contributing to its growth and prosperity. Read on...
  21. East Alton Gloor

    TXDOT PROPOSES TO EXPAND EAST ALTON GLOOR BOULEVARD TO SIX-LANE ROADWAY WITH A RAISED MEDIAN

    The purpose of the proposed East Alton Gloor Boulevard Project is to reduce congestion and improve mobility and safety. Read on...
  22. BTV

    BROWNSVILLE-TV DEBUTS INAUGURAL TV NEWSCAST IN NEW TV STUDIO

    The inaugural newscast made its debut Wednesday, February 7, 2024, on the city’s YouTube Channel on Spectrum Channel 1300. The variety of content planned, from health and entertainment news to updates on city projects Read on...
  23. BISD

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE RECOGNIZES BISD SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

    The City of Brownsville is proud to recognize the Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) and its Board of Trustees for its leadership, guidance, and contributions to the children of Brownsville. Read on...
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    BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS 2024 TCMA CITY COUNCIL OF THE YEAR AWARD

    The City of Brownsville is proud to announce its Mayor and City Commission have been named the recipient of the prestigious 2024 Texas City Management Association (TCMA) City Council of the Year Award. Read on...
  25. bpub

    BPUB PROJECT SHARE SCHOLARSHIP OPENS; APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 8, 2024

    The application period for the Brownsville Public Utilities Board’s (BPUB) annual Project SHARE Scholarship will start Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. Ten qualifying students will each receive a $2,000 scholarship in their pursuits of higher education. Read on...
  26. cyclobia

    VALENTINE'S DAY CYCLOBIA SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2024

    You can make cycling part of your Valentine’s Day celebration as a Valentine’s Day CycloBia will be held from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, February 16, 2024. Read on...
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    AVELO AIRLINES SCHEDULING FLIGHTS THROUGH SUMMER FROM BROWNSVILLE TO LOS ANGELES

    Avelo Airlines offers direct non-stop flights from Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport to Los Angeles and customers can book their flights through June 11, 2024. Read on...
  28. Second Causeway

    TXDOT PROVIDES UPDATE ON SECOND CAUSEWAY LEADING TO SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

    With the Texas Transportation Commission adding the second South Padre Island causeway project to the highway system, accelerated development and construction of the new bridge and roadway can begin. Read on...
  29. The Challenge

    BROWNSVILLE CITY EMPLOYEES CAN SIGN UP MONDAY FOR THE CHALLENGE-RGV 2024

    Employees interested in joining have an opportunity to officially enter the challenge by attending the weigh-in session on Monday, February 5, 2024. This initial weigh-in will take place between 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM at the BISD Wellness Fitness Center Read on...
  30. Jose Marti

    ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON JOSE MARTI BOULEVARD NEAR COMPLETION

    The road construction project on Jose Marti Boulevard in Brownsville is nearing completion, which is great news for local motorists. The project is part of the city's Capital Improvement Project Read on...
  31. International Blvd

    MAJOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS HAPPENING ON PORTION OF INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD; PROJECT TO TAKE TWO YEARS

    The Texas Department of Transportation or TxDOT has begun the construction to rehabilitate the existing roadway on International Boulevard consisting of grading, base, surfacing, structures, drainage, signing, and pavement marking. Read on...
  32. Hegar

    TEXAS COMPTROLLER GLENN HEGAR FEATURED SPEAKER AT TEXAS TALKS LUNCHEON

    Hegar is charged with maintaining the state’s fiscal health and as Texas’ chief financial officer, he is the treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer, and revenue estimator Read on...
  33. Mayor Rotary

    BROWNSVILLE MAYOR JOHN COWEN JR. GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY CLUB OF SUNRISE

    Cowen provided the Rotary Club members with an update on the latest happenings in the City of Brownsville including economic growth, the revitalization of downtown Brownsville, the Rio Grande LNG, property tax growth, and SpaceX Read on...
  34. Old Port Isabel Road1

    ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARMENT COMPLETE ROAD WORK ON OLD PORT ISABEL ROAD

    For commuters who typically travel down Old Port Isabel Road, here’s some good news for you. Road construction in the area has been completed. Read on...
  35. Dana Ave

    VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING AND OPEN HOUSE TO BE HELD TO DISCUSS WIDENING OF DANA AVENUE

    The Texas Department of Transportation is proposing expanding Dana Avenue from FM 3248 to Ruben Torres Sr. Boulevard and will hold a virtual meeting and in-person open house to receive public input. The virtual meeting and open house will be held Feb. 1. Read on...
  36. Rene Oliveira

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE MOURNS THE PASSING OF FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE RENE OLIVEIRA

    It is with respect and gratitude that the City of Brownsville remembers the passing of former State Representative Rene Oliveira. A distinguished leader and a true son of Brownsville, Rep. Oliveira served the community with unparalleled dedication Read on...
  37. Fire Department

    BROWNSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT HOLDS BADGE PINNING AND PARAMEDIC GRADUATION CEREMONY

    The Brownsville Fire Department's 2024 Badge Pinning Ceremony and Paramedic Academy Graduation marks a significant milestone in the department's history and the community of Brownsville. Read on...
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    CEREMONY HELD TO UNVEIL OFFICIAL 2024 CHARRO DAYS POSTER

    This year’s poster by Brownsville artist Don Breeden portrays a tired mariachi after the Charro Days festivities have ended. Read on...
  39. Airport

    OFFICIALS DISPLAY STARSHIP ARTWORK TO DISPLAYED INSIDE BROWNSVILLE-SPI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Travelers utilizing the Brownsville-South Padre International Airport now have a new piece of artwork to greet them as they enter the airport. Airport officials on Tuesday officially unveiled a photograph of the Starship rocket that will be on display Read on...
  40. combat sports

    COMBAT FIGHTING TO TAKE CENTER STAGE SATURDAY AT THE BROWNSVILLE EVENT CENTER

    Brownsville Fight Night, hosted by Marine Promotion & Good Axe Time at the Brownsville Event Center, promises an adrenaline-fueled evening of combat sports. Read on...
  41. grants

    PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS REGARDING ARPA GRANT SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY AT MAIN LIBRARY

    The City of Brownsville is allocating nearly half a million dollars in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support qualifying non-profits and small businesses that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  42. volunteers needed

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST IN 2024 POINT-IN-TIME COUNT TO SURVEY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS

    To care for and assist the homeless in the Brownsville area, Cameron and Willacy County volunteers are needed to help conduct the annual 2024 Point-In-Time Count (PIT Count) to survey the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals Read on...
  43. New Challenge

    HUNDREDS SHOW UP FOR KICK OFF OF THE CHALLENGE-RGV WEIGHT LOSS COMPETITION AT LINEAR PARK

    Dressed in warm coats, hoodies and beanies, the crowds waited in line to get their height and weight taken and body measurements Read on...
  44. City Commission Meeting

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE JAN. 16, 2024 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    During the January 16, 2024, regular City Commission Meeting in Brownsville, several important decisions and discussions took place. Here are some of the highlights. Read on...
  45. The Challenge

    REGISTRATION FOR THE-CHALLENGE RGV SET TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY AT LINEAR PARK

    Lace up your tennis shoes and get out your exercise pants because The Challenge-RGV is set to begin on Saturday, January 20, 2024, and everyone 18 years and older is invited to join in on this free weight loss event. Read on...
  46. Winter Texan Expo

    WINTER TEXAN EXPO TO MAKE FIRST EVER APPEARANCE IN BROWNSVILLE ON THURSDAY

    Hosted by Welcome Home RGV, the Winter Texan Expo will take place from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Brownsville Event Center located at 1 Event Center off of Paredes Line Road. Read on...
  47. freeze warning

    NWS ISSUES FREEZE WARNING FOR BROWNSVILLE AND RGV FOR TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

    A freeze warning will remain in effect from 9:00 PM this evening until 9:00 AM Wednesday for Brownsville and other parts of the Rio Grande Valley. Read on...
  48. bpub

    BPUB ASK FOR VOLUNTARY ELECTRICITY CONSERVATION TUESDAY REQUESTED BY ERCOT

    The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that electrical conservation is being requested by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Tuesday, Jan. 16 between 7-9 a.m. due to continued freezing temperatures Read on...
  49. BMETRO

    BROWNSVILLE METRO SERVICE TO START AT 9:00 AM TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2024

    Due to inclement weather, Brownsville Metro service will start at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Read on...
  50. Wind Chill

    NWS ISSUES WIND CHILL WARNING: WARNING TO TAKE EFFECT AT MIDNIGHT THROUGH 6:00PM TUESDAY

    A wind chill warning has been issued for Brownsville and the rest of the Rio Grande Valley from midnight until 6:00 PM Tuesday by the NWS. Dangerously cold wind chills expected with wind chills as low as 15 degrees. Read on...
  51. bpub

    BPUB ASK FOR ELECTRICITY CONSERVATION REQUESTED BY ERCOT DUE TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES

    The Brownsville Public Utilities Board announces that electrical conservation is being requested by (ERCOT) Monday Jan. 15, between 6-10 a.m. due to continued freezing temperatures, very high demand throughout Texas and forecasted low wind generation. Read on...
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    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE PARTNERS WITH LOCAL AGENCIES TO PROVIDE SAFETY FOR THOSE IN NEED DURING COLD

    Those who have a need have shelter, resources, and support available across the City of Brownsville during the expected inclement weather. Read on...
  53. low temperatures

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE PREPARES FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER AND URGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS

    City services are ready to respond to community needs as temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s and 20s in the coming week. Read on...
  54. winter weather prep

