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 (brounz′vĭl′, -vəl)
A city of southern Texas near the mouth of the Rio Grande across from Matamoros, Mexico. Founded as Fort Brown in 1846, it grew as a port of entry.


(ˈbraʊnz vɪl)

a seaport in S Texas, near the mouth of the Rio Grande. 132,091.
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Noun1.Brownsville - a city in southern Texas on the Rio Grande near its mouth into the Gulf of Mexico; has a channel that accommodates oceangoing ships
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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Corpus Christi, in the county of Nueces, and all the cities situated on the Rio Bravo, Laredo, Comalites, San Ignacio on the Web, Rio Grande City on the Starr, Edinburgh in the Hidalgo, Santa Rita, Elpanda, Brownsville in the Cameron, formed an imposing league against the pretensions of Florida.
In the one community of Brownsville, for example, settled several years ago by an overflow of Russian Jews from the East Side of New York, there are now as many telephones as in the kingdom of Greece.
Attorney General Ken Paxton has dropped a lawsuit against the city of Brownsville over a 2010 ordinance that imposed a $1 per-transaction fee on plastic bags offered at grocery stores and other retailers.
AT&T and representatives from the City of Brownsville have designated Brownsville-Haywood County Industrial Park in Brownsville, Tennessee as AT&T fiber ready, the company said.
NextDecade filed an application with the FERC to site, construct and operate Rio Grande LNG, a proposed 27 mtpa LNG export facility near Brownsville, TX and the Rio Bravo Pipeline, a 137-mile pipeline system.
Italian manufacturer SATA Group will build a new machining plant in Brownsville, Texas.
The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD)--an independently-run, government-funded school system in Texas--launched, along with The Brownsville Youth Philanthropic Board, an initiative using a curriculum to involve high school students in the world of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.
com)-- The Port of Brownsville welcomed its new tenant, Centurion Terminals (www.
Glenn and Marion Reinemer of Brownsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug.
Texas, Jan 05(ANI): An eight grader was shot to death by the Brownsville Police cops after he refused to put down his pellet gun which was pointed towards them.
The airline will expand its cargo services to include African destinations and will work toward offering passenger flights from Brownsville to vacation spots in Mexico.

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