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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Main Street District Brownsville is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to b...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

BTV INAUGURAL NEWS CAST

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B-TV News is Brownsville’s new in-house television station Bringing you the latest news and information about all that is Happening in Brownsville.

B-TV News is Brownsville’s new in-house television station Bringing you the latest news and information about all that is Happening in Brownsville.

Housed inside the Communications and Marketing Department and Convention and Visitors Bureau Complex, the B-...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 8, 2024

BTX FIBER INSTALLATION ACROSS THE CITY

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BTX Fiber is well underway with the installation of underground fiber-optic cable across the city. The service will carry high-speed broadband internet service to customers.

BTX Fiber is well underway with the installation of underground fiber-optic cable across the city. The service will carry high-speed broadband internet service to customers. Internet service will be made available to 32-anchor institutio...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

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SpaceX announced that the next Starship launch could happen within the next couple of months. However, before the launch can happen, SpaceX needs to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration in the form of a vehicle operator license.

SpaceX announced that the next Starship launch could happen within the next couple of months. However, before the launch can happen, SpaceX needs to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration in the form of a vehicle operator license.The li...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

NOW HIRING

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In economic news, more businesses continue to move to Brownsville providing more job opportunities for residents. One of those businesses is Bechtel – which specializes in LNG or liquified natural gas

In economic news, more businesses continue to move to Brownsville providing more job opportunities for residents.

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

CAPITAL RECOVERY FEE

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A Capital Recovery Fee is a one-time charge imposed to support new development and fund specific capital improvements such as new roads or widenings necessary and credited to new development over a ten-year planning period.

The City of Brownsville continues to meet with realtors, developers, and the public as discussions on the Capital Recovery Fee carry on.

For the past several months, the city has held work sessions with the groups to talk about the Capital Recovery Fee and...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 8, 2024

NEW CITY OF BROWNSVILLE BUILDING OPENS

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The Wait is over – the building that will house the Communications and Marketing Department and Convention and Visitors Bureau and Office of Space Commerce for the city of Brownsville officially opened.

The Wait is over – the building that will house the Communications and Marketing Department and Convention and Visitors Bureau and Office of Space Commerce for the city of Brownsville officially opened.

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

AVELO AIRLINES EXTENDS FLIGHT SCHEDULE THROUGH LABOR DAY

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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.

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

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

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Brownsville has been recognized as the leading Southern city for retirees on a budget of $1,500 a month, according to Insider Monkey. 

The city boasts a livability score of 78, with an average monthly rent of $775 and average monthly groceries per...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

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

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The Friday with the City event held on February 16, 2024, at the Brownsville Events Center featured Brownsville City Manager Helen Ramirez, AICP, and Doreteo Garcia Jr., director of Engineering and Public Works for the City of Brownsville, as the keynote ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

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

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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.

Stagecoach Trail will be closed from February 22, 2024, thro...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

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

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During the January Feb. 6, 2024, regular City Commission Meeting in Brownsville, several important decisions and discussions took place. Here are some of the highlights.

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Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 2, 2016

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

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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. His hiring marks a significant milestone in the airpo...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 2, 2016

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

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Employees with the City of Brownsville Engineering and Public Works Department on Monday, February 12, 2024, continued to work on street construction on East Harrison Street between International Boulevard and 12th Street.

The ongoing work encompasses seve...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 2, 2016

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

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

Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

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

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The 72nd annual Brownsville Scout Government 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.

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Posted on: February 8, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 2, 2016

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

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The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Brownsville, is set to host Friday with the City.

 This event will feature City Manager Helen Ramirez, AICP, and Doroteo Garcia Jr., the director of Engineering and Public Works, as speci...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

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

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Brownsville Community Improvements Corporation (BCIC) is actively engaging with the community to develop a strategic plan for the city of Brownsville

This strategic plan is a carefully thought-out set of directions that outlines where we want the city to b...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE CELEBRATES ITS 171ST ANNIVERSARY

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The City of Brownsville is proud to celebrate its 171th anniversary.

It's truly remarkable to celebrate such a significant milestone and reflect on the rich history and vibrant culture that have shaped your community over the years.

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Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 2, 2016

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

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The Texas Department of Transportation is proposing to redesign East Alton Gloor Boulevard from I-69E to Parades Line Road from the existing five lanes to six lanes with a raised median and is seeking public input on the proposal.

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

BROWNSVILLE-TV DEBUTS INAUGURAL TV NEWSCAST IN NEW TV STUDIO

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The City of Brownsville is excited to announce the launch of the Brownsville TV Newscast which will provide residents with the latest news and events happening in Brownsville.

The inaugural newscast made its debut Wednesday, February 7, 2024, on the city&a...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

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

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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.

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS 2024 TCMA CITY COUNCIL OF THE YEAR AWARD

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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. This esteemed accolade is awarded annually to recogni...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

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

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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.

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

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

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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.

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Posted on: February 5, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 2, 2016

AVELO AIRLINES SCHEDULING FLIGHTS THROUGH SUMMER FROM BROWNSVILLE TO LOS ANGELES

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Avelo Airlines is scheduling flights through the summer, so if your spring or summer travel plans include traveling to the West Coast you can book your flight now.

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

TXDOT PROVIDES UPDATE ON SECOND CAUSEWAY LEADING TO SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

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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. 

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Posted on: February 2, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 2, 2016

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

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The City of Brownsville is inviting its employees to participate in the Challenge-RGV 2024, a weight loss competition designed to encourage healthier lifestyles among the workforce. 

Employees who are interested in joining have an opportunity to o...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON JOSE MARTI BOULEVARD NEAR COMPLETION

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The road construction project on Jose Marti Boulevard in Brownsville is nearing completion, which is great news for local motorists.

 The project, part of the city's Capital Improvement Project, began in 2023 and has focused on enhancing ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 2, 2016

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

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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.  

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

TEXAS COMPTROLLER GLENN HEGAR FEATURED SPEAKER AT TEXAS TALKS LUNCHEON

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar was the featured speaker at a recent Texas Talks Luncheon hosted by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce.

The event provided those attending with the opportunity to stay informed and network with like-minded individuals who sha...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

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

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Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. was the guest speaker at a recent meeting hosted by the 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 revita...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

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

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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.

A section of Old Port Isabel Road, stretching from Price Road to Coffee Road, underwent milling and an ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

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

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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.

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Posted on: January 26, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 2, 2016

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

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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 and le...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

BROWNSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT HOLDS BADGE PINNING AND PARAMEDIC GRADUATION CEREMONY

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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.

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

CEREMONY HELD TO UNVEIL OFFICIAL 2024 CHARRO DAYS POSTER

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The Charro Days Fiesta is a vibrant and culturally rich event, and the 2024 edition is particularly special.

The highlight of the 2024 Charro Days is the official unveiling of the festival's poster, created by the local artist Don Breeden.&nbs...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

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

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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, January 23, 2024, officially unveiled a photograph of the Starship rocket that will...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

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

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

This event on Saturday, January 27, 2024, is a great opportunity for sports enthusias...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

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

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The City of Brownsville has nearly half a million dollars in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, and it will award it to 46 qualifying non-profit entities and small businesses, $10,000 each that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Posted on: January 21, 2024

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

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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 in the are...

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Posted on: January 20, 2024

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

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Cold temperatures did not keep hundreds of people from showing up for the official kick-off of The Challenge-RGV weight loss competition held Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Linear Park in Brownsville.

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

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

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

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

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

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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.

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

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

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Come one, come all to the Winter Texan Expo that will be held for the first time in the City of Brownsville on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at the Brownsville Events Center. 

The free event open to the public will feature entertainment, live music,...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

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

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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.

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Posted on: January 15, 2024

BPUB ASK FOR VOLUNTARY ELECTRICITY CONSERVATION TUESDAY REQUESTED BY ERCOT

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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, very high demand through...

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Posted on: January 15, 2024

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

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

Doors at the La Plaza Terminal will open at 6:30 AM instead of 5:00 AM.

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Posted on: January 15, 2024

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

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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 National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley.

The NWS reports dangerously cold wind chills expected with wind...

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Posted on: January 15, 2024

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

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The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that electrical conservation is being requested by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, between 6-10 a.m. due to continued freezing temperatures, very high demand ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2024

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE PARTNERS WITH LOCAL AGENCIES TO PROVIDE SAFETY FOR THOSE IN NEED DURING COLD

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 14, 2024) – City of Brownsville officials continue to monitor the arctic cold front that is making its way to deep South Texas and is expected to sweep across Brownsville as early as Sunday evening. ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2024

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

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 14, 2024) – The City of Brownsville service departments are ready to respond and assist the community during the expected arctic cold front and City leaders are asking residents to make the necessary preparations now p...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

BROWNSVILLE RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO START PREPARING NOW FOR VERY COLD WEATHER

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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.

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

MAYORCA AVENUE TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR MANHOLE REPLACEMENT

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Brownsville residents and commuters should take note of the upcoming temporary closure of Mayorca Avenue.

 This closure, scheduled from Tuesday, January 16, 2024, to Friday, January 19, 2024, affects the stretch of Mayorca Avenue between E. San Ma...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

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

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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 ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

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

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Elizabeth Meredith Walker, mother to Elijah Escobar, wife to David Escobar, daughter of John and Lenore, sister to John and Sara, best friend of John-Paul Hayworth, and friend to all, has ended one journey and begun another. A born servant-leader, she cam...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

BROWNSVILLE CITY OFFICES TO BE CLOSED MONDAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

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In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, city offices in Brownsville will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024.

All offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CAUSES TRAFFIC LIGHT OUTAGE AT LAREDO ROAD AND RUBEN TORRES SR. BLVD

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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 of Laredo Road and Ruben Torres Sr. Boul...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

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

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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.

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

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

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An arctic cold front will bring the coldest temperatures and wind chills of the season early next week, according to the National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley.

There is growing confidence in the forecast that most of Deep South Texas wi...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

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

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The City of Brownsville recently experienced a significant windstorm, leading to widespread debris scattered across the city. The Engineering and Public Works Department crews were engaged in cleaning up the debris, including palm tree fronds, tree branch...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

BPUB ANNOUNCES NEW ROAD CLOSURE DATES FOR CANNERY ROW PUBLIC MARKET PROJECT

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Due to weather conditions, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) rescheduled last month’s temporary road closure on Ringgold Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street from Monday, Jan. 8 through Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. BPUB will install ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

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

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The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with Keep Brownsville Beautiful, has set up an eco-friendly initiative for recycling Christmas trees. Residents of Brownsville can take their Christmas trees to two designated drop-...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

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

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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. 

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

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

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

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

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

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For commuters who typically travel down Old Port Isabel Road, it's important to be aware of upcoming road construction that will impact the area. 

Starting the week of January 8, 2024, a section of Old Port Isabel Road, stretching from Pr...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

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

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For the first time, the City of Brownsville will host the Winter Texan Expo on January 18, 2024, at the Brownsville Event Center.

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

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

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

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There will be no delays in residential trash collection on the New Year's Day holiday which is Monday, January 1, 2024.

 To ensure your trash is collected on time, make sure your trash bins are placed outside and ready for service by 7:00...

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE OFFICES TO BE CLOSED MONDAY IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEAR'S DAY HOLIDAY

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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.

Regular business hours will resume at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING ON CAPITAL RECOVERY FEES ON JAN. 8, 2024

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The City of Brownsville will host a Public Meeting on the Capital Recovery Fees on Monday, January 8, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Brownsville Events Center, at 1 Event Center.

