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Riverfront project stalls pending review

Plenty of things could have sunk the via Americas project on its journey, so many opportunities for it to run aground on the rocks of regulatory officialdom.

  • icon Posted: September 24
  • Money And Finance

    Coalition Vows To Reform Dark Underbelly Of Timeshare Industry

    (NAPSI)—The timeshare industry is infamous for perceived high-pressure sales techniques, for locking millions of people in perpetuity with noncancelable contracts, and for practices that can make it difficult for owners to vacation where and when they want. Dozens of lawsuits have alleged that consumers are subject to fraud, deception, preying on the elderly, and violations of numerous local, state and federal regulations. Now, the Coalition to Reform Timeshare (CRT) has been launched to advocate for the rights of over 9 million timeshare owners in the U.S.

  • Money And Finance

    Millennials Most “At Risk” When It Comes To Life Insurance

    (NAPSI)—The Millennial generation is now the least prepared for unexpected life events due to a lack of adequate life insurance coverage, according to the latest edition of New York Life’s Life Insurance Gap survey. The survey asks Americans to compare how much life insurance they need, based on living expenses and plans for their loved ones, with the amount of life insurance protection they have. Millennials as the most exposed contrasts with 2013 study, which found Gen X under the most pressure.

  • Money And Finance

    Tidying Up Your Finances

    (StatePoint) The cultural phenomenon sparked by professional organizing consultant Marie Kondo has motivated millions worldwide to declutter. While cleaning out your closet and making a financial plan may be two very different things, tidying up your finances can also “spark joy.”

Thursday 09/20/2018
NEW DOWNTOWN: Upscale pizza venture succeeds in city’s heart

Dodici Pizza & Wine is an example of how attention to detail can make for a successful business venture, though it also signals a downtown in transition.

Tuesday 09/18/2018
New FAA money means city can award contract

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela said he has secured $10 million in new federal funding for the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport passenger terminal project, on top of $14 million already committed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Monday 09/17/2018
Feds see Gateway as priority for modernization

Gateway Bridge International Bridge in downtown Brownsville is in line for a $90 million upgrade aimed at substantially expanding incoming pedestrian and vehicle access.

Saturday 09/15/2018
Housing development collides with industrial park plan

The Community Development Corporation of Brownsville’s intention to break ground on a new mixed-income residential subdivision next to the Brownsville Sports Park has run up against the Greater Brownsville Incentive Corporation’s wish that the land be part of a proposed industrial park.

Thursday 09/13/2018
Port of Brownsville sees personnel changes

Lorena Hernandez is the new director of finance for the Port of Brownsville, succeeding Steve Fitzgibbons, who has retired after more than five years as finance director.

Sunday 09/09/2018
GBIC’s new hire was opposed by some officials

Not everyone on the board of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp. was on board with hiring Mario Lozoya as the economic development organization’s new executive director.

GBIC chief talks background as problem solver

Mario Lozoya, the new executive director of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp., lacks a traditional economic development background, but he thinks his experience in workforce development for Toyota Motor Manufacturing in San Antonio equips him to topple barriers to prosperity in Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley.

Friday 09/07/2018
Piano instructor builds a thriving academy

A popular psychological theory posits that “right-brained” people tend to be more intuitive and artistic, while “left-brained” people are more logical and pragmatic.

Tuesday 09/04/2018
LNG terminal construction would begin in 2020

Texas LNG Brownsville LLC, one of three companies that have proposed building liquefied natural gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville, says it has reached an important milestone in its pursuit of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permission to begin construction.

Thursday 08/30/2018
Gilbert Salinas leaves GBIC

After 12 years as an economic-development official for the city, Gilberto Salinas has stepped down from the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp. to launch his own consulting firm, EcoDevo Concepts LLC.

Gilbert Salinas leaves GBIC

After 12 years as an economic-development official for the city, Gilberto Salinas has stepped down from the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp. to launch his own consulting firm, EcoDevo Concepts LLC.

Friday 08/24/2018
Fitness trainers want to teach you how to move

The Gain Train doesn’t need machines, because your body is the machine.

Tuesday 08/21/2018
Airports receive federal funds

The project to build a new passenger terminal for the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport has received another $2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Texas ag commissioner candidate calls for action

Richard Carpenter, Libertarian Party candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, warns that a water crisis is coming, and agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere is in trouble if the issue isn’t addressed.

Saturday 08/18/2018
Financial advisor talks airport terminal financing

Financing a major capital project can be a complicated business, and the Brownsville airport’s new terminal building is no exception.

Thursday 08/16/2018
Port takes Mexico president-elect’s comments in stride

Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during his campaign that he would halt gasoline and diesel imports from the United States and other countries by 2021, something he reiterated upon winning Mexico’s presidential election in a landslide last month.

