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: Press Releases
Port of Brownsville Announces New Deputy Port Directors

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — September 3, 2021 – The Port of Brownsville announces the appointment of two new deputy port directors effective August 9, 2021.

Melinda Rodriguez is …

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Continued Investment

Editor’s Note: This article is featured in the latest edition of the Port of Brownsville Directory
The Port of Brownsville began 85 years ago …

Category: Press Releases
Public Access to Gayman Channel Restricted

Work Continues to Restore Bahia Grande Basin

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – August 27, 2021 – Access to the Carl “Joe” Gayman channel will be closed to the public …

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Notice of Meeting to Vote on Tax Rate

Statements required in notice if the proposed tax rate does not exceed the lower of the no-new-revenue tax rate or the voter-approval …

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2021 Notice of Tax Rates in the Brownsville Navigation District

This notice concerns the 2021 property tax rates for BROWNSVILLE NAVIGATION DISTRICT. This notice provides information about two tax rates used in adopting the current …

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Port Hosts Inaugural Propeller Club Meeting

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, August 2, 2021 – Under new charter, the Propeller Club of the United States, Port Port of Brownsville-Port Isabel, Texas chapter, held its …

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New Captain of the Port for USCG Regional Sector

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi held a change-of-command ceremony June 18, where Capt. Hans Govertsen relieved Capt. Edward …

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Economic Resilience, Bright Outlook

Editor’s Note: This article is featured in the latest edition of the Port of Brownsville Directory

The Port of Brownsville has come a long …

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Port of Brownsville feeding Steel Slab to Ternium’s New Hot Rolling Mill at Pesqueria

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, July 2, 2021 –Steel is now rolling off Ternium’s new state-of-the-art hot rolling mill in Pesqueria, Mexico.

The new …

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RGV Reef Project to Benefit Local Economy

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, July 2, 2021 – Everything is bigger in Texas, and that extends to our coastal waters.

Founded in 2015, the RGV Reef Project, located …

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Port of Brownsville Then & Now 85th Anniversary Series

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, June 25, 2021 – On May 16th, 2021, the Port of Brownsville turned 85 years young. To commemorate our anniversary, we’ve opened up …

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Sunoco Expands Midstream Footprint

New refined products terminal at Port of Brownsville to Serve Local and Mexican markets
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Jun 1, 2021 – Sunoco LP, one of the largest …

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Port of Brownsville Honors High School Graduates with $1,000 Scholarships

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, May 28, 2021 – The Brownsville Navigation District (BND) proudly announces the recipients of the 2021 Port of Brownsville Scholarship program, aimed at helping …

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In Peace and War: A Special Message for National Maritime Day

By BND Chairman Sergio Tito Lopez
As Memorial Day approaches and signifies our national remembrance of our military heroes, let us not forget Saturday, May …

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Texas Ports Association Honors Texas House Speaker Phelan as 2021 Port Person of the Year


AUSTIN, Texas – May 18, 2021 – The Texas Ports Association (TPA) honored Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan as its 2021 Port Person of the Year …