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Students learn, earn on school’s beverage truck

By all accounts, Tuesday was a perfect day for hot chocolate. With temperatures hovering in the 40s the Falcon Express beverage truck was on hand at Los Fresnos High School selling the cold-weather favorite among its other offerings to students, faculty and staff before school and during lunch. New this year, the Falcon Express is paired with three Career and Technical Education courses for special education students that teach skills applicable to the food service industry. One aim is that after graduation they will be able to secure employment at restaurants and other food service industry businesses. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Dance enthusiast to open local Fred Astaire studio

Rebecca Rendon, who started the Red Hot ballroom dancing program that proved so successful for the Brownsville Independent School District, will open her own...

Trip to Galveston ends tragically for Brownsville family

Both parents in one Brownsville family and the father and two children in another died in a head-on crash over the weekend on Highway...

Into the wild

BROWNSVILLE — Four barn owls and four great horned owls returned to the wild, thanks to the efforts of veterinary staff at the Gladys...

Edinburg superintendent Gutiérrez named lone finalist for Brownsville ISD post

BROWNSVILLE — The Brownsville Independent School District on Thursday officially named René Gutiérrez, the superintendent of the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District since 2009,...

Edinburg super lone finalist for Brownsville ISD

The Brownsville Independent School District is poised to name Rene Gutierrez, the superintendent of the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District since 2009, the lone...

Laughter yoga comes to the Rio Grande Valley

BROWNSVILLE — A certified laughter yoga teacher is combining voluntary laughter with deep-breathing exercises to show a group of Brownsville seniors an exercise routine...

NWS Weather Festival set for Saturday in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE — The U.S National Weather Service will host a weather festival at its Brownsville office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday focused...

Dinosaurs take center stage at Brownsville zoo

“Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” a limited-run exhibit featuring some of the largest and most breathtaking animatronic dinosaurs the zoo has ever hosted, is now...

A BISD Tradition: Fiesta Folklorica opens Charro Days festivities

Hundreds of Brownsville families turned out Monday for Fiesta Folklorica, the Brownsville Independent School District's beloved dance festival at the beginning of Charro Days. The...