Brownsville City Mayor, Trey Mendez, and City Commission urge residents to take precautions as the Rio Grande Valley braces for a winter freeze this Christmas Holiday weekend. With temperatures forecasted to dip into the 20’s as early as Friday morning, City leaders want to ensure residents adequately prepare to stay warm and safe during this unusual weather spell.
For those in need of a warm place to stay during the lowest peeks of temperatures, the City of Brownsville is preparing a warming center. The shelter is available at the Downtown Parks & Recreation Center located at 1338 East 8th Street, Brownsville, Texas. The shelter will be open 24-hours a day and will commence services starting at 8:00AM on Thursday, December 22, 2022, through Saturday, December 24, 2022, at 12:00AM midnight. Pets are permitted if crated and leashed. Shuttle service is available at 10 am and 3 pm from Tyler & 12th St.
The Ozanam Center, located at 656 N. Minnesota Ave., Brownsville, TX, will also be available December 22, 2022 through December 24, 2022 for anyone who needs to spend the night during the cold. Shuttle Service is available through Brownsville Metro Route 3.
For more information, call 956-546-HELP(4357).
For emergency Services, dial 9-1-1.