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Resurgence

Resurgence It may sound strange, but sometimes it’s conflict that brings economic resources to a region.  Such was the case during the U.S. Civil War, when the Confederacy transported southern cotton through Brownsville to Matamoros in order to avoid the Union blockade.  Merchants and others profited and prospered from that commerce.  After the war, however, …

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Commissary and Guardhouse

Commissary and Guardhouse The (Fort Brown) Commissary and Guardhouse was constructed in 1904, in part as a replacement for the original fort guardhouse.  Iron bars were placed in the windows to keep out thieves.  The main floor contained a guardroom and offices as well as a gun rack room and cell room. (From this location …

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Fort Brown Post Hospital

Fort Brown Post Hospital The most prominent building of the post-Civil War reconstruction of Fort Brown was the Post Hospital.  It was built in 1868 (completed in 1871) under the supervision of Captain William A. Wainwright, but the architectural features are generally credited to Samuel W. Brooks, the foremost architect, builder, and engineer of Brownsville …

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A Fair Way To Spend The Day

If you like to play golf, then Brownsville is the place for you. We have three magnificent spots open to the public. These beautiful golf courses wind along the Rio Grande River, offering majestic views and challenging pars at reasonable rates. The River Bend Resort and Golf Club feature one of the most unique Championship …

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Get Hooked On Brownsville

All-year-round pro anglers come to Southern Texas to test their skill and amateurs to try their luck. Brownsville is a special place where folks can enjoy freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing experiences minutes away from each other. If you have the time, I recommend doing both. Boca Chica Beach is a beautiful place to surf …

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The Crossroads To The Galaxy

No city on the planet has more Ports of Entry than Brownsville, making it a worldwide gateway to technology and innovation. Over the past century, our nation’s iconic aviators, such as Lindbergh and Earhart, pushed aeronautics’ boundaries from our runways and infrastructure. In the next 100 years, Brownsville is poised to be a world leader …

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From Our Farms To Your Table

As the Executive Director of the Brownsville Wellness Coalition and its Brownsville Farmers’ Market, I’m reminded of what is essential… family, friends, access to healthy food, and the hardworking people who put food on our tables. The Brownsville Farmers’ Market provides fresh produce in a food desert location, providing local seasonal products to the entire …

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