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 [email protected] 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 »

Boca Chica Beach Ranked #1 on Texas’ Best Spots On The Coast

Boca Chica Beach Ranked #1 on Texas’ Best Spots On The Coast

August 29, 2016

Photo by: Justin Carrasquillo / Texas Monthly Boca Chica State Park was recently ranked #1 on Texas Monthly’s 15 Best Spots on the Coast. A sandy eight-mile beach on a narrow spit of arid land between the Rio Grande delta and the salt flats of the lower Laguna Madre, Boca Chica is the alpha and omega of Texas—the place… Read more »

YappoPalooza Sea Turtle Festival

YappoPalooza Sea Turtle Festival

June 6, 2016

The 6th Annual YappoPalooza Sea Turtle Festival, presented by H-E-B, makes its debut at the Gladys Porter Zoo on Saturday, June 11th 2016. Dedicated to the conservation of the Kemp’s ridley and other species of sea turtles, YappoPalooza honors the memory of Jeffrey “Yappo” Boruff, a dedicated volunteer for the Bi-National Kemp’s Ridley Conservation Project,… Read more »

Brownsville Welcomes the WAC Tennis Tournament

Brownsville Welcomes the WAC Tennis Tournament

April 29, 2016

Athletes pose for a picture with Brownsville CVB President Mariano “Bean” Ayala. UTRGV will host the Western Athletic Conference Tennis Tournament in Brownsville, April 29 – May 1. View this email in your browser Brownsville Welcomes the WAC Tennis Tournament April 29 – May 1, 2016 UTRGV will host the Western Athletic Conference Tennis Tournament in Brownsville, April 29 – May 1. Below… Read more »

BCVB presents demonstration in making tamales

BCVB presents demonstration in making tamales

March 23, 2016

The Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau honored National Tamale Day with its first tamale-making demonstration Wednesday at the Bike Barn on Madison Street. BCVB president Mariano “Bean“ Ayala said the city should be recognized as the tamale capital of the United States. Read More…

Unveiling of the 2016 Official Charro Days Poster

Unveiling of the 2016 Official Charro Days Poster

February 5, 2016

The Charro Days Poster idea started in 1991 by the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (BCVB) to help promote the festive week long international celebration of Brownsville’s historical and cultural ties to Mexico. Subsequent posters with different Charro Days themes were published from 1995 – 1998 and from 2004 – present day. Keppel Amfels… Read more »

Taste of La Frontera 2016 Lineup Announced

Taste of La Frontera 2016 Lineup Announced

December 22, 2015

The Mr. Amigo Association has released the lineup for the 2016 Taste of La Frontera event with over 25 restaurants. The event takes place at the Brownsville Events Center on Monday, January 18, 2016. Tickets can be purchased at the BCVB Main Office and Scale House Visitors Center. For more details on the event, click here.