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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Huge Fortunes Won And Lost In Brownsville

I like taking people to the Brownsville Heritage Museum. They bring Brownsville’s fantastic history to life with hands-on interactive displays and offer unique exhibits, musical performances, and book signings throughout the year. Every time I go, I learn something new. During the Mexican-American War, steamboat captain Richard King and his friend Mifflin Kenedy headed to …

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Somewhere In Time

The tour I give visitors to Brownsville always includes the Sabal Palms Sanctuary.  Sabal  Palms is a magnificent spot for bird watching because it’s in the middle of two of the most significant aviary fly-ways in North America. Hundreds of species migrate through this region every year. It’s the last of the Sabal palm forests …

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Walk And Talk To The Animals

I love spending time in the Mitte Cultural District because it is an extension of what my grandparents left behind and, most importantly, for Brownsville. The place that is mostmemorable for me is the Gladys Porter Zoo. One of the nation’s top-rated zoos, it is located on 31-acres in the town’s center. Some new features …

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If These Walls Could Talk

Constructed in 1850, the Stillman House is one of the oldest standing structures in the Rio Grande Valley. It gets its name from Charles Stillman, a native of Connecticut who became a leading merchant in Matamoros, Mexico, before the Mexican–American War. After the war, Stillman – considered the founder of Brownsville – relocated across the …

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