Saturday 08/11/2018
Riverfront Revival: Brownsville eyed for Texas-sized project

A California developer is pushing forward with plans to remake Brownsville’s downtown riverfront in a way that could profoundly transform the city, and Brownsville’s most famous son is on board.

Thursday 08/09/2018
‘Gee Mart’ owners offer expanse of food products

Naureen Ahmad and Sandra Siller opted to name their store “Gee Mart” because the word “grocery” starts with the letter “G,” and groceries are what they sell, though not the kind you’d find at Lopez or H-E-B.

Monday 08/06/2018
Bridge project to keep the trucks moving

Northbound commercial traffic at the Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates keeps growing, and with it the need for additional lanes to address delays and congestion.

Tuesday 07/31/2018
Vote on airport terminal contract delayed

The Brownsville City Commission had been scheduled to vote Monday on awarding the contract for construction of a new terminal at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, though the item was pulled from the agenda to give the airport time to apply for more federal funds for the project.

Friday 07/27/2018
Pre-apprenticeship program aims to address workforce issues

The lack of a skilled workforce is a persistent issue in the Rio Grande Valley and a primary reason it’s so difficult to attract the kind of industry that provides high-paying jobs.

Wednesday 07/18/2018
Judge rules in GBIC’s favor

A judge has ruled against a Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp. board member in her bid to prevent GBIC’s new executive director from assuming his duties with the organization.

Tuesday 07/17/2018
Brownsville plan aims to address population growth

Brownsville is embarking on a major undertaking: creation of a comprehensive housing plan — something it’s never done before, but made urgent by a burgeoning population and growing economy.

Saturday 07/14/2018
Shrimp industry fears worker shortage

The Texas shrimp industry is celebrating a handful of recent legislative wins while also dreading next year’s shrimp season if changes aren’t made to the seasonal foreign worker visa program.

Thursday 07/12/2018
GBIC hire’s start stalls

A member of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp. board of directors has secured a temporary restraining order to prevent GBIC’s new executive director from assuming his duties with the organization today.

Tuesday 01/29/2019
How Self-Publishing Made This Author A Best-Seller
Posted: January 29, 2019

(NewsUSA) - When Jess Michaels isn't obsessively checking her steps on FitBit or watching daytime Court TV, she's a best-selling author who writes historical romances with heroines who speak their mind.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Surety Bonds: What They Are and Why They Matter
Posted: January 24, 2019

(NewsUSA) - A surety bond, as the name suggests, means a sure thing - at least when it comes to the financial security of construction projects. Simply put, surety bonds are similar to loans from a bank, and construction contractors who qualify for them show owners their ability to do the job right. Bonds bring successful outcomes.

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Monday 01/14/2019
Is Becoming a Financial Planner the Right Career Move for You?
Posted: January 14, 2019

(StatePoint) Job growth potential, work-life balance and the satisfaction of helping others; these are not only top priorities for job seekers, they are some of the most commonly cited rewards associated with careers in the financial planning profession.

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Friday 12/21/2018
New Data Show Workplace Challenges Exist After a Cancer Diagnosis
Posted: December 21, 2018

(StatePoint) The ability to manage employment after a cancer diagnosis can be complex, which means working people with cancer need support to balance work and health demands.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
How to Succeed in Selling Your Business
Updated: February 05, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - As a larger proportion of the American population reaches retirement age, the issues of wealth transfer and asset management become even more prominent.

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Thursday 11/29/2018
Steal the Show at Your Next Holiday Party
Updated: February 01, 2019 - 2:58 am

(NewsUSA) - For those who like to wear their holiday spirit front and center, it's the most wonderful time of the year. But it's also the season of charity, so why not feel good by making a fashion statement that's socially conscious as well?

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Wednesday 11/28/2018
Junior Achievement Celebrates 100 Years
Updated: January 31, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Ask any young person what they want to be when they grow up and you most likely will get lofty answers, such as a pro-football player or a You Tube star. While admirable, it may be worthwhile to temper these expectations and get kids thinking about a Plan B that incorporates their dreams into the real world.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
Bed and Breakfasts Give Travel a Personal Touch
Updated: January 30, 2019 - 2:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Travelers seeking a personal touch and insider stories would do well to consider staying at a local bed and breakfast (B&B).

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Discover how Virginia entrepreneurship changed the world
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:47 am

(BPT) - If you really want to go deep and learn how the American tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship came about, there’s no better place to begin than the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Online Portal Offers Quick and Easy Way to Charter Flights
Updated: January 26, 2019 - 2:43 am

(NewsUSA) - Savvy travelers recognize the benefits of flying privately, including convenience, comfort, and confidentiality. However, those who do employ private travel are not immune to the hassles of dealing with charter operators, a process that often involves waiting days for a flight confirmation.

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