Quality of Life

Hosted City’s First Crossroads Festival 

CROSSROADS is a festival in Brownsville that provides opportunities for learning, networking, and innovation through a collaboration of paths in film, music, food, politics, art, and innovation.

The three-day event was held from February 24th through the 26th, during Brownsville’s 87th annual Charro Days Fiesta Celebration week.

It is a week full of events where the sister cities of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico continue to celebrate the region’s unique heritage and strong roots that bond both sides of the Rio Grande.

Learn more at crossroadsbtx.com

New Brownsville Metro Routes

Brownsville Metro implemented the Transit Route Re-alignment on Aug. 3, 2020. The new routes were part of the Brownsville Transit Plan that studied the most used bus stops throughout the City. The new bus routes are working well and B-Metro is starting to see an increase in ridership.

Schedules and more are available on the City’s Bus Routes webpage.

Began Gladys Porter Zoo Master Plan 

Opened in 1971, the Gladys Porter Zoo is a regional destination that brings tens of thousands of people from throughout the region to visit the 1600 species of animals on the 31-acre site.

The City of Brownsville and the Gladys Porter Zoo has entered a partnership to develop a Zoo Master Plan that will allow for our community to envision our zoo for years to come and beyond.

Completed Phase II Southmost Library Renovation  

Phase II of the Southmost Library renovation included removal of the old Reference & Children’s Desk, replacing it with a more compact and mobile desk. This replacement made more space available for use by library visitors. This renovation also included painting the south wall of the building, as well as adding wainscoting, to give the library a more welcoming look.

Awarded Sidewalk & Trails Master Plan  

The City of Brownsville awarded the Sidewalk & Trails Master Plan to Halff Associates.

The new Sidewalk & Trails Master Plan will inventory and evaluate current conditions, identify potential gaps in connectivity, and provide a list of recommended sidewalks and trail projects.

The plan should be complete by October 2021.

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