News Releases

Broadband Planning for Brownsville

October 27, 2020

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), in partnership with seven strategic local stakeholders (City of Brownsville, Port of Brownsville, Texas Southmost College, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, and Brownsville Independent School District) announce a new campaign to bring faster internet access to Brownsville residents. To…

BPUB Celebrates Public Power Month

October 5, 2020

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10) by hosting a series of activities for the community throughout the month of October. BPUB celebrates public power in October along with more than 2,000 other citizen-owned electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. “Public Power Month celebrates the…

Section of Boca Chica Reopens After Line Repairs Completed

August 19, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) completed repairs to a broken wastewater line earlier than expected and reopened a section of Boca Chica Boulevard that had to be closed Monday night. All lanes of Boca Chica Boulevard between Resaca Drive and Coria Street closed Monday night after BPUB received reports of a…

4 BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

July 17, 2020

WHAT: 4 additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. WHEN: Positive tests confirmed July 10-17. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: Dates range between May 5 and July 6 Several actions have already been taken as a precautionary measure, including: -A deep cleaning of the employees’ work areas -A deep cleaning of common areas -Working with…

BPUB Recovers Funds Lost in Scam

June 23, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) announces that Wells-Fargo Bank, BPUB’s depository bank, received a check for $1,321,610.66 from Bank of America for deposit in BPUB’s account for funds caught up in a scam. This deposit means there will be no loss of BPUB funds because of the forged ACH directive received…

4 Additional BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

June 18, 2020

WHAT: Four additional BPUB employees tested positive for COVID-19. LAST DATE AT BPUB FACILITY: One affected employee was working remotely and was last at a BPUB facility on March 24. The second employee was last at a BPUB facility June 5, and the third was last at a BPUB facility June 8. The fourth was…

Second BPUB Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

June 16, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) confirms that an employee working at the BPUB Administration Building tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last in the workplace Thursday, June 11, and the positive result was confirmed Tuesday, June 16. This is the second BPUB employee to test positive for COVID-19. Because of…

BPUB Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

June 12, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) confirms that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was working remotely and was last in a BPUB facility on April 16. The positive result was confirmed Friday, June 12. Because of privacy laws, BPUB will not release specific details about the employee.…

BPUB Aid Targets Unemployed, Underemployed from COVID-19

May 18, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is qualifying customers for its expanded Project SHARE program that provides utility assistance for residential customers hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The SHARE program is available to any BPUB residential customer who can demonstrate at least one of the following requirements: Recent unemployment due…

BPUB Reopens Drive-Thru Lanes

May 15, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, TX – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will reopen the drive-thru lanes at the BPUB Administration Building starting Monday, May 18. The drive-thru lanes will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. BPUB performed a soft reopening of the drive-thru lanes from May 11-15, which saw traffic from customers. Other customer…