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE SEEKS TO FILL VACANCIES ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND ONE TASK FORCE

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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. Here's a list of the...

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

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

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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. 

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

PORTION OF EAST ADAMS STREET TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT'S TOYS FOR TOTS GIVEAWAY

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The City of Brownsville’s Department of Engineering and Public Works announces the temporary closure of a portion of East Adams Street on Friday, December 22, 2023.

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

PORTION OF EAST 1TH STREET TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

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The City of Brownsville’s Department of Engineering and Public Works announces the temporary closure of East 11th Street from East Washington Street to East Adams Street.

The street will be closed from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Friday, December 22, ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE OFFICES TO BE CLOSED MONDAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

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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.

Regular business hours will resume at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, December 26, 2023.

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

MIGRANT INTAKE CENTER IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE DECORATED TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

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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.

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE TO BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2023

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

The City Secretary staff will be attending an all-day office retreat on that day.

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

CITY COMMISSION APPROVES CONTRACTOR FOR STAGECOACH TRAIL ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

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Work could soon begin on the full reconstruction of Stagecoach Trail, between East Alton Gloor Boulevard and East Morrison Boulevard,  following the Brownsville City Commission’s recent approval of a contract awarding the reconstruction...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

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

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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.&...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER 12, 2023 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

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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. The City Commission pass...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

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

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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.

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

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

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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. 

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

FORMER BROWNSVILLE MUNICIPAL JUDGE BEN NEECE PASSES AWAY

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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.

Our prayers are with his family.

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

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

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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, for the installation of an 8-inch diameter sanitary ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

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

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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. Despite cold and brisk winds, the cyclists gathered at Joe and Tony Oliveira Park f...

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Posted on: December 9, 2023

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AT MARKET SQUARE DRAWS HUGE CROWD

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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.

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

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

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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.

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

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

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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, delivered in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies, the...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville and Parks and Recreation Department invite the Brownsville Community Department to join a Watch Party Friday night at Linear Park to cheer on the Veterans Chargers State in the Semi-Finals Championship Football Game.

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

EAST 8TH STREET BETWEEN EAST ADAMS STREET AND EAST MADISON STREET TO BE CLOSED DEC. 9, 2023

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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.

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE SHOWS SUPPORT FOR CHARGERS; DISPLAYS BANNER OUTSIDE CITY HALL

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The City of Brownsville is showing its support for the Brownsville Veterans ECHS Chargers by displaying a banner outside City Hall on East Elizabeth Street.

The banner reads “Brownsville Veterans Memorial Chargers, City of Brownsville Supports You, ONE CIT...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

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

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The 5A Division 1 Semi-Final Championship Game between Smithson Valley vs. Brownsville Veterans Memorial has been sold out.

The game will be played in Corpus Christi.

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

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

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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.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the following link: https://corpuschristiis...

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Posted on: December 2, 2023

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

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The Brownsville Veterans Chargers are the Class 5 A Region IV Champions.

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

A crowd of about 10,000 gathered at Sams Stadium to watch the Cha...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

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

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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 on the football fie...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE OPENS BTX HEALTH CENTER FOR CITY EMPLOYEES

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Showing its commitment to the well-being of its employees, the City of Brownsville has opened the BTX Health Center that will provide preventive care needs for city employees. 

The range of services offered at the BTX Health Center include minor m...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

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

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If you are planning to attend the Brownsville Veterans Memorial ECHS Chargers Class 5A Region 4 Playoff Championship Game on Friday and are worried about finding parking, worry no more.

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

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

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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. 

Your voice matters, and this open, informal conversation with Mayor Cowen i...

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

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

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Exciting News! Our Brownsville Veterans Memorial ECHS Chargers are heading to the Class 5A Region 4 Playoff Championship Game! Join us as we support our student-athletes at this historic event.

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

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

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has officially purchased the Majestic Theater in downtown Brownsville.

UTRGV announced that it closed on the building Nov. 15, 2023, purchasing the historic building from the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation....

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

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

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The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is proud to announce its upcoming Community Partnership Seminar focusing on the BPUB Project SHARE Program, which is dedicated to assisting low-income households within the community. 

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

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

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Everything that you’ve wanted to know about the City of Brownsville from entertainment to education to quality of life is just a click away.

The City of Brownsville has put together a comprehensive video tour on its website to showcase various as...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

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

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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).

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

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

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Last-minute preparations were happening at the Holiday Village at Dean Porter Park Monday afternoon as event organizers prepared to open the gates to a winter wonderland Monday evening.

The Holiday Village Brownsville features over 30 decorated cottages th...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

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

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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. 

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Posted on: November 18, 2023

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

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Shortly after 7:00 AM Saturday, November 18, 2023, SpaceX launched its Starship Super-Heavy Vehicle at Starbase launch pad near Brownsville sending excitement through the air.

The Starship Super-Heavy Vehicle was propelled by all 33 Raptor engines on the S...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

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

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During the November 14, 2023, regular City Commission Meeting in Brownsville, several important decisions and discussions took place:

The Brownsville Police Department introduced an ordinance on a First Reading to amend Chapter 22 by adding Article XIV.

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE PARKS DEPARTMENT EARNS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL ACCREDIDATION

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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). This significant accomplishment underscores the department's commitment ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

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

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The upcoming launch of SpaceX's Starship-Super Heavy Vehicle near Brownsville, Texas, is generating considerable excitement. 

This event,  was scheduled for Friday morning, November 17, 2023, follows the Federal Aviation Administ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

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

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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 (BTA), effective immediately. The BTA is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving trade, travel, ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

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

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Students at Hudson Elementary School had the opportunity to learn about how the City of Brownsville government works during their visit to City Hall on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. 

The 80 students gathered in City Hall Chambers and had the oppor...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

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

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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. This significant financial support aims to increa...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

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

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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.  

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TO HOST SEVERAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVENTS

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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.

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

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

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Students at Oliveira Middle School in Brownsville learned about the diverse career opportunities within Brownsville at a Career Fair held at their school.

 The event featured presentations and representatives from different sectors, including city...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, to discuss the Brownsville Roadway Capital Recovery Fee.

This meeting is an opportunity for developers, realtors, and other stakeholders to learn more about the capital rec...

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Posted on: November 11, 2023

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

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The Brownsville/South Padre Island International 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 benefi...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

RAINY AND COLD CONDITIONS EXPECTED DURING VETERANS DAY WEEKEND

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Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley area are bracing for a prolonged period of rainy and cooler weather due to an approaching cold front.

According to the National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, the cold front is expected to arrive lat...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

CHIPOTLE OPENS ITS NEWEST LOCATION IN BROWNSVILLE

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Chipotle officially opened its doors in Brownsville on Thursday, November 9, 2023, becoming the latest restaurant to serve the city's community of around 180,000 people.

Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. expressed his delight at the addition of another eate...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

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

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

The street will be closed from noon to 11:59 p.m. from East Adams Street to East Washington Stree...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville Fire Department has received two new fire trucks and these trucks have been eagerly anticipated by the department, and firefighters have been busy inspecting and preparing them for service.The addition of two new fire trucks to th...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

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

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The Brownsville Public Utilities Board introduced a new storage tank in the most southern area of Brownsville that will ensure there is a reliable and efficient water supply in Brownsville’s growing population.

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

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

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The Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, is set to undergo exciting changes, including the introduction of a Soaring Eagle Zip Line. A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held to announce this addition, and it is expected to open to the public in lat...

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

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

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The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC) held its first annual Toast-to-Tails Gala, a successful fundraising event that raised thousands of dollars to benefit the shelter. 

The event received strong support from the community, spo...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

BROWNSVILLE MAYOR APPOINTED NEW VICE CHAIR OF RGV METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

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In a move aimed at strengthening regional collaboration and advancing transportation initiatives, the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RGVMPO), at its October 25, 2023, board meeting appointed Brownsville Mayor John Cowen, Jr. as its ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

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

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If you’ve ever wanted to run with “Rudolph” now is your chance as the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Run with Rudolph.

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

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

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The start of a new month means it is time for another First Friday event and this First Friday in downtown Brownsville will provide plenty of entertainment for the entire family. 

There will be a Catrina Contest, Luchadores, photobooths, 360 selfi...

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

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

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Aetherworks was the big winner at the Startup Texas Innovation Competition sponsored by the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, UTRGV Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization Center, in partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment S...

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

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

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The 14th annual Holiday Village at Dean Porter Park in Brownsville is going to be a wonderful holiday event for the entire family to enjoy.

The park, Dean Porter Park, is getting ready to be transformed into a holiday wonderland for the annual Holiday Vill...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 ,2023

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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. As a result, you'll gain an extra hou...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

SOUTHMOST VETERANS DAY PARADE SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2023

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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 forc...

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

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

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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.

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

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

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The annual Boo at the Zoo event at Gladys Porter Zoo is a fantastic Halloween celebration for the entire family to enjoy.

Boo at the Zoo will be held Monday, October 30, 2023, and Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at the GPZ located at 516 E. Ringgold St.

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

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

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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.

A strong cold front is expected to move through the area starting on Monday, October 30, 2023. This front will bring c...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

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

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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 on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 9:00 AM to 3: 30...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

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

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Several Brownsville Police Department officers will participate in funeral services that will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, for a San Benito police officer who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month.

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

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

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Saturday, October 28, 2023, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and this is the day you can safely dispose of old unused medication.

In Brownsville, old unused medication can be dropped off from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

BROWNSVILLE PUB ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE ON PAREDES LINE ROAD

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The Brownsville Public Utilities Board will be working on a water main scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2023, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 

This will involve a temporary closure of the far-right lane on the southbound side of Paredes Line R...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

ROAD CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN OCTOBER 30, 2023 ON PRICE ROAD

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The City of Brownsville Engineering and Public Works Department is working on capital improvement projects that will further the city’s commitment to improving infrastructure.

 Asphalt work on Price Road will commence on Monday, October ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

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

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The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce's annual State of the Chamber Leadership Luncheon is a significant event for the local business community. 

The luncheon provided an opportunity for members of the business community to come together. I...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

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

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The wait is over.

The Pumpkin Patch and Scarecrow Trail at Dean Porter Park officially opens this Saturday, October 21, 2023.

This exciting event promises to be a fun-filled experience for all ages.

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

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

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Brownsville, Texas has been recognized as one of the safest cities in the United States in 2023. This means that people who live and visit there can feel very secure. The city has done a great job of making sure everyone is safe. Police officers and commu...

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

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

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If you have plans to travel down Ruben Torres Sr. Boulevard at Dana Avenue on Saturday, October 21, 2023, please be aware that there will be traffic delays at the intersection. 

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

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

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The Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport on October 18, 2023, 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 a...

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

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

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The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) 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, from 6:00 PM to midnight Thursday, ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

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

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The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC) has introduced a heartwarming way for pet owners to honor their beloved pets who have passed away. They have created a Dia De Los Muertos Altar, a tradition inspired by the Mexican holiday that cel...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville’s – Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) has named Christopher Hopkins, C.M. Assistant Director of Airport. In this position, Mr. Hopkins will manage airside, landside, security, ground tra...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

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

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Brownsville Public Utilities Board will be performing a sewer force main scheduled on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, between 9:00AM and 3:30 PM.This will involve a temporary closure of the far-right lane on the northbound side of Paredes Line Road stretching ...
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Posted on: October 16, 2023

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

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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. Here are the details you need to know:

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

BARCC MAKES PRESENTATION TO BISD STUDENTS AT VELA MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Vela Middle School students had the opportunity to learn about the operations of the Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC) through an educational presentation. 

