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.

Growing food in sustainable ways

Community members braved the early morning heat on Friday to take care of the vibrant, thriving plant beds at Tres Angeles Community Garden. Established...

Valley Coalition issues statement on Floyd death

District Attorneys from Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties released a joint statement saying they condemned the death of 46-year-old George Floyd by a...

Federal appeals court issues ruling in voting suit

A federal appeals court stayed an injunction issued by a lower court last month in one of two ongoing lawsuits seeking to allow voters...

Cameron County jailer tests positive for COVID-19

A Cameron County jailer employed at the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Sheriff Omar Lucio. The office said on Wednesday...

Detained Cubans on hunger strike

Rio Grande Valley-based human rights organizers are reporting that two men from Cuba detained at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos have...

Remembering George: Muralist paints image of Floyd in downtown Brownsville

Brownsville-based muralist Marcus Castro saw unrest spreading across the country after watching footage of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of...

Valley’s unemployment rate continues to increase

Unemployment statistics published by the Texas Workforce Commission for the month of April detailed skyrocketing joblessness rates across the Rio Grande Valley. In Cameron...

Third detainee tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday confirmed that a third detainee inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos has tested positive...

Report: More than half of TDCJ units have active COVID-19 cases

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is reporting that 54 percent of its units have active COVID-19 cases. TDCJ posts information daily on active cases...

Pregnancy Woes: Women share concerns about being pregnant during COVID-19

Changes to daily life, routines, and limited access to services have been a challenge for the entire community since coronavirus swept into the Rio...