    BROWNSVILLE RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO START PREPARING NOW FOR VERY COLD WEATHER

    As an arctic blast of extremely cold air is expected to arrive in Brownsville Monday afternoon, Brownsville city officials are encouraging residents to begin preparing now to ensure they are ready for the colder temperatures. Read on...
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    MAYORCA AVENUE TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR MANHOLE REPLACEMENT

    This closure, scheduled from Tuesday, January 16, 2024, to Friday, January 19, 2024, affects the stretch of Mayorca Avenue between E. San Marcelo Boulevard and S. San Marcelo Boulevard. Read on...
  56. Ribbon

    RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY HELD FOR NEW CMD AND CVB BUILDING LOCATED ON EAST ADAMS STREET

    Showing growth and the modernization of Brownsville, the city’s Communications and Marketing Department along with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Office of Space Commerce have moved into a new multi-million dollar building on East Adams Street Read on...
  57. Elizabeth Walker

    CELEBRATION OF LIFE SCHEDULED FOR ELIZABETH WALKER, BROWNSVILLE DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Alonzo Building on 510 E. St. Charles St., Brownsville, TX 78520. Read on...
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    BROWNSVILLE CITY OFFICES TO BE CLOSED MONDAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

    In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, city offices in Brownsville will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024. Read on...
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    TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CAUSES TRAFFIC LIGHT OUTAGE AT LAREDO ROAD AND RUBEN TORRES SR. BLVD

    Due to a vehicle accident in the area of Laredo Road and Ruben Torres Sr. Boulevard, Brownsville Public Utilities Board has had to shut off power in the area which is affecting the traffic light at the intersection Read on...
  60. Free Exercise Class

    BROWNSVILLE AND UT HEALTH HOUSTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH TEAM UP TO OFFER FREE EXERCISE CLASSES

    If part of your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy in 2024, the City of Brownsville in partnership with the UT Health Houston School of Public Health is offering free exercise classes at various parks around the city and Cameron County. Read on...
  61. News Story Image

    ARCTIC COLD FRONT TO BRING COLDEST TEMPERATURES, WIND CHILLS OF THE SEASON EARLY NEXT WEEK

    The NWS is particularly monitoring the situation for the possibility of a hard freeze in certain areas of the region. A hard freeze refers to a prolonged period of extremely cold weather that can cause significant damage Read on...
  62. City of Brownsville

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS CREWS CLEAN UP DEBRIS LEFT BEHIND BY STRONG WINDS

    The City of Brownsville recently experienced a significant windstorm, leading to widespread debris scattered across the city. The National Weather Service reported that this situation was caused by a potent low-pressure system and a cold front Read on...
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    BPUB ANNOUNCES NEW ROAD CLOSURE DATES FOR CANNERY ROW PUBLIC MARKET PROJECT

    The road closure on Ringgold Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street will be from Monday, Jan. 8 through Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. BPUB will install an 8-inch diameter sanitary sewer line to connect the City of Brownsville's Cannery Public Market building Read on...
  64. Christmas Tree Recycle

    CHRISTMAS TREE RECYLING TO BE HELD AT GONZALEZ AND OLIVEIRA PARKS FROM JAN. 5, THROUGH JAN. 31, 2024

    The trees can be dropped off between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM from January 5, 2024, to January 31, 2024. It's important to ensure that the trees are stripped of all decorations such as lights, ornaments, ribbons, artificial snow, garland, and tinsel Read on...
  65. new Barcc

    BARCC TO HOLD FREE PET VACCINATION CLINIC JANUARY 18, 2024 AT ITEC

    The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center is hosting a free Pet Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at the Texas Southmost College ITEC Center located at 301 Mexico Boulevard. Read on...
  66. City Meeting

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR JAN. 3, 2024 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    During the January 3, 2024, regular City Commission Meeting in Brownsville, several important decisions and discussions took place. Here are some of the highlights. Read on...
  67. Road Work

    PORTION OF OLD PORT ISABEL ROAD TO BE CLOSED BEGINNING JANUARY 8, 2024 FOR REPAVING

    Starting the week of January 8, 2024, a section of Old Port Isabel Road, stretching from Price Road to Coffee Road, will be reduced to one lane both ways. This construction is estimated to last about a month Read on...
  68. News Story Image

    BROWNSVILLE TO HOST WINTER TEXAN EXPO JAN. 18, 2024 AT THE BROWNSVILLE EVENT CENTER

    The free event open to the public will feature entertainment, live music, and door prizes. Read on...
  69. Trash

    NO RESIDENTIAL TRASH DELAYS EXPECTED DURING THE UPCOMING NEW YEAR'S DAY HOLIDAY

    To ensure your trash is collected on time, make sure your trash bins are placed outside and ready for service by 7:00 AM on your usual trash collection day. Read on...
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    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE OFFICES TO BE CLOSED MONDAY IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEAR'S DAY HOLIDAY

    Please be advised that in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, all offices in the City of Brownsville will be closed on Monday, January 1,2024. Read on...
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    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING ON CAPITAL RECOVERY FEES ON JAN. 8, 2024

    Capital Recovery Fees are a one-time charge imposed on developers as they begin new projects. Read on...
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    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE SEEKS TO FILL VACANCIES ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND ONE TASK FORCE

    If you're interested in getting involved in the local community and governance in Brownsville, there are several opportunities available. The city is looking to fill vacancies in various boards and on one task force Read on...
  73. Copy of Airport

    AIRPORT OFFICIALS ADVISE PASSENGERS TO PREPARE FOR LONG LINES AT TSA CHECKPOINT OVER THE HOLIDAYS

    It's important for passengers flying out of the Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport during the holidays to be aware of potential long lines at TSA checkpoints. Read on...
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    PORTION OF EAST ADAMS STREET TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT'S TOYS FOR TOTS GIVEAWAY

    East Adams Street, between East 10th Street and East 11th Street, will be closed from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the Brownsville Fire Department’s Toys for Tots Toy Giveaway. Read on...
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    PORTION OF EAST 1TH STREET TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

    The street will be closed from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2023, and from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, December 23, 2023. Read on...
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    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE OFFICES TO BE CLOSED MONDAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

    Please be advised that in observance of the Christmas holiday, all offices in the City of Brownsville will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2023. Read on...
  77. Intake Center

    MIGRANT INTAKE CENTER IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE DECORATED TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

    The holiday spirit is being brought to life at the migrant intake center in downtown Brownsville, thanks to the efforts of Odee A. Leal, the director of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for the City of Brownsville. Read on...
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    CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE TO BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2023

    The Secretary’s Office for the City of Brownsville will be closed all day on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Read on...
  79. StageCoach

    CITY COMMISSION APPROVES CONTRACTOR FOR STAGECOACH TRAIL ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

    The project is financed through the Capital Improvements Project, which is a fund dedicated to long-term investments in the city's infrastructure. Read on...
  80. SpaceX

    CITY PASSES RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF RENAMING AREA EAST OF BROWNSVILLE TO "STARBASE"

    The Brownsville City Commission has officially supported renaming the area east of Brownsville, Texas, to "Starbase," echoing Cameron County's resolution. This decision was formalized at the Commission meeting on December 12, 2023. Read on...
  81. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER 12, 2023 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    The Brownsville City Commission on a second and final reading passed an ordinance that will address BYOB or Bring Your Own Bottles establishments. The new ordinance will require BYOB establishments to close their doors at 2:15 a.m. Read on...
  82. Mr Amigo 1

    MEXICAN ACTOR, SINGER, AND FILM MAKER EDUARDO VERASTEGUI ANNOUNCED AS 2024 MR. AMIGO

    Mexican actor, singer, and film maker Eduardo Verástegui has been announced as Mr. Amigo for 2024 by the Mr. Amigo Association. This recognition is a celebration of unity and shared values between Mexico and the United States. Read on...
  83. Mayor Coffee

    DOZENS TURN OUT FOR INAUGURAL "COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR" HOSTED BY BROWNSVILLE MAYOR

    Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. held his inaugural Coffee with the Mayor where he provided community members with the chance to engage in an informal conversation with him. Read on...
  84. Portrait_Neece

    FORMER BROWNSVILLE MUNICIPAL JUDGE BEN NEECE PASSES AWAY

    The City of Brownsville is sad to announce the passing of former Municipal Judge Ben Neece. Neece served as municipal judge for 32 years and as a Brownsville city commissioner for four years. Read on...
  85. GettyImages-961668022

    BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD ANNOUNCES ROAD CLOSURE FOR CANNERY PUBLIC MARKET PROJECT

    The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary road closure on Ringgold Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street from Monday, December 11, 2023, through Sunday, December 31, 2023 Read on...
  86. Bike Ride

    DOZENS OF CYCLISTS SHOW UP FOR "RIDE WITH THE COMMISSIONER" BIKE RIDE EVENT AT OLIVEIRA PARK

    At least two dozen cyclists participated in a six-mile bike ride on the West Rail Trail with Brownsville City Commissioner At-Large “B” Dr. Rose Gowen. Read on...
  87. Christmas Tree

    CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AT MARKET SQUARE DRAWS HUGE CROWD

    There was plenty of Christmas cheer in downtown Brownsville with the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Market Square. School children performed and danced to holiday music as family and friends and others sang along to the holiday tunes. Read on...
  88. Ride With Commissioner

    RIDE WITH COMMISSIONER DR. ROSE GOWEN ON THE WEST RAIL TRAIL SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY AT OLIVEIRA PARK

    The Brownsville Community is invited to participate in a 6-mile bike ride with Brownsville City Commissioner At-Large “B” Dr. Rose Gowen on Sunday, December 10, 2023. The event will take place on the West Rail Trail starting at 8:30 AM Read on...
  89. Mayor Cowen (1)

