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Say ‘no’ to Fear Mongering, ‘Yes’ to LNG Job Opportunities for Veterans

Say ‘no’ to Fear Mongering, ‘Yes’ to LNG Job Opportunities for Veterans

More than 60 years ago, when I was a small boy, I recall my father and grandfather sitting at the table and talking about plans to build the Port of Brownsville. They said that some people adamantly opposed it because they feared that dredging the ship channel would cause the whole area to flood during […]

Kudos to County Commissioners for Supporting Rio Grande LNG

I support bringing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to Brownsville because it has proven to be safe and will bring a large number of badly needed jobs. For these reasons, I applaud the Cameron County Commissioners who approved the Chapter 312 agreement with Rio Grande LNG on Oct. 3. When you consider that the […]

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Brownsville Needs the Jobs Rio Grande LNG Will Bring

As someone who truly cares about our community, I’m concerned about the lack of jobs. I talk with people regularly who are challenged to find good jobs in Cameron County. My own granddaughter is moving to Florida because she cannot find work in her field. I am sure many families face the same concerns. The […]

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Liquefied Natural Gas will Bring Job Diversity and Investment to the RGV

It is an exciting time to be living in the Rio Grande Valley. Our tremendous economic growth and resources will bring life-changing opportunities to our region. This is great news for the Valley, which has a young and growing workforce. The three proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects would bring much-needed job diversity for both […]

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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 […]

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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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