Fight to eradicate boll weevil to bring 60 jobs to county

A story I wrote about the City of Raymondville entering into a lease agreement with the non-profit Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation.

Raymonville approved Boll Weevil lease
This story details Raymondville's plan to lease out space to the Texas Boll Weevil Eardication Foundation in its industrial park.

Here are the first three paragraphs of the story.

In an effort to battle king cotton’s arch nemesis in the Rio Grande Valley, the City of Raymondville looks to benefit from the location of a district office for the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, Inc. in the City’s industrial park across the Expressway next to the prisons. This week, City Commissioners approved the
recommendations of the City’s Development Corporation and agreed to enter into a lease agreement with the non-profit foundation for a few lots in the industrial park for a $600 monthly rental price tag.

The City will also “invest” in the project by constructing a caliche parking lot for 80-plus vehicles at no cost to the non-profit foundation.

“That’s our investment to get our jobs,” Raymondville City Manager Eleazar “Yogi” Garcia said.

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