Environmental awareness, conservation

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From hosting nature tours and presentations to helping to conserve surrounding wildlife, the South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center and...

SPI to celebrate National Cook Your Catch Day

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Although it still may be a bit too cold to get in the water, representatives of this coastal city say...

Rio Hondo native accomplishes historical marker desgination for lift bridge

RIO HONDO — Cars, trucks and trailers cross daily through the Arroyo Colorado Lift Bridge. The bridge, 382-feet long and 25-feet wide, is painted in...

Winter Texan expo welcomes thousands to convention center

HARLINGEN — Live mariachi and folklorico dancers in bright hues and braided hairdos were the main attraction as spectators walked around the Harlingen Convention...

Funeral services set for fallen soldier

Funeral services will be held Friday and Saturday for Spc. Miguel A. Villalon, who was killed Jan. 11 in Afghanistan, when the vehicle he...

HUD wants San Benito to pay back $738,000; De La Rosa to justify expenditures

SAN BENITO — A federal agency is requesting the city pay back $738,000 if officials can’t show the money was spent in low-income areas...

Vandals strike: Popular public art piece hit by ‘tagging’

An uplifting example of public art in downtown Brownsville has been defaced by spray-painting vandals, while other properties around downtown and Palm Boulevard have...

Funeral services set for Valley soldier killed in Afghanistan

Funeral services will be held Friday and Saturday for Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon, who was killed Jan. 11, in Afghanistan when the vehicle he...

Mexican man gets lengthy prison sentence for trying to move meth

A Mexican man was sentenced last week to a 210-month prison sentence for his part in attempting to smuggle more than 40 kilos of methamphetamine into the country, records show. U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Ramon Torres-Zurita on Jan. 14 to more than 17 years in prison nearly three months after he agreed to plead guilty to import of a controlled substance. The case is related to an attempt to enter the country in August 2019. Torres was arrested on Aug. 24, 2019 after attempting to enter the country at the port of entry in Rio Grande City when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer noted the Mexican man had been flagged in the computer system as someone known to associate with drug traffickers, the complaint against Torres stated. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Reaching Mars

Reaching Mars SpaceX exhibit opens at Museum of Fine Art By Nubia Reyna Staff Writer The Brownsville Community Foundation in partnership with the Brownsville Museum of Fine...