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‘Artist Talk’ to feature creator of new downtown Brownsville mural

Local artist Jesse James, who painted the new “Welcome to Brownsville” downtown mural, will be the guest speaker at an “Artist Talk” event hosted by the City of Brownsville in collaboration with the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.

Gladys Porter Zoo slashing weekend prices by as much as 75%

Lions, tigers and bears are awaiting your curious eyes at Gladys Porter Zoo, which is having a special discount for three weekends only where guests can save up to 75% off a regular admission ticket.

Backpacks and bears among festivities at Gladys Porter Zoo kids day on Aug. 5

If you're looking for a fun family activity before it's time to head back to school here's your chance.

100 years young: Gladys Porter Zoo celebrates milestone birthday of Galápagos tortoise

BROWNSVILLE — There are a few key elements to throwing a birthday party: a cake, guests and of course, the age of the birthday boy or girl.

Cowen delivers first presentation as mayor of Brownsville

John Cowen Jr. delivered his first presentation as mayor of Brownsville on June 30 for “Friday with the City,” an event put on by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and the city, which took place at the Brownsville Events Center.

Gladys Porter Zoo ready to introduce Ben the bear to visitors

A bear from Missouri known for escaping his exhibit twice in a month, is officially ready to meet the Rio Grande Valley.

Remembering Penney and her miracle baby

BROWNSVILLE — As a photojournalist, I have been trekking out to the Gladys Porter Zoo for nearly four years now. It is always a place that keeps me on my toes.

Gladys Porter Zoo says beloved gorilla Penney has died

The Gladys Porter Zoo staff announced Wednesday the death of Penney, a Western lowland gorilla, who died on May 19. 

Industry insights: Show business veterans to lead Brownsville festival workshops

Anyone aspiring to a career in the arts and entertainment industry can get the inside scoop from industry veterans during the inaugural Mitte in Motion: A Dynamic Arts Festival to be held April 29 in Brownsville.

State of the city: Mendez delivers last one as Brownsville mayor

Delivering his final State of the City address Wednesday at the Brownsville Event Center, Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez said the city is in better shape than ever before and that the past four years in office have been the “honor of my life.”