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El Nuevo Heraldo


El Nuevo Heraldo

1135 E. Van Buren St.
Brownsville, TX 78520

The Brownsville Herald has a deep and longstanding history in its community and market in chronicling the life and times of Brownsville and surrounding communities since 1892. In a market that is thoroughly bilingual, The Herald has been publishing in Spanish since the mid-1930s, and today publishes a paid Spanish daily, El Nuevo Heraldo, and a free weekly, El Extra, which reaches over 20,000 households every Friday.

In 2013, both The Herald and El Nuevo Heraldo were named by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors as the best newspapers in the state in its size category and language, respectively. These prestigious awards again demonstrated the editorial excellence of both newspapers and the commitment The Herald and El Nuevo Heraldo have in serving their communities.


Frank Escobedo

Zulema Baez

Brownsville is located in the Rio Grande Valley on the southern tip of Texas, a historic community that has its origins with the Fort Brown military fort that was built at the time of the U.S.-Mexico War.

The Brownsville area is a fast-growing metro area with at total population of about 200,000. Like many predominately Hispanic markets, Brownsville features a youthful population, with over 40 percent of its population being 24 years of age or younger. About 87 percent of its population is bilingual, with over 90 percent of its residents being Hispanic.

It is a youthful and energetic market that Industry Week magazine recently named as the sixth fastest-growing manufacturing region in the United States. Brownsville has long been a border manufacturing mainstay with its connection and development that is tied to the maquiladora border plant industry in neighboring Matamoros, Mexico.

Brownsville also touts a port - the Port of Brownsville - a focal point of trade and commerce between the United States and Mexico. When combined with a growing medical/health industry, a large public school system that employs nearly 8,000 employees, and a University of Texas System school, (the University of Texas-Brownsville), the market and community are poised for an even brighter future.

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South Padre Island is adjacent to the Brownsville area, about a 20-minute drive, and the area features some of the best bay fishing to be found in the United States. The area is a haven for tourists, Winter Texans, (retirees who live in the Rio Grande Valley during cold months), bird watchers who enjoy the nearby Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, and also features a number of historical buildings dating back to the mid-1850s.

175,023 (2010 U.S. Census)

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