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

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

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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.

Ramirez spoke about the One City Init...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

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

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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.

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

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

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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 Capital Improvement Project (CIP) and aims to enhance the roadway infrastruc...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL OPENS UP THIS WEEKEND IN BROWNSVILLE

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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.

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

BROWNSVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU ACCEPTING SPONSORSHIP APPLICATIONS

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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. 

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

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

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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, pa...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

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

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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 to witn...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

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

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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: 

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

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

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Get ready for an exciting event happening Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the Southmost Branch of the Brownsville Public Library.

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ANNOUNCES NEW DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

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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. Guard brings a wealth of knowledge and more than 35-years of experience in local government ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

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

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During the October 3, 2023, regular City Commission Meeting in Brownsville, several important decisions and discussions took place:

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

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

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 William Clayton “Bill” Young III, died unexpectedly on Monday, the 2nd of October 2023, in Brownsville, Texas.

Bill was born on December 5th, 1939, in Salesville, Texas, spent his toddler years in Mineral Wells, Texas, and mov...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

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

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As the City of Brownsville continues to remain under Stage 2 Water Restrictions, Brownsville Public Utilities Board has developed a tool where BPUB customers can search to find out when they can water their lawns.

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Posted on: September 29, 2023

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

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Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville celebrated its 100th year anniversary with a Centennial Wall Unveiling ceremony on Thursday, September 28, 2023. During the event, Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. recognized the medical center's long-sta...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

FOUR MORE STREETS IN BROWNSVILLE SCHEDULED TO UNDERGO FULL RECONSTRUCTION

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Another Capital Improvement Project funded by the City of Brownsville will improve Grande and Lourdes boulevards and 11th and 12th streets in the Portway Subdivision.

The project involves a comprehensive reconstruction of the mentioned streets and areas. T...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

CAREERS AND COFFEE GET THINGS BREWING AT THE BROWNSVILLE EVENTS CENTER

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Things were brewing at the Brownsville Events Center as hundreds of job seekers turned out for the 2023 Careers and Coffee Job Expo sponsored by the City of Brownsville and the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation.

 The event took place &...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

NORTH CLUBHOUSE ROAD TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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North Clubhouse Road will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from Wednesday, September 27, 2023, to Friday, September 29, 2023, the City of Brownsville’s Department of Engineer and Public Works is announcing.

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

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

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 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...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

REPAVING COMPLETED ON THREE PARKING LOTS IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE

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The parking lots on East Adams and East Washington have been newly repaved enhancing the appearance of downtown Brownsville.

The parking lots on East Adams and East Washington Streets along with the parking lot on East Taylor Street were repaved and restri...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

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

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

Operations had ceased earlier in the day on Monday, September 25, 2023, due to an unknown glitch that affected not only t...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

FLIGHTS DISRUPTIONS BEING REPORTED AT BROWNSVILLE-SOUTH PADRE INTERATIONAL AIRPORT

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There has been a disruption in commercial flights at the Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport due to an unknown reason. 

Commercial flights at Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport have been canceled on Monday aftern...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

PAVING OF PARKING LOTS IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE UNDERWAY

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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.

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville, in collaboration with the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC), our local Economic Development Corporation, announces the 2023 Careers and Coffee Job Expo this Wednesday, September 27th! Poised to be the largest caree...

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Posted on: September 24, 2023

CYCLOBIA BRINGS A NIGHT OF FUN FOR CYCLISTS IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE

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The first CycloBia "Cycling the Streets" Brownsville  event of 2023 in downtown Brownsville was a huge success, attracting cyclists of all ages.

Parents and their children cycled up and around the streets of downtown Brownsville and some...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

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

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The first CycloBia "Cycling the Streets" event of 2023 in Brownsville is set to bring a fun-filled experience for the whole family. 

The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 22, 2023, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

BARCC LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO FOSTER DOGS FOR 10 DAYS

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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.

 Several outside rescuers have graciously ag...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

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

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Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. was the keynote speaker at the Orientation Dinner for Class 39 of Leadership Brownsville held September 20, 2023, at the Brownsville Events Center.

Mayor Cowen said Leadership Brownsville provides those class members of Lea...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

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

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In an effort to support individuals struggling with mental health issues and spread awareness about suicide prevention, the Brownsville Police Department is proud to announce its first annual Suicide Prevention Walk. The event is scheduled to take place o...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

TWO PARKING LOTS IN DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE TO BE REPAVED

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The City of Brownsville is actively working on improving parking facilities in the downtown area. 

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, the Cit...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

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

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Funding from the Capital Improvement Project is being allocated for road improvements, and Old Alice Road has been selected for a major makeover in the City of Brownsville.

 The planned reconstruction project for Old Alice Road, from I-69 Frontage...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

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

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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.

The road work on Honeydale Road is expected to be finished by Tuesday, September 19, 2023, improvin...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

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

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Flying to the non-stop dream destination is now even more affordable with Avelo Airlines' latest promotion.

Avelo Airlines is currently offering a special promotion where travelers can get a $20 discount on roundtrip flights to Orlando, Los Angele...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

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

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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.  Stage 2...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

CATHERINE STILLMAN DOG PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR REPAIRS

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The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the Catherine Stillman Dog Park (416 FM511) is temporarily closed.

The park is closed due to repairs to the plumbing system that are currently in progress. Repairs to the system are...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

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

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Another road listed on the Capital Improvement Project for a complete reconstruction is East 14th Street from Southmost Boulevard to International Boulevard.

East 14th Street will fall under the “complete street” plan which includes dra...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

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

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The official unveiling of the "Welcome to Brownsville" mural in downtown Brownsville, created by local artist Jesse James, took place on a Wednesday evening. The event included a signing of the mural by Jesse James himself and at least one of th...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

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

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"Mitte on the Move" at the Southmost Branch of the Brownsville Public Library held Tuesday, September 12, 2023, was a significant gathering that brought together various organizations to engage with the community.

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

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

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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, as it promotes a healthier and more acti...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

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

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Join us Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at the Brownsville Southmost Library for the Mitte at the Move event that will take place from 6:00 PM to 8 PM.

The event is hosted by District 1 City Commissioner Bryan L. Martinez and the Southmost Branch of the Brown...

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Posted on: September 9, 2023

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

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Brownsville Port of Entry would like to advise the traveling public of the temporary stoppage of vehicular traffic at Veterans International Bridge the morning of Sept. 11, 2023, during the 22st Anniversary Remembr...

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Posted on: September 9, 2023

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

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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, September 9, 2023, as crews make an emergency water repair.

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

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

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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:

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

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

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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. 

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

BPUB, ERCOT ONCE AGAIN REQUEST TEXAS RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE ENERGY

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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.

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

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

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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 hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol on September ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

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

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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. 

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

BARCC TEAMS UP WITH CITY LIBRARIES FOR PET ADOPTION EVENTS

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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. This initiative aims...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

MAJOR MAKEOVER COMING TO OLD HIGHWAY 77 IN BROWNSVILLE

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Big changes are coming to Old Highway 77 in 2024 which will make driving on the roadway much smoother.

Old Highway 77 will be fully rebuilt, and this is something the City of Brownsville has been looking at doing for years.

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

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

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Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. presented the introductory remarks at the 88th Texas Legislative Update Luncheon hosted by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Thursday, August 31, 2023, at the Brownsville Events Center.

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

ERCOT ONCE AGAIN ASKING RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE ENERGY USAGE

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ERCOT, or the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, is once again asking residents to conserve electricity this evening, August 30, 2023, as reserves are expected to be low in the afternoon and evening due to a high level of unexpected thermal generation...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

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

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Gladys Porter Zoo is hosting a special event called "Brownsville Discount Days" for residents of Brownsville.

 During the weekend of September 8-10, 2023, Brownsville residents will have the opportunity to visit the zoo at significantly ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

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

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

Stagecoach Trail will be undergoing full reconstruction that includes drainage and roadway improvements, sidewalks, a...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

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

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

The first area that will be available is the area of West Price Road and East Los Ebanos Boulevard corridors between I-69E and...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

REPAIR WORK CONTINUES AT THE OBSERVATORY AT THE SOUTHMOST BRANCH LIBRARY

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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. 

The Southmost Branch Library is located at 4320 Southmo...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

BPUB/ERCOT ASK FOR VOLUNTARY ELECTRICITY CONSERVATION FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON

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The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that electrical conservation is being requested by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) starting today, August 25, 2023, between 3-9 PM due to high demand throughout Texas because of sus...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

NEW "WELCOME TO BROWNSVILLE" DOWNTOWN MURAL CLOSE TO COMPLETION

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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. 

Lopez began working on the mural on June 17, 2023, after winning the downtown mural...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

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

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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.The interruption is scheduled to occur on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

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

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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 Boulevar...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

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

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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. 

After educating the public on how to use these stations over the summe...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY RATIFIES FY 2024 BUDGET

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 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. 

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

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

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A section of South Price Road will be closed from Thursday, August 24, 2023, through Saturday, August 26, 2023. This closure is due to repair work being conducted by the City of Brownsville Engineering and Public Works Department. 

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

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

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

On Friday, August 18, 2023, Stormwater crews which are members of the Engineering and Public Works Department we...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

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

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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 from 8 AM to 12 PM on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

Residents are encouraged t...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

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

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Residents living on Agua Bravo Drive will be driving on a smoother road as the roadway is being repaved.

The repaving project is being undertaken by the City of Brownsville Engineering and Public Works Department and began the week of August 14, 2023.&...

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Posted on: August 16, 2023

"TOAST TO TAILS" GALA TO BENEFIT BARCC SEEKING SPONSORS

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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.

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Posted on: August 16, 2023

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

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

Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan Update:

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville is preparing for a significant transformation of Old Highway 77, a nearly two-mile road, that aims to enhance economic development in the area.

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

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

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A back-to-school free community event will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2023. Free school supplies will be given away to the community.

However, due to the event, there will be temporary street closures on the west side of the city. Here are the details...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

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

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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. His tenure will be from September 1, 2023, through August 31, 2025.&...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

BROWNSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT INVITES COMMUNITY TO ATTEND NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENT

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The Brownsville Police Department invites the community to come out and join in its annual National Night Out event to be held Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at the Brownsville Sports Park.

The free event will be held from 6 PM to 9 PM at 1000 Sports Park Boulev...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

COME AND JOIN OUR CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TEAM

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The City of Brownsville has numerous job openings for those individuals interested in working for the City.

The job openings include deputy city manager, systems/web EOC administrator, administrative technician, journeyman electrician, equipment operator I...

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

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

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The Brownsville City Commission at its Aug. 1, 2023, regular meeting approved on a first reading on Ordinance No. 2023-736-Q of the City of Brownsville, Repealing and Replacing Chapter 98 pertaining to traffic and vehicles in its entirety.

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE

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Statements required in notice if the proposed tax rate exceeds the no-new-revenue tax rate but does not&nbs...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

FOUR BROWNSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED WITH PROCLAMATION

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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 in serving and protecting the citizens of Brownsville...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

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

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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).

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

WINNER OF DOWNTOWN MURAL CONTEST WORKING ON MURAL

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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. The mural showcases various aspects of the city's Hispanic culture...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

2023 SUMMER GAMES OF TEXAS-BROWNSVILLE COME TO A CLOSE

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The 2023 Summer Games of Texas in Brownsville came to an end with lots of excitement and energy throughout the four-day event. Despite the warm weather, parents, family members, and friends showed up in large numbers to support and cheer on their favorite...

