Saturday, July 25, 2015



CITY OF BROWNSVILLE GOES KAMIKAZE AND DESTROYS ANY HOPE OF A COORDINATED METROPLEX

The natural consequence of the new SH550 corridor is merging Los Fresnos and Brownsville together. It is rapidly becoming a matter of crossing the street.  Through natural growth this will continue to happen adding in Olmito to Los Fresnos and Brownsville, as Harlingen and San Benito slowly merge into one.  Laguna Vista, Port Isabel and SPI have slowly been merging together as one.  In time each of these zones would have merged into one huge metroplex.

This is made easier through cooperation from all of the cities, not by suing one another.

Brownsville's decision to sue Laguna Vista, and Port Isabel is the equivalent of a Japanese Kamikaze defensive move.  See Herald

Tony Martinez seems to be able to endlessly lead the inept city commission down a path of destruction.  This was such an easy vote for the commissioners - it would have been one thing in terms of a settlement for the commissioners to vote to give up the disputed land along with the taxes the land brings in, but here all they had to do was nothing and state law would have finished it.  They had cover that they were just following state law.  Now at some point they are going to sign off on a settlement which will mean Brownsville losing taxes - actually I am not sure given the state law settlement is an option - it is all or nothing.

LINCOLN PARK

That ship has sailed.  The deal is done - Tony is just waiting for the August meeting to present it to the commissioners who will approve it.  The primary legal obstacle was Rosen Gowen's vote to authorize the inclusion of Lincoln Park in the discussion.  The city commission being comprised of idiots went along with Tony and revoted the issue allowing Gowen to abstain thereby removing the legal obstacle .

THE METROPLEX IS GOING TO COME - BUT AT A SLOWER PACE AND WITHOUT THE JOINT EFFORTS OF ALL THE CITIES INVOLVED

5 comments:

BobbyWC said...


"The 550 Toll Road is to connect the port of brownsville to I69..... Not to connect brownsville to Los Fresnos dummy."

I am not publishing the above because the poster is steling the name of an elected official.

SH 550 basically separates Brownsville and Los Fresnos. Development on both sides of 550 is promoting Los Fresnos and Brownsville. Any fool who has been on 550 can see this.

Any idiot who understands a metroplex knows, that two cities touching is part of a metroplex.

But this is the deal - they have nothing of substance to offer -so to satisfy their pathetic existence they troll the blogs all day and post nonsense.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the comment. It was built for commercial traffic going to and from the port and connect to i69. Not to connect Brownsville to Los Fresnos. You are reaching way out there to make your ridiculous comments stand. You are way off, come on Bobby, you are suppose to be the one in the know.

Anonymous said...

It might not be "the reason" it was built, but with the commercial traffic, development and growth in the area will follow leading to the two cities becoming more and more connected.

Anonymous said...

Come on people, grasp the concept, please.

Here's what Bobby said: "The natural consequence of the new SH550 corridor is merging Los Fresnos and Brownsville together. It is rapidly becoming a matter of crossing the street."

Where did he say it connected Brownsville to Los Fresnos?

Anonymous said...

If you were responding to my message above, that was my point, he is saying that it will lead to both cities growing in that area to the point where the cities will basically run together, not that you will get on 550 to drive from Los Fresnos to Brownsville. They become "connected" in that you will not really know where one city ends and the next begins. That was the original point I believe.