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Downtown Brownsville to get overdue upgrade to water infrastructure

The city of Brownsville and Brownsville Public Utilities Board held a ceremonial groundbreaking Friday to mark the start of a major infrastructure project aimed at improving water and wastewater services downtown.

BPUB head named STEM Woman of the Year by Zonta Club

Marilyn D. Gilbert, General Manager and CEO of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board, has been named Amelia Earhart STEM Woman of the Year by the Zonta Club of Brownsville.

Brownsville calls for water conservation as reservoirs remain critically low

In the face of unrelenting drought and critically low water supplies, the city of Brownsville has issued an immediate and urgent “call to action” to city residents to conserve water.

Brownsville Public Utilities Board doubles Project SHARE scholarship amounts

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board has doubled the amount of scholarships it’s giving to eligible students this year through the utility’s Project SHARE Scholarship program.

Grid operator calls for conservation as Valley prepares for freezing conditions

The “polar express” has pulled into the station, maybe a little ahead of schedule and more assertively than meteorologists had predicted last week.

There’s a major career fair slated for job seekers in Brownsville this week

What the city of Brownsville and the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation are calling the biggest career fair in South Texas is scheduled for Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BPUB implements Stage 2 water restrictions after scorching summer

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board on Monday initiated Stage 2 water restrictions under its Drought Contingency Plan in response to falling water levels at the Amistad and Falcon international reservoirs.

Too close for comfort: Texas came close to rolling blackouts on Wednesday

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Wednesday came closer than it’s been all summer to imposing rolling blackouts for electricity customers in the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere across the state.

Brownsville PUB speaks to power ‘blips’: Vegetation hitting lines reason for brief outages

When it’s 100 degrees outside with, say, 113-degree heat index and air conditioning the only line of defense against misery, it’s alarming when the power goes out.

TSTI alumnus polishes skills in TSTC’s Workforce Training and Continuing Education program

HARLINGEN — Before Texas State Technical Institute became Texas State Technical College in 1991, Jose Luis Leija was enrolled there in Electronics Technology.