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Posted on: July 29, 2023

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

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The 2023 Summer Games of Texas in Brownsville are ongoing with athletes from all over Texas competing in a variety of sports.

Saturday, July 29, 2023, was an exciting day as it marked the first time that soccer and boxing competitions took place at the Gam...

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Posted on: July 28, 2023

2023 SUMMER GAMES OF TEXAS OPENING CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT

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The 2023 Summer Games of Texas-Brownsville are underway and they are offering a diverse range of sports and activities to entertain and engage participants and spectators alike. 

Friday's lineup of track and field, golf, pickleball, tenni...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

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

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The 2023 Summer Games of Texas in Brownsville kicked off on Thursday, July 27, 2023, and athletes from all corners of Texas are coming together to compete in a variety of sports. Despite the warm weather, the unwavering support of parents, family members,...

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville is investing in infrastructure improvements for the residents living on Calle Buenos Aires on the city’s north side.

The full reconstruction of the street by G&T Paving, which includes replacing the curb and gutter, si...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

AVENIDA DE LA PLATA GETTING COMPLETE OVERHAUL

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The City of Brownsville Engineering and Public Works Department is actively working on improving the streets in the city. The overhaul of Avenida De La Plata in south Brownsville is a significant project.

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville's 100-Day Safety Campaign is currently in progress, with the aim of raising awareness among motorists about the presence of bicyclists and pedestrians on the roads during the summer months. The primary objective of this ca...

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT REPAVING SASHA CIRCLE

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The City of Brownsville Engineering and Public Works Department is making progress on the road project on Sasha Circle on the city's east side. The repaving of the street through milling and overlaying will help improve the condition of the road ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

BARCC CALLS ON COMMUNITY TO HELP WITH CRITICALLY HIGH CAPACITY

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The Brownsville Animal Regulation Care Center (BARCC) is over capacity and is asking the community to help in any way possible.

The animal shelter has received more surrenders, strays, and animal control intakes.

Currently, there are 126 dogs at the shelter...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

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

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If you enjoy being outdoors, then the City of Brownsville’s Health and Wellness Department wants to ensure you take precautions to protect yourself from possible mosquito bites. This is the time of year in which the Rio Grande Valley’s climate creates a p...

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Posted on: July 17, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville Engineering and Public Works Department is actively involved in road construction projects. They are currently working on Viking Lane, specifically carrying  out milling and overlay work from Center Drive to El Paso Road, ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR JULY 11, 2023 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

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The Brownsville City Commission at its July 11, 2023 regular commission meeting approved awarding ZIWA Construction the $7, 489, 689 TIGER project or Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Rehab Project which is a 5-state construction proj...

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

BROWNSVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLDS HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

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It was all about spreading the word about health and wellness and on July 13, 2023, the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce sponsored its third annual Health and Wellness Fair at the Brownsville Events Center located at 1 Event Drive.

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

BROWNSVILLE EMS TEAM NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY CARE FOR HEART ATTACK PATIENTS

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The City of Brownsville’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Achievement Award for its commitment to offering rapid and research-based care to people experiencing the most severe fo...

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville Public Works and Engineering Department recently presented the results of the Flood Infrastructure Fund Project Study at the Brownsville Public Library on Central Boulevard. The study, which was funded by the Texas Water Developmen...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

BROWNSVILLE CVB SET TO CLOSE APPLICATIONS FOR HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX FUNDING

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If your business is hoping to garner financial support from the City of Brownsville’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) Hotel and Motel Tax Revenue program, then you have until July 16, 2023, to submit your application. The CVB launched the applicatio...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

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

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The Brownsville Animal Rescue and Care Center (BARCC) is partnering with PetSmart Charities® and local rescues to host an adoption event in support of National Adoption Week. 

The event will take place from July 14 to July 16, 2023, at the PetSmar...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

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

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Tino Villarreal Jr. has been sworn in as Brownsville City Commissioner At-Large "A." The ceremony took place during a recent Brownsville City Commission meeting, where U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera Jr. administered the oath of office.

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TO HOLD SECOND SANDBAG DISTRIBUTION EVENT

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The City of Brownsville continues to take proactive measures during the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Distributing sandbags can be an effective way to help protect residents and businesses from potential flooding during hurricanes or tropical storms.

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

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

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Mayor John Cowen, Jr. and City Commissioners are proud to welcome the 2023 Summer Games of Texas! 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 f...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

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

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City of Brownsville City Commission approves $31 Million Certificate of Obligation Issuance at its regularly scheduled City Commission Meeting held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. This financial move is designed to address road projects and key infrastructure...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

ROAD IMPROVEMENTS BEING DONE ON MIDWAY DRIVE

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On Monday, July 10, 2023, the Engineering and Public Work crews in the City of Brownsville's westside were actively engaged in road construction on Midway Drive. 

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

ALEXANDER ACHA NAMED MR. AMIGO 2023

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Alexander Acha, the Mexican singer-songwriter, has been announced as the 2023 Mr. Amigo by the Mr. Amigo Association. The announcement was made on Friday, July 21, 2023, at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. Alexander Acha is well-known for his 2000 hits...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

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

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According to the National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, a weak upper-level system over South Texas is expected to bring scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. This weather pattern could lead to nuisance floodin...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

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

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The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce hosts its “Friday With the City” and features Brownsville City Mayor, John Cowen, Jr. The community presentation, hosted at the Brownsville Event Center on Friday, June 30, 2023, featured a number of...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

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

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If your daily commute takes you down South Price Road, you will need to find an alternate route starting Wednesday, July 5, 2023. The City of Brownsville Department of Engineering and Public Works has announced a temporary street closure of South Price Ro...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

HEAT INDICES BETWEEN 105 AND 110 DEGREES EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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Heat indices of between 105 and 110 degrees are once again expected Thursday afternoon in Brownsville and the rest of the Rio Grande Valley.

The National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley reports the combination of well above average tempera...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville is excited to invite everyone to join in the celebration of the Fourth of July at the 23rd annual Salute to Freedom Celebration. The event will take place on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the Brownsville Sports Park, which is located ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

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

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 City of Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. is proud to announce today that the City has been awarded a $4.7 million grant from U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the replacement of six (6) diesel...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT REMARKING DOWNTOWN PARKING SPACES

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The City of Brownsville’s Engineering and Public Work Department has been busy remarking the parking spaces in downtown Brownsville.

The remarking began last week when crews with the department were seen working on East Washington Street Thursday...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

BARCC TO OFFER FREE MICROCHIPPING AHEAD OF FOURTH OF JULY

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The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC) will provide free microchipping for dogs and other pets from June 24 through July 1, 2023, in anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday.

BARCC is located at 416 FM 511 in Brownsville.

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

AVELO AIRLINES ADDS NONSTOP SERVICE FROM BROWNSVILLE TO LAS VEGAS

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Avelo Airlines announced Thursday it is expanding its service from Brownsville with nonstop flights to Las Vegas.Introductory one-way fares between Brownsville South Padre International Airport (BRO) and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airpo...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

CITY COMMISSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR JUNE 20, 2023 MEETING

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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.

The selling of Lot 5 will allow...

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Posted on: June 21, 2023

RELENTLESS HEAT TO CONTINUE

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Relentless heat will continue to impact Brownsville and the rest of the Rio Grande Valley with anticipated heat indices between 111 and 121 degrees.

The National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley has issued an excessive heat warning for Brow...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

TINO VILLARREAL JR. ELECTED TO BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION

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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. 

In the runoff election held on June 17, 2023, Villarreal emerged victo...

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Posted on: June 19, 2023

RESIDENTS URGED TO KEEP AN EYE ON PETS DURING HOT WEATHER

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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.  

It is important for pet owners to be aware of the potential dangers...

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Posted on: June 17, 2023

DANGEROUS HEAT EXPECTED ON FATHER'S DAY

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An excessive heat warning will remain in effect on Sunday June 18, 2023, which is Father’s Day, and any outdoor celebrations could become dangerous because of the heat.

According to the National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, t...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

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

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Mark your calendars. Brownsville’s annual Salute to Freedom Celebration is scheduled for July 1, 2023, at the Brownsville Sports Park at 1000 Sports Park Boulevard.

Be ready to view one of the most brilliant fireworks displays in the region.

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

EXCESSIVE HEAT EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK

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The Rio Grande Valley, including Brownsville, is likely to continue to experience life-threatening heat into next week, so emergency medical personnel are advising locals to exercise additional caution during these hot days.

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

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

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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. Here are the details of the event:

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

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

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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 Mot...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

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

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WESLACO, Texas – 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 ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE PROVIDES ACCELA TRAINING FOR CITIZENS

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The City of Brownsville has partnered with Accela Inc., a cloud-based platform of government software solutions, to deliver powerful e-government services. This partnership aims to make it easier for businesses to conduct transactions with the city and pr...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE HEALTH AUTHORITY DISCUSSES SERIOUSNESS OF MENINGITIS

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

Dr. Christopher Romero, health authority for the City of Brownsville, said meningitis is a se...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

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

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 Construction of the City of Brownsville’s middlemile fiber network continues to make great progress as the Lit Fiber - BTX (“Lit,” or “BTX Fiber” when referring to the middle mile network) crews ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ANNOUNCES MURAL WINNER

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We are excited to announce that the “Welcome to Brownsville” mural proposal is the winning mural that will be featured at 1268 E. Elizabeth St.

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

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

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The City of Brownsville has made the list of the Top 25 Best Affordable Places to Live in the United States in 2023-2024.

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

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE OFFERS SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

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It’s summer time and the City of Brownsville has plenty of activities to keep children busy during the summer months.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department’s Mobile Recreation Unit will be making its way to area neighborhoods holding block parties pro...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE PREPARES FOR HURRICANE SEASON WITH SANDBAG DISTRIBUTION EVENT

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The City of Brownsville is proactively taking steps to prepare for the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane Season, which officially begins on June 1 and runs until November 30. A key part of these preparations involves the distribution of sandbags to residents a...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

BROWNSVILLLE ANIMAL REGULATION AND CARE CENTER TEMPORARILY MODIFIES SERVICES

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The City of Brownsville is temporarily modifying its services to contain a virus that circulated among its canine residents, earlier this week, at the Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC). Staff at the care center is actively re...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

LGBTQ+ TASK FORCE HOLD FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

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The Progress Pride Flag waved proudly as a crowd made of elected officials and others dressed in rainbow-colored T-shirts, jewelry and regalia gathered to kick off June 2023 Pride month with the fourth annual flag-raising ceremony outside the Brownsville ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

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

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With summer fast approaching and both bicyclists and pedestrians ready to take to the hike and bike trails and city streets for some exercise and fun, officials want to remind motorists to be cautious when on the roadways.

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

FARMERS MARKET HOLDS LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY

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The Brownsville Farmers Market recently recognized law enforcement officers at its Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

The farmers market wanted to show its appreciation to law enforcement for their dedication and commitment to keeping the people in the comm...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: May 27, 2023

FRIDAY WITH THE CITY FEATURES JORGE CARDENAS

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Jorge Cardenas, director of Enterprise Applications for the City of Brownsville, was the speaker featured at the most recent Friday with the City event sponsored by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and the City of Brownsville.

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

BROWNSVILLED RANKED 8TH IN BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS

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Brownsville is listed as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live in the State of Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Brownsville No. 8 as the Best Place to live in Texas.

