Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas announces rare birds displayed

U.S. 01/16/19, 12:41

Two rare endangered tropical birds named Petey and Millie have a new home at a South Texas zoo.Officials with the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville have announced the rhinoceros hornbills are now on display. Officials say it's been 45 years since the zoo had any rainforest-dwelling rhinoceros hornbills, known for ...

Endangered white rhino on display at South Texas zoo

U.S. 11/24/18, 12:03

The newest member of a South Texas zoo is an endangered white rhino that goes by the name Bebop.The 5-year-old Southern white rhino has joined other endangered white rhinos on display at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. The new rhino arrived at the zoo in March from the Center for ...

Migrants camped at border worry caravans will shut them out

U.S. 11/04/18, 15:55

Waiting on the southern end of a bridge that leads to the United States, Humberto Alvarez Gonzalez warily follows the progress of the caravan winding through Mexico with the goal of reaching the border. Alvarez and about two dozen other people are waiting in Matamoros, across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, ...

Troop deployment creates tense atmosphere on US border

U.S. 11/02/18, 17:05

As the first active-duty troops sent to the U.S. border with Mexico install coils of razor wire, a sense of unease is spreading across Texas' Rio Grande Valley. Members of the U.S.military place razor wire along the U.S.-Mexico border near the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. ...

Road barriers may be modified after pelicans deaths in Texas

Texas 10/22/18, 22:18

Solid median barriers along a South Texas highway could be modified to better protect nesting pelicans from being struck and killed.The Brownsville Herald reports more than 40 brown pelicans were killed Oct. 15 along Highway 48 connecting Brownsville and Port Isabel.In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, photo, numerous brown pelicans ...

Trial set for officer accused of lying about citizenship

U.S. 10/18/18, 23:22

A Dec. 11 trial has been scheduled for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer in southern Arizona accused of falsely claiming he was born in the United States. Marco Antonio De la Garza Jr. has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of making false statements to authorities. Authorities say De la ...

City manager finalists to meet with public

U.S. 09/30/18, 12:46

The City of Brownsville is hosting a meet-and-greet Monday afternoon for community members to provide public comment on the three candidates for city manager.Finalists Noel Bernal, Juan Guerra and Jesus A. Garza will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Brownsville Events Center to meet Brownsville residents, ...

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