BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Having visited the offices of the Port of Brownsville a few times over the years, I was always aware of a proud sense of Rio Grande Valley history when I looked at the photos and newspaper accounts displayed on the wall in the main office.

With our a doubt, the 85th Anniversary of the Port of Brownsville is a major news item in the Rio Grande Valley.

Referring to the Port of Brownsville, Port Director Eduardo A. Campirano said: “We’re the only deep water port directly on the U.S.-Mexico border. And if you think about the region, where else can it be replicated?”

The Port of Brownsville is celebrating its 85th Anniversary with an Open Day for the general public on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Recently, during a Rio Grande Valley Partnership-sponsored tour of the Port of Brownsville, Port Director Campirano offered important details about activities at the Port of Brownsville. The attached podcast (thanks to Ron Whitlock of Ron Whitlock Reports) contains all the remarks Campirano made in a presentation to RGVP and its VIP guests.

The Port of Brownsville celebrates its 85th Anniversary with an Open Day for the general public on Saturday, Oct. 23. This 85th Anniversary Open Day includes boat and bus tours, live music, animal exhibits, a children’s play area, free food, refreshments and prices.

If you plan to take your family to Open Day, please remember, the port is a secured area. Adults must present a valid government ID card, such as a driver’s license. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. The Port of Brownsville’s Open Day festivities run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 23. 

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