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Local UTRGV scientists help detect gravitational waves, proving Einstein was right

WASHINGTON, D.C. / RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – FEB. 11, 2016 – For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.

BEDC's Exec. VP Gilberto Salinas to serve on Texas' Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee

Governor Abbott appointed Sharon Denny, Amy Gowder, Cathy Kilmain, J.Ross Lacy, Robert Mitchell and Terry Stevens to the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee for terms to expire September 1, 2017. He has also appointed John Elbon, Robert Harless, Janine Iannarelli and Gilberto Salinas for terms to expire September 1, 2019. The Governor additionally named Janine Iannarelli as presiding officer. The Committee assists in the state’s economic development efforts to recruit and retain aerospace and aviation jobs and investments in Texas.

New York investment firm agrees to back Texas LNG project

Houston-based Texas LNG, one of four firm that have announced plans to build Liquefied Natural Gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville, announced Dec. 4 that Third Point LLC, a New York investment fund with $17 billion in assets, had signed on to provide development capital

Brownsville airport breaks record for passenger enplanements; adds new carrier and flights

An increase in passenger activity has helped the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport expand its commercial services, picking up another airline carrier and adding new flights to the schedule.

Brownsville, the safest metro in Texas

The Brownsville Metropolitan Statistical Area has been recognized as the safest metro in the state of Texas, according to FBI data released in January.

Port of Brownsville’s revenue continue to grow

Cargo activity at the Port of Brownsville continues its upward trajectory, according to port director and CEO Eduardo Campirano, who said 2014 was the best year on record in terms of revenue.

New University of Texas Americas Institute to have global reach

The University of Texas Americas Institute will work toward the goal of bridging the countries in the global south and tackle important issues in the region.

Brownsville international airport has major projects in the works

The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport of today will look nothing like the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport of tomorrow.

UTRGV helps create a new Physics Frontier Center backed by the National Science Foundation

The Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy (CARA) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to collaborate with a group of 11 institutions in the United States to create and operate a Physics Frontier Center (PFC).

Fitch Ratings: Cameron County's financial outlook 'stable'

Cameron County revenue and tax bonds have been assigned a “AA minus” rating with a “stable” outlook by Fitch Ratings agency. The county’s $131 million in limited tax bondsalready had a AA minus, and Fitch in its latest report affixed the same rating to $4.5 million in revenue and tax bonds for the SH 550 connector project.