With TSC, the City of Brownsville, and Commissioners Court all feckless when it comes to job creation, our Republican Governor and his administration worked to get SATA an Italian manufacturing firm to come to Brownsville. While our local yokels did nothing, it was a Republican Texas Administration who made this happen.
Part of the deal is a work force training center which will be on IH69, and not SH550 as desired by Carlos Marin and Mike Hernandez.
Long before anyone heard of Mike Hernandez this deal along with the work force training center were moving forward with the assistance of Texas A & M. Mike Hernandez showed up just in time to say he would make this happen, even though it was already a done deal. Also Texas rejected Marin's and Hernandez desire to build the work force training center on land they chose on SH 550.
BUT HERE IS THE DEAL
If I were the Cameron County Republican Party I would be taking out full page ads in Sunday's paper touting how it took a Republican governor and his staff to bring a major manufacturing company to Brownsville along with a new jobs training center. This is how you build the Party and get the independents to vote Republican along with the disheartened Democrats.
There are two basic truisms in politics - all politics is local, and bread and butter issues trump all other issues.
At a national level the Republican Party is in big trouble. There is no contribution to our economy they can take credit for, and they are running like hell from the religious right.
But locally where local issues really matter, Governor Abbott delivered to the people of Brownsville on a key bread and butter issue.
But alas, the local Republican Party is too fractured and ignorant of how politics work to use Governor Abbot's success to their advantage.
The BV reports the good, the bad, and the ugly. It would be dishonest to always be trashing the Republicans, when the facts show a Republican Texas Administration is doing for Brownsville and Cameron county what the Democrats have failed to do for decades.
You have to give credit where credit is due. The good news for the Democrats is, the local Republicans have no idea how to use this accomplishment to their advantage. Locally no one really cares about the social issues. Local is bread and butter, and Governor Abbott has delivered both.