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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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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.
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.
About Launch Brownsville A community-wide effort conceived when SpaceX first shortlisted Brownsville as well as three other states for a launch site.
Area residents can attend a public meeting tonight to discuss possible removal of the Brownsville Dam, located east of town on the Calapooia River near its confluence with Warren Creek.
Daily shipments to be received at the Brownsville facility will consist of 1500 - 2000 barrels of condensate.
The PUCT commissioners approved construction of the new approximately 96-mile line that would extend from the existing AEP Texas Central Company North Edinburg Substation to the existing Brownsville Public Utilities Board Loma Alta Substation located near the Brownsville Ship Channel.
Over the last month The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation and the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce also joined RSTEC.
Gary Timms of Lebanon, a part-time worker at the Linn County Museum in Brownsville, served as tour guide and raconteur during the 30-minute carriage rides.
The Senior Secured Working Capital Credit Facility will be used to finance the acquisition of the Brownsville and River terminaling facilities, future permitted acquisitions, and working capital requirements.
DENVER, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Genesis Water</a> has partnered with Brownsville Public Utilities Board</a> (BPUB) for one of the largest eco-restoration projects in Texas.
They also are looking for the names of couples who were married in the Brownsville Baptist Church 50 or more years ago.
SeaPak's Brownsville plant achieved BAP certification to process shrimp and tilapia, which are the aquaculture products handled at the facility.