Media Relations

As a public entity, the Port of Brownsville, its tenants, users, activities and economic impacts are often of interest to the general public and the maritime industry. It is the intent and responsibility of the port’s communications staff to provide timely, orderly and factual information to the news media. In an effort to expedite responses from inquiries by the news media, contact the following authorized port spokespersons:

Jorge I. Montero, Director of Communications
Office: 956.838.7006 Mobile: 956.525.2067

Recent News

Category: News, Press Releases
Port of Brownsville Climbs to Top 50 Ranking for Cargo Movement in U.S.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — May 22, 2024 —The Port of Brownsville’s record-breaking streak continues as it rose to 50th position in the nation among 150 …

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BND Commission Names Esteban Guerra Chairman

Ernesto Gutierrez, John Reed, and Sergio Tito Lopez take the oath of office following their victories in the May 4, 2024, BND General Election


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BND General Election: Official Election Results


Brownsville Navigation District General Election May 4, 2024

Early Voting results, mail-in votes, plus 58 of 58 precincts reported for Election …

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Celebrating Service: BND Commissioner Ralph Cowen Completes Final Term

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, May 3, 2024 – After more than a decade of dedicated service, Ralph Cowen, Commissioner, Place 1 of the Brownsville Navigation District (BND) concluded …

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Recognizing Achievement: Port of Brownsville Awards $1,000 Scholarships to High School Graduates

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, April 26, 2024 – Thirty-two graduating high school seniors have been selected to receive the Brownsville Navigation District’s (BND) 2024 Port of …

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Port of Brownsville Business Park Lands First Tenant

Westa Inc. to Invest $20 Million in State-of-the-Art Flour Mill

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Friday, April 19, 2024 —The Port of Brownsville is proud …

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Port Awarded $1.1M for Vessel Suitability and Feasibility Project

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – April 8, 2024 —The Port of Brownsville was recently named the recipient of $1,116,279 in funding from the federal government for …

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Texas A&M Facility to Enhance RGV's Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

BROWNSVILLE, Texas –Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – Governor Greg Abbott today joined leaders from the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) and the Texas A&M University …

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Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway (BRG) commemorated 40 years of service to the Port of Brownsville in February. First formed in 1984 by …

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BND, SHSU Partner to Enhance Security

At a regular Board Meeting held Feb. 21, the Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners approved a five-year memorandum of understanding between Sam Houston …

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Building the Future: Port of Brownsville's Business Park Takes Shape

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Thursday, February 8, 2024 – Only months after the Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners (BND) held a groundbreaking for the Port of Brownsville …

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Staying the Course, Looking Ahead: William Dietrich Assumes Interim Director Role at the Port of Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — January 9, 2024 – Closing out the year on significant milestones, the Port of Brownsville begins 2024 with Port Chief of Police William Dietrich …

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Port of Brownsville Recognizes Norma Torres with 2023 Chairman's Award

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — December 15, 2023 –Former Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway (BRG) President & COO Norma Torres Norma Torres received the prestigious 2023 Chairman …

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Closing Gaps in Cross Border Trade

As the only deepwater seaport located directly on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Port of Brownsville is strategically positioned to efficiently serve and connect …

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A Central Hub of Commerce and Sustainable Growth 

The Port of Brownsville has been a driving force for the Rio Grande Valley’s economy with impacts reaching far across the Lone Star State …