Brownsville is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. Brownsville is the 15th largest city in the state of Texas and the 129th largest in the US. The population was 139,722 at the 2000 census. Brownsville is the southernmost city in Texas.
Brownsville is the principal city of the Brownsville–
Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Brownsville–Harlingen– Raymondville Combbined Statistical Area.
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[ edit] By plane
Brownsville is served by Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport (
IATA: BRO). 
[ edit] Climate
Brownsville has a humid subtropical climate. Despite being at the same latitude as Miami, a semi-tropical city, the wintertime lows are much cooler than Miami's due to being surrounded mostly by a land mass. Cold snaps are more often to hit Brownsville than they are to hit South Florida. Most of the year, however, sees very hot and humid weather. The ocean waters off of Brownsville are typically around 57F in the wintertime, and 90F in the summertime.
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Brownsville has long-haul coach service via
Greyhound, and regional service via Valley Transit Company.
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US Highway 77/83 - a co-signed road that goes to Harlingen, where it splits into US 77 toward Houston and US 83 toward Laredo.
US Highway 281 - to Hidalgo County and then San Antonio.
Mexico's Federal Highway 180 is easily accessible across the Veterans International Bridge into Matamoros, Tamps., and leads to Tampico and eventually to Cancun.
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[ edit] By bus
Brownsville Urban System
 operates Monday through Saturday, 5:50AM to 8:26PM (except on major holidays).
[ edit] Architecture
Sabal Palm Audubon Center 
Gorgas Science Foundation 
[ edit] City Beaches
[ edit] Museums
Brownsville Historical Association BHS 
Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts 
Children's Museum of Brownsville 
Confederate Air Force-Rgv 
Historic Brownsville Museum 
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park 
[ edit] Theater
The Camille Lightner Play 
Jacob Brown Auditorium 
The Arts Center 
[ edit] Festivals
Charro Days Fiesta  This usually occurs the last week of February.
CineSol Film Festival
Sombrero Festival, . Created to enhance the spirit of Charro Days, this festival usually occurs the last week of February.
Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival
Fourth of July Parade
Winter Break Parade
[ edit] Golfing
Fort Brown Memorial Gulf Course
Brownsville Gold Course
University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College UTB/TSC 
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute 
[ edit] Bookstore
Barnes & Noble University Bookstore
Typically 15 percent is an acceptable tipping amount.
[ edit] Restaurants
Galleria Restaurant, 3777 North Expressway, +1 956 547-1500
[ edit] Bars, Pubs and Billiard Parlors
Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grill
Stickman's Bar & Grill
Buffalo Wild Wings
The Bar, located next to the old Hooters. The Best Bar in town.
U-Mix Coffee & Juice Bar
Latus Café 
New Courthouse Coffee Shop
Fina's Coffee Shop
International Coffee Shop
Rio Java Gourmet Coffee & Tea
[ edit] Nighclubs
Karma Night Club 
Wink's Saloon, Grill & Roping Arena 
[ edit] Gay & Lesbian
Valentinos Night Club 
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[ edit] Budget
Motel 6, , 2255 North Expressway ( ☎ +1 956 546-4699 ), fax: +1 956 546-8982 . edit
Palace Inn Motel East, , 7364 South Padre Island Hwy . ☎ +1 956 832-0202 edit
[ edit] Mid-range
Best Western Rose Garden Inn, , 845 N Expressway 77/83 ( ☎ +1 956 546-5501 ), fax: +1 956 546-6474 . edit
Courtyard Brownsville, , 3955 North Expressway 77/83 ( ☎ +1 956 350-4600 ), fax: +1 956 350-4678 . edit
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, , 1985 North Expressway 83 , ☎ +1 956 550-0666 . edit
Residence Inn Brownsville, , 3975 N Expressway 83 (toll free: ☎ +1 956 350-8100 , +1 888 267-8927 ), fax: +1 956 350-8101 . edit
Staybridge Suites, , 2900 Pablo Kisel Blvd , ☎ +1 956 504-9500 . edit
[ edit] Splurge
[ edit] Student Housing
Village at Fort Brown 
[ edit] Contact
In case of an emergency dial 911.
[ edit] Consulates
Mexico, , 724 E Elizabeth & 7th Sts ( ☎ +1 956 542-4431 ), fax: +1 956 542-7267 . edit
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