During the early 1920s, Brownsville and the greater Lower Rio Grande Valley region had an opportunity to expand their economic base from one focused solely on agriculture to one that embraced both agriculture and tourism. Despite the efforts of non-Texas boosters and businessmen, most South Texas residents remained unenthusiastic about the prospect of becoming the next Coral Gables. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Robinson, R. (2008). Why Brownsville Failed to Become “The Next Coral Gables.” Journal of South Texas, 21(2), 188–211.
Journal of South Texas