Port Isabel (United States)

Type: City
Name: Port Isabel (United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 26.0734
Longitude: -97.208603
population: 5,391
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

The Ballad of Brownsville

As a crossroads city at the southernmost tip of Texas—and the state’s closest point to the interior of Mexico—it’s fitting that Brownsville would have a memorable train station. The city’s Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, built in 1928 in the Spanish ... [Published Texas Highways - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Is your city a flood risk?

A new study reveals that flooding during high tides, which used to be extremely rare and now is common in some locations, could worsen to the point where coastal cities could become inhabitable in the near future.The Union of Concerned Scientists analyzed ... [Published Insurance Business America - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Varied business on city agenda

HARLINGEN — The City Commission will consider an variety of business at its regular meeting Wednesday, including a proposal from a Boy Scout to allow a civil rights monument at McKelvey Park.The commission also will give the nod to several agreements ... [Published Valley Morning Star - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

I’d Like to Be Deported: A Day at Immigration Court

One does not simply walk into an immigration detention facility. There’s a lot of waiting. Whispered phone calls, flipping of binder pages, quizzical looks when you—again—repeat your position and purpose: representing Pacific Standard , here to watch ... [Published Pacific Standard - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Yacht Club Hotel to get 1.2 million grant

PORT ISABEL — Officials will attend a ceremony today when it will receive a federal grant to restore and renovate an historic building.U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville and Pedro Garza, regional director of the U.S. Economic Development Administration ... [Published Brownsville Herald - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Safe to Cross: Ocelots key to rebuilding roads project

BROWNSVILLE — More than $25 million in state funding will be invested into Cameron County roads, but the projects aren’t intended to only improve the lives of traveling humans.Special crossings for ocelots are included in the county’s plans to rebuild ... [Published Valley Morning Star - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

5 Best Texas Haunted Road Trip Destinations

YorktownHospital.com There's nothing sweeter than the laughter of children... unless it's the middle of the night in an abandoned hospital and there are no children around you. With Halloween upon us you might be interested in taking to the roads and ... [Published Houston Press - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Ocelot crossings key to rebuilding roads

More than $25 million in state funding will be invested into Cameron County roads, but the projects aren’t only aimed to improve the lives of traveling humans.Special crossings for ocelots are included in the county’s plans to rebuild FM 106, or General ... [Published Brownsville Herald - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Valley ports to create more high-paying jobs

The Port of Brownsville ranks at the top when it comes to exporting steel and gas.It's also a big employer with over 3,000 employees, and it has a multi-million-dollar economic impact in the region and state.That's why U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) ... [Published KGBT 4 - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Vela to host port project forum

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville will host a public forum Thursday to discuss the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in developing and maintaining the ports of South Texas.The two-hour forum will focus on projects at the Port of Brownsville, ... [Published Brownsville Herald - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Obama leasing millions of Gulf acres for offshore oil & gas drilling

More and more it’s looking like Obama’s global warming and climate change “initiative” is just a legacy play. He says the right words, then does the wrong deeds. I can’t think of another way to describe what we’re watching. Would a man who believed ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Deepwater Horizon Deploying the age-old “Friday news dump,” President Barack Obama’s Interior Department  gave the green light  on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns  to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas ... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 24 2014]

Quotes

...1000 lbs of shrimp at a demonstration facility in Port Isabel, Texas, and last fall began construction of its first shrimp farm in Taft, Texas. "This is a very exciting time for all of us who have endured the ten year plus roller coaster ride with this project”.  David Wills, President and Founder,  anticipates that once dirt work is complete, GBT-C (Global Blue Technologies-Cameron)  will quickly move to complete the construction of four Rigid Air structures with a production goal of 1 million pounds of shrimp in 2014."
"Women and children are being dropped off with a notice to appear in court, and nothing else; no food, no water, no diapers, no money and without Identification or a phone to call their relatives. We have a responsibility to respond, if we don't stand up for justice and peace, who will?" said Rev. Alberta Wallace of Yuma United Church of Christ

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The Ballad of Brownsville [Published Texas Highways - Oct 14 2014]
Varied business on city agenda [Published Valley Morning Star - Oct 14 2014]
Is your city a flood risk? [Published Insurance Business America - Oct 13 2014]
I’d Like to Be Deported: A Day at Immigration C... [Published Pacific Standard - Oct 10 2014]
Yacht Club Hotel to get 1.2 million grant [Published Brownsville Herald - Oct 08 2014]
Safe to Cross: Ocelots key to rebuilding roads ... [Published Valley Morning Star - Oct 06 2014]
5 Best Texas Haunted Road Trip Destinations [Published Houston Press - Oct 02 2014]
Ocelot crossings key to rebuilding roads [Published Brownsville Herald - Sep 27 2014]
Valley ports to create more high-paying jobs [Published KGBT 4 - Sep 26 2014]
Vela to host port project forum [Published Brownsville Herald - Sep 24 2014]
Investors, Turks and Caicos government want to ... [Published Seafood.com - Aug 12 2014]
The U.S. cities with the worst climate change-r... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jul 31 2014]
Rising Sea Levels Are Flooding Top US Cities [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Jul 29 2014]
Obama leasing millions of Gulf acres for offsho... [Published AMERICAblog News - Jul 28 2014]
Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions o... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 24 2014]
United States of America: CWS Preliminary Appea... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 18 2014]
DEA: Dirty Deeds of Zetas and Another Tamaulipa... [Published Borderland Beat - Jul 05 2014]
Exxon: “None of our carbon reserves will be str... [Published AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the t ... - Jun 05 2014]
Exxon Awarded Gulf of Mexico Oil Leases Days Be... [Published Firedoglake - Jun 05 2014]
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The U.S. cities with the worst climate change-r... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jul 31 2014]
What’s the most pernicious climate-change threat facing the U.S. in the years to come? It might not be lung-scorching  air pollution , less-nutritious crops , or  super-fueled wildfires , but rising sea levels repeatedly swamping coastal cities, according ...
Rising Sea Levels Are Flooding Top US Cities [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Jul 29 2014]
Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding”–which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure–are on the East Coast, according to ...
Obama leasing millions of Gulf acres for offsho... [Published AMERICAblog News - Jul 28 2014]
More and more it’s looking like Obama’s global warming and climate change “initiative” is just a legacy play. He says the right words, then does the wrong deeds. I can’t think of another way to describe what we’re watching. Would a man who believed ...
Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions o... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 24 2014]
Deepwater Horizon Deploying the age-old “Friday news dump,” President Barack Obama’s Interior Department  gave the green light  on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns  to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas ...
United States of America: CWS Preliminary Appea... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 18 2014]
Source: Church World ServiceCountry: United States of America Appeal Code: 76-628-B Initial Appeal Goal: $200,000 Situation Unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America and seeking safety in the United States require a robust humanitarian ...
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