Tag: Brownsville

Border Patrol finds child with stranger near Rio Grande

Border Patrol Agents say they found a three-year-old child in the hands of a stranger after smugglers brought the pair across the Rio Grande...

Brownsville Police Officer arrested on theft charges

The Brownsville Police Department confirmed to The Herald on Thursday that a now former police officer was arrested on theft charges, a class B...

Trevino considering reopening bars in Cameron County

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. is meeting with health officials and others to determine whether bars and other establishments will be opening in...

Early voting gets underway in Cameron County

A long line snaked around the Brownsville Public Library on Central Boulevard this morning, as registered voters headed to the polling place to take...

Cold front to lower temperatures next week

It is time to get your sweaters and jackets out of storage. The National Weather Service announced Friday that confidence is growing in a cold...

End of the line: Luby’s plans to liquidate assets, likely close

HARLINGEN — Attempts to salvage the iconic Luby’s restaurants founded in Texas in 1947 have apparently been abandoned, and it appears the chain will...

Reports: Migrant drowned trying to rescue pregnant woman

New information on the body of a young man from Guatemala found in the Rio Grande on Tuesday suggests that he may have drowned...

Petition to remove Atkinson from BISD school board ongoing

Attorneys representing Sylvia Atkinson in the case to remove the trustee from her position as vice president of the BISD Board of Trustees appeared...

Afternoon fire damages several businesses on Price Road

A fire broke out at a building housing several businesses on the 2000 block of E. Price Road in Brownsville on Monday afternoon, sending black smoke billowing into the air just across the street from the BISD administration building. Multiple businesses are housed in four buildings on the property where the fire broke out. The building closest to Paredes Line Road, which housed Farmer’s Insurance, Salazar Insurance, Ana Lab Corps, and Cupcakes by Cory, were directly impacted as the fire spread. The extent of the damage is not yet known. According to Brownsville Fire Department Chief Jarrett Sheldon, the fire started at about 4:00 p.m. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Report: Man’s death ruled homicide

The latest version of a report released by the Texas Attorney General’s Office in the December 2019 death of 27-year-old Mario Alberto Torres ruled his death a homicide, but included the possibility of it having been justifiable. Officer Rolando Trujillo, Jr. fatally shot Torres in the head in the early morning hours of December 15 after the young man opened fire on Trujillo and two responding officers, Lucio Cortinas and Jacqueline Ramirez, according to the custodial death report released on Monday. At 2:16 a.m. on December 15, the three officers drove towards Florence Lane, where they encountered Torres walking in Trujillo’s direction holding a midsize black object in his hand, the summary stated. Read the full story at themonitor.com