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

ROAD CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON JOSE MARTI BOULEVARD

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Road construction is underway on Jose Marti Boulevard as the City of Brownsville’s Engineering Department and Public Works Department continue to make improvements in the area.

The ongoing road construction has reduced traffic in the area down to...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

TWENTY-TWO GRADUATE FROM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

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Twenty-two cohorts of the Professional Development Program for Public Safety graduated from  their professional development class in which their journey that began in February.

The 22-member class was comprised of Brownsville Police Department off...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

LUCKY WINNER CLAIMS AVELO AIRLINE TICKETS

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Another lucky winner will be getting to her dream vacation destination with non-stop service to Los Angeles courtesy of Avelo Airlines.

 Vivian Reyes won a pair of Avelo Airline tickets at a raffle held at the Brownsville Farmers Market.

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

COME JOIN THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TEAM

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The City of Brownsville has numerous job openings for those individuals interested in working for the City.

The job openings include maintenance worker, administrative assistant, code enforcement manager, emergency communications operator, and librarian, j...

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

COB NAMES NEW ASSISTANT MANAGER

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Brownsville, TX (May 23, 2023) – City of Brownsville City Manager, Helen Ramirez, AICP, is proud to announce Police Chief Felix Sauceda has been named Assistant City Manager/Police Chief. Chief Sauceda assumes his new role effective immediately....

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE GETS SOLAR-POWERED SMART PAYING STATIONS

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The City of Brownsville, in partnership with Flowbird Group, has added 65 all-new solar-powered smart paying stations to the downtown area. The city replaced its out-of-date single-space coin parking meters with new environmentally friendly meters that in...

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

EMS WEEK CELEBRATES EMS PRACTITIONERS AND THEIR WORK

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The week of May 21-27, 2023 is EMS Week and this year’s theme is “Where Emergency Care Begins.”

EMS Week brings the EMS community together and acknowledges the accomplishments of EMTs and paramedics while building awareness of their important role in the c...

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

AVELO AIRLINES TAKES FLIGHT IN BROWNSVILLE

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Getting to your dream vacation destination with non-stop service to Los Angeles, California or Orlando, Florida is just one click away now that Avelo Airlines has arrived in Brownsville.

Houston-based Avelo Airlines inaugural flight to Orlando took off Wed...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE'S HR DEPARTMENT WINS BIG AWARD

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The City of Brownsville’s Office of Organizational Development and Human Resources received the Human Resources Strategic Department of the Year by the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association.

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

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The Brownsville City Commission held its regular city meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and discussed and approved several items and issues.

The Commission approved two proclamations the first welcoming Avelo Airlines to Brownsville as the city’s newest ai...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

ODEE ANN LEAL RECOGNIZED FOR RECEIVING FEDERAL AWARD

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Odee Ann Leal, director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, has received high accolades from the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs and Enforcement.

Leal has been selected as a recipient of the 2022 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforceme...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

TRAFFIC SIGNALS REPLACEMENTS COMING

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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 along several Alton Gloor Boulevard corridors.

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Posted on: May 13, 2023

COB CREWS DISPATCHED TO HELP PORT ISABEL AFTER STORM

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The City of Brownsville mobilized its Engineering and Public Works and Fire Department crews, early this morning, to assist residents of neighboring Port Isabel in the aftermath of a destructive tornado that hit the area last night. The storm, characteriz...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

BROWNSVILLE PROACTIVELY MANAGES MIGRANT INFLUX

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The City of Brownsville announced today that as the end of Title 42 is imminent, it is prepared and organized to handle the recent influx of migrants passing through the City and maintaining the community safe. In recent days, the City has enacted enhance...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

EXTENSION OF DISASTER DECLARATION

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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. The declaration is to address the influx of migrants crossing the Texas-Mexico border...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

DECLARATION OF DISASTER

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Pursuant to 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code, the City of Brownsville announced a “Declaration of Disaster” on April 27, 2023. The declaration is to address the influx of migrants crossing the Texas-Mexico border, south of Brownsville. The Mayor Pr...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

$9 MILLION COMING TO CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

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BROWNSVILLE (April 24, 2023) -The City of Brownsville received $9 million in disaster recovery funding from the Texas General Land Office for new construction of the BCC Village Townhomes and rehabilitation of La Villita Apartments.

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

HELLO, AVELO!

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas; Feb. 23, 2023 – Houston-based Avelo Airlines announced today exclusive nonstop service to Los Angeles and Orlando from Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO).  

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

CALL FOR ARTISTS TO CREATE MURAL DOWNTOWN

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

BROWNSVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “FRIDAY WITH THE CITY” TO HIGHLIGHT DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE

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Who: The City of Brownsville & Brownsville Chamber of Commerce

What: The City of Brownsville, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, will host a community informational event to update citizens on downtown revitalization efforts. The event will b...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE HONORS THOSE LOST TO COVID-19 WITH MORE GROVE TREE PLANTING CEREMONIES

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (February 1, 2023) – The City of Brownsville, with the support of City Commissioner At-Large “B”, Dr. Rose Gowen, hosts the second of four tree planting remembrance ceremonies – as it moves forward with its Forest Remembers Pro...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST FRIDAY WITH THE CITY

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The Chamber of Commerce and City of Brownsville will be hosting a community event to educate attendees about the growth, progress, and the future of city with new City Manager Helen Ramirez as the featured speaker. To register in advance, visit h...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE NAMES CITY MANAGER AFTER EXTENSIVE SEARCH

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 10, 2023) – The City of Brownsville City Commission names Helen Ramirez, AICP, as the new City Manager for the largest city in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), which boasts a resident population of more than 186,000. Mrs....

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TO HOST 23RD ANNUAL TEXAS ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (November 29, 2022) – The City of Brownsville’s Parks and Recreation Department takes action to celebrate the planting and nurturing of trees within the community. The City partnered with the Brownsville Beautificati...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

BPUB Offers Assistance Programs for Payments

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Brownsville PUB is offers its customers different forms of payment assistance. Check out their BPUB Assistance Program page for more details. Click the link below.

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Makerspace Now Available

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Have an idea you want to make a reality? Come check out the libraries Makerspace at both of our branches!

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Game time at the Library!

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Video game station available for checkout at our Southmost Library! 

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Topping Out Ceremony Marks Milestone for New Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (September 26, 2019) - The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport in partnership with the City of Brownsville, the Federal Aviation Administration, the US Department of Transportation and SpawGlass celebrated a milestone w...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Brownsville Metro 40th Anniversary Press Conference

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The City of Brownsville

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Brownsville Metro invites the community to attend a press conference at 2 p.m.,

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the La Plaza at Brownsville Metro Multimodal Terminal,

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Brownsville Ranked Best Value, Affordable Living

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (September 12, 2019) – In an article published by City Lab, Brownsville, Texas was ranked one of the Best Cities to Live, Based on Salaries and Cost of Living.

According to an analysis conducted by Indeed job site Chief Economi...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

APA - Texas Chapter Awards Commissioner Rose Gowen the 2019 Planning Advocate Award

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (October 4, 2019) – The American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter on Tuesday, October 1, 2019,  announced City Commissioner At-Large “B” Rose Gowen has been recognized as a Planning Advocat...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

City Commission Approves FY 2020 Budget

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (September 30, 2019) – The Brownsville City Commission has adopted the fiscal year 2020 Budget.

The City of Brownsville's property tax rate remains fixed at $0.700613/$100 valuation for the ninth consecutive year led by revenue...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Names Engineering & Public Works Director

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (September 18, 2019) –Brownsville City Manager Noel Bernal announced on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the selection of Armando Gutierrez, Jr. to the position of Engineering & Public Works Director of the City of Brownsvil...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Inclusion Caboose Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Linear Park

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WHAT:  The City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Department in collaboration with Texas Pediatric Society Foundation, the Brownsville Wellness Coalition, the Community Improvement Co...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

City Names Planning & Redevelopment Services Director

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (September 10, 2019) – Brownsville City Manager Noel Bernal

announced on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the selection of Rick Vasquez to the position of

Planning & Redevelopment Services Director of the City of Brownsville eff...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Brownsville Fire Department Unveils Off-Road Ambulances

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(BROWNSVILLE, Texas August 28, 2019) – The City of Brownsville announces the addition of three all-terrain special response units to the Brownsville Fire Department. The units were purchased through a $170,933.43 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

City of Brownsville Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (August 20, 2019) – The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award has been awarded to the City of Brownsville Finance Department by the Government Finance Officers...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

AARP Texas to present $20,000 Community Challenge Grant Check to the City of Brownsville

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  • Brownsville, TX  On Tuesday, August 20, AARP Texas will present the City of Brownsville with a $20,000 check for the transformation and activation of Brownsville's 14th Street Plaza.  The funds are part of the 2019 AARP Commun...
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Posted on: August 6, 2019

City to Host Central Brownsville Historic District Press Conference

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Murals Without Borders Binational Press Conference

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On Thursday, August 1, 2019, the City of Brownsville and the City of Matamoros in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate in Brownsville, the Consulate General of the United States of America Matamoros, Mexico and the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce host...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Mobile Integrated Health Care Community Paramedicine Pilot Program Press Con

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Brownsville Receives $20,000 AARP® Community Challenge 2019 Grant

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas July 18, 2019) – The AARP announced Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the City of Brownsville, Texas, was one of 159 grant winners to receive the 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant to transform the 14th Street Plaza.

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Brownsville Receives National Historic District Designation

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (July 17, 2019) – The Central Brownsville Historic District has been designated a National Historic District by the National Park Service (NPS). The Central Brownsville Historic District is bounded by East Levee, East 10th, Ea...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Zika Action Day

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

City to Host Vibrant Lecture Series: NewSpace Brownsville

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

City to Host Expanding Frontiers (ExF) Grand Opening

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

City to Host Celebration of Service

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

City Commission Approves Expanding Frontiers Funding

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (June 24, 2019) – The Brownsville City Commission at a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, approved the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation(BCIC) funding of $ 650,000 for the Expanding Frontiers (ExF) Project.

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

City Awarded $310,000 Keep Texas Beautiful Grant

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (June 21, 2019) – On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Department accepted the 2019 Governor’s Community Achievement Award from Keep Texas Beautiful in partnership with the Texa...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

City To Host Community Input Session For Former Union Pacific Railyard

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Brownsville to Host Civil Air Patrol Training

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Brownsville Metro Unveils Ride Systems App

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Brownsville Metro invites the community to attend the Ride Systems App Unveiling at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at La Plaza at Brownsville Metro, 755 International Boulevard, Bro...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Brownsville Featured in Texas Historical Commission’s Medallion

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (June 13, 2019) – The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has featured the City of Brownsville in its 2019 Spring Edition of The Medallion, a quarterly magazine containing news and advice about preservation projects, Te...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Brownsville Ranked Among 25 Safest Places to Live

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (June 11, 2019) –  U.S. News & World Report on Monday, June 10, 2019, published a report, including Brownsville, Texas as one of the 25 Safest Places to Live in the U.S. in 2019.

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

City of Brownsville Receives ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Grant to Increase Access to Local Play Spaces

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (June 12, 2019) – The City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Department has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company. This inv...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

City Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (May 22, 2019) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed  Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

City to Host 2019 Hurricane Awareness Fair

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

City to Host Free Brownsville Save-A-Life Hands Only CPR Class

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Snake Bite Management for Emergency Medical Professionals

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Brownsville Fire DepartmentValley Regional Medical CenterRio Grande Regional Hospital 

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Ballot Position Drawing for June 22, 2019 Runoff Municipal Election

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The City of Brownsville will hold a ballot position drawing at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Commission Chambers, Brownsville City Hall – Old Federal Building, 1001 E. Elizabeth Street...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

2018 Crime Report Shows Crime Decreased

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (May 14, 2019) – The Brownsville Police Department on Monday, May 13, 2019, published the 2018 Annual Crime Report, an index of crimes reported during the calendar year.

