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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.

‘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.

Discrimination lawsuit filed: Former Brownsville South Padre Island airport assistant director claims retaliation

Shaun J. Kelly, former assistant director of the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, filed a lawsuit against the city of Brownsville on July 21 alleging that he was fired for being gay.

Fishing tournament on South Padre Island benefits indigent health care

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Approximately 600 anglers on 168 boats participated in the 17th annual Fishing for Hope Tournament on South Padre Island. The August 28 event organized by DHR Health raised money for the Hope Family Healthcare Center, which provide comprehensive medical services for uninsured families and individuals.

Brother, sister duo accused of defrauding federal program of $80 million due in court

Two Hidalgo County siblings accused of bilking a federal workers’ compensation program out of $80 million were warned by their own employees about the practice, according to a 24-page indictment unsealed Friday afternoon.

South Padre Island to light up Labor Day weekend with fireworks

If you're missing the summer fireworks then here's your chance to soon watch a "dazzling" display by the beach.

Allison, beloved one-flippered sea turtle living on South Padre Island, dies

One of Sea Turtle Inc.'s longest living residents died Monday, the nonprofit said on Facebook in a statement memorializing the beloved turtle.

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council gets $2.3M for transit funding

Transit agencies in Brownsville, Harlingen, South Padre Island and the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council are among the recipients of $95.1 million in state and federal funds being distributed by the Texas Transportation Commission, which governs the Texas Department of Transportation.

Star volunteer: Red Cross honors Brownsville resident

Nancy Meidinger figures she’s Coconut Jack’s most consistent jet-ski-rental customer, and at 82, definitely the oldest — and probably the only one who knew Elvis and jogged with Willie Nelson.