    MAYOR COWEN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY'S PROGRAM FOR NEW MAYORS

    Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. is among 27 newly elected U.S. mayors selected to participate in the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University’s Program for New Mayors: First 100 Days Read on...
  90. Watch Party - Untitled Page

    WATCH PARTY FOR VETERANS CHARGERS PLAYOFF GAME TO BE HELD FRIDAY AT LINEAR PARK

    The City of Brownsville and Parks and Recreation Department invite the Brownsville Community to join a Watch Party Friday night at Linear Park to cheer on the Veterans Chargers in the State Semi-Finals Championship Football Game. Read on...
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    EAST 8TH STREET BETWEEN EAST ADAMS STREET AND EAST MADISON STREET TO BE CLOSED DEC. 9, 2023

    The City of Brownsville Engineering and Public Works Department has announced the temporary closure of East 8th Street on Saturday, December 9, 2023, for La Posada at Washington Park. Read on...
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    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE SHOWS SUPPORT FOR CHARGERS; DISPLAYS BANNER OUTSIDE CITY HALL

    The banner reads “Brownsville Veterans Memorial Chargers, City of Brownsville Supports You, ONE CITY!” The banner was put up on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Read on...
  93. chargers parade

    IT'S A SELL OUT; TICKETS FOR CHARGERS PLAYOFF GAME SELL OUT IN A MATTER OF A COUPLE OF HOURS

    According to the Corpus Christi Independent School District Independent School District all pre-sale adult general admission tickets, pre-sale student general admission tickets, and all game day general tickets have been sold out. Read on...
  94. chargers2

    TICKETS FOR THE GAME BETWEEN VETERANS AND SMITHSON VALLEY GO ON SALE AT 7:00 AM MONDAY

    Tickets for the 5A Division 1 Semi-Final Championship Game between Smithson Valley vs. Brownsville Veterans Memorial will go on sale at 7:00 AM on Monday, December 4, 2023. Read on...
  95. chargers2

    CHARGERS DEFEAT CORPUS CHRISTI TO WIN REGION IV-5A DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF GAME

    The Chargers defeated Corpus Christi Miller 35-28 in the Region IV-5A Division final Friday at Sams Memorial Stadium. Read on...
  96. CHargers

    CHARGERS TAKE OVER PALM BOULEVARD AHEAD OF FRIDAY NIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF GAME

    As members of the Corpus Christi Miller Buccaneers football team make their way toward Sams Stadium traveling down Palm Boulevard Friday afternoon, they will see the faces of the Veterans Memorial ECHS football team they will be facing Read on...
  97. BTX

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE OPENS BTX HEALTH CENTER FOR CITY EMPLOYEES

    The range of services offered at the BTX Health Center include minor medical needs, health and wellness education, behavioral health awareness, nutritional counseling, chronic disease education and resources, as well as cooking instructional classes. Read on...
  98. shuttle

    BISD TO PROVIDE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM SAMS STADIUM FOR FRIDAY NIGHT'S PLAYOFF GAME

    Free parking will be available at the Texas Southmost College ITEC Center and the Brownsville Independent School District will provide free shuttle service to and from Sams Stadium. Read on...
  99. Coffee with the mayor

    INAUGURAL COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR TO BE HELD DEC. 13, 2023 AT LUBY'S CAFETERIA

    Join us for Coffee with the Mayor — a unique chance to connect, engage, and brew ideas for our community's future with Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. Read on...
  100. ChargersNation - Post

    VETERANS MEMORIAL CHARGERS HITTING THE FIELD IN CLASS 5A REGION 4 PLAYOFF CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

    The Chargers will take on the Corpus Christi Miller Buccaneers on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Sams Memorial Stadium here in Brownsville. Although the game is sold out, BISD will stream the game online on its YouTube channel. Read on...
  101. Majestic

    IT'S OFFICIAL: UTRGV ANNOUNCES IT HAS PURCHASED HISTORIC MAJESTIC THEATER

    UTRGV announced that it closed on the building Nov. 15, 2023, purchasing the historic building from the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation. UTRGV plans to transform the Majestic Theater into a performing arts center for the Brownsville campus. Read on...
  102. bpub

    BPUB TO HOST IN-PERSON COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP SEMINAR ON PROJECT SHARE PROGRAM

    The BPUB Project SHARE Program is dedicated to assisting low-income households within the community. Read on...
  103. WEBSITE

    BROWNSVILLE FEATURES VIDEO TOUR ON CITY WEBSITE TO SHOWCASE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF CITY

    The City of Brownsville has put together a comprehensive video tour on its website to showcase various aspects of the city, from entertainment to education and quality of life. Read on...
  104. BARCC

    STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN U.S. BORDER PATROL'S R.E.A.L. MISSION PROGRAM HELP OUT AT BARCC

    Students participating in the U.S. Border Patrol's R.E.A.L. Mission program had a valuable and educational experience during their visit to the Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC). Read on...
  105. Holiday Village 2

    HOLIDAY VILLAGE BROWNSVILLE SCHEDULED TO OPEN MONDAY NIGHT AT DEAN PORTER PARK

    The Holiday Village Brownsville features over 30 decorated cottages that are placed along the sidewalks at the park giving patrons the chance to enjoy them. The free event is scheduled to open its gates at 6:00 PM Read on...
  106. Market Square

    BROWNSVILLE RANKED NO. 4 AS THE BEST AFFORDABLE PLACES TO RETIRE

    The City of Brownsville is ranked No. 4 as one of the best affordable places to retire by U.S. News & World Report. The city offers a combination of factors that make it an attractive option for retirees. Read on...
  107. SpaceX launch

    BLAST OFF: SPACEX LAUNCHES STARSHIP SUPER-HEAVY VEHICLE SATURDAY MORNING

    The Starship Super-Heavy Vehicle was propelled by all 33 Raptor engines on the Super Heavy Booster on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at the Starbase launch site at Boca Chica Beach. Read on...
  108. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR NOV. 14, 2023 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    The Brownsville Police Department introduced an ordinance on a First Reading to amend Chapter 22 by adding Article XIV. The amendment addresses establishments not licensed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Read on...
  109. Parks Department

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE PARKS DEPARTMENT EARNS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL ACCREDIDATION

    The City of Brownsville's Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) has recently achieved accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). Read on...
  110. SpaceX

    EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR AS SPACEX GETS READY FOR SECOND LAUNCH AT BOCA CHICA SITE

    Space enthusiasts from across the United States have converged on Starbase to witness the preparation and eventual launch, with many sharing their experiences and the rocket's progress through social media platforms like Facebook. Read on...
  111. John Cowen

    BROWNSVILLE MAYOR JOHN COWEN JR. JOINS BORDER TRADE ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    The City of Brownsville is proud to announce that Mayor John Cowen, Jr. has been named to the Board of Directors of the Border Trade Alliance, effective immediately. Read on...
  112. City Hall

    HUDSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TOUR CITY HALL; MEET WITH CITY MANAGER HELEN RAMIREZ

    The 80 students gathered in City Hall Chambers and had the opportunity to meet with City Manager Helen Ramirez, AICP. She explained to them the duties of the City Commission, which is an important part of local government. Read on...
  113. thumbnail_BARCC 2

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE'S BARCC RECEIVES 70K FOR CANINE TRANSPORTATION UNIT FROM STANTON FOUNDATION

    The City of Brownsville’s Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC) has received a $70,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation to purchase a state-of-the-art canine transportation unit. Read on...
  114. Murals (1)

    TWO MURALISTS SELECTED TO CREATE MURALS AT TONY GONZALEZ PARK IN BROWNSVILLE

    The International Southmost Choice Neighborhood Plan has announced the selection of two talented muralists, Sara Barriera and Ashley Dickey, who will create murals at Tony Gonzalez Park in Brownsville. The selection process involved community voting Read on...
  115. Santa Claus

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TO HOST SEVERAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVENTS

    It’s time to pull out that Santa hat, those reindeer antlers, and those holiday sweaters and get ready to say “ho, ho, ho” as the City of Brownsville will host several Community Christmas events to get you in the holiday spirit. Read on...
  116. New Career Fair

    BROWNSVILLE CITY MANAGER ATTENDS CAREER FAIR AT OLIVEIRA MIDDLE SCHOOL IN BROWNSVILLE

    The Career Fair emphasized the idea that students don't necessarily have to leave Brownsville to pursue fulfilling careers. It aimed to make students aware of the career possibilities within their own community. Read on...
  117. B Metro

    PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS BROWNSVILLE ROADWAY CAPITAL RECOVERY FEE SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER, 15,2023

    This meeting is an opportunity for developers, realtors, and other stakeholders to learn more about the capital recovery fees and provide their input on how these fees will impact projects and roadways in the city. Read on...
  118. Airport

    BROWNSVILLE-SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STILL ACCEPTING BIDS FOR RESTAURANT VENUE

    The Airport Food Project is open for bidding, and it’s a great opportunity for restaurants looking to expand their business and serve travelers and locals in the area, especially with the added benefit of offering a view of SpaceX launches. Read on...
  119. weather

    RAINY AND COLD CONDITIONS EXPECTED DURING VETERANS DAY WEEKEND

    There's a 70 to 80 % chance of rainfall on Saturday, which is Veterans Day, and temperatures are expected to be in the 60s, but it may feel somewhat cooler due to the rain and wind. Read on...
  120. chip

    CHIPOTLE OPENS ITS NEWEST LOCATION IN BROWNSVILLE

    Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. expressed his delight at the addition of another eatery to the city. He sees this as a sign of progress in Brownsville, indicating that well-known brands are investing in the community Read on...
  121. Road  Closure

