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.

Data shows safety orders slowed COVID-19 spread in Lower Valley

Data collected by the city of Brownsville and local hospitals paint a clear picture of how shelter in place, mask mandates, social distancing and...

Bengal tigers found inside Matamoros home

Mexican special operations conducting activities in Matamoros discovered a collection of 46 luxury vehicles, two Bengal tigers, and various exotic birds inside a residence...

Schwarzenegger gives county $250K grant for more polling places

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made an appearance at the Cameron County Commissioner’s Court meeting on Tuesday morning. Schwarzenegger logged on to the virtual meeting...

TEA says Santa Rosa ISD accreditation be lowered

A preliminary report detailing an investigation into the Santa Rosa Independent School District by the Texas Education Agency found that the SRISD Board of...

Migrants continue to wait for asylum

A camp of asylum seekers along the Rio Grande in Matamoros has seen a significant reduction in population over the course of the COVID-19...

Appeal denied in intoxication manslaughter case

BROWNSVILLE — An appeals court on Tuesday denied a petition seeking the release of Jorge Ivan Arellano, 41, convicted of intoxication manslaughter and assault...

Jail video shows inmate being Maced: Sheriff’s Dept. probes leaked recording

A video posted on the Justice RGV Facebook page in July, allegedly leaked by an anonymous employee at the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center, is now...

Former assistant district attorney expected to take plea in bribery case

BROWNSVILLE — A former Hidalgo County assistant district attorney charged with making a false statement to authorities in a bribery investigation over immigration detainee...

Gladys Porter Zoo welcomes new gorilla

BROWNSVILLE — A gorilla at Gladys Porter Zoo gave birth to a baby late last month, surprising staff, zookeepers, and veterinarians who thought Penny...

Getting flu shot this year more important than ever

Health experts are warning against the possibility of a “twindemic” come flu season this fall. Influenza is a dangerous but preventable virus, and the...