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Regional Industrial Growth Will Be Good for Los Fresnos

Regional Industrial Growth Will Be Good for Los Fresnos

by Val Champion We respectfully write to express our support for the LNGs and other manufacturing projects. As the Valley’s economy grows, so does our family-friendly community of Los Fresnos. More and more people are choosing to live in our suburban community and make the short commute to work in Brownsville, Harlingen and elsewhere in […]

The Answer to PIISD Budget Shortfall? Rio Grande LNG Chapter 313 Agreement

Point Isabel Independent School District is wrestling with a $743,000 funding shortfall for the upcoming budget year after a state tax compression program known as Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR) expires at the end of this fiscal year. For every dollar the district collects in property taxes, a substantial amount must be paid […]

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LNG Construction Jobs Offer Careers for Valley Residents

by Dr. Stella Garcia In talking about the thousands of construction jobs that the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry would bring to the Rio Grande Valley, some may question the benefits of what they call “temporary jobs.” By their nature, construction jobs are not long-lasting, but that does not diminish their importance or economic […]

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Bringing LNG Industry to the Valley Would Benefit Families

Dear Editor, Life in the Rio Grande Valley can be so nice with friends and family. Unfortunately, workers in the industrial technology field sometimes face the difficult decision to travel for their occupation as wages outside the valley are generally much higher and jobs more abundant. With low wages and a shortage of jobs in […]

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Rio Grande LNG and the Port’s Pipe Dreams

Many of us have heard about the proposed LNG projects and their air emissions measured in tons per year and massive environmental destruction. The lifeline of the facilities have, for the most part, gone under the radar. Five pipelines are currently proposed to go through Los Fresnos to export fracked gas. The largest being Rio […]

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PIISD Chapter 313 ‘No’ Vote Disservice to Students & Taxpayers

The Point Isabel school board did a great disservice to the district’s students, teachers, families and all taxpayers, when they rejected consideration of Chapter 313 for two multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas projects. If the four school board members who voted against the possibility of Chapter 313 agreements thought they were doing what was best […]

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Expect LNG Industry To Lower Property Taxes

If you want lower property taxes, then you should support bringing the liquefied natural gas industry to Cameron County. If the LNG industry comes, property owners in the county, Point Isabel ISD, South Padre Island, Laguna Vista and Southmost College tax districts could see significant property tax reductions. They could also see improvements in services […]

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Rio Grande LNG Provides Great Opportunities for Students

As a Los Fresnos resident pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Gas Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville/Rio Grande Valley Engineering Initiative, I’ve been following the proposed Rio Grande LNG project with great interest. From what I’ve learned, it will be a tremendous economic boost for our region. I hope to work on the project when […]

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Rio Grande Valley Needs LNG Jobs

We’re a family of engineers who work in the energy industry. I’m a petroleum engineer who works in the oil and gas business.. My husband is an offshore deepwater drilling consultant, and our son and daughter are both petroleum engineers. We know about risk management, risk reduction, safe work practices, safety and environmental protection systems, […]

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Adelante Rio Grande LNG!

Thank you, Rio Grande LNG, for working to build a brighter future for the Rio Grande Valley. Not long ago, I attended a Rio Grande LNG event in Harlingen on behalf of the McAllen Careers Institute, a skills training organization focusing on vocational skills such as welding and pipefitting, among others. I was impressed to […]

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