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
jmontero@portofbrownsville.com
Office: 956.838.7006 Mobile: 956.525.2067

Recent News

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BND General Election: Official Election Results

****OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS****
Brownsville Navigation District General Election November 3rd, 2020
Early Voting results, mail-in ballots, provisional ballots, plus 59 of 59 precincts reported …

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Port PD Chief Garcia Appointed to State Task Force  

Port of Brownsville Chief of Police Carlos Garcia has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Task Force on Disaster Issues Affecting …

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Port of Brownsville Receives $14.5 Million Grant to Further Expand Agricultural Export Opportunities

Expansion to Grow Agriculture Opportunities and Support Farming Families Throughout the Region

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – The Port of Brownsville is reclaiming its …

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Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway's Momentum on Track

The month of August marked an impressive milestone in the Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway’s (BRG) 34-year history, with a record 5 …

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Keppel AmFELS to Build the Largest U.S. Hopper Dredge at the Port

Keppel AmFELS announced in September its contract to build the largest high-specification Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge (TSHD) in the U.S. for Manson Construction …

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Brownsville Navigation District Reduces Tax Rate

Brownsville, Texas – September 22, 2020 – The Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners approved lowering the overall tax rate for property owners living within the district …

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Honoring America's Truck Drivers

By John Reed, Chairman of the Brownsville Navigation District

 

The Port of Brownsville is proud to support the U.S. trucking industry by celebrating National …

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A Taste of Texas Sails to China

 

WestPlains Exports Rio Grande Valley Sorghum

For the first time in 13 years, the Port of Brownsville resumed the export of grains overseas via …

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Labor Meets The Port That Works

A port community with all these exceptional benefits and active projects requires skilled and abundant labor. Local universities, colleges, technical schools, school districts and workforce …

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Strategic Partnership Seeks to Close the Digital Divide in Brownsville

Community-wide survey kicks off campaign to help identify connectivity needs
August 26, 2020 (Brownsville, TX) –The City of Brownsville, in partnership with seven strategic …

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2020 Notice of Tax Rates in Brownsville Navigation District

This notice concerns the 2020 property tax rates for the Brownsville Navigation District. This notice provides information about two tax rates used in adopting the …

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Construction Begins for South Port Connector Road

Brownsville, Texas – August 10, 2020 – Construction for the South Port Connector Road began today, August 10, 2020, a critical project aimed at improving urban traffic …

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Court Dismisses Lawsuit by City of Port Isabel Against Port of Brownsville Over LNG Leases

Brownsville, Texas – August 7, 2020 – On Aug. 5th, a state district court dismissed a lawsuit against the Port of Brownsville by the City of Port …

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Port Directory Feature: Trade with Mexico

The Port of Brownsville’s proximity to Mexico, Latin America’s second-largest economy, uniquely positions the port as the nation’s key transshipment gateway …

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