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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
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    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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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    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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
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    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...
  25. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  28. 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...
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    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...
  30. 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...
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    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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
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    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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
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    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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
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  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. Mr. Amigo1

    ALEXANDER ACHA NAMED MR. AMIGO 2023

    In 2009, Acha was honored with a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. Read on...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  94. 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...
  95. 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...
  96. 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...
  97. 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...
  98. 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...
  99. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  103. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ANNOUNCES MURAL WINNER

    Admirers of Brownsville’s heritage, art, and traditions participated in community voting. Read on...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    ROAD CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON JOSE MARTI BOULEVARD

    Road construction is underway which has reduced traffic in the area down to one lane Read on...
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    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...
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    LUCKY WINNER CLAIMS AVELO AIRLINE TICKETS

    Another lucky winner will be getting to her dream vacation non-stop courtesy of Avelo Airlines Read on...
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    COME JOIN THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TEAM

    The City of Brownsville has several job openings for individuals seeking employment opportunities Read on...
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    COB NAMES NEW ASSISTANT MANAGER

    The newly selected Assistant City Manager will take on a dual role within City leadership. Read on...
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    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...
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    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...
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    AVELO AIRLINES TAKES FLIGHT IN BROWNSVILLE

    Avelo Airlines offers non-stop service from Brownsville to Orlando and Los Angeles Read on...
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    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...
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    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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    CITY OF BROWNSVILLE STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO APPROVAL OF THE TENASKA AUDIT REPORT

    On October 4, 2022, the City Commission received and approved the Tenaska Audit’s Executive Summary Report Read on...
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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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