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  1. What's happening at Sea Turtle Inc.?South Padre Island - It's her time to shine.Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 11 | The Brownsville Herald

    Sea Turtle Inc. invites the public to join them this Thursday at their annual Wassailing with the Turtles event to sing Christmas carols to the non-releasable turtle resident, "Merry Christmas." She is the only mature female sea turtle residing at the facility and was found on a chilly Christmas Eve in the late 1980s.


  2. Team seeking input on protecting Texas coastRead the original story

    Monday Dec 3 | The Brownsville Herald

    A $32 billion Costal Texas project proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office aims to save Texas' coastal areas from being engulfed by the sea. The cost of the Island portion of the proposed project is estimated at $71.6 million to $83.1 million.


  3. Hawk native to South America wows crowd in Maine parkRead the original story

    Friday Nov 30 | The Brownsville Herald

    Birders watch and photograph a great black hawk at Deering Oaks Park, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Audubon has called it potentially the first record of the species in the U.S. A great black hawk, a native of Central and South America, sits in a tree at Deering Oaks Park, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Portland, Maine.


  4. Frontier Airlines makes debut at Valley International AirportRead the original story

    May 15, 2017 | The Brownsville Herald

    Frontier Airlines, which will be the fifth passenger carrier to fly in and out of VIA, was scheduled to land its first aircraft here just in time for the holiday season. The flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Harlingen will be the first of an aggressive passenger flight schedule planned by Frontier.


  5. $11 million awarded for Island, Bahia Grande land buysRead the original story

    Monday Nov 19 | The Brownsville Herald

    Thousands of acres on South Padre Island and nearby Bahia Grande are now in sight to become federal areas designed to protect nesting sea turtles and bird rookeries. U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced the two grant awards for conservation projects totaling $11 million.


  6. NWS: Bundle up and prepare for strong winds, cold weatherRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    The National Weather Service in Brownsville is warning residents of high winds as the year's first cold front blows in unusually early, placing homeless people and undocumented immigrants trying to sneak into the county through remote areas at a risk of exposure. "It's going to be pretty brisk.


  7. Beach matting will benefit veterans, handicapped, elderlyRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    People are now able to easily get from the parking lot all the way to the hard-packed sand whether they're in a wheelchair or utilizing a walking apparatus. Additionally, city officials are currently in the midst of installing more than 2,600 feet of matting at 17 of the city's 27 public beach accesses.


  8. Parks department hopes to cut wait times through online reservationsRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Winter Texans and locals alike are wading into new territory when it comes to securing their spots in Cameron County coastal parks, and the department head leading the charge hopes it becomes routine. The parks saw 16 winter reservations for cabaA as, RV sites and tent sites made during the first week its new online reservation system went into service, Cameron County Parks Director Joe Vega said.


  9. Trevino beats Cascos in county judge raceRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Cameron County voters chose to send incumbent Eddie TreviA o, Jr. back to the county judge's seat for four more years. He came out strong against challenger Carlos H. Cascos, who is a former Texas Secretary of State and county judge.


  10. Inaugural nonstop flight from Chicago lands in BrownsvilleRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport welcomed the arrival of the airports first United Airlines Flight 5583 From Chicago Saturday during a ribbon cutting ceremony of the milestone as the airport will now have direct flights from Brownsville to Chicago. Passengers of United Airlines Flight 5583 arrive from Chicago to Brownsville Saturday as they receive gift bags from Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport emloyees marking the airports available direct flights from Brownsville to Chicago.


  11. Cascos, Trevi o both bring experience to Cameron County judge raceRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    The race for Cameron County judge will come to a head on Election Day Tuesday as the former judge faces the incumbent who replaced him. Republican Carlos H. Cascos was first elected county judge in 2006 and left the post when appointed Texas Secretary of State in 2015 by Gov. Greg Abbott.


  12. Good hostsRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    The Rio Grande Valley's location along an international border and a major shoreline makes it a huge tourist attraction; visitors, from weekend beachgoers to Winter Texans, are a major part of the region's economy - and a source for many vital jobs. Continued development on South Padre Island and the start of SpaceX rocket launches at Boca Chica Beach, not to mention the growing trade and travel links between South Texas and Mexico, suggest that Valley tourism will only continue to grow.


  13. Community helps inaugurate new fire truckSOUTH Padre Island - During...Read the original story

    Oct 24, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    During the 1800s, when hand-drawn pumpers and horse-drawn engines were in use, firefighters would unharness their trucks and push their equipment back into the station themselves after returning from an emergency call. In keeping with this tradition, city officials, community members and the South Padre Island Fire Department held a push-in ceremony yesterday to celebrate the department's new fire truck.


  14. Texas Rangers release Easter Day shooting reportRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    A view of the facade of the small apartment complex in Cameron Park where 22-year-old Luis Yair Alvarez was shot dead during an officer envolved shooting. Esmeralda Vega speaks about the death of her 22-year-old son Luis Yair Alvarez during an officer envolved shooting in front of her small apartment complex in the 2600 block of Florencia Avenue in Cameron Park.


  15. South Padre Island considering parking feeRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    South Padre Island is inviting the public to a meeting on Thursday to discuss charging motorists for parking on city streets. The meeting will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at city hall.


  16. County seeks public comment on erosion, dune protection plansRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    A view of sand dunes from Boca Chica Beach Wednesday as the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge announces the Boca Chica area, to include the dunes, tidal flats and beach, will be closed to ATV and ORV use, effective immediately. A view of sand dunes and the Gulf of Mexico from Boca Chica Beach Wednesday as the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge announces the Boca Chica area, to include the dunes, tidal flats and beach, will be closed to ATV and ORV use, effective immediately.


  17. TxDOT has plan to save pelicans on Highway 48After years of pelican...Read the original story

    Oct 20, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Stephanie Bilodeau, right, holds on to a Brown pelican she rescued from the roadside while Lianne Koczur attaches a solar-powered transmitter Tuesday, October 16, 2018, along Highway 48 near Brownsville, Texas. Multiple agencies responded to a stretch of highway for the second evening after more than 40 Brown pelicans were struck and killed by motorists Monday along the 75-mile-per-hour thoroughfare traversing the Bahia Grande.


  18. Island educates public on eco-friendly alternatives to plastic...Read the original story

    Oct 18, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    It's been two years since members of the Parks and Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee created its Skip the Straw Campaign. It's an effort to educate businesses of the harmful effects plastic straws have on marine life and the environment.


  19. Texas Rangers search for second suspect in priest's murderRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Officials have released a picture of a man considered a person of interest in the death of a retired Massachusetts priest found dead in Willacy County. Pastor William Costello disappeared from the Tiki Condominiums on South Padre Island on Aug. 1. Also missing was his small dog Grace.


  20. County beaches reopen to visitors, vehiclesAll Cameron County beaches ...Read the original story

    Oct 12, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    Signage explains the beach flag warning system at a public beach as a family wets their feet on Thursday, August 10, 2017, on South Padre Island, Texas. Despite a beach closure announcement affecting three access points, many visitors were unaware of actions taken by the county while others cited a lack of communication for beachgoers who did not receive online announcements.


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