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Bringing LNG Industry to the Valley Would Benefit Families

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 […]

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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Doomsday Claims by LNG Opponents Unfounded

LNG opponents spread fears about a doomsday future if the industry comes to the Rio Grande Valley. I and my wife, a physician, have researched the industry and the three LNG projects proposed for the Brownsville Ship Channel. We attended the recent public meeting on Texas LNG hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. […]

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Los Fresnos, to many, is a sleepy and safe town. This image is quite misleading.

Dear Editor: Los Fresnos, to many, is a sleepy and safe town. This image is quite misleading. For it presumed protection, Los Fresnos supports a police department of nineteen officers. This number, according to statistics, is a higher than average size force than other Texas towns comparable in population to Los Fresnos. On any given […]

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2015 Christmas Parade

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2015 Christmas Parade

I had not attended a Christmas Parade in Los Fresnos for several years, but I was in attendance for the one held on December 12, 2015. First I was surprised by how early the crowds started forming, then by the amount of the people that lined the parade route, but my biggest surprise was seeing […]

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