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
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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Growing Forward: Establishing Financial Excellence

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

With operating revenue records in five of …

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Port of Brownsville Honors 32 High School Graduates with $1,000 Scholarships

 Port Launches Scholarship Program to Help Deserving Students and Families Across the Greater Brownsville Area

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, May 28, 2020 – Thirty-two local high school …

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When the Bell Rings: Honoring U.S. Merchant Mariners

By John Reed/Brownsville Navigation District Chairman

This Memorial Day, as we rightfully honor the military men and women who gave their lives winning and …

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Port of Brownsville Excels Amid Challenging World Markets

Prudent Stewardship Allows Brownsville to Weather Economic Uncertainty While Remaining Competitive for Continued Job Creation and Development

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – May 15, 2020 – The Port of …

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84 Years Strong: Port Observes Anniversary

On May 16, 2020, the Port of Brownsville observes its 84th anniversary.
Opened in 1936 to the excitement of thousands of local residents, the Port …

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Port of Brownsville’s Foreign Trade Zone Drives Record-Setting $9 Billion of Combined Import and Export Value

FTZ No. 62 continues to power economic progress in the Rio Grande Valley and bring value to the Port of Brownsville
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (May 5 …