In 2018, the Brownsville Police Department adopted and co...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

City Commission Special Meeting & Oath of Office Ceremony

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

City to Host Texas Monthly LIVE’19

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Brownsville Vintage Day & Fire Truck Unveiling

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City of BrownsvilleBrownsville Historical Association

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

CycloBia & Walk Your Dog ParkRx Press Conference

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Road to Recycling Tire Collection

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Brownsville Mayor Signs Regional MPO Agreement

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (April 24, 2019) – At the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council Board Meeting on held Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Weslaco, Texas, Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez  joined elected leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

City Offices Closed in Observance of Good Friday

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (April 17, 2019) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed  Friday, April 19, 2019, in observance of Good Friday. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

City Commission Votes to Approve Resolution 2019-028

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (April 17, 2019) – At a Regular City Commission Meeting, held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Brownsville City Commission voted to approve Resolution 2019-028 in support of the merger of the three Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan P...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Opening Day for Trails-Brownsville

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WHAT: The City of Brownsville in partnership with the Rails to Trails Conservancy invite the community to celebrate Opening Day for Trails, the national kickoff of the spring trail seaso...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

City Manager Appoints Felix Sauceda Jr. Police Chief

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (March 29,  2019) – Brownsville City Manager Noel Bernal announced Friday, March 29, 2019, Felix Sauceda to be named Brownsville Police Chief effective Monday,April 1, 2019.

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Census Day RGV-One Year and Counting Celebration

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

City Offices Closed in Observance of Cesar Chavez Day

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City Offices Closed in Observance of Cesar Chavez Day

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (March 26, 2019) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed  Monday, April 1, 2019, in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. Emergency police, fire and r...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Residential Garbage Collection Rate to Increase

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (March 20,  2019) – Residential garbage collection service rates will increase effective April 1, 2019, due to a Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase of  3.53%. The consumer price index or CPI measures the cha...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

City Commission Approves $3M Electric Diesel Hybrid Bus Purchase

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (March 20,  2019) – At a Regular City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Brownsville City Commission voted to approve the purchase of five electric hybrid diesel buses for the Brownsville Metro bus fle...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Brownsville Mayor to Host State of the City: Watch Brownsville Soar!

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

City Announces External Recruitment of Police Chief

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (March 11, 2019) – Brownsville City Manager Noel Bernal announced Monday, March 11, 2019, that the City of Brownsville will enlist the services of executive recruitment firm Ralph Andersen & Associates to include external ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

BRO to host 90th Anniversary Time Capsule Dedication Ceremony

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Main Street District Brownsville Earns National Accreditation

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (February 26, 2019) – The Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) of the Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized Main Street District Brownsville for successful annual progress in carrying out national performance standards ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Municipal Court to Provide Amnesty For Outstanding Warrants

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (February 21, 2019) – The City of Brownsville Municipal Court will hold a warrant amnesty period for the payments of outstanding warrants and fines to the Municipal Court from Tuesday, February 19, 2019, to Friday, March 8, 20...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Parks Director Nominated to TRAPS Therapeutic Recreation Branch

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (February 22, 2019) – The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) announced on January 15, 2019,  the nomination of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Director Damaris McGlone to the Therapeutic Recreation Branch Bo...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

67th Annual Scout Government Day

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WHO:                   

City of BrownsvilleScout Mayor & CommissionersScout City Management & Directors

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

City Announces Deputy City Manager

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (February 1, 2019) – Brownsville City Manager Noel Bernal announced Friday, February 1, 2019, the appointment of Helen Ramirez, AICP to the position of Deputy City Manager for the City of Brownsville, effective March 4, 2019. She succee...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Brownsville Sports Park to Host Special Needs Sports Clinic

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WHO:                   

City of BrownsvilleBrownsville Sports Park

WHAT:               &nb...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Public Health Department to Host Charro Days Food Stand Workshops

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WHO:                   

City of BrownsvillePublic Health Department

WHAT:                

The Br...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

City Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 18, 2019) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed  Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by call...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Receives Endorsement for Historic District Nomination

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 16, 2019) – The Texas Historical Commission on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at a State Board of Review Meeting held in Laredo, Texas, approved the nomination for the Central Brownsville Historic District.

The Central B...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Brownsville Metro, TSC Launch Pilot Transit Program

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 14, 2019) –  At a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, the Brownsville City Commission voted to approve an agreement between Texas Southmost College(TSC) and Brownsville Metro to launch a transit pilo...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

City Commission Calls General Municipal Election

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 9, 2019) – At a regular City Commission Meeting held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019,  the Brownsville City Commission voted to approve  Resolution Number 2019-001, to  call the 2019 General Mun...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Brownsville Police, Fire Announce Rescue of Missing Man

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 8, 2019) – The Brownsville Police and Fire Departments today announced at a joint press conference the successful rescue mission of a missing man.

The man identified as 88-year-old Luis Reyna Zuniga was reported missi...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

The Challenge 2019 Press Conference

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WHO:  

City of Brownsville 

UTHealth School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus 

WHAT: 

The City of Brownsville and the UTHealth School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus (UTHealth) will host The Challe...

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

City of Brownsville Offices Closed on New Year’s Holiday

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (December 28, 2018) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed  Monday, December 31, 2018, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Emergency police, fire and r...

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Brownsville Sports Park to Host Ice Skating Rink

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WHO:                   

City of Brownsville

WHAT:            

The City of Brownsville invites the communi...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

City, Home Depot to Host Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-Off

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WHO:                   

City of BrownsvilleHome Depot

WHAT:            

The City of Brownsville Parks &am...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

City of Brownsville Offices Closed in Observance of Christmas

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (December 21, 2018) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed  Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Emergency police, fire and rescue services ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Commissioner Ricardo Longoria, Jr. Hosts Christmas Reading

Reading with Commissioner Ricardo Longoria Jr.

WHO:                   

City of Brownsville

WHAT:            

Brownsville City Commissioner District 1, R...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Commissioner Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa Hosts Town Hall

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WHO:                   

City of Brownsville

WHAT:            

Brownsville City Commissioner District 2, J...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

City of Brownsville Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (November 21, 2018) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed  Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, 2018, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Emergency police, fire and rescue servi...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

City Issues Statement on Migrant Caravan

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (November 5, 2018) – The Brownsville City Manager’s Office has issued the following statement on behalf of the City of Brownsville regarding the migrant caravan:

“The City of Brownsville is in communication ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Brownsville Metro Unveils Ride Systems App

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (November 2, 2018) – Brownsville Metro in partnership with McAllen Metro, South Padre Island Metro, and Valley Metro announce the launch of the Ride System App.

The Ride System app provides real-time vehicle tracking for all Me...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

National Fitness Court® Launch Party

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WHO:                   

City of BrownsvilleNational Fitness CampaignParks & Recreation Department

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

6th Annual Community Development Summit

Community Development Summit 9.28.2018

WHO:                   

City of BrownsvilleOffice of Grant Management & Community Development

WHAT:           ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

“Parks Promote Quality of Life” Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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WHO:                  

City of BrownsvilleParks & Recreation DepartmentOffice of Grant Management & Community DevelopmentBrownsville Community Improvement Cor...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Interim Police Chief Named

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (September 17, 2018) – The City of Brownsville announces the appointment of James Paschall as Interim Police Chief of the Brownsville Police Department, effective, Monday, September 17, 2018.

“I am pleased to announce...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Brownsville Fire Department hosts 9/11 Memorial Ride

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WHO:                   

City of BrownsvilleBrownsville Fire Department

WHAT:             

The Brownsville...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

City of Brownsville Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (August 31, 2018) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of Labor Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Market Square & Brownsville PD Substation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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WHO:                   

Main Street BrownsvilleBrownsville Police DepartmentBrownsville Chamber of Commerce

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Resaca Boulevard Eco-System Restoration Groundbreaking Ceremony

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WHO:                   

 The City of BrownsvilleU.S. Army Corps of EngineersThe Brownsville Public Utilities Board

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Brownsville City Commission Held Public Hearing on Ordinance Number 2018-911-H

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (July 31, 2018) – At a Regular Meeting on Monday, July 30, 2018, the  Brownsville City Commission held a Public Hearing and ACTION on the FIRST READING  to repeal Ordinance Number 2018-911-H. The Brownsville ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Commissioner Tetreau-Kalifa Featured as Guest Reader in HACB Children’s Book Club

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WHO:                   

City of BrownsvilleHousing Authority of the City of Brownsville

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Brownsville Comprehensive Housing Plan Press Conference

WHO:                   

The City of BrownsvilleU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentHousing Authority of the City of Brownsville

 

WHAT:   ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Sand and Bag Distribution

Free Sandbag Distribution 7.9.2018

 

WHO:                   The City of BrownsvilleOffice of Emergency Management & Homeland SecurityPublic Works Department 

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

City Donates Fire Equipment to Sister City

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (July 2, 2018) – The Brownville Fire Department on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, donated used fire equipment to the City of Heroica Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico Fire Department.

Interim Fire Chief Jarrett Sheldon met with Matamoros ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2018

City of Brownsville Continues Mosquito Reduction Efforts

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (June 23, 2018) – Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez announced today, the Public Health & Wellness Department’s Vector Control Division initiated larvicide distribution efforts on Friday, June 22, 2018, and will con...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez Issues Disaster Declaration

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (June 21, 2018) – Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez announced today that he has issued a disaster declaration for the City of Brownsville in response to inclement weather due to tropical disturbance 4.

 The City of Brown...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

City of Brownsville Media Update

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (June 21, 2018) – The City of Brownsville staff is working to reduce the risk of flooding, assisting our neighboring cities and carefully monitoring weather conditions.