    11th STREET BETWEEN E. WASHINGTON AND E. ADAMS STREET TO BE CLOSED SATURDAY

    The City of Brownsville’s Engineering and Public Works Department is announcing the temporary closure of 11th Street on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Read on...
  122. Fire Truck

    DEDICATION CEREMONY HELD AS BROWNSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT GETS TWO NEW FIRE TRUCKS

    The new fire trucks are fully loaded and fully equipped, including rescue equipment, medical equipment, and any other tools necessary for firefighters to perform their duties effectively. Read on...
  123. Water Tower

    NEW SOUTHMOST WATER ELEVATED STORAGE TANK TO HOLD 2 MILLION -GALLONS OF WATER

    The 2-million-gallon elevated storage tank replaces two older tanks: the elevated tank located on Southmost Boulevard that was demolished in 2018 and the elevated tank located on the campus of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Read on...
  124. GPZ

    GROUNDBREAKING HELD FOR NEW ZIP LINE ATTRACTION TO BE ADDED AT GLADYS PORTER ZOO

    The Soaring Eagle Zip Line will offer a thrilling experience, taking zoo visitors over 120 feet in the air, high above the tree canopy. This addition aims to enhance recreational activities in Brownsville and attract a new demographic of visitors Read on...
  125. Barcc

    "A TOAST TO TAILS" GALA RAISES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO BENEFIT BARCC

    The event received strong support from the community, sponsors, and local officials, reflecting the importance of BARCC's mission in helping abandoned and unwanted pets find their forever homes. Read on...
  126. John Cowen

    BROWNSVILLE MAYOR APPOINTED NEW VICE CHAIR OF RGV METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

    Mayor Cowen brings to the Vice Chair position a wealth of experience having served the Rio Grande Valley’s largest City previously as its At-Large “A” City Commissioner and as a member of the Border Trade Alliance. Read on...
  127. Rudolph Run

    RUN WITH RUDOLPH HAPPENING DECEMBER 16, 2023 AT THE BROWNSVILLE SPORTS PARK

    The 1 Mile & 5K Run will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 7:30 AM at the Brownsville Sports Park located at 1000 Sports Park Boulevard. Read on...
  128. First Friday1

    FIRST FRIDAY IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE PROVIDES PLENTY OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

    First Friday begins at 7:00 PM on November 3, 2023, in the Market Square area of Downtown Brownsville. There will be a Catrina Contest, Luchadores, photobooths, 360 selfie camera, face painting for the kids, and FREE pedicabs Read on...
  129. bcic

    AETHERWORKS WINS $40,000 IN GRANT MONEY IN STARTUP TEXAS COMPETITION HOSTED BY BCIC AND OTHERS

    Cori Pena, BCIC’s CEO, and President, said this was the fifth Startup Texas event and it was an opportunity to have businesses pitch their businesses to the judges and the community to compete for $40,000 in grant funding to help their business scale up. Read on...
  130. Holiday Village

    DEAN PORTER PARK BEING PREPARED FOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY VILLAGE SET TO OPEN NOVEMBER 20, 2023

    Cottages for the event were delivered to the park on November 1, 2023, and November 2, 2023, with the help of employees from the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
  131. Daylight Saving Time

    DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 ,2023

    Daylight Saving Time (DST) is coming to an end on Sunday, November 5, 2023. This means you should set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night to "fall back" to standard time. Read on...
  132. Southmost Parade

    SOUTHMOST VETERANS DAY PARADE SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2023

    Bring your patriotic side and prepare to honor our nation's heroes at the Southmost 23rd Annual Veterans Day Parade. This is a wonderful occasion to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served in the United States armed forces Read on...
  133. Halloween Bash

    "SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN BASH" A BIG THRILL AT THE BROWNSVILLE SPORT PARK

    The atmosphere at the Brownsville Sports Park was electric as hundreds and hundreds of children, donned in their favorite Halloween costumes, gathered for the Brownsville Police Department's annual Spooktacular Halloween Bash on Friday, October 27, 2023. Read on...
  134. weather

    FIRE CHIEF REMINDS RESIDENTS TO CHECK HEATING UNITS AS FIRST FALL COLD FRONT EXPECTED MONDAY

    As the first significant cold front of the fall season is expected to reach Brownsville around 7 a.m. Monday, Brownsville Fire Chief Jarrett Sheldon is reminding residents to make sure their space heaters and heating systems are working properly. Read on...
  135. Boo at the Zoo4

    "BOO AT THE ZOO'' TO BE HELD MONDAY AND TUESDAY AT THE GLADYS PORTER ZOO

    The annual Boo at the Zoo event at Gladys Porter Zoo is a fantastic Halloween celebration for the entire family to enjoy. The event runs from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on both Monday and Tuesday. Read on...
  136. New Halloween (1)

    "CHILLING" TEMPERATURES EXPECTED IN BROWNSVILLE; RIO GRANDE VALLEY ON HALLOWEEN

    It looks like Halloween in Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley will have a chilling twist this year with a strong cold front moving in. Read on...
  137. bpub

    BROWNSVILLE PUB ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2023

    The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces a temporary closure of the southbound lane on Charmaine Lane from East Morrison Road to Wild Bird Lane to install a water tap located at 3250 Charmaine Lane Read on...
  138. BPD

    BROWNSVILLE POLICE OFFICERS TO ASSIST IN FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FALLEN SAN BENITO POLICE OFFICER

    Abril Luna, the spokesperson for the Brownsville Police Department, said members of the honor guard, motorcycle unit, and patrol units will assist with the services for San Benito Lt. Milton Resendez who died Oct. 17, 2023 Read on...
  139. DRUG TAKE BACK

    NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2023

    In Brownsville, old unused medication can be dropped off from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the Walgreens located at 1525 Central Boulevard. Read on...
  140. bpub

    BROWNSVILLE PUB ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE ON PAREDES LINE ROAD

    This will involve a temporary closure of the far-right lane on the southbound side of Paredes Line Rd. stretching from Sleepy Hollow Road to E. Alton Gloor Boulevard. Read on...
  141. Road Construction

    ROAD CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN OCTOBER 30, 2023 ON PRICE ROAD

    Construction work involves a mill and overlay process which removes old pavement and replaces it with new asphalt. Any damaged curb and gutter within the project’s limits will also be replaced. Read on...
  142. chamber

    BROWNSVILLE CITY MANAGER KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT STATE OF THE CHAMBER LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON

    The luncheon provided an opportunity for members of the business community to come together. It served as a platform to reflect on the achievements and challenges of the past year while also looking ahead to the future goals of the community. Read on...
  143. 3 Patch

    IT'S FALL YOU ALL; PUMPKIN PATCH AND SCARECROW TRAIL TO OPEN SATURDAY AT DEAN PORTER PARK

    You can get into the fall spirit by selecting your very own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch. Perfect for carving, decorating, or using as festive autumn decor. Read on...
  144. The Welcome to Brownsville sign with three flags and trees behind it.

    BROWNSVILLE NAMED ONE OF THE SAFEST CITIES IN THE U.S.

    Brownsville, Texas has been recognized as one of the safest cities in the United States in 2023. Read on...
  145. 4985

    TRAFFIC SIGNAL TO BE TEMPORARILY TURNED OFF SATURDAY AT DANA AVENUE AND RUBEN TORRES BOULEVARD

    The City of Brownsville's Engineering and Public Works Department will be temporarily turning off the traffic signal at this intersection from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on that day. This is to facilitate pedestrian signal wiring replacement. Read on...
  146. Plane

    BROWNSVILLE-SPI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UNDERGOES TRI-ANNUAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE

    The Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport participated in its tri-annual Emergency Response Exercise where it conducted an intense drill to ensure its readiness and safety in case a real-life emergency should occur on airport grounds. Read on...
  147. bpub

    BPUB ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE ON EAST ELIZABETH STREET FOR OCTOBER 18, 2023

    The Brownsville Public Utilities Board announces a temporary lane closure on the left lane of south-bound East Elizabeth Street between 11th Street and 12th Street to install a fire line Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, beginning at 6:00 PM Read on...
  148. Dia De Los Muertos

    BARCC SETS UP DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ALTAR TO HONOR DECEASED PETS

    The idea for this tribute was conceived by Monica Llanas, an adoption specialist at the shelter. Monica, who grew up in Mexico, explained that in Mexico, the souls of pets are celebrated on October 28th. Read on...
  149. thumbnail_Christopher Hopkins Headshot

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE NAMES NEW ASSISTANT AIRPORT DIRECTOR FOR BROWNSVILLE-SPI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    The City of Brownsville’s – Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) has named Christopher Hopkins, C.M. Assistant Director of Airport. Read on...
  150. bpub

    BPUB ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PART OF PAREDES LINE ROAD FOR OCTOBER 17, 2023

    Brownsville Public Utilities Board will be performing a sewer force main scheduled on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, between 9:00AM and 3:30 PM. Read on...
  151. Halloween

    BPD'S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR BASH COMING SOON TO BROWNSVILLE SPORTS PARK

    Get those Halloween costumes ready as the Brownsville Police Department is gearing up for its annual Spooktacular Halloween Bash, promising a night filled with tricks and treats for all. Read on...
  152. Vela-Courtesy BISD1

    BARCC MAKES PRESENTATION TO BISD STUDENTS AT VELA MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Michelle D. Garcia, the principal at Vela Middle School, accepted an invitation from BARCC to have their representatives make a presentation to students. The focus of the presentation was on the importance of having pets and taking proper care of them. Read on...
  153. Rotary1

    BROWNSVILLE CITY MANAGER HELEN RAMIREZ IS GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY CLUB OF BROWNSVILLE SUNRISE

