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Cameron County to update parks master plan

Cameron County Commissioners Court has authorized a five-year update to its Comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan.

Special units find cash, weapons, drugs in San Benito residence

Authorities seized more than $8,000 along with narcotics, vape pens, a shotgun and ammunition during a raid near San Benito on Wednesday.

219,233 tax statements to be mailed out to Cameron County property owners

BROWNSVILLE — Tax bills are hitting the mailboxes.

South Texas Independent School District attains top ratings in state, nation

The South Texas Independent School District ranks among the best in districts the state and nation, according to the Niche.com Best School Districts rankings for 2024.

Tennessee fugitive arrested at Brownsville home for child pornography

A fugitive wanted out of Tennessee for aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor was arrested in Brownsville earlier this month and given a $1 million bond Thursday for possession of child pornography.

Cameron County Sheriff’s Office blames jail overcrowding on low pay

The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office is blaming under staffing due to low pay for two notices of non-compliance it received from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards for the Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito.

Inmate files $1 million lawsuit against Cameron County and two jailers

A former Cameron County inmate is suing the county and two of its jailers for $1 million alleging he was beaten by the jailers while incarcerated.

Nature park gets grant: Valley Baptist foundation donates $500K

The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation has awarded $500,000 to Cameron County to help develop the 40-acre Olmito Nature Park, located west of I-69E and south of Hayes Road.

‘Really nervous’: Hospice director says donations have plummeted

Sunshine Haven hospice in Olmito has been providing free, comfortable, end-of-life care to terminally ill patients in a home-like setting since opening its doors in November 2000.