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October 23, 2018 In The News

The city of Presidio is rebuilding its international bridge to reinvigorate trade at the Mexican border.

This bridge can make all the difference for this small town.

Local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking for a new Presidio-Ojinada international rail bridge.

 

For Presidio, a small town of only 12,000 people, this rail line can make them a major player in the Texas economy.

October 23, 2018 In The News

La línea de ferrocarril South Orient se extiende en 391 millas, desde la frontera de Texas-México en Presidio a través de San Angelo hasta el sur de Coleman.

Este lunes se llevó a cabo el inicio de su renovación, el proyecto está financiado por una subvención denominada FASTLINE que Will Hurd, representante en el Congreso de los Estados Unidos por el Distrito 75, ayudó a obtener el año pasado.

October 23, 2018 In The News

An old West Texas rail line is one step closer to re-opening.

This week, county and state officials broke ground in Presidio on a $35-million project to reconstruct the South Orient Rail Line.

 

The 391-mile rail stretches from Mexico up to the Permian Basin. For years, sections of the line have been abandoned. And in 2008 a fire burned the rail bridge that connected Presidio to its sister city, Ojinaga.

October 9, 2018 In The News

Three Texas congressmen are asking President Donald Trump and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in San Antonio — the same place where its 25-year-old predecessor was inked.

August 27, 2018 Press Release

DEL RIO, TX – This week, the Val Verde County Commissioners Court officially approved a ride service to transport local veterans to their weekly appointments at VA facilities in San Antonio and Kerrville, at no cost to the veterans. Following this exciting news, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) issued the following statement:

August 14, 2018 In The News

The Alamo City’s push for federal legislative action to allow nonstop flights between San Antonio International Airport and Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C., will require more help from airlines to succeed, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd told the Business Journal.

August 2, 2018 In The News

While some in Washington, D.C., seek funding to build a wall along the southern border, one of San Antonio's five congressmen has pledged his support for building a new international bridge about 160 miles west of the Alamo City.

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, on Wednesday said bottlenecks at the Port of Long Beach in California are sending cargo from Asian nations to the Pacific Coast of Mexico and then overland into the United States.

August 10, 2017 In The News

PRESIDIO – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDoT) has approved grant funding to repair the Presidio International Rail Bridge and South Orient Railroad, which extends from Presidio to San Angelo, according to a TxDoT news release.

With this funding, Presidio can continue serving as a pillar of Texas trade, benefitting both the border region and the state’s economy.

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, championed this initiative to TxDoT and local officials to ensure the line’s rehabilitation and improved operations, and safety.

August 4, 2017 Press Release

PRESIDIO, TX – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved grant funding this week to repair the Presidio International Rail Bridge and South Orient Railroad, which extends from Presidio to San Angelo. With this funding, Presidio can continue serve as a pillar of Texas trade, benefitting both the border region and the State’s economy. U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-Texas) championed this initiative to TxDOT and local officials to ensure the line’s rehabilitation and improved operations, and safety.

July 22, 2017 In The News

The Free Trade Alliance San Antonio and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce hosted a bipartisan forum Friday with Texas congressmen Henry Cuellar (D) and Will Hurd (R) regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), immigration reform, and global trade policy.

Moderated by KLRN’s Rick Casey, the conversation focused on all that is at stake for San Antonio and the state as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to renegotiate the historic trade agreement he called a “disaster.” The event took place at the Pearl Stable.