    The Rotary Club of Brownsville Sunrise received an update on the happenings in Brownsville as Brownsville City Manager Helen Ramirez, AICP, was the guest speaker and gave a presentation at a recent meeting of the club. Read on...
  154. Dean Porter Park

    PARKS AND RECREATIONS DEPARTMENT TO HOST ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH AND SCARECROW TRAIL

    Another fun-filled event for the entire family is coming to Dean Porter Park as the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department gets ready to host the annual Dean Porter Park Pumpkin Patch and Scarecrow Trail 2023. Read on...
  155. Jose Marti

    FULL RECONSTRUCTION OF JOSE MARTI BOULEVARD EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN FEBRUARY 2024

    The City of Brownsville's Engineering and Public Works Department continues to oversee a full reconstruction project on Jose Marti Boulevard. This project is part of the CIP and aims to enhance the roadway infrastructure in the area. Read on...
  156. latin jazz

    LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL OPENS UP THIS WEEKEND IN BROWNSVILLE

    The best in Latin Jazz is coming to Brownsville the weekend of October 13 through October 14, 2023, during the 2023 Latin Jazz Festival that will take place at the TSC Performing Arts Center and Linear Park. Read on...
  157. SPONSORSHIP

    BROWNSVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU ACCEPTING SPONSORSHIP APPLICATIONS

    If you are an organization in Brownsville seeking sponsorship opportunities for an upcoming event in the City of Brownsville the Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to hear from you. Read on...
  158. Mayor Space Industry

    MAYOR JOHN COWEN JR. DELIVERS WELCOMING REMARKS AT BINATIONAL WORKSHOP RELATING TO SPACE INDUSTRY

    The Binational Workshop on workforce challenges in the space industry, which featured speakers from both the United States and Mexico and was held at the Brownsville Events Center, highlights the growing importance of the space industry in South Texas Read on...
  159. Glasses

    CVB HANDING OUT FREE SOLAR VIEWING GLASSES FOR SATURDAY'S SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENT

    The countdown to the annular solar eclipse 2023 is underway and the Southmost Branch of the Brownsville Public Library along with Visit Brownsville and the South Texas Astronomical Society (STARS) is hosting an exciting event for the entire family Read on...
  160. weather

    COLD FRONT BRINGS BENEFICIAL RAIN TO BROWNSVILLE AND OTHER AREAS OF THE RGV

    A cold front brought some much-needed rain to Brownsville on Thursday, October 5, 2023. The National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley reported varying amounts of rainfall in different parts of the city Read on...
  161. solar eclipse

    SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING EVENT TO BE HELD AT SOUTHMOST LIBRARY BRANCH ON OCTOBER 14, 2023

    The event is centered around the annular solar eclipse occurring on that day. Free viewing glasses will be distributed to attendees while supplies last, allowing safe viewing of the eclipse. Read on...
  162. New Deputy Manager

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ANNOUNCES NEW DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

    The City of Brownsville is proud to announce Mr. Alan Guard as the new Deputy City Manager within the City Manager’s Office for the City of Brownsville. Read on...
  163. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR OCT. 3, 2023 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    The Brownsville Police Department brought up the issue of After-Hours establishments that operate without a TABC license. These establishments sell alcohol outside of the legal hours and are not subject to state law Read on...
  164. Bill Young

    FORMER BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER BILL YOUNG PASSES AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83

    He was an award-winning journalist who worked for The Brownsville Herald, The Port Isabel Press, KRGV and KGBT news, and worked for the City of Brownsville as its Public Information Officer for twenty-one years Read on...
  165. Watering Schedule

    BPUB DEVELOPS TOOL WHERE BROWNSVILLE RESIDENTS CAN SEARCH WHEN THEN CAN WATER THEIR LAWNS

    BPUB has a Watering Schedule Checker Page on its website where customers can find their designating watering days. The customer only has to enter their address and their watering scheduling will appear. Brownsville is under Stage 2 Water Restrictions Read on...
  166. VBMC

    MAYOR JOHN COWEN JR. PRESENTS PROCLAMATION TO VBMC-BROWNSVILLE AT WALL UNVEILING CEREMONY

    Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. recognized the medical center's long-standing service to the residents of Brownsville with a City of Brownsville Proclamation. Read on...
  167. Grande

    FOUR MORE STREETS IN BROWNSVILLE SCHEDULED TO UNDERGO FULL RECONSTRUCTION

    This reconstruction will encompass several aspects, including new drainage systems, roadway improvements and sidewalks, the City of Brownsville Department of Engineer and Public Works reports. Read on...
  168. Careers and Coffee1

    CAREERS AND COFFEE GET THINGS BREWING AT THE BROWNSVILLE EVENTS CENTER

    Several notable employers were present at the Job Expo, including SpaceX, Southwest Keys, Bechtel, Rio Grande LNG, and Valley Regional Medical Center. These companies offered various employment opportunities Read on...
  169. Road Closure

    NORTH CLUBHOUSE ROAD TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    North Clubhouse Road will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from Wednesday, September 27, 2023, to Friday, September 29, 2023 Read on...
  170. Viking Lane

    ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT COMPLETES WORK ON 28 STREETS FUNDED BY CDBG

    The City of Brownsville's Engineering and Public Works Department was able to complete asphalt milling and overlay for 28 streets using funding from the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 funding cycle and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies. Read on...
  171. Parking

    REPAVING COMPLETED ON THREE PARKING LOTS IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE

    The parking lots on East Adams and East Washington Streets along with the parking lot on East Taylor Street were repaved and restriped on Monday, September 25, 2023. Read on...
  172. New Airport

    COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS OPERATING AGAIN AT BROWNSVILLE-SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Commercial flight operations at the Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport were up and running against Monday afternoon. Read on...
  173. Airport

    FLIGHTS DISRUPTIONS BEING REPORTED AT BROWNSVILLE-SOUTH PADRE INTERATIONAL AIRPORT

    This cancellation is impacting not only flights to Brownsville but also those to McAllen International Airport and Valley International Airport. Read on...
  174. Parking 2

    PAVING OF PARKING LOTS IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE UNDERWAY

    The repaving of the parking lots at East Washington and 10th Street, as well as East Adams next to the Fire Station in Brownsville, was underway Monday, September 25,2023. Read on...
  175. Careers and Coffee

    CAREERS AND COFFEE EXPO TO TAKE CENTER STAGE WEDNESDAY AT THE BROWNSVILLE EVENTS CENTER

    Poised to be the largest career fair in South Texas, this transformative event will feature thousands of employment opportunities and will take place at the Brownsville Event Center with potential employers seeing applicants between 8:00AM and 4:00PM Read on...
  176. Cyclobia

    CYCLOBIA BRINGS A NIGHT OF FUN FOR CYCLISTS IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE

    Parents and their children cycled up and around the streets of downtown Brownsville and some stopped at rest stations to play games. Music from the 80s was pumped out from a Wellness Block Party on East 10th Street where there was plenty of fun Read on...
  177. cyclobia

    CYCLOBIA "CYCLING THE STREETS" OF BROWNSVILLE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT

    CycloBia is a free event that aims to transform selected streets in Brownsville into car-free zones temporarily. During the event, residents can enjoy a variety of recreational and sporting activities such as walking, skating, biking, running Read on...
  178. BARRC

    BARCC LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO FOSTER DOGS FOR 10 DAYS

    In an effort to save more pets in Brownsville, The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC) is urgently asking the community to open their homes for 10 days to volunteer as a foster parent. Read on...
  179. Cowen

    MAYOR JOHN COWEN JR. KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT LEADERSHIP BROWNSVILLE CLASS OF 39 ORIENTATION DINNER

    Mayor Cowen said Leadership Brownsville provides those class members of Leadership Brownsville with “a unique perspective on how our city operates, Read on...
  180. Suicide Walk

    BROWNSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WALK AT SUNRISE MALL

    The community is encouraged to join the Police Department in this important event to show solidarity and support for those affected by mental health challenges. Read on...
  181. Parking Lot

    TWO PARKING LOTS IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE TO BE REPAVED

    The repaving of the parking lots at East Washington and 10th Street and East Adams next to the Fire Station is scheduled for September 25th. Read on...
  182. Old Alice

    OLD ALICE ROAD ALSO ON THE LIST OF ROADS TO UNDERGO A FULL RECONSTRUCTION

    The planned reconstruction project for Old Alice Road, from I-69 Frontage to FM 802 is a significant infrastructure upgrade. Read on...
  183. Honeydale

    REPAVING OF HONEYDALE ROAD TO BE COMPLETED TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2023

    The drive down Honeydale Road in the City of Brownsville should be smoother starting Tuesday afternoon, September 19, 2023, once the road work is completed. Read on...
  184. Avelo

    AVELO AIRLINES ADDS NEW PROMOTION TO FLIGHTS TO ORLANDO, LOS ANGELES AND LAS VEGAS

    Avelo Airlines is currently offering a special promotion where travelers can get a $20 discount on roundtrip flights to Orlando, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Read on...
  185. News Story Image

    BPUB INITIATES STAGE 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS DUE TO DROPPING WATER RESERVOIR LEVELS

    Due to dropping water reservoir levels, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) in collaboration with the City of Brownsville will implement water restrictions under Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency Plan effective Sept. 18, 2023. Read on...
  186. Park

    CATHERINE STILLMAN DOG PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR REPAIRS

    The park is closed due to repairs to the plumbing system that are currently in progress. Repairs to the system are expected to be complete in approximately 2 weeks. Read on...
  187. East 14th Street

