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BCIC awards $35,000 in partnership grants

BROWNSVILLE, RGV – While the City of Brownsville’s “Type A” economic development arm, the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, has been grabbing all the headlines recently, with the appointment of Mario Lozoya as executive director, its “Type B” economic development entity has been hard at work also. Read More…
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Paying for new Brownsville airport terminal

BROWNSVILLE, RGV - A Brownsville airport project that's been in the works for more than a decade is as close as ever to construction.

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Remodelación de aeropuerto de Brownsville lista para el 2020

BROWNSVILLE, RGV - La remodelación y embellecimiento del aeropuerto de la ciudad de Brownsville estará lista para mediados del 2020 esto gracias a la colaboración y participación de la ciudad, la Agencia de Aviación, y la Agencia de servicios de agua y utilidades de la ciudad de Brownsville con una inversión total de 38 millones de dólares.

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Local airport project advances

BROWNSVILLE, RGV - The project to build a new terminal at the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport has reached a major milestone.

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UTRGV to host first Texas electric car competition

BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Thirty-two teams representing middle school, high school and colleges from across South Texas will compete in the first HESTEC GreenPowerUSA South Texas Electric Car Competition, to be held April 6 and 7, 2018, at the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport.

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Bi-National 10K & 5K Run

BROWNSVILLE, RGV - This month two border cities are partnering up for a good cause and I have the pleasure of welcoming Mayor Tony Martinez with the City of Brownsville who joins us today.

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BCIC, GBIC to share headquarters

BROWNSVILLE, RGV – The Brownsville Community Improvement Corp. announced Monday that it will move its headquarters to the historic Young House at 500 E. St. Charles St., already home to the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp.

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BCIC aims to turn Brownsville into a city-destination of choice

BROWNSVILLE, RGV – Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation is to partner with several organizations to promote the city and promote tourism.

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Salinas: Lack of power has cost RGV steel-related projects

AUSTIN, Texas – The Rio Grande Valley has lost out on major steel-related projects over the years because it does not have enough electrical power, Gilberto Salinas told the Texas House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness.

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Brownsville approves funds for hiring city manager

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Brownsville City Commission is looking to hire an executive headhunter firm for the recruitment of a city manager by next week, according to Commissioner At-Large “B” Rose Gowen.

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BCIC accepting grant applications in hopes of turning Brownsville into destination city

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation has opened its doors to accept applications for capital, community and promotional event projects to turn Brownsville into destination city.

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City, BCIC discuss how to boost sports park revenues

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Brownsville City Commission and the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation held a joint meeting Tuesday night to determine how to bring in more events and revenue to the Brownsville Sports Park.
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Officials to discuss sustainability of million-dollar sports park

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Brownsville City Commission and the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation will hold a joint meeting Tuesday to discuss the future of the Brownsville Sports Park.

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B Metro launches advertising campaign

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - As commuters waited in the Brownsville Multimodal Terminal Monday morning, city officials kicked off Transit Customer Appreciation Week by announcing a new marketing campaign called “Be There: Be Metro.”

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Historical group, trail and sanctuary in line for nearly $500K

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Belden Trail, Brownsville Historical Association and Sabal Palm Sanctuary are getting some help from the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation in the form of a $449,618 capital improvement grant.

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In Pictures: Tourism VIPs from Mexico visit Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation recently invited professionals in the tourism industry from the interior of Mexico to visit their city.

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Mexican Tour Guides Looking To Setup Business In Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - It’s a unique look at when tour experts become tourists. The tour lasts several days… all conducted in Spanish. Visitors from 5 Mexican Cities: Monterrey, Torreon, Madero, Cd. Victoria, and Tampico, visit the City of Brownsville. Their goal, establish tour routes in this American city. Read More…
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BCIC aims to improve tourism relationship with Mexico

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The "Discover Brownsville" campaign is what initially peaked the interest of tourism representatives from five Mexican cities…

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City representatives from Mexico tour Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Through the Discover Brownsville campaign, several Mexican cities have expressed interest in expanding their tourism routes into Brownsville.

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Brownsville native relishes chance to make things better

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Miriam Suarez almost went to business school. She’d been managing an affordable-housing property for a couple of years, and so business, it seemed to her, presented a sensible career path. But then she changed her mind.

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RGV FC Toros makes significant Brownsville connection.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - RGV FC Toros, the professional soccer team that plays its games at HEB Park in Edinburg, has found a new partner in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Bert Garcia, president of the Toros met up with Tino Villarreal, chairman of the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, at an RGG LIVE event… Read More…
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Restoration of Market Square Bell

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The iconic dome atop the Market Square bell tower was in worse shape than anybody expected when the city started work last November to replace it. Time and the elements had taken their toll, leaving gaping holes and other miscellaneous rot, according to… Read More…
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City restores historical landmarks in downtown Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - For decades, Market Square has been a historical landmark in downtown Brownsville. Last year, construction began to restore and renovate the site's dome and tower.

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BCIC awards organizations money to attract visitors

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation awarded a total of $37.500 to nonprofit organizations and city departments for events and campaigns tailored to attract visitors to the city. The funds provided by BCIC were generated through… Read More…
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In Pictures: BCIC commits $550,000 to Brownsville Sports Park

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation has announced a $550,000 investment for the Brownsville Sports Park. Josh Mejia, outreach coordinator for the BCIC, said the investment aligns with the non-profit's new… Read More…
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Brownsville Sports Park to get $550,000 face-lift

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation approved the project last week, nearly a month after the corporation announced plans to expand sports tourism in Brownsville. The first phase involves replacing the sports turf on the field.

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Former UTB-TSC president Garcia delivers keynote address

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Juliet V. Garcia, former president of the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and keynote speaker at Wednesday’s Women’s Leadership Breakfast & Women’s Business Expo at the Brownsville Event Center, said women have a long way to go to close the leadership gap with men. Read More…
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City commissioners discuss Lyft

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Brownsville City Commissioners went back and forth in discussion during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting on whether or not to pass a resolution that supports Lyft services. Read More…
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Class, volunteers plant trees along Southmost Hike and Bike Trail

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Leadership Brownsville Class XXXI and 50 volunteers met at the West entrance of the Southmost Hike and Bike Trail to plant 28 trees along its path. Read More…
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Gladys Porter Zoo upgrading its flamingo exhibit

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A new exhibit is coming to Gladys Porter Zoo, and it’s sure to bring animal lovers closer to Chilean flamingos.

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