Herald finds new home: Newspaper relocates to new offices
The Brownsville Herald is beginning the new year with a fresh start in new offices.
The newsroom and customer-support office have moved to Venture X, 222 N. Expressway 77/83 in Brownsville.
Walk-in office hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Customers with delivery concerns can continue to call (956) 982-6662, 982-6664 or 982-6685 between 6:30 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, 6:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Customers are also encouraged to use the Herald’s business hotline to make payments, inquire about subscriptions, or to conduct other business. Call (956) 982-6664.
The newspaper customer service office is already inside Venture X while construction is in progress for a dedicated warehouse, newsroom and newspaper office that will have a dedicated business front with an entrance facing the expressway.
Signage for the newspaper office is expected soon, heralding the new location.
“Pardon the dust, so to speak,” Herald editor Ryan Henry said. “We will have a few issues during the transition period that are typical for a move of this scope.”
The Herald has already moved out of its longtime Van Buren Street headquarters, which was purchased by Cameron County last year.
The newspaper had been headquartered there since 1961, moving at that time from an office at 13th and Adams streets.
The Van Buren office was limited in its handicapped parking and accessibility. The new location will be compliant with accessibility codes, providing the public with better access.
“The Brownsville Herald had called the Van Buren building home for 57 years,” Henry said. “Our staff often hears from people in the community who remember working for or visiting the newspaper at that location many decades ago. We respect the history there, but we also see how our new home will provide more opportunity to better serve our community of readers.”