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.
Brownsville is served by Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport (
IATA: BRO). 
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.
Brownsville has long-haul coach service via
Greyhound, and regional service via Valley Transit Company.
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.
Brownsville Urban System
 operates Monday through Saturday, 5:50AM to 8:26PM (except on major holidays).
Sabal Palm Audubon Center
Gorgas Science Foundation
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
The Camille Lightner Play
Jacob Brown Auditorium
The Arts Center
Charro Days Fiesta
 This usually occurs the last week of February.
CineSol Film 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
Fort Brown Memorial Gulf Course
Brownsville Gold Course
University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College UTB/TSC
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
Barnes & Noble University Bookstore
Typically 15 percent is an acceptable tipping amount.
Galleria Restaurant, 3777 North Expressway, +1 956 547-1500
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
New Courthouse Coffee Shop
Fina's Coffee Shop
International Coffee Shop
Rio Java Gourmet Coffee & Tea
Karma Night Club
Wink's Saloon, Grill & Roping Arena
Gay & Lesbian
Valentinos Night Club
Motel 6, , 2255 North Expressway ( ☎ +1 956 546-4699 ), fax: +1 956 546-8982 .
Palace Inn Motel East, , 7364 South Padre Island Hwy . ☎ +1 956 832-0202
Best Western Rose Garden Inn, , 845 N Expressway 77/83 ( ☎ +1 956 546-5501 ), fax: +1 956 546-6474 .
Courtyard Brownsville, , 3955 North Expressway 77/83 ( ☎ +1 956 350-4600 ), fax: +1 956 350-4678 .
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, , 1985 North Expressway 83 , ☎ +1 956 550-0666 .
Residence Inn Brownsville, , 3975 N Expressway 83 (toll free: ☎ +1 956 350-8100 , +1 888 267-8927 ), fax: +1 956 350-8101 .
Staybridge Suites, , 2900 Pablo Kisel Blvd , ☎ +1 956 504-9500 .
Village at Fort Brown
In case of an emergency dial 911.
Mexico, , 724 E Elizabeth & 7th Sts ( ☎ +1 956 542-4431 ), fax: +1 956 542-7267 .