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The Crossroads To The Galaxy

No city on the planet has more Ports of Entry than Brownsville, making it a worldwide gateway to technology and innovation. Over the past century, our nation’s iconic aviators, such as Lindbergh and Earhart, pushed aeronautics’ boundaries from our runways and infrastructure. In the next 100 years, Brownsville is poised to be a world leader …

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From Our Farms To Your Table

As the Executive Director of the Brownsville Wellness Coalition and its Brownsville Farmers’ Market, I’m reminded of what is essential… family, friends, access to healthy food, and the hardworking people who put food on our tables. The Brownsville Farmers’ Market provides fresh produce in a food desert location, providing local seasonal products to the entire …

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Huge Fortunes Won And Lost In Brownsville

I like taking people to the Brownsville Heritage Museum. They bring Brownsville’s fantastic history to life with hands-on interactive displays and offer unique exhibits, musical performances, and book signings throughout the year. Every time I go, I learn something new. During the Mexican-American War, steamboat captain Richard King and his friend Mifflin Kenedy headed to …

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Eat, Drink, And Be Merry

The annual Beerfest is a local community event that has a big city feel. It’s a unique cashless experience that features intoxicating attractions and top international musical performers, a long list of smooth local craft beers, and mind-numbingly excellent Mezcals from our friends across the border. Be sure to claim your seat at the “Longest …

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Paradise Found

Boca Chica Beach is one of the best-kept secrets of Southern Texas. The beach is wide with 8-miles of undeveloped, pure white sand that’s open to vehicles, campers, anglers, surfers, and sunbathers. The coastline is untarnished and wide open. It’s like having your private beach for miles. It lies just south of the well-known beach, …

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Hats Off To The Biggest Party In Texas

I’m proud to say one of Brownsville’s classic Charro Days Fiesta highlights is a three-day event called the Sombrero Festival. As one of the founders in 1986, we wanted to enhance the spirit of Charro Days. The Sombrero Festival has become the most significant event in Cameron County, TX, and it benefits multiple non-profit organizations …

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Somewhere In Time

The tour I give visitors to Brownsville always includes the Sabal Palms Sanctuary.  Sabal  Palms is a magnificent spot for bird watching because it’s in the middle of two of the most significant aviary fly-ways in North America. Hundreds of species migrate through this region every year. It’s the last of the Sabal palm forests …

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Walk And Talk To The Animals

I love spending time in the Mitte Cultural District because it is an extension of what my grandparents left behind and, most importantly, for Brownsville. The place that is mostmemorable for me is the Gladys Porter Zoo. One of the nation’s top-rated zoos, it is located on 31-acres in the town’s center. Some new features …

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