STARGATE, South Texas Spacecraft Tracking and Astronomical Research into Gigahertz Astrophysical Transient Emission, has a 90% chance of becoming a reality. It is a concept for a radio frequency technology facility that would give students and faculty access to cutting-edge equipment with commercial as well as academic applications, including satellite and spacecraft tracking.
It would be located in the same general area that SpaceX is considering for a launch site. It would improve Brownsville’s odds of attracting Space X but STARGATE could for forward without it. We should know by early next year if this is going to happen.