Brownsville’s festive ambience sets the mood for an exciting and fun vacation for the whole family. From our Charro Days festivities in February, to our Latin Jazz Festival in October, it’s no wonder Brownsville is Always a Fiesta!
Colobus Monkey Facts!
- The name “Colobus” is derived from the Greek word for “mutilated,” because unlike other monkeys, colobus monkeys do not have thumbs.
- Colobus monkeys complex stomachs enable them to digest mature or toxic foliage that other monkeys cannot.
- Colobus babies are born completely white. They don’t start developing their distinguished black and white coat until several weeks after birth.
- When jumping from tree to tree, these monkeys can leap a distance of more than 19-7 feet!
- Colobus troops consist of multi-female families that practice allomothering. This means that all females in the troop will take turns caring for the young.
Paramount of Eternity is the title of my upcoming solo exhibition at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in Texas. The myth of Sisyphus inspired the title, and that is where I would like to begin. As we know from mythology, Sisyphus was a cruel Greek king whose punishment entailed pushing a gi-ant rock up a steel hill, only to find it rolling back down when he neared to the top.
What: Barracuda Cove Cleanup
When: Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Who: The cleanup is organized by RGV Fishing Area and Waterway Cleanups. South Texas Paddlers is a co-sponsor of the cleanup and will be using kayaks to clean up in the water as we are cleaning the shoreline. Anyone who desires to participate in this manner must provide their own kayak or other suitable watercraft.
Directions: Take Boca Chica Boulevard (Texas 4) out past Space X until it ends at the beach, turn left and go down about 3 miles until you get to the jetties, take another left and you are at Barracuda Cove. There will be a registration canopy set up by the jetties.
Volunteer hours: Students are encouraged to bring their school community service forms to the cleanup. We will be glad to sign off for the hours of community service performed.
Contact: Richard Hitchcox at 956-371-7146 or email@example.com
Details: Please wear appropriate clothing such as hats and sturdy shoes. Cleanup supplies such as nitrile gloves, work gloves, trash bags, onion bags for wet trash and broken glass, sunscreen, insect repellent, and cold water will be provided. Some giveaway items will be given away raffle style at the end of the cleanup.
We have coordinated this event with County Commissioner Sophia Benavides’ office in order to have Cameron County Parks and Recreation support and trash pickup. Please come out and volunteer to make a difference.
First Friday from 6:00-10:00 P.M. in Downtown Brownsville, the monthly entertainment and arts event returns.
Architectural historian, Stephen Fox, will give a guided tour of Brownsville and Matamoros, focusing on unique architectural homes and buildings that define the rich and colorful history of both cities. Seating is limited.
At 10 AM at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield in Brownsville, enjoy history reenactments and stories from historians. Programs include live musket and artillery demonstrations.
The Artisan Market will feature: Glass Garden Art, Mexican Curios, Wood Furniture, Plants, Jewelry, Vintage Collectibles, Mexican and Peruvian Clothing, Metal Yard Art, Crochet, Bows, Wind chimes, and MUCH MUCH MORE! We will also be presenting a movie in the park!
You don’t want to miss this! Lawn seating: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
MOVIE BEGINS AT 8:00 PM
Zombie Charge is a 5K open level, family friendly obstacle race hosted on the beach. It’s the only race that has obstacles and zombies in the midwest happening on South Padre Island. Bring friends, family and co-workers and make plans to stay on the island for an awesome beach run with challenges, obstacles, zombies and a festival at Clayton’s.
Come and “explore the spooky side of nature!”
Join us at Resaca De La Palma State Park for the Haunted Trails.
Participate in a costume contest. Enjoy Trunk or Treat, Music, Food, Vendors, Games, Prizes, Inflatables, 2 Trails.
There will also be a Pet Costume Contest ( please keep your pets on a leash, and if they make a mess, please pick up after them).