As the safety of the community is the highest priority, th...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

City Accepting Applications for Brownsville Youth Advisory Council

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (June 15, 2018) – Interim City Manager Michael L. Lopez announced today, the Brownsville Youth Advisory Council is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 year. Applications may be submitted starting Friday, June 15, thro...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Brownsville Save a Life Hands Only CPR & Choking Rescue

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WHO:                   City of BrownsvilleValley Regional Medical Center

WHAT:                ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

City to Host Budget Town Hall

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WHO:                   City of Brownsville

WHAT:                The City of Brownsville invite...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

City of Brownsville Offices Closed on Memorial Day

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (May 25, 2018) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Noche Historica y Mercado Antiguo

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Main Street District Brownsville                  &a...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Hurricane Awareness Fair 2018

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WHO: 

City of Brownsville

WHAT:

The City of Brownsville’s Office of Emergency Management invites the community to attend the Hurricane Awareness Fair 2018, on Thursday, May 24, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brownsville Public Library...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Imagine the Possibilities Tour in Historic Downtown Brownsville

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WHO:                  

 Main Street District BrownsvilleTexas Historical Commission

WHAT:            &am...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport Expands Services

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (May 14, 2018) – Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) officials announced today, that United Airlines will begin nonstop seasonal service from Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony & Tour

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WHO:                    

City of BrownsvilleBrownsville Community Improvement CorporationTexas Southmost CollegeBrownsville Historical AssociationMain Street...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Gateway International Bridge Wait Times Reduced During Semana Santa

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (April 26, 2018) – The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Brownsville and the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to request additional resources at Gateway International Bridge during Semana Santa resulted in ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

CycloBia Día de los Niños Press Conference

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WHO:                   City of Brownsville                      &a...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

City, Partners to Celebrate Earth Fest

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

City Commission Approves MOU with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (April 18, 2018) – At a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Brownsville City Commission voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Brownsville and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Tree Planting Ceremony

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Brownsville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Open House

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WHO: Brownsville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 

WHAT: The Brownsville MPO will host an Open House from 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Historic Brownsville Museum, Mary Yturria Education Center, 641E. Madison Street in Brownsv...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Nominate Brownsville to win $20K during “Meet Me at the Park”

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (April 3, 2018) – This Earth Month, Brownsville residents can show their support for our municipal parks by nominating our city for the “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign, sponsored by the National ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Brownsville City Commission Approves MOU with Cameron County

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (March 21, 2018) – At a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the Brownsville City Commission voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Brownsville and Cameron County to request additional ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

City Employee Arrested

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (March 15, 2018) – City employee Antonio M. Zamorano was escorted from City Plaza, located at 1034 E. Levee St., on March 15, 2018, by officers from the Brownsville Police Department following his arrest on one charge of bribe...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Brownsville, Matamoros to host Bi-National 10K & 5K Run on March 24

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (March 1, 2018) – At a press conference held Thursday, March 1, 2018, Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez, in partnership with Matamoros Mayor Jesús Juan de la Garza Díaz del Guante, announced the Bi-National...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Bi-National 10K & 5K Run Press Conference

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WHO: 

Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez, City of Brownsville

Presidente Municipal Jesús Juan de la Garza Díaz del Guante, H. Matamoros, Tamaulipas

Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation

Brownsville South Padre Island Intern...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

City of Brownsville to host Boards & Commissions Appreciation Luncheon

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WHO:                   

City of Brownsville

WHAT:    

The City of Brownsville is set to host the Boards & Commissions Appreciation Lunche...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

City of Brownsville Offices Closed on Presidents Day

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (February 15, 2018) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, in observance of Presidents Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

City of Brownsville Public Health & Wellness Department Issues Flu Advisory

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (February 9, 2018) – On February 9, 2018, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released the 2017-2018 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Report.

According to the report, “Influenza activity remains ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

66th Annual Scout Government Day

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WHO:                  

City of BrownsvilleScout Mayor & CommissionersScout City Management & Directors

WHAT:    The 66th Annual Scout Government Day ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

City of Brownsville Municipal Court Announces Warrant Amnesty Period

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 31, 2018) – The City of Brownsville Municipal Court will hold a warrant amnesty period from Monday, February 12, 2018, to Friday, March 2, 2018.  

During the warrant amnesty period, the Brownsville Municipal C...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

City of Brownsville Participates in Point-In-Time Homeless Count

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WHO:                   City of BrownsvilleCameron County Homeless Partnership

WHAT:             The Cit...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Bi-National 10K & 5K Run Registration Now Open

Bi-National 10K and 5K Run Registration Now Open

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 22, 2018) – Registration for the Bi-National 10K & 5K Run is now open. The event, presented by the City of Brownsville and the City of Matamoros, will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

The Bi-Nation...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Bi-National 10K & 5K Run rescheduled for March 24

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Bi-National 10K & 5K Run rescheduled for March 24Registration Opens January 22 

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 19, 2018) – Registration for the Bi-National 10K & 5K Run opens Monday, January 22, 2018. The event, presented by the Cit...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

City of Brownsville Announces Interim City Manager

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 17, 2018) – The City of Brownsville announces the appointment of Michael L. Lopez as Interim City Manager. The Brownsville City Commission voted to approve Lopez’s appointment at a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

A...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

City of Brownsville, UTHealth Kick-Off The CHALLENGE 2018

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WHO:                   City of BrownsvilleUTHealth School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus

WHAT:            ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

The CHALLENGE 2018 Press Conference

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WHO:                  

City of BrownsvilleUTHealth School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

City of Brownsville Offices Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 11, 2018) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Main Street District Brownsville Accepting Applications for Downtown Beautification Program

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 10, 2018) – The City of Brownsville, in partnership with Main Street District Brownsville, announces the Downtown Beautification Program.

Funded in part by the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC), the ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

City of Brownsville Offices Closed on New Year’s Day

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (December 29, 2017) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018, in observance of New Year’s Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

City of Brownsville Offices Closed on Christmas Day

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (December 22, 2017) – City of Brownsville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017, in observance of Christmas Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

City of Brownsville to host CycloBia Nights and Lights Press Conference, Arbor Day Celebration

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City of BrownsvilleHousing Authority of the City of BrownsvilleThe University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Historical Resources Survey Update

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WHO:                   

City of BrownsvilleMain Street District Brownsville

WHAT:            

Please join...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony & Tour

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WHO:                    

City of BrownsvilleBrownsville Community Improvement CorporationTexas Southmost CollegeBrownsville Historical AssociationMain Street...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Parks & Recreation Department, Local Athletes to showcase TAAF Regional Championship Belt

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WHO:

City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation DepartmentBrownsville Sports Park

WHAT:

The City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Department (PARD), the Brownsville Sports Park and local athletes will be presented a proclamation honoring the Texas Ama...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Women’s Business Center of Cameron County to host Business Marketing Workshop

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WHO:                   

Main Street District BrownsvilleWomen’s Business Center of Cameron CountyBrownsville Chamber of Commerce

WHAT:   &...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

5th Annual Community Development Summit

11.07.2017 Community Development Summit

WHO:                   City of BrownsvilleOffice of Grant Management & Community Development

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Municipal Courts Week

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City of Brownsville Municipal CourtPresiding Judge Robert “Bobby” Lerma

WHAT:      &am...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Local Mosquito Pool Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (October 27, 2017) – Today, the City of Brownsville Public Health & Wellness Department announces one local mosquito pool sample tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Local mosquito-borne disease surveillance is conducte...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez Announces Search Advisory Taskforces for City Manager, City Attorney

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (October 26, 2017) – Today, Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez announces the creation of the Search Advisory Taskforce for City Manager and the Search Advisory Taskforce for City Attorney.  The City Manager Search Adviso...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Commissioner Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa Issues Statement on Released Audio Recordings

On the Border, By the Sea

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (September 28, 2017) - Brownsville Commissioner, District 2, Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa has issued the following statement in response to audio recordings that have recently been made public:

“As a member of the City Commission of ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: New Airport Terminal Groundbreaking Ceremony

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The City of Brownsville and the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) are set to host the New Airport Terminal Groundbreaking Ceremony, to be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, October 28, 2016. The Groundbreaking Ceremony will feat...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

2023 & 2024 TAAF Games of Texas Individual Sports Bid

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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, TX.2023 & 2024 TAAF Games of Texas Individual Sports Bid.

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Governor Executive Order GA 36

UPDATE:  With the Governor Executive Order GA 36, the City of Brownsville will no longer require residents, visitors, nor staff to wear a facial covering when entering most city facilities. The only exception Order is B-Metro La Plaza Terminal an...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Men's Softball League Registration OPENS

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The first game of Summer 2021 Men's Softball is set for June 16, 7 p.m. at the Brownsville Sports Park Softball Complex, but you have to register if you want to play.??

Registration has opened today and will continue until June 4th. Team fee is $3...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Take the Monte Bella Survey for a chance to win prizes!

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Take the Monte Bella Vision Playspace Survey and be entered for a chance to win a free BTXPARKS Summer Playpack (playbacks include a variety of outdoor games & accessories that can be enjoyed by the entire family).

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Open Gym Returns to Gonzalez and Oliveira

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If you want to play a quick pick up game with your friends at your neighborhood  gym--you can do so starting today!

For health & safety reasons, current capacity is limited (only 15 people will be allowed inside at a time).

Open Gym is availabl...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Volunteers needed for upcoming KBB Clean Up:

KBB Monte Bella Clean up May 2021

KBB needs volunteers for a clean up coming up on Saturday, May 22 from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Monte Bella Trails Park (2525 W. Alton Gloor Blvd).

Snacks and cleaning equipment will be provided at the event for those who RSVP with Keep Brownsville Beautiful (...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Brownsville Beautification Committee has two vacancies

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ATTENTION: The Brownsville Beautification Committee has two vacancies. Join the BBC and help beautify city-owned property. Participate in the creation of city ordinances that enhance the beauty of Brownsville. Have your say and make a difference.To apply,...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Lunadas are Back!

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Good news Brownsville! Your favorite summer tradition is returning to Linear Park. Mark your calendars: Saturday, May 15, 2021--is the day Lunada Artisan Market returns to your Linear Park.

This will be an in person on location event. Vendors, artisans, fo...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Galactic Trails Premier

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Last year our annual May 4th Star Wars celebration also known as Rebel Fest was virtual...this year we decided to try something new...Beginning May 4th--thru June 5th, select City of Brownsville Trails will be Galactic Trails.  The Galac...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Reopening of Parks, Trails, Facilities, Amenities and Programs

It is our joy and great pleasure to be able to safely reopen our programs to the public. It has been too long!

The Parks and Recreation Department is complying with all local, state, and federal safety measures for COVID-19 and has an approved reopening pl...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 6, 2021

4 more playgrounds open

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Currently only 16 park locations have opened playground amenities, four parks locations per district (Brownsville has 4 districts). PARD will reopen as per its adopted Reopening Plan and only when public health measure criteria are met.

Occupancy and age l...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Sidewalk & Trails Master Plan needs YOUR input

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The City of Brownsville is currently in the process of creating a plan for the future sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and trials. Your feedback and input is really important. Please complete a short survey using the link below and share the attached flyers with...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Hybrid Easter

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March 23-29 are Egg-Stra Ordinary Days also known as  Hybrid Easter 2021

City of Brownsville has put together some activities that will give the public the option to  celeChoose Image...brate, "on foot, online, or both." &nb...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

12 Playgrounds are currently open

Play it safe at these Brownsville Playgrounds

The Brownsville COVID-19 Threat Matrix has been set to Level Two.    

Four more playgrounds have been  added to list of currently open playgrounds.  This brings the number of open playgrounds to 12 (3 parks locations per...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

4 Additional Playgrounds Open

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Update February 3, 2021:

The 18th Amended Declaration was approved this week.   For latest Amendment updates, please click HERE.

Along with the latest amendment information, so continues COBPARD’s phase of reopening a few more pa...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Join the Special Needs Advisory Board

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The Special Needs Advisory Board (SNAB) serves as an advisory body to the city commission and city manager and is established by City Ordinance to investigate and report on ways the city can more effectively and efficiently assist persons with special nee...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

4 playgrounds pilot to reopen 11/10/2020

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4 playgrounds pilot to reopen 11/10/2020 

Brownsville North (Event Center) Park

Central Avenue Park

Edelstein Park

Ruiz Park

Occupancy and age limits are posted at playgrounds, along with bilingual signage in English and Spanish asking families to tak...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

PARD Re-Opening Plan C-19

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Read a roundup of measures that PARD will take to ensure the continuity of operations as they respond to the Covid-19 public health emergency.

