When I mentioned to a Brownsville caricaturist that the City of Brownsville had paid $90,000(actually $139,800 according to Juan Montoya) to Rene Oliveira's cousin for the new logo above, she said: "They paid a lot of money for that piece of shit!"
Another resident said he felt ill after seeing the new design: "I immediately began to wheeze, thinking of liquefied natural gas plants, breathing hydrocarbons, mercury and hydrogen sulfide. I had visions of looking in the mirror, seeing a ring of black soot around each nostril. Heaven help us!"
A kid walking home from Skinner Elementary, when shown the new logo, asked: "When was the contest? I could have done better than that with my box of Crayolas."
Several mentioned the obvious connotations; the 800 mega-watt Tenaska Power Plant, to be financed by ratepayers after secret backdoor negotiations and the dumb idea of lining Highway 48 with liquefied natural gas plants from the Port of Brownsville to the city limits of Port Isabel.
"I can only imagine the wallet stuffing our crooked politicos are getting from these LNG companies!" yelled a 75 year old West Brownsville resident, who cycles his way all over town.
"I already miss 'On the Border, by the Sea' stated a first grade teacher to a BISD security guard.
"Yeah, like we're going to ignite Texas with our wet fuse!" the security guard shouted back.