SAVE BOCA CHICA, AND CLARKSVILLE
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CLARKSVILLE, TX (CAMERON COUNTY)
CLARKSVILLE, TEXAS (Cameron County). Clarksville was near the mouth of the Rio Grande, opposite the Mexican city of Bagdad. During the Mexican War a temporary army camp stood there, with William H. Clark, a civilian, in charge. Clark set up a country store and served as agent for the steamship lines using the port. The town quickly developed; houses were built up on stilts to be above high water. During the early part of the Civil War Clarksville thrived on the trade of the Confederate blockade-runners, but in 1863 it was captured by federals, who held it most of the time until the end of the war. The last battle of the war was fought four miles away at Palmito Ranchqv. In 1867 Clarksville was almost destroyed by a hurricane but survived during the days of the river steamer. In 1872 it received another blow when the railway was built from Brownsville to Point Isabel, and severe storms in 1874 and 1886 finished it. In 1953 the river had changed its course and flowed over the site of Clarksville.
I did not know this about Clarksville. There needs to be an historical marker placed at the mouth of the river making note of this. It would be awesome if a properly sanctioned archaeological dig could be organized to bring life back to this very important city in terms of America's civil war history. This is something tourist would go see.
MAY 30TH IS DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS ON SPACEX
People only we can stop this. Our elected officials are dupes. They have taken the bait in the same old corporate game used time and time again. You announce so many cities are in the running for a new plant, stadium or whatever and then watch how the local politicos fall over one another offering to give up their own children is their community gets the deal.
We must submit comments in opposition to SpaceX by May 30!
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SOMETHING THE COUNTY MIGHT CONSIDER
The Texas Open Beaches Act states “The public ... shall have the free and unrestricted right of ingress and egress to and from the state-owned beaches.”