South Texas Ecotourism Center moving forward

News

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.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

COVID-19 SAFETY TIPS

COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands

COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing

COVID Tip: Disinfecting

COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth

COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact

COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas

COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often

ValleyCentral App Links

App Store Link
Google Play Link
More Throwback Thursday