Brawley Welcomes New Mayor and Council Members

Brawley Welcomes New Mayor and Council Members at Ceremony.


By Chris Furguson


Mayor KelleyAt a ceremony held at the Brawley Elks Lodge on December 11, 2009, the Brawley City Council said goodbye to two long-time members while welcoming two new members and a new Mayor.


Esteban “Steve” Vasquez, the former mayor of Brawley, along with councilmember John Benson, left the council while new members Sam Couchman and Miguel C. Miranda were sworn in and appointed as members of the council.

Brawley High Holds First Home Wrestling Meet

wrestling 2Brawley High Holds First Home Wrestling Meet of 09-10 Season


On December 9, 2009, the Brawley Union High School Wildcats held their first meet of the Winter season.


The meet was a three-team affair that included the home Brawley Wildcats, the Steel Canyon Cougars and the Cibola Raiders of Yuma.


Calexico Port

Calexico Port Officials Implement Traffic Strategies to Minimize Wait Times


Calexico, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials with the Port of Calexico are adding vehicle lanes to ease vehicle congestion and wait times during the holiday season.

calexico portCBP officials are experiencing an increase in border traffic as the holiday season continues and as a result will be adding an additional three passenger vehicles lanes to more effectively and efficiently screen vehicles through the Calexico East port of entry during peak travel days beginning this weekend through January 3, 2010.