    EAST 14TH STREET ANOTHER ROAD LISTED ON THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION

    East 14th Street will fall under the “complete street” plan which includes drainage and roadway improvements, sidewalks, and shared-use paths. Read on...
  188. Mural Ribbon 2

    OFFICIAL UNVEILING CEREMONY HELD FOR "WELCOME TO BROWNSVILLE" DOWNTOWN MURAL

    Jesse James, the talented artist behind the mural, spoke about how the project had been life-changing for him and how it had opened new doors in his artistic journey. Read on...
  189. Mitte on the Move 6

    "MITTE ON THE MOVE" BRINGS COMMUNITY TOGETHER AT SOUTHMOST LIBRARY BRANCH

    It was a great opportunity for the community to get to know the different organizations that make up the Mitte Cultural District and a few other organizations from the community. Read on...
  190. News Story Image

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TEAMS UP WITH SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO OFFER FREE EXERCISE CLASSES

    A collaboration between the City of Brownsville and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health has been established to offer free exercise classes to the public at local parks Read on...
  191. News Story Image

    MITTE ON THE MOVE SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2023 AT THE SOUTHMOST BRANCH LIBRARY

    There will be entertainment, informational booths from the Mitte Cultural District, games, and activities for children plus snacks. Read on...
  192. veterans_bridge911_courtesy_of_cbp_brownsville

    CBP TO TEMPORARILY STOP TRAFFIC ON VETERANS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE MONDAY IN REMEMBRANCE OF 9/11

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection will temporarily stop vehicular traffic at Veterans International Bridge the morning of Sept. 11, during the 22st Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony to honor the 9/11 attack victims Read on...
  193. bpub

    BPUB ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SECTION OF ROBINDALE ROAD DUE TO WATER REPAIR

    The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is announcing a section of Robindale Road from Old Port Isabel Road to Ruben M. Torres Boulevard will be closed for approximately six hours today Read on...
  194. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR SEPT. 5, 2023 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    During the September 5, 2023, regular City Commission meeting in Brownsville, several important decisions and discussions took place. Here's a summary of the key points: Read on...
  195. News Story Image (1)1024_1

    RIBBON-CUTTING EVENT HELD TO MARK INAUGURAL FLIGHT TO LAS VEGAS VIA AVELO AIRLINESS

    It was all about Las Vegas at the Brownsville-South Padre International Airport on Friday, September 8, 2023, as Avelo Airlines launched its inaugural non-stop flight from Brownsville to the famous entertainment destination. Read on...
  196. ERCOT

    BPUB, ERCOT ONCE AGAIN REQUEST TEXAS RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE ENERGY

    Following a request by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT, Brownsville Public Utilities Board is asking its customers to conserve electricity between 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM today, September 7, 2023, due to high demands throughout Texas. Read on...
  197. News Story Image

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE RECONGIZED BY U.S. BORDER PATROL RIO GRANDE VALLEY SECTOR

    The City of Brownsville played a significant role in assisting with the influx of migrants in the region, and this was recognized during the Camp Monument Appreciation Ceremony Read on...
  198. Wild Rose

    WILD ROSE LANE SET FOR FULL RECONSTRUCTION IN 2024; ANOTHER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

    The Capital Improvement Project is set to allocate funding for the comprehensive reconstruction of Wild Rose Lane, spanning from North Coria Street to Honeydale Road. Read on...
  199. new Barcc

    BARCC TEAMS UP WITH CITY LIBRARIES FOR PET ADOPTION EVENTS

    In response to a critical surge in canine residents at the Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center, the City of Brownsville is excited to announce a collaborative effort with City Libraries to host a series of Pet Adoption Days Read on...
  200. Highway 77

    MAJOR MAKEOVER COMING TO OLD HIGHWAY 77 IN BROWNSVILLE

    The road has not undergone any significant renovations for the past 12 to 15 years. A full reconstruction of Old Highway 77 will begin in 2024. Read on...
  201. Cowen

    BROWNSVILLE MAYOR JOHN COWEN JR. GIVES INTRODUCTORY REMARKS AT 88TH LEGISLATIVE UPDATE LUNCHEON

    In his introductory remarks, Mayor Cowen said “Your presence here today and insights will undeniably enrich our understanding of the dynamic legislative landscape Read on...
  202. Template

    ERCOT ONCE AGAIN ASKING RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE ENERGY USAGE

    ERCOT, or the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, is once again asking residents to conserve electricity this evening, August 30, 2023. Read on...
  203. 20210506_HOTS_Brownsville-4291

    GLADYS PORTER ZOO TO OFFER DISCOUNT DAYS TO BROWNSVILLE RESIDENTS IN SEPTEMBER

    During the weekend of September 8-10, 2023, Brownsville residents will have the opportunity to visit the zoo at significantly discounted rates, which are the lowest of the year. Read on...
  204. Stage Coach

    STAGECOACH TRAIL TO UNDERGO FULL RECONSTRUCTION THAT INCLUDES DRAINAGE AND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS

    Stagecoach Trail will undergo a major makeover in 2024, the City of Brownsville Engineering and Public Works Department reports. Read on...
  205. Fiber3

    LIT FIBER-BTX GETTING CLOSER TO BEING ABLE TO OFFER RESIDENTS FIBER INTERNET SERVICE

    Lit Fiber BTX announces that it is getting closer to being able to offer residents Lit FIber - BTX 100% fiber internet. Read on...
  206. Dome

    REPAIR WORK CONTINUES AT THE OBSERVATORY AT THE SOUTHMOST BRANCH LIBRARY

    Repair work continues at the observatory housed at the Southmost Branch library and library officials hope to have the work completed in time for the upcoming October 14, 2023 solar eclipse. Read on...
  207. Template

    BPUB/ERCOT ASK FOR VOLUNTARY ELECTRICITY CONSERVATION FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON

    The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that electrical conservation is being requested by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) starting today, due to high demand throughout Texas because of sustained heat. Read on...
  208. Jesse James Lopez Mural

    NEW "WELCOME TO BROWNSVILLE" DOWNTOWN MURAL CLOSE TO COMPLETION

    The new mural titled "Welcome to Brownsville" on East 13th Street in downtown Brownsville is a creation by local artist Jesse James Lopez, 22 years old. Read on...
  209. Eastern Blvd  Cedar Map

    RESIDENTS ON EASTERN BOULEVARD AND CEDAR STREET TO EXPERIENCE WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION

    The Brownsville Public Utilities Board has announced that some residents on Eastern Boulevard and Cedar Street could expect water service interruption as the utility service provider will replace four water valves. Read on...
  210. News Story Image

    ALL-HAZARDS AWARENESS FAIR SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 31, 2023 AT THE BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

    The City of Brownsville Fire Department Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security is hosting its annual All-Hazards Awareness Fair from 4 PM to 7 PM Thursday, August 31, 2023, at the Brownsville Public Library located at 2600 Central Boulevard. Read on...
  211. Pay Station

    PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS BEGIN ENFORCING THE USE OF PAYING STATIONS IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE

    On August 21, 2023, parking enforcement officers from the Brownsville Police Department began enforcing the use of the newly installed paying stations in downtown Brownsville. Read on...
  212. Market Square

    BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY RATIFIES FY 2024 BUDGET

    The City of Brownsville Commission came together, at its August 15th meeting, to unanimously ratify the City's Fiscal Year 2024 General Fund Budget amounting to $121M, alongside Certificates of Obligation valued at $29.6M. Read on...
  213. South Price Road

    SECTION OF SOUTH PRICE ROAD TO BE CLOSED BEGINNING AUGUST 24, 2023 FOR SEWER LINE IMPROVEMENTS

    A section of South Price Road will be closed from Thursday, August 24, 2023, through Saturday, August 26, 2023. Read on...
  214. Storm

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TAKING PROACTIVE APPROACH IN ANTICIPATION OF HEAVY RAINFALL NEXT WEEK

    With the possibility of heavy rain impacting the area next week, the City of Brownsville is taking a proactive approach and preparing the city. Read on...
  215. City of Brownsville logo Image

    DISTRICT 2 COMMISSIONER LINDA C. MACIAS PLANS NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP FOR MCKENZIE ESTATES

    Brownsville City Commissioner District 2 Linda C. Macias in collaboration with the City of Brownsville Public Health Department will hold a Neighborhood Cleanup at McKenzie Estates. Read on...
  216. Agua Bravo

    ROAD IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE IN BROWNSVILLE; AQUA BRAVO DRIVE LATEST STREET TO GET REPAVED

    Residents living on Agua Bravo Drive will be driving on a smoother road as the roadway is being repaved. Read on...
  217. A Toast To Tails Invatation 2023 Ver. 4 FINAL

    "TOAST TO TAILS" GALA TO BENEFIT BARCC SEEKING SPONSORS

    The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center will have its inaugural “Toast To Tails Gala” at the Brownsville Events Center at 6 PM Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, and is seeking sponsors to help make this a successful fundraising event. Read on...
  218. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUG. 15, 2023 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    The Brownsville City Commission at its August 15, 2023, regular City Commission meeting discussed various items. Here's a summary of the key points: Read on...
  219. Garcia

    OLD HIGHWAY 77 TO GET HUGE MAKOVER IN 2024 SAYS ENGINEER AND PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR DOROTEO GARCIA JR

    This makeover will involve converting the road from its current rural state to an urban roadway with three lanes and sidewalks on both sides. Read on...
  220. Road closure

    BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT LEADS TO TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE OF WEST 8TH STREET ON SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 2023

    8th Street between West Levee Street and West Saint Charles Street will be closed from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, August 12,2023. Read on...
  221. Dr. Rodriguez

    DR. ARTURO RODRIGUEZ DESGINATED CHAIR OF TASKFORCE OF BORDER HEALTH OFFICIALS FOR TEXAS

    Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, Director of Public Health and Wellness for the City of Brownsville, has been designated to Chair the Taskforce of Border Health Officials for the State of Texas. Read on...
  222. CityNightOut-Web-Image

    BROWNSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT INVITES COMMUNITY TO ATTEND NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENT

    National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Read on...
  223. The Welcome to Brownsville sign with three flags and trees behind it.

