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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:

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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.


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Found in 2000, Solice – Full-Color Digital Signs & Advertising Solutions prides itself on quality work and personal customer satisfaction.  Solice creativity and attention to detail are what sets the print shop apart from all the rest.  As a small business Owner, Alfredo Rubalcaba knows the importance of providing exceptional client service, working on one on one with the customer to meet their needs. No job is too big or too small.


Services Include: 

  • Full-color Digital Graphic Design
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Signs
  • Banners
  • Flags
  • Translucent Signs
  • POsters
  • Flyers
  • Cards
  • Vehicle Wraps
  • Perforated Window Signs
  • Magnetic Signs
  • Political Signs
  • Variety of Promotional & Fundraising Items
  • Screen Printing
  • Trophies & Plaques

And so much more:

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Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. Recently selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, TSC offers over 50 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate.


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The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) serves the largest city and student population in the Rio Grande Valley. Approximately 7,000 employees have accepted the challenge of serving a population of over 46,000 students. The district recognizes and addresses the unique cultural lifestyle of South Texas with a broad selection of activities and programs for all students. These programs range from early college high schools to support programs for students with special needs. There is pride in the progress BISD has made with regard to state-mandated testing. Better scores have translated into more seniors fulfilling degree requirements and graduating college and career-ready. Academically, both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Texas Education Agency have accredited Brownsville public schools.

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At Big Red we strengthen families and fight for the fatherless through camps, events, and resources.

Strengthening families through fun is always one of our goals. We host:

  1. Father/Son Campouts
  2. Family Campouts
  3. Mother/Daughter Retreats
  4. Family Days at Big Red’s Ranch
  5. And we host church events for families.