Three tips to prepare for hurricane season

August 11, 2017

June marked the official return of the Atlantic hurricane season, and while a major hurricane hasn’t made landfall on the Texas coast in several years, NOAA predicts a more active Atlantic hurricane season than usual. Now is the time to develop a plan for what to do in case a hurricane strike. Here are three… Read more »

Brownsville, Texas to be showcased at the 2017 State Fair of Texas

Brownsville, Texas to be showcased at the 2017 State Fair of Texas

August 4, 2017

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – AUGUST 3, 2017 – The City of Brownsville will be on display at the 2017 State Fair of Texas in Dallas, Texas on October 14, 2017. This involvement provides the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau (BCVB) with an excellent opportunity to share all there is to see and do with attendees of the… Read more »

First Drawn Hunts Deadline is Aug. 1

First Drawn Hunts Deadline is Aug. 1

July 26, 2017

The first deadline for drawn hunts is less than a week away. Don’t miss out, apply today! TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 is the deadline for these hunt categories: Alligator Alligator Management Private Lands Dove Pronghorn Youth Only Alligator Youth Only Gun Deer – Either Sex APPLY FOR DRAWN HUNTS The next application deadline will be August 15. Drawings… Read more »

A New Star for Texas: the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Plan

A New Star for Texas: the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Plan

April 23, 2017

Posted on Rails to Trails. The Active Plan is poised to turn south Texas into a world-class tourist destination—and spark a new era for health and wellness. There’s a saying that “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” In the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 10 municipalities in Cameron County are proving the expression right as they embark on… Read more »

Rare bird lands on South Padre Island

Rare bird lands on South Padre Island

October 2, 2016

“Peitica / Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius)” by Wagner Machado Carlos Lemes is licensed under CC BY 2.0 SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Trish Costello was one of the first to see the variegated flycatcher on the Island. The rare bird was spotted and now has people from all over the Rio GrandeValley, state and nation swooping… Read more »

BSPA Announces the 20th Annual Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival

BSPA Announces the 20th Annual Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival

September 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Contact Esmy Villarreal at (956) 831-9590 info@artsinbrownsville.org artsinbrownsville.org The Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival invites everyone throughout Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley to celebrate its TWENTY YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Highlights will include: FREE ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS, a gift to our fans for their steadfast support! World-class music by multiple GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS… Read more »

Guest Post: An Idyllic Long Weekend in Brownsville, Texas

Guest Post: An Idyllic Long Weekend in Brownsville, Texas

September 8, 2016

A guest post by Julie Rekai Rickerd. As a journalist who writes about travel and the arts, my assignments are mostly very pleasant but involve a lot of work as well.  I was therefore delighted when my son’s wedding was to be in Brownsville, Texas, the southernmost city in Texas, and I was to have a… Read more »