PARD Re-Opening Plan:  In an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and continue to deliver critica...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Virtual Public Meeting - SH 48 from SH 4 to FM 511

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As part of the public involvement process for the development of the subject project, The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing to improve SH 48 between SH 4 and FM 511 in Cameron County, Texas. The proposed improvements on SH 48 include...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Parks are open, but amenities will remain closed

All amenities are closed until further notice

ATTENTION:   

Yes, city of Brownsville Parks and trails are OPEN.  However, in an effort to support the safety and well-being of our community, all City of Brownsville playgrounds, fitness installations, pavilions, gyms, public p...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Letter from Director

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My dearest little ones, parents, and swimmers,

I want you to know that all of your staff have worked tremendously hard to make our summer programs ready to go and we were prepared to open this summer, provided that it was safe enough to do so. Unfortunatel...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Parks and Facilities Closed Until Further Notice

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ATTENTION: 

In an effort to support the safety and well-being of our community, all City of Brownsville parks, pools, playgrounds, fitness installations, pavilions, gyms, rental facilities, public amenities and facilities are closed until further ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Trails are open

Getting outdoors to walk, jog, hike, ride a bicycle, and or enjoy some time in the outdoors is a healthy way to stay active and reduce stress and anxiety while practicing physical distancing. 

Indoor spaces, fitness equipment, playgrounds, restroo...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Parks are open for passive recreation

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All City parks are reopened for engaging in physical activities provided that use of park amenities such as playground sets, fitness equipment, restrooms, and other equipment will continue to be closed for public use in order to minimize the transmission ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 7, 2020

WiFi locations

Free WiFi hotspots available at various parks and recreational areas around city.  

14th Street Plaza  E. 14th & Washington Street

Brownsville Events Center  1 Event Center

Brownsville Sports Park   1000 Sports Park Bl...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Safety Measure: Lincoln Park will now be closing at 5 PM

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ATTENTION:  Effective 12/19/2019, 

as a precautionary measure,  Lincoln Park (2100 University Blvd) will be closing at dusk (5pm) until further notice due to the temporary lack of lighting. Temporary lighting is expected to be in...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Kids to Parks Day

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Kids to Parks Day – celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May – is a national day of play that connects kids and families with their local, state, and national park.  Kids to Parks Day is an opportunity to cultivate fut...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Free Fishing Classes at BEC

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Free Fishing classes will be offered during the month of May at the Brownsville Events Center.  Online registration available now at cob.recdesk.com

Enjoy a quick fishing lesson that covers knots, hooks, lures bait & tackle, rods & reels, ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Harmony School and Parks and Recreation to host Special Needs Craft event

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Together with the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department, Harmony School of Innovation Art and Special Education Teachers to host Special Needs Craft event.

Special Needs Children and their Families are invited to a morning of FREE Mother's Da...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Home Is Where Your Roots Are: A Healthy Trees Workshop

Retired Now What:  Healthy Trees Workshop at Downtown Rec Center

Retired...Now What presents Home Is Where Your Roots are.  City Forester, Roy Reyes will be presenting a free workshop at the Downtown Rec Center on April 30, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.The workshop will cover topics such as planting and pr...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Park Day 2019

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Two events combined make for an excellent effort to help the community.  

Park Day is an annual event that brings history enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved, but pristine.

Since 1996, the America...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

The Great American Clean UP

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The Great American Clean Up / TxDOT Trash Off is a city wide community clean up effort that consist of gathering of litter, abating graffiti, recycling, and beautifying Brownsville. Registration starts at 8 am followed by a intense clean up which will con...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Star Wars fans to celebrate May 4th at Linear Park

Rebel Fest Star Wars Festival in Brownsville Texas

Rebel Fest: A Star Wars Festival is set for May 4th at Linear Park.  Fans of the galactic series are invited to attend.

This is a special night for rebels, jedis, wookies, siths, droids, first order troopers, clones, ewoks, jawas, etc.  E...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

STX Taco Fest at BSP

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The STX Taco Festival & Competition offers the greatest collection of Taco Chefs in the region, alongside live music, games, beer & wine tastings, carnival rides and so much more. Presented by the Brownsville Sports Park, STX Taco Fest promises to...

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Posted on: March 31, 2019

Opening Day Rails to Trails

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Opening Day for Trails-Brownsville April 13, 2019

People should meet up at:

San Fernando Building1114 E. Adams StreetBrownsville, TX 78520.Saturday, April 13, 20198 a.m.-11 a.m.Whether you're a regular or a first-timer on the trail, stop by to:?? Go for a b...

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Posted on: March 31, 2019

Earth Fest at Linear Park 2019

Earth Fest at Linear Park

Earth Fest is set for Saturday, April 27 at Linear Park from 9 am to 12 pm at Linear Park ( E. 6th Street & Ringgold St). There will be music, food, games, artisan vendors, and earth friendly activities for all ages.  Admission to ev...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt at BSP

Easter Egg Hunt at BSP 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019  from 6 PM to 8 PM you are going to want to hop on over to the Brownsville Sports Park for some egg-cellent fun!   Enjoy mobile recreation activities and all candy inside the eggs!  Mak...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

New event: Beggin'-n-Eggs Easter Egg Hunt

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Join us for this egg-cellent spring event!   It is a FURST of it's kind for City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department.

Owners will have great fun as dogs enjoy sniffing out doggie-treat filled Easter Eggs at Catherine B. Stillman Dog Par...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Brownsville Chess Club at Downtown Rec Center

Brownsville Chess Club will meet at the downtown rec center

New Club Alert! 

Join the Brownsville Chess Club at the Downtown Rec Center Monday, March 18, 2019 from 6 pm - 8 pm.  Players of all ages & skill levels are invited to play. There is no fee to join.  Club offers:  Op...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Now is the time to make every healthy action

RGV Challenge 2019

With just under two weeks left in the 2019 Community Challenge, now is the time to make every healthy action count for your community! 

Invite your friends to register, log your healthy activities, and post more of those selfies.

As we begin the co...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Brownsville Sports Park Little League Registration

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Baseball/Softball season is in the air at the Brownsville Sports Park. 

Registration for the Brownsville Sports Park Little League is set for Saturday, February 23 from 9 am to 12 noon at the Dome. 

Age Division:  4-12

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

$5,000 Beautification Grant Opportunity!

$5,000 Beautification Grant Opportunity!

Brownsville Beautiful Committee (BBC) is currently accepting Letters of Intent for its Beautification Grant, which provides organizations up to a $5,000 match for beautification projects.

To apply, complete ...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

City, Home Depot to Host Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off

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The City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with Home Depot invite the community to drop off their Christmas Trees at the Christmas Tree Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  on Saturday, December 29, 2018, and Satur...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Ice Skating Rink at the Brownsville Sports Park

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Friday and Sunday, December 28th and December 30th from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. 

Saturday, December 29th, from 12 noon to 8 P.M. 

at the Brownsville Sports Park (1000 Sports Park BLVD)Cost: $10 Per Hour - All AgesICE SKATES INCLUDED!Pre-sale tic...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Little Dribblers Registration

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Registration for Little Dribblers Basketball League opens January 21 and will run until February 22, 2019.

Registration is open to boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 4.  Child must be age BEFORE January 1, 2019.

Register ONLINE

$35 per child

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Holiday Season Open Gym at BSP

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Special Holiday hours announced for Open Gym at Brownsville Sports Park. 

The Brownsville Sports Park Dome will open its doors Dec. 26 -28  and Jan 2-4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The fee:  $2 per person (pay at the door). 

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 7, 2018

City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Holiday Food Drive

Holiday Food Drive City of Brownsville

Help us help others.  Holiday Food Drive is going on right now until December 21, 2018.  

Collection bins have been placed at various City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Parks and facilities.

ITEMS TO DONATE:  

  • Cann...
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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Pancakes with Santa at Downtown Rec Center

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Attention kids, grandparents, fans of pancakes and Santa.  Friday, December 21 is the day you will want to RSVP....

Join us at the Downtown Rec Center from 10 am to 1 pm and enjoy a holiday style breakfast.

Downtown Rec Center (1338 E. 8th Street) ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

It's Time Texas Community Challenge

RGV Challenge 2019

The only state challenge of its kind, the IT'S TIME TEXAS#CommunityChallenge is designed to provide an easy and fun way for entire communities to mobilize to celebrate a healthy life. 

The IT'S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, presented by H-E-B, i...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Vote on the future name of the LRGV Active Plan

VOTE FOR LRGV PLAN NAME

Please complete the following survey to share your opinion on the future name of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Transportation & Tourism Plan! 

Your input is valuable and will help inform the future of this trail network brand!

Click HERE

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Birding Hikes

Birding Hikes on US Fish and Wildlife property

Birding Hikes are now available for free!

Come on out and enjoy a lovely hike on USFW property that is normally closed to the public.  Join us for Birding Hikes.  Bird watching is an awesome hobby that is beneficial to your health and wel...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Holiday Village at Dean Porter Park will open November 19, 2018

Holiday Village Cottage at Dean Porter Park

Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department, Public Works, Brownsville PD, Brownsville SPI International Airport, and volunteers  transported the cottages a few days ago.

Opening day for the Holiday Village at Dean Porter Park  is set for...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

History Harvest at Washington Park

History Harvest at Washington Park

Help us create a digital historical park archive.  Attend this event, and share your park story, your legacy (you will be recorded). 

There will be fireside chats, music and refreshments!  Do not miss it!Who: Open to the public. ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

NFL Flag Football Tournament at Brownsville Sports Park

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NFL Flag Football Tournament at Brownsville Sports Park is happening: November 3, 2018 from 9 am to 7 pm.

Age divisions: 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U.

Spectators--Price of admission:

Adult $5 

Child $2

If your team wants to participate, please visit cob.recdes...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

FREE Native Plant Garden classes

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife services and Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department are offering FREE classes that will help increase habitat for pollinators and monarch butterflies in the form of Native Plant Gardens along the historic Battlefield Trail.

Clas...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Public Restroom at the Catherine B. Stillman Dog Park

A newly constructed public restroom facility is now available at the Catherine B. Stillman dog park.  The Catherine B. Stillman dog park  is located next to the Brownsville Animal Shelter. The dog park is open to the general public from ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Weekend Events Update:

Rain Update October

Due to inclement weather, outdoor events scheduled for weekend of October 19-20 have been changed or canceled.

Events at Dean Porter Park have not been canceled.

Scarecrow Trail and Pumpkin patch will remain as planned. 

There is a change in plans r...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Cosplay event at Ringgold Civic Pavilion Canceled

Cosplay-Fb-20 Cancelled

The Ringgold Cosplay Contest at Ringgold Civic Pavilion that was scheduled for Friday, October 19th, 2018 has been cancelled.

The rest of the events and activities scheduled for that day will still go on. The public is encouraged to wear their costumes and...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Fitness Court and App

Fitness Court App information

The Fitness court at Monte Bella officially opens Friday, October 12, 2018. Are you ready to take the challenge?   Do you have the app? 

Fitness Courts are world class outdoor gyms that allow everyone to get a free full-body workout. &...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Bi-National Beach Clean Up at Boca Chica Beach

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Do you love the beach? Do you care about marine life? Do you want to do something great for the future of our planet? This may be your event!The bi-national beach cleanup effort is aimed at removing all litter and debris along coastal beaches. Cities alon...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Free Nature Hike Classes

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Brownsville, Texas is home to some amazing wildlife and nature.  The public can now enjoy paths that they may have not thought to explore thanks to an effort by City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. &...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Monte Bella Park Fitness Court Launch Party

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Brownsville is the new home of the world's best outdoor body weight gym – The Fitness Court®. Join us for the the ribbon cutting and launch party that will take place at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 12, 2018. Monte Bella Park is located a...

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