Tag: Brownsville

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

LGBTQ flag stolen at Visitors Bureau

The City of Brownsville’s LGBTQ Task Force has reported that someone stole Progress Flag that was on display at the Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau during Pride Week. The Task Force also reports that someone vandalized the BCVB by tagging it with the words “NO LGTB” with black spray paint. It’s believed both incidents occurred either Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Three more Brownsville city employees test positive for the coronavirus

The City of Brownsville has confirmed three police officers have tested positive for COVID-19. The first employee is a Brownsville police officer and was tested...

18 Cameron County employees test positive for COVID-19

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. on Friday reported 18 county employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. The employees work at various county...

City removes Jefferson Davis Memorial from Washington Park

Hours afters the Brownsville City Commission voted unanimously to remove the Jefferson Davis Memorial Boulder from Washington Park city crews removed the boulder. The memorial is being held in storage pending determination of ownership. Read the full story at themonitor.com

More city and a county employee test positive for COVID-19

The City of Brownsville announced late Monday that two of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees are a Brownsville police officer and...