South Texas Ecotourism Center moving forward


LAGUNA VISTA, Texas – Rio Grande Valley lawmakers are looking out for the interests of small cities. Elected officials from over 20 cities gathered for the Regional Small Cities coalition Committee in the town of Laguna Vista.

A special announcement by Congressman Filemon Vela of a federal grant for the construction of a nature tourism center. This is the same center approved by Cameron County voters in 2016. The funding is now available to make the center a reality.

Commissioner David Garza, Cameron County PCT. 3, “Right now it just looks like a desolate area. We’re going to transform that area. It’ll be transformed as an educational piece for children, middle school, and adults.”

A total of $700,000 was awarded through the Federal Economic Development Administration to extend utilities for the proposed South Texas Ecotourism Center. Commissioner Garza tells us the county plans to start the bidding phase this September.

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