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Early voting begins in Cameron County as polls officially open

Early voting for the Nov. 7 Special Joint Election is under way in Cameron County as of Monday, with city elections, tax rate propositions and state constitutional amendments on the ballot for voters to decide.

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

BROWNSVILLE — Tax bills are hitting the mailboxes.

‘Orange County Choppers’ founder to join riders at SPI’s Chrome in the Sand Fest

South Padre Island’s first-ever Chrome in the Sand Festival will continue on Saturday with a very special guest, Paul Teutul Sr., founder of “Orange County Choppers.”

San Benito police officer shot, killed was 27-year veteran

Two men are facing capital murder charges in the shooting death of a San Benito police officer during two chases stretching from South Padre Island to Brownsville that erupted in gunfire.

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Cameron County for the...

Tuesday is the last day Cameron County residents who want to vote in the Nov. 7 Special Joint Election will be able to register.

Coast Guard seizes nearly 200 pounds of red snapper off SPI

The U.S. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island detained Mexican fishermen who illegally caught nearly 200 pounds of red snapper on Saturday, according to a press release.

Bicyclists to ride causeway to South Padre Island on Sunday

South Padre Island will be hosting the Ride for Rotary in which bicyclists will cross the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge on Sunday.

Red Tide Ranger class for volunteer training Saturday at SPI

Registration for the annual Red Tide Ranger training is open for the classroom instruction that will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Coastal Studies Lab at 100 Marine Lab Drive, in Isla Blanca Park, on South Padre Island.

New genetic testing in SPI cold case reveals victim’s genealogy

After more than a decade, investigators with the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office have determined that an unknown woman who was murdered and found buried on South Padre Island is of Asian descent.

A trace of red tide was briefly detected at South Padre Island

Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have announced that red tide has recently been detected along the Texas coastline, including at two locations off South Padre Island.