Community Involvement

Prepare for Spring Safely

By bpub | January 27, 2021 |

In the middle of winter, spring might seem so far away, but it will be here before you know it. And for many of us in the Rio Grande Valley, that line between winter and spring is not so distinct, so there’s a good chance that many will be out in their yards early doing…

BPUB Taking Outreach Virtual

By bpub | January 27, 2021 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many changes, and community outreach is one of those things that has been severely impacted in the last year. Interacting directly with its customers is something that BPUB has always valued. Those interactions provide ways to not only teach people about what BPUB does but also allows BPUB to find…

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Now Open for Applications

By bpub | December 9, 2020 |

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Now Open for Applications BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is looking forward to again awarding ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school seniors through its Project SHARE Scholarship program, which is now open for applicants. BPUB understands the value of gaining a…

BPUB Launches New Safety Websites for Kids, Contractors

By bpub | October 28, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) just launched two new websites to provide the community with valuable information about utilities to multiple audiences. Is your kid e-Smart? Time to get you and the family e-Smart by using the new BPUB kids website. It’s important for children to learn more about how utilities work. Utilities are…

Community Tour Given Virtual Platform

By bpub | October 28, 2020 |

BPUB’s annual community tours (one in spring for water/wastewater and one in fall for electrical) are a tradition, but it was a tradition interrupted by the arrival of COVID-19. Thanks to the power of technology, that interruption was only temporary, though. The water/wastewater tour scheduled for May had to be called off because of county…

BPUB Celebrates Public Power in October

By bpub | October 27, 2020 |

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board joined more than 2,000 other citizen-owned electric utilities in celebrating Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10). BPUB scheduled activities throughout the month to commemorate these utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. Public Power Week in 2020 took on different meanings thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the…

You’re invited: PUBCAP Goes Virtual

By bpub | October 27, 2020 |

The Public Utilities Board Consumer Advisory Panel (PUBCAP) came back in September after a long absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but things were a little bit different this time: the meeting was held virtually. PUBCAP serves a critical role for the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB). Composed of 10 community members and one BPUB…

Broadband Planning for Brownsville

By bpub | 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

By bpub | 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…

BPUB Reabrirá las Ventanillas de Autoservicio

By bpub | May 15, 2020 |

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) reabrirá los carriles de autoservicio localizados en el Edificio de Administración de BPUB a partir del lunes 18 de mayo. Los carriles de autoservicio estarán disponibles de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. BPUB realizó una reapertura suave de los carriles de autoservicio del…