Winter tips for your home

Winter may have begun in December, but for those of us living in the southernmost tip of Texas, winter takes its time. If you haven’t prepared your home for the cold days ahead, now is a great time! Tip 1 – Tune up your heating system Consult a professional technician to inspect your heat pump or furnace to make sure your system is clean and in good condition. This type of inspection also.. Read More

Project SHARE Scholarship Deadline Approaches

Time is running out to apply for the 2019 Project SHARE Scholarship. Know a graduating high school senior in BPUB’s service area? Encourage that student to check the requirements and apply before the deadline. It could be worth $1,000! There will be 10 lucky students who will claim the $1,000 scholarship. They will join the more than 100 previous scholarship winners that BPUB has honored since starting this annual tradition in 2005. Requirements:.. Read More

Is a Smart Home a Smart Choice for Energy Efficiency?

“Smart” seems to have become a popular buzz words these days as more and more companies are attempting to dip their toes into the growing smart game. So what is a smart device? That can be tricky to define for some people since so many smart devices do such different things, but a smart device can be described as one that is able to connect and interact with its user and other smart.. Read More

Expert Spotlight: Susan M. Walker

Helping people has always been Susan Walker’s biggest interest. As BPUB’s Customer Service Manager, Walker is now an expert in customer relations, but it took 20 years of banking experience and three more as a business manager at a local physical therapy clinic to get there. BPUB serves over 40,000 Brownsville residents and works with customers to ensure their payments are correct and on time. Walker’s careful consideration for customers came from her.. Read More

Brownsville Passes New Cross Connection Ordinance

The Brownsville City Commission approved a new ordinance Dec. 4 that will help protect the city’s drinking water supply. The new ordinance requires backflow prevention devices to be installed and maintained to prevent contamination of drinking water.