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BCIC, GBIC to share headquarters

BROWNSVILLE, RGV – The Brownsville Community Improvement Corp. announced Monday that it will move its headquarters to the historic Young House at 500 E. St. Charles St., already home to the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp.

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Brownsville approves funds for hiring city manager

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Brownsville City Commission is looking to hire an executive headhunter firm for the recruitment of a city manager by next week, according to Commissioner At-Large “B” Rose Gowen.

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City, BCIC discuss how to boost sports park revenues

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Brownsville City Commission and the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation held a joint meeting Tuesday night to determine how to bring in more events and revenue to the Brownsville Sports Park.
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B Metro launches advertising campaign

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - As commuters waited in the Brownsville Multimodal Terminal Monday morning, city officials kicked off Transit Customer Appreciation Week by announcing a new marketing campaign called “Be There: Be Metro.”

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Historical group, trail and sanctuary in line for nearly $500K

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Belden Trail, Brownsville Historical Association and Sabal Palm Sanctuary are getting some help from the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation in the form of a $449,618 capital improvement grant.

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Gladys Porter Zoo upgrading its flamingo exhibit

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A new exhibit is coming to Gladys Porter Zoo, and it’s sure to bring animal lovers closer to Chilean flamingos.

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Class, volunteers plant trees along Southmost Hike and Bike Trail

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Leadership Brownsville Class XXXI and 50 volunteers met at the West entrance of the Southmost Hike and Bike Trail to plant 28 trees along its path. Read More…

Former UTB-TSC president Garcia delivers keynote address

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Juliet V. Garcia, former president of the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and keynote speaker at Wednesday’s Women’s Leadership Breakfast & Women’s Business Expo at the Brownsville Event Center, said women have a long way to go to close the leadership gap with men. Read More…

City commissioners discuss Lyft

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Brownsville City Commissioners went back and forth in discussion during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting on whether or not to pass a resolution that supports Lyft services. Read More…

Brownsville native relishes chance to make things better

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Miriam Suarez almost went to business school. She’d been managing an affordable-housing property for a couple of years, and so business, it seemed to her, presented a sensible career path. But then she changed her mind.

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City representatives from Mexico tour Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Through the Discover Brownsville campaign, several Mexican cities have expressed interest in expanding their tourism routes into Brownsville.

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BCIC awards organizations money to attract visitors

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation awarded a total of $37.500 to nonprofit organizations and city departments for events and campaigns tailored to attract visitors to the city. The funds provided by BCIC were generated through… Read More…

Restoration of Market Square Bell

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The iconic dome atop the Market Square bell tower was in worse shape than anybody expected when the city started work last November to replace it. Time and the elements had taken their toll, leaving gaping holes and other miscellaneous rot, according to… Read More…