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Master baker: Cologne native brings European flavors to Palm Boulevard in Brownsville

Jennie Baeckmann was a small child in her hometown of Cologne, Germany, when the path that would eventually lead her to Brownsville began to take shape.

UTRGV to turn shuttered Brownsville elementary into School of Art and Design

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is acquiring Longoria Elementary School and will transform it into the School of Art and Design.

Teacher who died in crash honored at IDEA’s Weslaco headquarters

WESLACO — Whitney Presas-Weddel’s passion for nursing and education is evident in the students she helped blossom out of their cocoons and it was honored Thursday with a memorial butterfly garden at the IDEA RGV Headquarters in Weslaco.

Brownsville mayor optimistic during ‘State of City’ address

Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr., during his State of the City address Wednesday at the Texas Southmost College Performing Arts Center, broke the news that the city is getting a new, full-service hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton, to be constructed off I-69E near Springmart and Pablo Kisel boulevards.

Cameron County’s NINOS lands $26.7 million grant to fund Head Start

After more than 30 years as a community cornerstone, Neighbors in Need of Services is landing a $26.7 million federal grant.

Brownsville officer recovering from non-life threatening injuries after being shot

A Brownsville police officer is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the chest late last night.

Two political consultants plead guilty in Henry Cuellar bribery case

Two political consultants agreed to plead guilty to charges that they conspired with U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar to launder more than $200,000 in bribes from a Mexican bank, according to recently unsealed court documents that show the consultants are cooperating with the Justice Department in its case against the Laredo Democrat.

Brownsville animal lovers form nonprofit to support shelter

The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center is getting some help from a new nonprofit group, Amigos of BARCC, toward its goal of becoming a zero-kill animal shelter.

Brownsville police find three badly decomposed bodies; no signs of foul play

Brownsville police on Wednesday morning found the bodies of three people in a high state of decomposition inside an apartment.

First real heat wave to hit Valley bringing dangerous temps

The Rio Grande Valley is in for dangerously hot temperatures this week through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service Brownsville-RGV station.