Erin Sheridan

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Erin Sheridan is a reporter for the Brownsville Herald. She covers crime, plus state and federal courts. She can be reached at esheridan@brownsvilleherald.com or (956) 982-6609.

Man seeks release from detention in Medicare fraud case

Former Merida Healthcare Group owner Rodney Mesquias filed a petition seeking release from the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility in Raymondville, where he is...

Clothes Call: Shelter seeks donations to help area families

Good Neighbor Settlement House in downtown Brownsville is seeking donations to serve the community’s homeless population, which faces unique challenges during the pandemic. Brownsville’s unsheltered...

County jailer arrested, records indicate

A Cameron County jailer was arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito, according to documents detailing the arrest. Magistrate’s warnings...

Teacher honored as Distinguished Educator of Blind Students

Graciela Olivo has been a teacher of blind students in the Rio Grande Valley for over 35 years. This month, the National Federation of...

Plasma still in high demand for Valley coronavirus patients

Plasma collected from recovered COVID-19 patients is in great need in the Rio Grande Valley, where cases continue to rise. The treatment, using the liquid...

Meeting new needs: Plasma in demand for Valley virus patients

Plasma collected from recovered COVID-19 patients is in great need in the Rio Grande Valley, where cases continue to rise. The treatment, using the...

Prayer vigil held for hospital patients and front line workers

Medical staff at Valley Regional Medical Center gathered outside the hospital’s entrances on a recent evening for a mobile church service and prayer vigil...

Pilot program to address human trafficking; Brownsville chosen to be part of project

An initiative led by United Way Worldwide and UPS will feature Brownsville as one of four cities across the United States in a pilot...

COVID-19 testing continues in Valley

County testing for COVID-19 operated by the Texas Military Department continued on Monday morning at the Los Indios Community Building, serving residents of western...

Tornado Scare: ‘We heard the noise — like a train. A big, loud train.’

Hurricane Hanna spawned a tornado that left behind damages at two different locations in Brownsville when the storm passed through South Texas over the...