Border City Street Vendors Don’t Need License To Make Money

Local News

Across the Rio Grande Valley street vendors can be spotted selling Easter goodies.

Traditional items include colorful died eggs shells stuffed with confetti, Easter baskets full of bunnies and candy wrapped in plastic and giant bunny piñatas. 

Although vendors need a permit to sell items in Brownsville, a lack of license does not stop sellers from making money.

A Brownsville ordinance states: sale on streets, sidewalks, and vacant lots are restricted. 

“It’s been great, we sold 40 something yesterday and the day before,” said Ashley Hernandez, a street vendor selling items on a busy street in Brownsville. 

Hernandez had her handmade Easter eggs on display throughout Holy Week. Holy Week is the week leading to Easter Sunday. 

She sold at least 90 cartons of the painted eggs. It is her second time selling on the streets, and she has not been approached by any law-enforcement officials. 

Hernandez said the community has been supportive and business is good.

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