    COME AND JOIN OUR CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TEAM

    The City of Brownsville has numerous job openings for those individuals interested in working for the City. Read on...
  224. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUG. 1, 2023 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    The Brownsville City Commission on its Aug. 1, 2023, approved on a first reading an ordinance that pertains to speeding on roadways, the use of mobile devices while driving, and parking on city streets. Read on...
  225. City of Brownsville logo Image

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE

    A tax rate of $0.607987 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of CITY OF BROWNSVILLE. Read on...
  226. COB-Press

    FOUR BROWNSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED WITH PROCLAMATION

    The City of Brownsville honored Brownsville Police Department Telecommunicators Ida Villarreal, Sarahi Benavides, Mary Blanco, and Officer Albert Buitureida for their outstanding service and dedication. Read on...
  227. Laguna Azul

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT CONTINUE WORK ON STREET IMPROVEMENTS

    The City of Brownsville Engineer and Public Works Department is making progress on the street repair projects funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Read on...
  228. Downtown mural

    WINNER OF DOWNTOWN MURAL CONTEST WORKING ON MURAL

    Jesse James, the winner of the downtown mural contest, is creating a vibrant mural titled "Welcome to Brownsville" at the corner of East 13th and East Elizabeth streets. Read on...
  229. Games of Texas 2

    2023 SUMMER GAMES OF TEXAS-BROWNSVILLE COME TO A CLOSE

    The 2023 Summer Games of Texas in Brownsville came to an end with lots of excitement and energy throughout the four-day event. Read on...
  230. Soccer

    SATURDAY'S 2023 SUMMER GAMES OF TEXAS-BROWNSVILLE ADD SOCCER AND BOXING

    Saturday, July 29, 2023, was an exciting day as it marked the first time that soccer and boxing competitions took place at the Games. Read on...
  231. Track and Field

    2023 SUMMER GAMES OF TEXAS OPENING CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT

    The opening ceremony will be held at 8 PM Friday night with a pre-show at 7 PM. This grand occasion will showcase the spirit of the games with the parade of athletes. Read on...
  232. Pickleball

    2023 GAMES OF TEXAS- BROWNSVILLE KICK OFF THURSDAY WITH SEVERAL GAMES ON TAP

    The day's competitions encompass swimming, golf, pickleball, and track and field events. Each sport presents its own set of challenges and opportunities for athletes to demonstrate their skills and determination. Read on...
  233. Calle Buenos Aires

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT CONTINUE TO WORK ON STREET PROJECTS

    The full reconstruction of the street by G&T Paving includes replacing the curb and gutter, sidewalks, and driveways. Read on...
  234. Avenida De La Plata 1

    AVENIDA DE LA PLATA GETTING COMPLETE OVERHAUL

    The cost of this comprehensive improvement project for Avenida De La Plata is $1,287,500.50. This funding is being allocated from the Capital Improvement Project. Read on...
  235. Safety sign

    THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE'S 100-DAY SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN PROGRESS

    The primary objective of this campaign is to decrease the number of incidents and accidents that occur on public roadways and crosswalks within the city. Read on...
  236. sasha

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT REPAVING SASHA CIRCLE

    The repaving of the street through milling and overlaying will help improve the condition of the road for the residents and visitors. Read on...
  237. Barcc

    BARCC CALLS ON COMMUNITY TO HELP WITH CRITICALLY HIGH CAPACITY

    Currently, there are 126 dogs at the shelter, and 72 kennels. More than 20 dogs need to be placed in homes this week to avoid euthanasia due to insufficient space at the center. Read on...
  238. Health Department

    BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT ASK RESIDENTS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN HEADING OUTSIDE

    This is the time of year in which the Rio Grande Valley’s climate creates a perfect opportunity for more mosquitoes to come out, which means the possibility of more mosquito-borne diseases to be spread. Read on...
  239. Viking

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN ROAD PROJECTS

    They are currently working on Viking Lane, specifically carrying out milling and overlay work from Center Drive to El Paso Road, followed by repaving. Read on...
  240. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR JULY 11, 2023 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

    The Brownsville City Commission at its July 11, 2023 regular commission meeting approved awarding ZIWA Construction the $7, 489, 689 TIGER project which is a project belonging to the Multimodal Transportation Department. Read on...
  241. Health

    BROWNSVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLDS HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

    The fair attracted a large crowd of individuals who were interested in gathering information about ways to achieve or maintain good health. Read on...
  242. Firefighters
  243. Flood

    ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT PRESENTS FLOOD INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT STUDY TO PUBLIC

    The study, which was funded by the Texas Water Development Board, aimed to identify flood vulnerabilities within the City of Brownsville and surrounding areas. Read on...
  244. visit bville

    BROWNSVILLE CVB SET TO CLOSE APPLICATIONS FOR HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX FUNDING

    The CVB launched the application program on June 19th and will close the application acceptance on Sunday. Read on...
  245. new Barcc

    BARCC TEAMS UP WITH PETSMART CHARITIES TO HOST PET ADOPTIONS THIS WEEKEND

    The adoption fee for each pet is $25. During the event, BARCC will have a variety of adoptable pets available, including dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens. Read on...
  246. City of Brownsville logo Image

    TINO VILLARREAL JR. SWORN IN AS AT-LARGE "A" CITY COMMISSIONER

    The ceremony took place during a recent Brownsville City Commission meeting, where U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera Jr. administered the oath of office. Read on...
  247. Sandbags photo

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TO HOLD SECOND SANDBAG DISTRIBUTION EVENT

    The distribution of sandbags to residents and local businesses will take place Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM Read on...
  248. GOT-Image

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE PREPARES TO WELCOME THOUSANDS TO GAMES OF TEXAS COMPETITION THIS JULY

    This exciting multi-sporting, competitive event will take place July 27th to July 30th, bringing an estimated 7,000 athletes and thousands more in visitors from across the state to the vibrant City of Brownsville. Read on...
  249. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY APPROVES ISSUANCE OF $31 MILLION CERTIFICATE OF OBLIGATION FOR ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

    This financial move is designed to address road projects and key infrastructure needs within the City. Read on...
  250. Road

    ROAD IMPROVEMENTS BEING DONE ON MIDWAY DRIVE

    The construction work involved prepping and milling the road, with the aim of repaving the streets. Read on...
  251. Mr. Amigo1

    ALEXANDER ACHA NAMED MR. AMIGO 2023

    In 2009, Acha was honored with a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. Read on...
  252. Rain

    NUSIANCE AND ISOLATED FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2023

    In light of the heavy rain and potential flooding, the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for the City of Brownsville is urging residents to avoid driving through flooded roads. Read on...
  253. Mayor

    BROWNSVILLE MAYOR OFFERS UPDATES ON CITY INITIATIVES AT "FRIDAY WITH THE CITY" EVENT

    The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce hosts its “Friday With the City” and features Brownsville City Mayor, John Cowen, Jr. Read on...
  254. Road  Closure

    ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF SOUTH PRICE ROAD

    If your daily commute takes you down South Price Road, you will need to find an alternate route starting Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Read on...
  255. Hot Weather

    HEAT INDICES BETWEEN 105 AND 110 DEGREES EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON

    If you are spending time outdoors, remember to remain hydrated, take frequent breaks, and wear lightweight and light-colored clothing. Read on...
  256. Fireworks2

    BROWNSVILLE’S SALUTE TO FREEDOM IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1ST AT THE BROWNSVILLE SPORTS PARK

    The Salute to Freedom Celebration is a special event dedicated to honoring and recognizing the individuals who have served to protect the freedoms we cherish. Read on...
  257. IMG_5795 - Pic2

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE CELEBRATES $4.7 MILLION GRANT FOR GREEN PUBLIC TRANSIT INITIATIVE

    Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. is proud to announce that the City has been awarded a $4.7 million grant from U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration for the replacement of six diesel buses with battery-powered electric buses Read on...
  258. Main Downtown - Copy

    ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT REMARKING DOWNTOWN PARKING SPACES

    The City of Brownsville’s Engineering and Public Work Department has been busy remarking the parking spaces in downtown Brownsville. Read on...
  259. Page-001

    BARCC TO OFFER FREE MICROCHIPPING AHEAD OF FOURTH OF JULY

    The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC) will provide free microchipping for dogs and other pets in anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday. Read on...
  260. Avelo-vegas-110

    AVELO AIRLINES ADDS NONSTOP SERVICE FROM BROWNSVILLE TO LAS VEGAS

    Introductory one-way fares between Brownsville South Padre International Airport (BRO) and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) start at $69.* Read on...
  261. City of Brownsville logo Image

    CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR JUNE 20, 2023 MEETING

    The Brownsville City Commission at its June 20, 2023, regular Commission meeting approved a resolution authorizing the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) to sell Lot 5 of the North Brownsville Industrial Park. Read on...
  262. outside-of-heatwaves

    RELENTLESS HEAT TO CONTINUE

    Relentless heat will continue to impact Brownsville and the rest of the Rio Grande Valley with anticipated heat indices between 111 and 121 degrees. Read on...
  263. City of Brownsville logo Image

    TINO VILLARREAL JR. ELECTED TO BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION

    Tino Villarreal Jr. has been elected by registered voters in Brownsville to fill the vacant City Commission At Large "A" position on the Brownsville City Commission. Read on...
  264. too hot for pets

    RESIDENTS URGED TO KEEP AN EYE ON PETS DURING HOT WEATHER

    The City of Brownsville's Public Health Department and Police Department are rightly urging pet owners to take precautions and keep a close eye on their pets during hot weather. Read on...
  265. NWS

    DANGEROUS HEAT EXPECTED ON FATHER'S DAY

    An excessive heat warning will remain in effect on Sunday, which is Father’s Day, and any outdoor celebrations could become dangerous because of the heat. Read on...
  266. 52567285226_28efeae3b9_c

    BROWNSVILLE'S ANNUAL SALUTE TO FREEDOM SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1ST

    Brownsville’s annual Salute to Freedom Celebration is scheduled for July 1, 2023, at the Brownsville Sports Park. Read on...
  267. thumbnail_Heat Advisory (1)

    EXCESSIVE HEAT EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK

    The Rio Grande Valley, including Brownsville, is likely to continue to experience life-threatening heat into next week Read on...
  268. christmas in July

    FIRE DEPARMENT TO HOLD THIRD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY 5K/1MILE

    The Third Annual Christmas in July 5K/1 Mile Run Walk sponsored by the Brownsville Fire Department is a great opportunity for runners and walkers to contribute to the community while enjoying some physical activity. Read on...
  269. The Welcome to Brownsville sign with three flags and trees behind it.

