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Stay one night or a few weeks at our stylish Home2 Suites by Hilton Brownsville. Conveniently located near Valley Regional Medical Center, our extended-stay hotel is within walking distance to shopping and restaurants.

You’ll feel right at home in our spacious suites offering a well-equipped kitchen complete with a full-size refrigerator, microwave and plenty of dishes and flatware. Arrange the movable furniture to your liking, connect to free WiFi and relax watching the 50-inch HDTV. Relax on the sofa bed or choose a one-bedroom suite for even more space and a separate living area. Be sure to pack the bowls and leash – Home2™ is your pet’s home, too.

Wake up to our free breakfast of over 400 various options including hot breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, coffee, and juices. If you’re in a hurry, stop by our Home2 MKT® anytime for drinks and snacks or gather with others around the Inspired Table while sharing a meal. Unwind at the outdoor pool or cozy up by the fire in our outdoor lounge area. Visit our unique Spin2 Cycle facility, where guests can run on the treadmill while running laundry. We also offer meeting rooms – perfect for business meetings for up to 60 guests.


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Tropical riverside (Resaca) shore, beautiful prestigious area, 1/2 acre, furnished small apartment, 2 private patios, complete kitchen with microwave and large refrigerator, 2 bathrooms with large showers, air conditioner, locking screen doors, large windows, both with burglar bars, satellite TV & Wif-Fil, gas grill, laundry, parking on driveway, storage, on Parle Francais, non-smoking, no pets, all set up0just bring clothes!   $600 including utilities

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The Brownsville Literacy Center (BLC) is a private non-profit adult and family literacy provider established in 1986 in response to the profound, unmet literacy needs of the Brownsville community.  The center is funded by private charitable and corporate donations, the United Way of Southern Cameron County, a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

Posted by & filed under BBQ, Fast Food, Mexican, Nightlife, Places to Eat, Seafood.

The Broken Sprocket is a place where Jimmy Buffet and Wolfgang Puck collide to create a fusion of good food and good music under the Texas Stars!  We are family, bike, dog, and horse friendly environment and have several food trucks to choose from.  Live entertainment Wed thru Sat!.  Choose from Pizza, Texas BBQ, Authentic Mexcian, Mariscos (seafood), Hamburger/Hot Dogs or Vegan.

We are located on the corner of Dennett and Paredes Line Road just north of Denny’s at 6303 Paredes Line Road


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Come Shop Small With Us

Brownsville Convention Visitors Bureau helped make Small Business Saturday® such an unforgettable day. Thank you for all you did leading up to and on the day, and, most important, for helping to bring your community together in support of small businesses.

Small Business Saturday may have passed for 2017, but the Shop Small® Movement lives on. Download ready-made marketing materials and use them to encourage customers to Shop Small with you all year long.

Let’s keep the momentum going!

The Small Business Saturday Team

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New baby giraffe at the Gladys Porter Zoo


How could anyone or anything not fall in love with a face like this? One look at this adorable giraffe calf will melt anyone’s heart. He was born on April 28th. At its birth, he weighed 107 pounds, less than the average calf, which is around 135 to 145 pounds. Despite its weight, it was healthy and did not face any threats due to its low birth weight. The only issue that this young calf faced was that its mother was not interested in him, which is not unusual for first time mothers. Thankfully, it was not aggressive towards the calf, as some first time mothers can be; she was just neglectful of the young calf’s need to feed.

After keepers witnessed the mother just walk away from him and many failed attempts by the young calf to feed, it was determined that it was best to remove him from his mother’s care and hand raise him behind the scenes. Since giraffe populations are rapidly declining, every birth is very important and great measures are taken to sustain it.

It took a lot of work and great effort by Zoo staff to care for him with the hope that he would one day successfully integrate with the other giraffe, and now he has been integrated with the rest of his tower and is ready to make his public debut. He will now be on exhibit with the rest of his tower. Stop by the Gladys Porter Zoo to meet him!


Contact Gladys Porter Zoo P.R./Marketing Dept.:

Cynthia Garza-Galvan:

Charlie Abrego:

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The first Generation 4 Hotel in the Valley. Opening November 2017, Fairfield Inn & Suites has everything you need for your business travel including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, you can work just about anywhere.  Our hot complimentary breakfast, healthy snacks in the 24 hours market and full bar provide the options you need to stay balanced and keep your momentum going.  Enjoy a great night sleep in any of our four room options, which have been specially designed to help you rest better and work in comfort so you never skip a beat.  We don’t think that your travel schedule should interrupt your fitness schedule; and wit our 24hours fitness center, it won’t.  Come see what’s awaiting you and memorable stay, Fairfield Inn & Suites Brownsville Northon.