The Human Nature Behind the News in Brownsville, Texas by Jim Barton
Despite the plastic bag ban, I think the most appropriate logo for Brownsville and Cameron County would be a picture of a plastic bag stuck on a mesquite bust/fence or dumped furniture on the roadside. The city pays a relative of a state representative $140,000.00 to plagarize a logo, when most of the citizens here would make suggestions free. A few logos to consider....."Poor, Ignorant and Proud"; "A days ride from anywhere"; "Home of Illegals and Proud"; "Home of Casa de Nylon".
Ha! Ha! I like that one! "Home of La Casa Del Nylon". The most expensive worthless building in Brownsville.
"Brownsville... The city of eternal red lights"
Brownsville" the town that never sleeps" because the flares at the port of brownsville will be lighting up the nights on the way to the island. How about "Brownsville, The town that stinks like shit because the port of brownsville leased it to the LNG pollution plants instead of getting off their asses and attracting clean heavy industry." It's kind of long. Nobody's complaining about Amfels, they employ 1,000 people and they pay ok and welding doesn't fuck up the environment. This is a HUGE disaster and scam pulled by the Oliveiras, the Lucios, the Port of Brownsville gringos who always get side business like commissiioners Reed and Cowen, the BEDC, banker Fred Rustedverg whose bank always gets their cut, the Mayor and so on. Do not let them destroy the last good thing we have left: the quality of air we breathe and the clarity of water in the lagunas and bays.
"BROWNSVILLE . ....Always Corrupt " "BROWNSVILLE . ....Where Graft never ends"
Chef/partner Anne Conness plans to open the doors to Sausal in McAllen right after Labor Day, on Thursday, Sept. 10. The chef is describing the restaurant's style as "nuevo rancho." What does that mean? According to the press release, it means: "The restaurant’s nuanced cuisine marries [Conness'] unmatched expertise in elevating everyday comfort food with her deeply personal passion for imagining the bold, earthy flavors of traditional Mexican fare through a South Texas sensibility." It is named after the farmstead that used to encompass the area, Rancho Sausal.Partners Sam Costales and Joseph Sauceda are the folks behind Sharyland’s Il Forno. “I’ve always been fascinated by the rich culinary history of the South Texas’ founding rancheros,” says Conness, a longtime Sharyland resident. “Reimagining those flavors in a way that speaks to the modern palate has been a goal of mine for quite some time. I couldn’t be more thrilled to see that turn into a reality with Sausal, especially amidst all the growing excitement around food in the community here.”A modern take on Mexican food is the backbone of many new restaurants, and Conness also is incorporating another popular trend: cooking over a wood fire, using smoke and slow-roasting. Dishes from the restaurant’s wood-burning oven will include local halibut with roasted veggies and chile oil, steamed in a banana leaf; and beef and goat birria served in a chile broth with cilantro-onion relish and jicama slaw. There also will be steaks and burgers cooked over the wood fire. Sausal will have a serious cocktail program, along with craft beers and wine. According to the press release, "The space will be anchored by a dual-sided fireplace covered in distressed white brick. A multicolored, hand-stenciled mural illuminates the focal wall, a tour de force by local artist Celeste Korthase." Sausal will be open nightly, with lunch and brunch coming soon.
$140,000 for a bumper sticker? when we have so many potholes and the streets flood during a minor rain. Who chooses these people to become our leaders? WTF? When's enough enough?
From the Herald today: "Gowen said she likes the proposed logo and thinks the city got its money’s worth with the design."Like that is any big fucking surprise!If we had spent the money on streets and drainage that this bike crazy bitch has squandered on trying to make us something we are not, maybe we would have some reason to listen.
Two women say they were nearly killed over a meal they served during a benefit in Harlingen. Cameron County deputies say the the case is strange, and they are on it."She said it's true, it's true and I said no it's not, no it's not. My brother is not gone. She was like yes, he's gone," said April Bautista.She received the phone call last Thursday. Bautista just couldn't accept the bad news. Her brother, David Yanez Jr., had died."My brother didn't have life insurance. Brother's there already at the funeral home but we can't do nothing yet because we don't have the funds," she said.So the family decided to sell barbecue plates to raise the money. They set up shop at their ed Carey drive home in Harlingen. Their next door neighbor was one of their first customers. But they say he wasn't pleased with the chicken."He said the food was too cold and he just started getting a real bad attitude about it so we were like OK, OK, if you don't want it, we will give your money back to you. So that's what we did," said Bautista.
People who live in Boca Chica Village, all 26 of them, knew Elon Musk’s SpaceX company would put the South Texas town on the map after it was selected last year as the world’s first commercial rocket-launch site. Now, many want SpaceX gone and their obscurity back.The residents say SpaceX representatives told them recently they would be required to register with the county, wear badges and pass through checkpoints on launch days, which will occur about once a month beginning as soon as next year. During a 15- hour launch time frame, their movement around the village could be restricted. If they happen to be picking up groceries past a designated "point of no return," forget about going home.SpaceX’s proposed methods to enforce the safety rules — sweeping the beach with drones and video surveillance — aren’t helping matters. While the rules still might change, all this makes residents wish SpaceX would go away, with some even talking about acts of civil disobedience or maybe a lawsuit."I’m like, ‘Are you out of your mind?’" said Cheryl Stevens, 55, who settled in Boca Chica Village a decade ago in search of quiet, rustic beauty. "It’s like Nazi Germany."