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITOR’S BUREAU TO HOST HOT APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

    The City of Brownsville’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Office of Space Commerce will host two Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Educational Workshops for the general-public, including entities that wish to learn more about Hotel and Motel Tax policies Read on...
  270. John Cowen Jr

    BROWNSVILLE MAYOR JOHN COWEN JR. NAMED IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT OF LRGVDC

    Brownsville Mayor John Cowen, Jr., has never been president of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, but that did not stop its board of directors appointing him “Immediate Past President.” Read on...
  271. Accela2 photo

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE PROVIDES ACCELA TRAINING FOR CITIZENS

    The City of Brownsville has partnered with Accela Inc., a cloud-based platform of government software solutions, to deliver powerful e-government services. Read on...
  272. Health Department

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE HEALTH AUTHORITY DISCUSSES SERIOUSNESS OF MENINGITIS

    The City of Brownsville’s Health Authority is reminding residents to remain cautious when traveling to Matamoros, Mexico for elective surgery. Read on...
  273. fIBER 2

    PROGRESS BEING MADE TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN BROWNSVILLE WITH FIBER OPTIC NETWORK

    Construction of the City of Brownsville’s middlemile fiber network continues to make great progress as the Lit Fiber - BTX (“Lit,” or “BTX Fiber” Read on...
  274. mural winner

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ANNOUNCES MURAL WINNER

    Admirers of Brownsville’s heritage, art, and traditions participated in community voting. Read on...
  275. Affordable places

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE NAMED ONE OF THE MOST AFFORDABLE PLACES TO LIVE IN THE U.S.

    Brownsville ranked No. 15 in the list compiled by U.S. News and World Report. Read on...
  276. Children

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE OFFERS SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

    It’s summer time and the City of Brownsville has plenty of activities to keep children active during the summer months. Read on...
  277. SandBags

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE PREPARES FOR HURRICANE SEASON WITH SANDBAG DISTRIBUTION EVENT

    The City of Brownsville is proactively taking steps to prepare for the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane Season Read on...
  278. BARCC Building Clipart

    BROWNSVILLLE ANIMAL REGULATION AND CARE CENTER TEMPORARILY MODIFIES SERVICES

    The City of Brownsville is temporarily modifying its services to contain a virus that circulated among its canine residents Read on...
  279. Flag Raising

    LGBTQ+ TASK FORCE HOLD FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

    A crowd gathered outside the Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau for the LGBTQ+ Task Force flag raising ceremony Read on...
  280. City of brownsville

    MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT KICKS-OFF BICYCLE, PEDESTRIAN, CHILD SAFETY CAMPAIGN

    The City of Brownsville is taking the initiative to protect its residents through safety across city streets Read on...
  281. Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Farmers Market

    FARMERS MARKET HOLDS LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY

    The Brownsville Farmers Market wanted to show its appreciation to law enforcement for their dedication and commitment to keeping the people in the community safe. Read on...
  282. Helen-Ramirez-on-NBC-23

    CITY MANAGER TALKS ABOUT BICYCLE, PEDESTRIAN, AND CHILD SAFETY CAMPAIGN

    Brownsville City Manager Helen Ramirez made an appearance on KVEO to talk about the city's Bicycle, Pedestrian and Child Safety Campaign Additional Info...
  283. Cardenas

    FRIDAY WITH THE CITY FEATURES JORGE CARDENAS

    Jorge Cardenas, director of Enterprise Applications for the City of Brownsville, was the featured speaker at the most recent Friday with the City event Read on...
  284. Brownsville Best City-2

    BROWNSVILLED RANKED 8TH IN BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS

    U.S. News and World Report ranks Brownsville in the Top 10 Best Places to Live in the State of Texas Read on...
  285. JM Road

    ROAD CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON JOSE MARTI BOULEVARD

    Road construction is underway which has reduced traffic in the area down to one lane Read on...
  286. _DSC4685_1

    TWENTY-TWO GRADUATE FROM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

    The 22-member class was comprised of Brownsville Police Department officers and Brownsville Fire Department firefighters Read on...
  287. Avelo winner

    LUCKY WINNER CLAIMS AVELO AIRLINE TICKETS

    Another lucky winner will be getting to her dream vacation non-stop courtesy of Avelo Airlines Read on...
  288. COB Logo_beyond__Full-Color

    COME JOIN THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TEAM

    The City of Brownsville has several job openings for individuals seeking employment opportunities Read on...
  289. Felix Sauceda - ACM-COP

    COB NAMES NEW ASSISTANT MANAGER

    The newly selected Assistant City Manager will take on a dual role within City leadership. Read on...
  290. fe0e114e-c917-4d2f-a677-cf65fdb94739_(1)

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE GETS SOLAR-POWERED SMART PAYING STATIONS

    The City replaced its out-of-date single-space coin parking meters with new environmentally friendly ones Read on...
  291. Fire-Department-home

    EMS WEEK CELEBRATES EMS PRACTITIONERS AND THEIR WORK

    The week of May 21-27, 2023 is EMS Week and this year's theme is "Where Emergency Care Begins" Read on...
  292. Avelo

    AVELO AIRLINES TAKES FLIGHT IN BROWNSVILLE

    Avelo Airlines offers non-stop service from Brownsville to Orlando and Los Angeles Read on...
  293. Award

    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE'S HR DEPARTMENT WINS BIG AWARD

    The City of Brownsville's Office of Organizational Development and Human Resources awarded Strategic Department of the Year Read on...
  294. COB Logo_beyond__Full-Color

    NEWLY ELECTED BROWNSVILLE CITY OFFICIALS SWORN IN

    The City of Brownsville's three newly elected city officials have been sworn into office Read on...
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    BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

    The Brownsville City Commission met Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and discussed and approved several items Read on...
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    ODEE ANN LEAL RECOGNIZED FOR RECEIVING FEDERAL AWARD

    Odee Ann Leal, director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for the City of Brownsville, received high accolades from the federal government. Read on...
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    TRAFFIC SIGNALS REPLACEMENTS COMING

    The City of Brownsville’s Engineering and Public Works Department Traffic Branch will be replacing traffic signal control cabinets and installing traffic detection equipment the week of May 22-25, 2023. Read on...
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    COB CREWS DISPATCHED TO HELP PORT ISABEL AFTER STORM

    Brownsville City officials dispatch crews to ensure roads, residential areas, and other City areas are free from debris in the City of Port Isabel. Read on...
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    BROWNSVILLE PROACTIVELY MANAGES MIGRANT INFLUX

    Brownsville City officials affirm largest City in the Rio Grande Valley remains safe and stable amid influx of migrants. Read on...
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    EXTENSION OF DISASTER DECLARATION

    On May 4, 2023, pursuant to Texas Local Government code section 51.001, the City Commission decided to extend the Declaration of Local Disaster issued on April 27, 2023. Read on...
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    DECLARATION OF DISASTER

    City of Brownsville declares a state of disaster pursuant to the Texas Government Code. Read on...
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    $9 MILLION COMING TO CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

    Texas Land Commissioner allocates $9 million in disaster funding to the City of Brownsville Read on...
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    HELLO, AVELO!

    Avelo Airlines Announces Exclusive Nonstop Service from Brownsville-South Padre Island to Los Angeles and Orlando Read on...
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    CALL FOR ARTISTS TO CREATE MURAL DOWNTOWN

    Call to artists for a mural to be located at 1268 E. Elizabeth Street. Read on...
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    2023 & 2024 TAAF Games of Texas Individual Sports Bid

    We invite local athletic associations to submit a proposal to host a Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas sport tournament July 27 - 30, 2023 in Brownsville. Read on...
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    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE HONORS THOSE LOST TO COVID-19 WITH MORE GROVE TREE PLANTING CEREMONIES

    City of Brownsville Commissioner is on a mission to create special places across City parks to help residents honor the memory of their loved ones lost to the pandemic. Read on...
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    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST FRIDAY WITH THE CITY

    City Manager Helen Ramirez will be the featured speaker Read on...
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    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TO HOST 23RD ANNUAL TEXAS ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

    The City of Brownsville’s Parks and Recreation Department takes action to celebrate the planting and nurturing of trees within the community. Read more...
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    BPUB Offers Assistance Programs for Payments

    BPUB offers several assistance programs to help customers pay their bills. Read on...
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