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Storage Facility Owners Along Mexico Border Using Tactics to Attract Hispanic Customers

by John Stevens November 2, 2010 11:46 AM
Storage facility owners along the Mexico border are making extra grand steps to reach out to a Hispanic market that is continually growing. They are getting a firm grasp on knowing their customer base and catering to its needs. [More]

Texas Residents Prepare for Tropical Storm, Soon to Be Hurricane, Alex

by Winnie Hsiu June 29, 2010 2:14 PM
Abandoning their preparations for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, residents along the Texas coast, operating with one eye on the weather forecast, are instead preparing for the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Alex. Alex is the first storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, which is forecast to have a higher than usual number of tropical storms and hurricanes. Many workers attempting to contain the BP oil spill have also had to evacuate, delaying BP’s oil containment efforts, although Alex is not expected to hit the oil spill area. The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center, which are tracking Alex with satellite images, have forecast that Alex will become a hurricane later today. According to hurricane tracking software, it could make landfall anywhere between Baffin Bay, near Kingsville, and La Cruz, Mexico. When Alex does reach land, it is expected to have become a category 1 hurricane. [More]

Nogales Commissioners Deny Permit for Border Self Storage Facility

by Holly Robinson April 5, 2010 1:48 PM
Members of the Nogales, Arizona Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-1 this week to deny Nogales Properties the chance to build a self storage facility on the border. The facility, which would have been classified as a mini-storage, would have had 44 units and would have been placed on a strip of land that used to be home to several cross-border tunnels. Developers have been planning and preparing for the project for two years. [More]