Tag Archives: Brownsville

Port of Brownsville Again Ranks High in Exports

Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 consistently ranks in the top three for exports out of 193 FTZs nationwide since 2012. (Courtesy)

For the eight year in a row, Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 at the Port of Brownsville remains near the top in the nation for the value of exports. The recognition comes from information in the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s annual report to Congress. FTZ No. 62 ranks second in the country with more than $4.3 billion in exported goods in 2019. This is an increase from the $3.8 billion…

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Sergio Tito Lopez Named BND Commission Chairman

Sergio Tito Lopez

Sergio Tito Lopez is the new chairman of the Brownsville Navigation District. His nomination was unanimous during the board’s regular meeting Nov. 17. Lopez also was sworn in as a commissioner, along with Ralph Cowen and John Reed. All were reelected to the commission Nov. 3. Lopez serves as chairman alongside BND Vice Chairman Cowen and Secretary Esteban Guerra, who were also unanimously elected to serve as part of the…

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TSC Adds New Programs In Industrial Education

TSC is making a major investment in equipment and labs to train students in its new industrial education programs.

Texas Southmost College of Brownsville continues to develop its industrial sector education by recently celebrating its first graduates in one program and offering a new degree program in another. The college this month marked its first graduates in its Industrial Insulation program. Nine students were part of the inaugural class. The graduates were promptly offered jobs with BrandSafway, a leading global provider of services for industrial and commercial markets. Juan…

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Financial Basics (Financial Planning 101)

financial basics

Learn the basics of financial planning with the free “Financial Basics (Financial Planning 101)” webinar Nov.17. This presentation by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and Northwestern Mutual covers the five key considerations: know where you are today picture where you want to be grow your savings protect your assets and ability to earn an income and make your money last Participants will need to download the following documents to follow…

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Identity Theft & Fraud

Identity Theft and Fraud

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce for the “Identity Theft & Fraud” workshop Nov. 12 with information, tips, and resources to help with everyday finances and long-term financial goals. Participants will learn about the methods used by identity thieves to steal personal information and how to protect themselves. They will also understand what information is at risk and red flags to watch out for with regard to common scams. Presented by…

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TSC Introduces Industrial Insulation Program

TSC is now offering a new workforce-training program – Industrial Insulation. (photo STC)

Texas Southmost College and BrandSafway have joined forces again to develop the college’s Industrial Insulation program. It is the first of its kind in the country. “This is a training program that no other college has,” said Joseph Fleishman, TSC associate vice president of Instruction – Workforce Development.  BrandSafway provides specialized services and scaffolding systems to the global industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets. In collaboration with TSC, they are also…

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TSC Implements New Emergency Management System

TSC’s new Safety and Security Command Center is increasing security presence and partnerships between the college and law enforcement agencies. (photo STC)

Texas Southmost College has integrated a new Safety and Security Command Center on its campus. The new center increases security presence and partnerships among the college and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Safety and Security Command Center serves as an incident command post with a crisis communication room and conference room. Here, college officials and law enforcement can gather in case of natural or man-made disasters. The…

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Art Association Recognizes TSC Instructor

Robert Andes

Texas Southmost College Instructor of Fine Arts Robert Andes recently earned a third-place recognition for his painting Santa Fe Woman at the Texas Association of School of Art Artovation 2020: A virtual exhibition of the Art of Texas. The painting was part of the online exhibit and contest and is based on a photograph Andes took during a trip to Santa Fe, NM.  “It was exciting to learn I had…

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Young Realtor Sees New Opportunities 

Hector Cardoza hopes to find new opportunities in Brownsville and RGV real estate.

The world of real estate today is one where anyone in the world can see a local property for sale. It’s a world of visuals, said one of Brownsville’s young and aspiring realtors. Hector Cardoza believes he is in a good position to seize the opportunities of a growing market. The 29-year-old Cardoza grew up locally, a graduate of Los Fresnos High School and the University of Texas-Brownsville. He  started…

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Port Lands Major Ship-Building Project

Activity is busy at Keppel AmFELS at the Port of Brownsville.

A Seattle-based maritime contractor has chosen a Port of Brownsville tenant to build the largest hopper dredge in the United States. Manson Construction Co. is one of the nation’s leading builders of marine infrastructure projects. Its contract with Keppel AmFELS has AmFELS building a 15,000-cubic yard hopper dredge. It will have a length of 420 feet and a breadth of 81 feet.  A dredge is a marine vessel – a…

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