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Fire department finding multiple practical uses for drones

Desiderio Tristan, a training specialist with the Brownsville Fire Department, has been flying radio-control helicopters for years.Desiderio Tristan, a training specialist with the Brownsville...

Man may have stolen $1.2 million in fajitas over nine years

BROWNSVILLE — The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office has a beef with one Juvenile Justice Department employee, alleging he stole $1.2 million worth of...

Silent horror: Cameron County Child Abuse Unit works to aid those in need

BROWNSVILLE — Often, the person who sexually abuses a child is someone the child knows or trusts.When Cameron County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Rodriguez...

Details emerge regarding case De Leon wished to represent

The case in which Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz filed to disqualify Brownsville City Commissioner Cesar De Leon was a state jail...

De Leon rescinds letter of resignation

BROWNSVILLE — City Commissioner Cesar De Leon rescinded his resignation on Monday, four days after submitting a letter citing a “conflict of interest” between...

Sandcastle Days rescued with extra sand, barrier

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — When local sand sculptor Lucinda Wierenga stepped onto the beach by Clayton’s on Thursday morning, she felt terror.The preparations she...

LNG, county settle on terms

BROWNSVILLE — Despite some vocal opposition to the measure, Cameron County commissioners voted to give Rio Grande LNG a 10-year tax abatement earlier this...

Updated: New voting machines to be more efficient and secure

BROWNSVILLE — The most significant difference between Cameron County’s old voting machines and its new ones is their ability to digitally scan ballots, or...

Man fatally shot as police attempt to serve warrant

BROWNSVILLE — The Texas Rangers are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Brownsville that left one man dead yesterday morning.While serving a felony warrant for...

Moody Clinic receives $1 million grant from foundation

BROWNSVILLE — The Moody Clinic’s relationship to the Moody Foundation of Galveston goes back decades.When the nonprofit first received funds to build the clinic...