Navigation District approves controversial MOU


BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Navigation District is moving forward with a controversial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

In a 3-2 decision the board approved to continue an initiative for training programs with Texas A&M and Texas State Technical College. The agenda item was made popular by Texas Southmost College in Brownsville after announcing their position to remain the navigation district’s primary workforce training partner.

Moment’s after the decision TSC President Dr. Jesus Rodriguez made this statement: “We respect the decision of the port and we stand ready to continue to serve the Port of Brownsville, the community, our local ISD’s, and our industry partners. We will continue to explore models that will enhance the educational and workforce training.”

The agreement is a non-binding agreement with the state institutions. During the navigation district’s meeting, Chairman John Reed said, “It never ceases to amaze me what certain people will do in their quest for power.” 

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