Monday, December 19, 2016


BROWNSVILLE HITS BIG AGAIN

The last three years have been one victory after another for Brownsville, in spite of an inept city commission.  We are growing.  There is construction everywhere.  We are getting close to a boom we may regret if the cost of living goes up too fast.

The good news outsiders, like our governor and the business community see money in Brownsville and are part of the solution. This good news did not just happen.  It took the Port leadership seeing the need and then convincing public and private entities to push it into reality.

Our Port is about to become one of the deepest along the Gulf of Mexico.

"President Barack Obama today signed into law the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, authorizing the Brownsville Ship Channel deepening project, making it eligible for federal funding.
The Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project was one of 28 water infrastructure projects nationwide included in the WRDA and submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to Congress for approval. The project calls for the Port of Brownsville channel to be deepened to 52 feet from its current design depth of 42 feet. When complete, the Port of Brownsville will become one of the deepest ports in the Gulf of Mexico."
TRADE IS SO IMPORTANT TO OUR FUTURE
This will mean so much more trade.  TSC is short on money and I understand.  The private Import Export License programs are not always the best.  TSC needs to try and find  funding to create a one year program for an Import Export License.

BROWNSVILLE IS TRULY THE GATEWAY TO LATIN AMERICA

We begin in May with three new city commissioners who understand this.

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