Local News for Brownsville, Texas


2 more die from COVID-19 in Cameron Co.

Cameron County officials confirmed two more deaths Thursday related to the coronavirus, according to a news release, that of a 90-year-old woman and 62-year-old man. Both were Brownsville residents. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths there to 35. The county also reported 12 new cases of the disease, which include an infant girl, READ MORE.

Severe weather could impact the Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley could be in for another couple of days of severe thunderstorms beginning late Thursday night into Friday morning. The National Weather Service in Brownsville reports isolated strong to severe thunderstorms could bring damaging winds, isolated flash flooding, large hail, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and rainfall amounts of anywhere from 1/2 inch to READ MORE.

Catholic Churches In The Valley Resume Services

For the first time in more than two months, public Mass was performed Monday at churches in the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville – but under very tight restrictions. Bishop Daniel Flores, in a letter to pastors last week, stated church capacity must be limited to 50 percent, parishioners must wear a face covering, they’ll be READ MORE.

Veterans pay tribute to fallen, despite cancelation

When the city decided to cancel its annual silent march to honor veterans and the nation’s fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, one Rio Grande Valley resident stepped up to organize an event in its place. On Monday morning, Brownsville’s veterans, friends and family members walked the mile between HEB and Veteran’s Park in silence to READ MORE.

NWS: Severe weather and heavy rainfall possible tonight

The National Weather Service in Brownsville reports the Rio Grande Valley could expect scattered strong to severe thunderstorms tonight. The NWS reports large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall can be expected with these thunderstorms. The main timing across the northern ranchlands will be likely after 8 p.m. If the storms holds together, they would READ MORE.