RGV Memories: Brownsville in the 60s

Rene Torres was born and raised in Brownsville, and his stellar shortstop play on the Eagles’ 1965 baseball state finalists earned him a scholarship...

RGV Memories: Harlingen in 50s

Special to the Star This is a tribute to the late Joe Lee Bourg written by his brother John. Joe grew up in Harlingen, but...

Part II: Harlingen grows as does it needs

BY Norman Rozeff 1924-26 Under Mayor Joe E. Roberts the city allocates funds for parks, establishes a County health unit, builds a dog pound,...

Part I: A new town and the need for a new organization

BY NORMAN ROZEFF In the 1950s, or perhaps earlier, there was a publication called The Texas Fireman. It at one point L. M. “Tex” Edmunds,...

The Snake King of Brownsville

BY NORMAN ROZEFF Over its 170 year history Brownsville has seen more than its share of unusual characters. One, a benign individual, who would top...