Celebrating July 4th with the Brownsville Herald

BROWNSVILLE — Born on July 4, 1892, The Brownsville Herald will celebrate 125 years of serving the community by having its 17th annual Fourth of July Parade.

The parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Elizabeth Street and end on International Boulevard.

Local organizations that will participate in the parade include the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Female Veterans United, American Vietnam Veterans and Sons of the American Legion.

Formerly known as The Daily Herald, the local newspaper was deliberately launched on Independence Day as a way to celebrate the United States and the City of Brownsville.

“For 125 years, this newspaper has heralded this city and nation’s changes, believing that progress comes through community effort,” Herald Publisher Frank Escobedo said.

“That’s what a parade means to all of us today. It shows our pride in this nation, our continued belief and hope in its future, and our dedication to making that progress together as a united community.”