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Brownsville is the 15th largest city in Texas. It ranks as the 129th biggest city in the U.S. The city is located at the US-Mexico border, separated only by the Rio Grande, with Brownsville having the distinction of being the southernmost city in Texas. Only Hawaii and a handful of municipalities in Florida's Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are further south.
Local Newspapers: The Brownsville Herald, Valley Morning Star, The Monitor Courier
Local Sports Teams: N/A
Local Colleges: State UniversityUniversity of Texas School of Public Health, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
Zip Codes associated with brownsville, texas: 78520, 78521, 78526, 78586
Towns/Cities near brownsville, texas : Cameron Park, Port Isabel, Harlingen, San Benito
By early Sunday, 11 more residents of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, had been slain in a 20-hour period, including the sixth police officer killed this year in growing drug cartel violence. More than 65 police officers have been murdered in the border city of 1.4 million in the past year.How The Fight Over DHS Funding And Immigration Is Playing Among Latinos
Dian Alarcon, originally from Colombia, stands with others during a press conference to protest the district court judge in Brownsville, Texas, who issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the implementation process of President Barack Obama's Executive Action on immigration on February 17, 2015 in Miami, Florida. With funding for the Department of Homeland Security set to run out on Friday, President Obama was in South Florida yesterday for a televised town hall-style meeting on immigration reform.Paxton: Bad idea if Obama launches anti-deportation plan in selected states
Texas attorney general Ken Paxton accused the administration of being "devious" in trying to sidestep a judge's order halting the president's immigration policies. Earlier this week, the administration appealed that order, seeking permission to implement executive orders that would shield up to 5 million people from deportation.States Given Until Tuesday to Respond in Immigration Lawsuit
A federal judge says a coalition of states suing to stop President Obama's executive action on immigration has until Tuesday to respond to the government's request to lift a temporary hold of Obama's orders. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, initially set a deadline of Monday.McCaskill Won't Say Whether Obama Has the Power to Grant SSNs to Illegal Aliens
Sen. Claire McCaskill would not say whether President Obama has the legal authority to give Social Security numbers to illegal aliens currently living in the United States when CNSNews.com asked her Tuesday, saying only that she is "not going to comment on the litigation." CNSNews.com asked McCaskill, "A federal court recently ruled that giving Social Security numbers to illegal aliens doesn't fall within the realm of prosecutorial discretion.Will Texas Finally Ban Shark Fin Trade?
Texas State Rep. Eddie Lucio III has introduced a bill that would ban the sale, trade, purchase and transportation of shark fins in the state, and we're hoping that his fellow lawmakers will bite. This nasty practice -- already banned federally, but full of fun loopholes -- could've been dealt with last session, when Senator Larry Taylor introduced a similar bill, but Taylor inexplicably backtracked , and his bill died in committee.U.S. to Texas judge: Stay alien-plan order
President Barack Obama's administration asked a Texas judge to suspend an order that blocked a plan to let as many as 5 million illegal immigrants stay in the country, warning that the Justice Department will go over his head if he takes too long. The administration gave U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, until the close of business Wednesday to act on his own before it goes directly to an appeals court in a bid to temporarily set aside his order.The court takes a closer look
A federal judge's order temporarily blocks the President's executive order on immigration, potentially setting up a bigger fight to come. WSJ's Laura Meckler reports.Day in Pictures, Feb. 23, 2015
Registration will allow you to post comments on ctpost.com and create a ctpost.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. FIND THE LUCKY STICKS: Boys rush to escape being splashed by freezing water during "purification" at the Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival, at Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, Japan.US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action
The U.S. government has asked a federal judge to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. The Justice Department's motion for a stay was filed Monday with U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas.Mexican Army Kills Five Cartel Gunmen Near Texas Border
The shootout took place near the ranching city of San Fernando, along the highway that connects Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, with the border city of Matamoros, according to information released by Mexico's Attorney General's Office to Breitbart Texas . A convoy of Mexican soldiers was patrolling the area when they spotted a group of five gunmen riding a gray late model Toyota Tundra.Immigration and the End of the Rule of Law
This past week, liberals cried foul when a federal district court in Brownsville, Texas sided with the 26 states that have sued to try and prevent the administration from implementing President Obama's executive orders that created a de facto amnesty for up to five million illegal immigrants. The administration vowed to seek to overturn the ruling on appeal and many legal experts say their chances are good.On Native GroundA Nation Rediscovers the Value of Words
By early Sunday, 11 more residents of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, had been slain in a 20-hour period, including the sixth police officer killed this year in growing drug cartel violence. More than 65 police officers have been murdered in the border city of 1.4 million in the past year.Texas Lawmaker Wants Cameras in Special Ed Classrooms
Texas Senator Eddie Lucio wants to allow school districts to put video cameras in special education classrooms in public schools and charter schools across the state. The bill is similar to one that had bipartisan support during the 2013 legislature, which passed in the Senate but failed to make it out of committee in the House.Texas Judge at Center of Obama Case No Stranger to Border Fights
U.S. Southern District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, left, recites the Pledge of Allegiance during the United States Courthouse naming ceremony in Brownsville, Texas, Nov. 14, 2005. A federal judge in Texas became the latest supporting player to take center stage in the nation's ongoing immigration drama.Interfaith activists protest immigration ruling
A group of activists and clergy members gathered on a busy sidewalk in San Francisco's Financial District Wednesday to urge the community to help protect immigrant children and families who are facing deportation following a temporary injunction issued by a federal judge on Monday. The handful of faith leaders and members of the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights gathered in front of the Immigration Courthouse at 120 Montgomery St. around noon Wednesday for an event marking the Christian holiday of Ash Wednesday.Faith Leaders Hold Rally to Protest Federal Injunction Halting Immigration Execution Actions
A group of activists and clergy members gathered on a busy sidewalk in San Francisco's Financial District today to urge the community to help protect immigrant children and families who are facing deportation following a temporary injunction issued by a federal judge on Monday. The handful of faith leaders and members of the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights gathered in front of the Immigration Courthouse at 120 Montgomery St. around noon today for an event marking the Christian holiday of Ash Wednesday.
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