Nadia Tamez-Robledo

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Nadia Tamez-Robledo is a staff writer with the Brownsville Herald. She can be reached at nadia@brownsvilleherald.com

Authors, contributors to “Chicana Movidas” to talk civil rights history during FESTIBA

For every iconic moment that defines a social movement, there are many more small moments that make them possible. Those smaller movements are the subject...

Brownsville, Harlingen commissioners vote to merge highway authorities

Cameron County and Brownsville commissioners on Tuesday put their support behind a merger of the three Rio Grande Valley organizations that handle transportation planning...

Brownsville women put sewing skills to use for border humanitarian response

With a sewing machine, some fabric and cotton stuffing, a Brownsville mother-daughter duo has set out to be part of the humanitarian response for...

Rhinoceros hornbills return to Gladys Porter Zoo

After a 45-year absence, rainforest-dwelling rhinoceros hornbills are back on display at the Gladys Porter Zoo. The ostentatiously adorned birds are considered vulnerable by...

Documentary follows efforts to help asylum seekers

Brownsville volunteers have garnered national and international attention for their efforts to help asylum-seeking migrants who pass through the city. Now a filmmaker is...

Officials urge caution with ringing in the New Year

With New Year’s Day drawing closer, people are stocking up on fireworks as a traditional part of festivities. Local authorities are asking revealers to...

Pair of baby colobus monkeys join Gladys Porter Zoo collection

The Gladys Porter Zoo is part of conservation efforts to increase the colobus monkey population. So, the zoo was more than happy to welcome two baby colobus monkeys this fall.

Waitress celebrates 50 years at Valley restaurant

The mom of 11 began her tenure at the Vermillion Aug. 12, 1968, and continued to work there in the evenings after getting a food service position with the Brownsville Independent School District. Araiza retired from the district in 2017 but kept her job at the restaurant.

Port Isabel Lighthouse to close for exterior repairs

The lighthouse re-opened in January after being closed 15 months for repairs.

Construction at Isla Blanca near completion

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Cameron County is weeks away, weather permitting, from wrapping up construction on two new facilities at Isla Blanca Park. County Administrator...