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Port of Brownsville may get refinery; previous attempts unsuccessful

Element Fuel Holdings LLC, headquartered in Addison, announced last Thursday that it has completed site preparation and pre-construction work for a large oil refinery the company is planning to build at the Port of Brownsville.

Retired commissioner helped engineer Port of Brownsville’s comeback

The Port of Brownsville is a much different place now compared to May 2008, when Brownsville Navigation District Commissioner Ralph Cowen was sworn in among a new slate of commissioners.

Brownsville mayor optimistic during ‘State of City’ address

Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr., during his State of the City address Wednesday at the Texas Southmost College Performing Arts Center, broke the news that the city is getting a new, full-service hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton, to be constructed off I-69E near Springmart and Pablo Kisel boulevards.

Brownsville Navigation District awards $32,000 in scholarships to seniors

Thirty-two graduating high school seniors from Brownsville area public and private high schools each will receive $1,000 scholarships through the Brownsville Navigation District’s 2024 Port of Brownsville Scholarship program.

‘Major player’ in agriculture first tenant at Port of Brownsville biz park

The Port of Brownsville Business Park has landed its first tenant, Westa Inc., which has promised to invest $20 million building a “state-of-the-art wheat flour mill” and wheat storage silos at the 118-acre business park.

Port of Brownsville lands $1.1M grant for cargo ship analysis

A Port of Brownsville project analyzing how to make the port more accessible to bigger cargo ships has received an infusion of federal funds.

Gov. Abbott attends groundbreaking for Texas A&M facility in Brownsville

Gov. Greg Abbott joined a “who’s who” of Rio Grande Valley officials at the Port of Brownsville Tuesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the $30 million Texas A&M RGV Advanced Manufacturing Hub.

Texas LNG project at Port of Brownsville approved

A second liquefied natural gas export proposed for the Port of Brownsville has received final approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas Railroad Commission, moving the project a step closer to a Final Investment Decision (FID) to proceed with construction.

Sierra Club files motion to stop Rio Grande LNG construction

The Sierra Club and other organizations have filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking a stay to prevent construction of the Rio Grande LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant at the Port of Brownsville.

Texas A&M invests in port: $30 million training facility to be built on 22...

The Port of Brownsville is getting a new, $30 million advanced manufacturing training facility compliments of Texas A&M University.