The Brownsville Herald

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The Brownsville Herald
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)AIM Media Texas
PublisherStephan Wingert
EditorMichael Rodriguez
Opinion editorCarlos Rodriguez
FoundedJuly 4, 1892; 131 years ago (1892-07-04) (as the Daily Herald)
Headquarters222 N. Expressway 77/83, Suite 176, Brownsville, Texas, U.S. 78521[1]
Circulation6,283 (as of 2023)[2]
Sister newspapersEl Nuevo Heraldo

The Brownsville Herald is a newspaper based in Brownsville, Texas, United States, circulating in the Cameron County area.


Jesse O. Wheeler, a newspaperman from Victoria,[3] purchased Brownsville's Cosmopolitan newspaper in 1892 and renamed it the Brownsville Herald. In early years, the paper voiced concern for the need of a railroad connection to the north and a bridge to the nearby city of Matamoros, Mexico.[4] A bridge opened in 1910.

It was owned by Freedom Communications until 2012, after Freedom filed for bankruptcy.[5] Its papers in Texas — the Herald, Odessa American, Valley Morning Star of Harlingen, El Nuevo Heraldo, The Monitor of McAllen, The Mid Valley Town Crier of Weslaco, Coastal Current of South Padre Island, and a variety of other weekly and monthly publications — were sold to AIM Media Texas.[6]


  1. ^ "contact us". The Brownsville Herald.
  2. ^ "2023 Texas Newspaper Directory". Texas Press Association. Archived from the original on 2023-05-03. Retrieved 2023-05-03.
  3. ^ "Inquiring minds make meal out of Valley history nuggets". 1993-03-13. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  4. ^ Garza, Alicia A. & Long, Christopher. "BROWNSVILLE, TX". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  5. ^ de la Merced, Michael (2009-09-01). "Freedom Communications Files for Bankruptcy". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-02.
  6. ^ "AIM Media Texas, LLC acquires Texas newspapers". Retrieved 2013-07-01.

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